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Frequently asked questions about safety

Should I use the Withings Body if I wear a pacemaker?

No, you should not use the Withings 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 Withings 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 Withings 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 Withings Health Mate app.


Should I use my scale while I am pregnant?

There is no known risks associated with pregnant women using Withings scales.

However, you cannot expect an accurate fat mass reading. Therefore, we recommend to disable the fat mass measurement. You can do so from the Withings Health Mate app.



From the Withings Health Mate app

  1.  Open the Withings Health Mate app.
  2. Tap My devices.
  3. Tap Body.
  4. Deselect Fat mass measurement

Note: When you deactivate the fat mass measurement, it is deactivated for all the users of your account.

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