Solutionbee Hive Scale HM-5 evaluation results, January 2018
- Very simple and quick set up (usually < 15 minutes)
- Relatively inexpensive (~$290)
- Direct NFC download of data to a single (or capability of multiple) Android phones and iPhones is quick and easy
- No SIM card required (and thus no monthly data plan required)
- User manual is complete and thorough and includes troubleshooting guide
- Customer service is responsive and helpful
- Batteries are long lasting (~5 years)
- Scale performance is good
- Comprehensive instructions on how to share data with BIP database
- Uses a standard replaceable lithium battery
- An actual visit to hive scale is required to collect data via smartphone.
- For iPhones older than an iPhone 7, an additional accessory must be purchased to enabled download of data from the scale.
Instructional Documentation for the Solutionbee Hive Scale