6 Tips On Buying Height Weight Scale

Height and weight scales can be found in hospitals, pharmacies and supermarkets. As a professional health care manufacturer, iDoctorcloud provides top 4 height weight scales for your reference, and we will be glad to share 2 main tips with you.

1. Know Some Basic Knowledge

First, we need to know the following basic knowledge:

Basic Concepts


Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple calculation using a person’s height and weight. The formula is BMI equals to kg/m2 , the kg is his weight in kilograms, and m2 is his height in metres squared.

A BMI of 25.0 or more is overweight, while the healthy range is 18.5 to 24.9. BMI applies to most adults 18-65 years.

Obesity Standards

The WHO defines an adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 as overweight – an adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese – a BMI below 18.5 is considered underweight, and between 18.5 to 24.9 a healthy weight.

About Height Weight Scale

What Height And Weight Scale Can Do?

A scale can measure your height and weight with a BMI index result, it can be applied as a vending machine in public store or pharmacy(that’s why it is also called pharmacy scale or medical scale), hospitals, health centers, schools, army, clincs etc.

It can also be integrated with body fat analysis, people need to input your gender and age, then holding two stainless steel bar and wait for the results, notice this body analyser scale provides general result of your body fat percenteage analysis, it gives you a gerenal idea how your body fat and other composition percentage is.

By adding an advertisement screen, it also can display videos or display advertisement images on LED light.

How To Use Weight Height Scale?

The proces is very simple, after you insert a coin, or swipe a RFID card, or scan the QR code in your APP, wait for the machine’s voice prompt(less than 1 second wait), simply stand on the platform, the weight scale will immediately displays the height and weight result, and a ticket will be printed simultaneously, you may take the ticket and leave, the whole process is finished then.

What Kinds Of Height Weight Scales Are Available?

There are many options on market, such as Seca, Detector, Tanita, NHS, factories are located in Germany, US, Japan, Dehli of India.

Most of all, iDoctorcloud is located in Shenzhen, China.

2. Consider What Function You Need

Then, with these needs in mind, let’s talk about how to choose a height weight scale.

2.1 Coin Operated Or Digital Reader?

Do you need a coin acceptor, or IC card reader, or a QR code reader, all of these are for the machine activation, coin is the most popular method in vending machine industry, it supports real coin, or game coin(token), each coin can be used one time, IC card is a kind of prepaid card, the customer needs to pay a sum of money to the device owner in advance so he could use the machine for some times according to the rates, IC card management could help the device owner to collect more money earlier and take the investment back soon, while QR code is a new tool.

If you are considering to build an APP and connect with the scale vending machine, your APP could creat a QR code for each member, this QR code is unique for everyone, so once the member shows his QR code on the scanner, the height weight scale will immediately transfer all the data to the backend server and store into this specific member’s archive, QR code is an efficient way for mass health examination screening and no mistake for the data transmission and archiving.

Please note: IC card management needs a software in PC, it manages the card issuing, card charge, card loss, revenue aggregation and statistics. This software need be arranged in the same LAN network with the scale and it is B/S structure(an exe file), the server should be installed with WIN10.

2.2 Consider Its Printer

For the thermal printer, the default width of the printer is 80mm, thermal printer means it DOESN’T need ink change, the thermal printing will be life time of itself, the MTBF is 1 million cycles, it is with an automatic cutter, this is for the convenience of the customers and for the good of the printer itself, because the cutter will cut the ticket with only a tiny joint connection the customer can easily tear off it, before we got the complaint it would be more troubles if the printer has no cutter so we changed to printer with a cutter, this printer supports multiple languages.

2.3 Consider The Appearance Of Scales

For height: please consider the height of your roof ceiling, our machine’s default height is 2.2 meters(7.2 feet), of course we can provide customizatio of the height, which means we could produce the body scale higher or shorter, as a factories, we require the MOQ for this customization is 100 sets.

As for the surface finish: BMI digital height weight scale utilizes the aluminum extrusion stretching technology, plus industrial paint process, the surface is finished with Pantone number CI GY 1 PC(Light gray white), so it looks very nice and high class.

2.4 Consider Its Communication

What communication do you need? Traditional communication is RS232, with the development of technology, new communication can be WIFI(wireless internet connection) , this new communication could help you to transfer the data to third party’s server easily, such as hospital HIS(hospital information system) or a server for another application(shch as APP or cloud analysis).

2.5 Consider Its Integration

Another issue is integration, such as you want our machine to work with your APP of hospital HIS system, which means our machine need to talk with your program, don’t worry we will provide you this SDK–software development kits(a protocol document with a detailed explanation for each our command), the commuincation protocol is HTTP, send by Json.

2.6 Consider Where To Buy From

Do you need to buy from a manufacturer,factory or from a distributor?

If you are a company who want to resell the machines, you could contact us for more discussion, normally we will assign one exclusive distributor for one field in one area, the MOQ for start is 50 sets. 

If you are an end user, you are suggested to buy from a nearby distributor, because you need local service and maintance support. Many local retailers are also our distributors.

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