Eufy Smart Scale P2 Pro full review
If you haven’t heard of Eufy, here's what you need to know. It’s a smart home brand that makes home security, appliances and health tech, including robot vacuum cleaners and smart cameras. It’s part of American electronics company Anker.
The P2 Pro is a mid-range smart scale. If you’re looking for something a bit more budget-friendly, check out our review of the affordable BodySense scale.
P2 Pro design
- IPX5 Waterproof
- LED display
- Battery powered
The P2 Pro has a characteristic smart scale design, with a square, reflective platform that’s rounded at the corners and has non-slip feet for safety. It’s IPX5 Waterproof, which means it’s safe to keep in the bathroom and can withstand shower spray, although it wouldn’t survive being dunked in the bath.
According to Eufy, its surface is coated with ITO (indium tin oxide) for a larger, reliable measurement area and its manganese steel sensors can detect changes as low as 0.1 lb/ 50g.
In our testing, we found the scale to be consistent and accurate, although what that means is we tested it against other scales – it's not a perfect system.
When you weigh yourself, you should aim to use it in the same spot, and on hard flooring, so it's not suitable for use on carpet.
The white LED display shows weight, body fat percentage and heart rate. All other measurements are accessed via the app.
At this price point, we're slightly disappointed that it doesn’t have a USB charging option. It’s powered by four AAA batteries, which are supplied.
- Bluetooth & Wi-Fi connection
- 16 measurements
- Calorie tracking option
You'll need to download the free EufyLife app for Apple or Android. The scale uses Bluetooth for the initial pairing, and then either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to sync with the app. It was easy to set up and connected instantly, which isn't always the case with smart scales.
The P2 Pro takes 16 different measurements, including heart rate, weight, BMI, body fat, muscle mass, bone mass, water, protein, BMR, visceral fat, body fat mass, lean body mass, body age, body type, skeletal muscle mass and subcutaneous mass.
Does anyone really need this many measurements – and how accurate are they? Eufy says that the scale is not for use by professional athletes, so it’s probably fair to be a little skeptical. However, if you’re using the scale in a general way to improve your fitness, what’s important is seeing that the numbers are trending the right way. And this, really, is where smart scales come into their own.
Can they accurately tell if your body fat is 18%? We honestly can't say. But if your first weigh-in showed a body fat percentage of 20% and it drops to 18% after a programme of healthy eating and exercise, it’s a good indicator that whatever you’re doing is working.
To this end, the P2 Pro comes with a tape measure. While this seems like a basic item to be boxed up with a smart scale, it has a techy function. Once you’ve created your profile, you can opt to add key measurements (bicep, waist, thigh, hips) and it’ll create a 3D model of your body that you can spin and around and admire.
You should note that while you can opt to change the skin tone, the model is otherwise as generic as an Action Man, as my partner’s profile shows.
Still, what’s useful about this is that if you’re embarking on a fitness plan, you can compare your 3D model from day one with your latest measurements for a visual reminder of how far you’ve come.
The app calculates your daily calorie requirements and you can input what you’ve eaten for each meal. It has an incredibly handy searchable database of common foods (presumably entered by other users), so you won’t have to work everything out from scratch.
The app will also allow you to input goals for weight and body fat.
The heart rate monitoring is a relatively unusual feature, although we imagine it’ll become more common. It just gives you a single BPM figure. We don’t know how accurate it is, or really how useful. However, if it seems overly medicalised for a fitness scale, you can opt to exclude heart rate monitoring by toggling it off in the app.
- Baby & pet weighing
- Unlimited users
- Measurement assigning can be hit and miss
Eufy says that the scale's sensitivity means you can also weigh babies and pets; there’s space in the app to create dedicated profiles. This could be very useful for tracking a baby’s weight or to keep an eye on a tubby pet.
However, you should note that this scale is not suitable for pregnant women or people with pacemakers because of the current used to measure body fat and muscle. Users can opt to use the scale in simple mode, with the current switched off, and it’ll display your weight and BMI only.
In the spirit of science, I created a profile for the cat. Once it’s created, you have the option of getting your pet to stand still on the slippery scale for long enough to get an accurate weight (good luck with that) or you can weigh yourself, then weigh yourself holding your pet and the app will work out the difference.
I attempted the latter and it worked out surprisingly well. The 16lb figure (yep, big cat) was in line with his last weigh-in with the vet.
In theory, an unlimited number of people can use the P2 Pro. Once you’ve downloaded the app and set up your own profile, it’s straightforward to invite someone else to use it; or you can create a separate user profile for them on your phone.
In practice, because weigh-ins are automatically assigned to whichever user has the closest weight, things can get complicated. It’s frustrating if you’re weighing in and the measurement just seems to disappear – because it’s been sent to the wrong account. Still, if a weight is unmatched, you can easily assign it to a user. You can also swiftly delete weigh-ins that are sent to the wrong person.
Price and availability
The Eufy Smart Scale P2 Pro has a mid-range price point but we think that its features make it good value. It's available in the UK and the US from Amazon, as well as direct from the Eufy website.
If you want to improve your fitness, the Eufy Smart Scale P2 Pro has everything you need to help you to reach your goals. It's feature-packed and easy to use. In an ideal world, it would have USB charging and you'd be able to confirm which user is on the scale, but these small flaws aren't enough to stop us from recommending it.
For more options and to see how the P2 Pro compares, have a look at our round-up of the best smart scales we've tested.
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