And no, not the ones covering snakes.
Nor the ones that fall from our eyes, for the matter.
Scales are one of those avoidable items that become one of those semi-necessary evils you need to use when you are on a Journey to Healthified. Let's face it, you should never become a slave to the number on the scale. It's important to observe and take note of how clothes fit, how your mind, body and soul feel as you make progress. Those are very telling markers. But seeing a number jump up or down on the scale does give some concrete evidence, one way or the other, as to whether you are making progress.
Hubby and I have started our health journey a few times in our marriage, but our most recent one (started about a year and a half ago) has seemed to stick. Early in our marriage, we picked up a scale at the home store. It wasn't the lowest end, but it wasn't some android scale robot either. The poor scale has been through many moves, and when I'm not doing as well as I'd like with my fitness, I like to curse the scale and say it is old and faulty (although when I check it's accuracy by using a 5 pound bag o' flour, it's usually spot on - DARN YOU SCALE!). So while the ol' scale doesn't have any bells and whistles, it does the job (despite the fact that sometimes I hate that it does it's job).
Then I met a scale with bells and whistles.
And it's kind of awesome.
|Not my actual weight. Just sayin'.|
The FitBit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale
I was recently given the chance to try out the FitBit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale (yeah, a mouthful, eh?). Here are some things I love about it:
1) The Aria is sleek and pretty. So pretty much I aspire to be like it.
2) It connects via wi-fi. So your results are sent by the amazing powers of science to the interwebs to your Fitbit account, where you can also keep track of your fitness, food and other nutritional data.
3) It tracks more than your weight fluctuations. The Fitbit Aria also tracks your BMI and body fat percentage so you have a more complete picture of your progress.
4) You can keep track of the health of up to 8 members of your household. So apart from me, Hubby has been checking himself and we check Chica and Bug sometimes too.
Some things for consideration:
The Aria is great for the tech-savvy/health-conscious population. I may not recommend it for someone who may find it complicated or those who don't regularly use the internet. Even as tech-savvy people, Hubby and I had to really follow the instructions to get it set up and understand how it works. All that to say, it's been a breeze to use, since we are internet and tech-savvy.
If a person is new to their healthy journey, they may be lost or overwelmed by all the information they receive (such as BMI and body fat percentage). If the scale is not a good starting product for a new user, other Fitbit products like the Zip Activity Tracker may be a better place to start.
Overall, I am really impressed with the Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale, and I look forward to keeping track of my progress with it!
Have you used any of the Fitbit products?
Disclosure: I was provided an Aria Smart Scale for the purpose of review. As always, all opinions are my own. I like to keep it real!