Should I use the Body+ if I wear a pacemaker?
No, you should not use the Body+ if you wear a pacemaker or other internal medical device. The body composition measurements, including fat mass, muscle mass, bone mass, and hydration, should not be used by people wearing a pacemaker. Users with any other internal medical device should not use these functions of the Body+ Scale without consulting a medical professional.
The Body+ circulates a small electrical signal in your body to perform some of its measurements such as fat mass, which may interfere with a pacemaker or other medical device.
Note: If you already own the Body+ and wish to keep it you can use it as long as you disable the body fat measurements from the Dashboard. You can do so from the Health Mate app.
Should I use the Body+ if I have a stent?
Stents will not affect the measurement and do not pose a risk to the use of the Body+ BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis).
Should I use my scale while I am pregnant?
There are no known risks associated with pregnant women using Withings scales.
However, you cannot expect an accurate fat mass reading. Therefore, we recommend disabling the fat mass measurement. You can do so from the Health Mate app.
For more information about using the scale while pregnant, please read about Pregnancy Mode.
From the Health Mate app
- Open the Health Mate app.
- Tap Devices.
- Tap Body+.
- Tap Screens customization.
- Deselect Fat mass measurement.
Note: When you deactivate the fat mass measurement, it is deactivated for all the users of your account.