The amount of commitment and self-discipline required to organize and analyze your body's measurements can be daunting. But if you're looking to improve your health and achieve your fitness goals, accurately measuring and calculating your fitness progress is necessary. Fitbit.com is making this challenge easier to overcome with the Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale, which we've ranked as one of the best Christmas gifts this year.
The Fitbit Aria Smart Scale is sleek and easy to use. It features a glass surface and is available in black or white. On top of measuring your weight, the scale can also accurately measure your body fat percentage and body mass index (BMI) without using any additional equipment. The Smart Scale then sends your measurements wirelessly to your online Fitbit account where you can observe how your weight stats trend from weigh-in to weigh-in, or over a long period. A free online account with Fitbit is required.
The Smart Scale uses an electric current supplied by its surface's built-in electrodes to measure your body's fat density. It can also provide a BMI measurement if you've used the Smart Scale's software to program your height. The scale itself weighs only 5 pounds, and its length and width are 12.3 inches. The scale requires only four AA batteries, which are included with the initial purchase.
After you set up your Fitbit.com account, you need to download the Smart Scale setup software that is available from Fitbit's website. The software will then access your local Wi-Fi to locate and save the Aria Smart Scale as a network device. Once this sync is complete, you are ready to use the scale and all of its features. The Smart Scale can also sync with up to eight user accounts, which means family members or friends can join you in your endeavor for better health.
Fitbit's online web service provides comprehensive analysis of your weight stats in an easy-to-understand format. An online account with Fitbit.com allows you to use the scale to its maximum benefit, and you can supplement your Fitbit account and Smart Scale with an activity-tracking Fitbit pedometer. Fitbit.com features activity tracking by the day, week, month and year, and activities include steps taken, floors climbed and miles traveled. The service also features a food log and calorie tracking to help you maintain your diet, and it actively tracks your progress as you set and achieve fitness goals. To help you stay motivated, Fitbit awards badges for accomplishing activities, which allows you to show off your progress to others online.
Fitbit's free mobile app for your Android or iPhone makes logging your food and activities easier, and gives you immediate access to your weigh-in results. Online support is offered through Fitbit.com via email and community forums.
The Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale makes tracking your fitness progress easy. The setup is quick, and once the Smart Scale wirelessly syncs to your account, keeping track of your weight stats is a breeze. This product works well with others in the Fitbit lineup to provide comprehensive technology for meeting your weight loss goals.