PROS / The app helps you track calorie intake and exercise activities.
CONS / This smart scale does not work with Android devices.
VERDICT / This digital bathroom scale is equipped with sufficient features to help you slim down, but it does not offer tools for more sophisticated health tracking.
As its name implies, the Lose It Body Fat Scale is intended to help you set weight loss goals, record what you eat and how much you exercise and then enjoy seeing your weight decrease on the digital display. This digital bathroom scale can take on weights as high as 400 pounds. As many as four people can sync their mobile devices to help them shed pounds, make healthier food choices and get off the couch and get moving. Although there are health-tracking features, such as food and exercise databases that can help you improve your overall health, this bathroom scale is aimed at consumers who are eager to shed unwanted pounds.
You can easily set up this Bluetooth-enabled weight loss system by weighing yourself. Your electronic bathroom scale then syncs with your smartphone using the free app that comes with the scale. Besides tracking your weight, you can also use this bathroom weight scale to monitor your body mass index, body fat and hydration. After you have set your weight loss goal, you can delve into an extensive database of food and exercise information so you can adjust your calorie intake or workout efforts in order to get the results you want.
Although it’s not the most accurate bathroom scale on our lineup, we found it performed well and did provide pretty accurate results overall during our tests. For instance, when we measured a few free weights, it came quite close to the actual measurements. It provided fairly consistent results when our volunteers stepped onto the scale multiple times in quick succession.
The food database is especially helpful since it contains name-brand and generic-brand foods as well as various restaurant meals. You also get a useful exercise database that can track your activity levels, which helps with weight loss.
One potential drawback for fitness fans is the fact that this system does not work with third-party apps, which means it is not the best bathroom scale for you if you like to connect with apps that let you do more sophisticated health planning, such as mapping out running routes. Also, anyone who uses an Android device cannot use this particular weight scale, because it is compatible only with Apple products. It works with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPod touch (fifth generation), iPad mini and iPad (third and fourth generations).
However, when it comes to sheer weight loss, the Lose It Body Fat Scale does what it says: It provides the essential information you need to get slimmer. In the process, the app lets you register for a blog and Facebook access if you want to keep friends and family updated on your weight loss.
The overall design of the scale is pleasant, but it's a bit busy looking, and the company logo is front and center. The scale weighs 4.1 pounds, stands 1.2 inches high and is 11.8 inches in both length and width. The device stands on four small rubber feet to keep it stable. The scale is a glossy white and silver with a large and easy-to-see display.
You get a one-year warranty with this scale, a product manual (although the app can walk you through the setup process), a FAQs page, phone and email support, a blog and data sharing through Facebook. However, we sent multiple email inquiries to Health o meter, and it took over a week to receive any response. We suggest using the customer service phone number if you need prompt support.
If losing weight is your primary goal, then the Lose It Body Fat Scale has features that will work nicely for you. However, if you are keen on doing more to enhance your overall health, the lack of third-party apps with the varied fitness features they present is a minus on this unit compared to some of the higher-rated top 10 bathroom scales we reviewed.