I have recently bought the ActiveX (Australia) Savvy Bluetooth Body Fat Scale
I did have a talking weighing scale but that has stopped working which means that it is now giving a constant weight irrespective of who stands on it.
The savvy scale has a screen in the center. There are 4 pads on all 4 sides. You need to ensure that your feet are fully placed on those 4 pads. You can feel them quite easily.
I had no difficulty in finding the app. I am using the app on my Nokia 9 pure view phone running Android 10. If you need to search for the app, use the string “activex Australia”
- The first few screens are accessible.
- Be careful when typing your password. I suspect it does not take all special characters.
- You will reach a point where you need to enter your date of birth. Tap that edit box and then swipe to set various parameters. You will want to tap the month first and then set it and the date and then the year.
- The next problematic screen is the one where you need to enter your height. Get sighted assistance for this. You cannot enter the numbers directly. You have to tap the relevant number and explore by touch is the only way to get to these numbers.
- After that you need to pair the scale with your phone. You need to stand on the scale and the pairing process starts. This is the most inaccessible screen of this app. You need to tap a graphical icon to complete the pairing. Keep that sighted assistant handy.
Using the scale however is accessible and you can do it independently. Launch the app, login if necessary and then stand on the scale. Your phone will sound a tone to indicate when measuring is complete. You can then use regular touch screen navigation to read your weight, body mass index etc.
In conclusion, the scale is hard to setup but once done, is easy to use and may be a good option if you do not find something that is more accessible.
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