We have been in serious need of a new scale for a while. Our old scale got to the point where it was giving us a different weight every time we stepped on it, even if it was three seconds apart. If you stepped on and didn't like your weight, you could just get off and on a couple times until you felt better about the number that appeared. It was handy trick for feeling better after a bad day, but not really helpful or accurate when it came to trying to lose weight. But now our days of inaccurate results are gone because we have a Withings Smart Body Scale in the bathroom.
Doesn't it look like a regular digital scale? It may look like one, but this shiny scale has a lot of fancy features hiding inside. First, it doesn't just give you your weight, but it measures your fat and muscle percentage as well. Plus, it makes sure you are centered on the scale for an accurate reading and will tell you, with little arrows, if you need to move in a certain direction. But the best feature is that it will automatically send all of this information to your online account that you can view on your computer, iPhone, iPad, or Android.
After we set it up, my husband couldn't figure out what we had to do to keep track of individual users. The reason he couldn't figure it out is because you do not have to do anything. The scale automatically recognizes who is using it and stores the information for up to eight users. And if you don't want other people on your account to be able to view your results, you can set up privacy features to make sure your kids aren't telling their friends how much you weigh. If you do want to share the information, you can set it up to send it to your doctor, your personal trainer, or even post it on Facebook and Twitter. That last one is a feature I will NOT be using.
You can also share the information with other programs. I have started using RunKeeper to track my 5K training and it takes the information that the Withings Smart Body Scale gathers and uses it to more accurately determine how many calories I am burning during my workout. There are dozens of other compatible services to help monitor your weightless and fitness goals and because the scale measures your muscle mass and fat mass, you can see the impact of your efforts as a complete picture, not just a number on a scale.
It helps keep you motivated when you see those numbers change. You can also set goals and receive weekly progress reports to keep you on track. If you have made any sort of health related resolution this year, you are going to want this scale.
So Best Buy is giving one away to one of my readers. Leave me a comment letting me know how you would use the Withings Smart Body Scale to monitor your health this year to be entered for a chance to win.
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Disclosure - This is a compensated review from BlogHer and BestBuy. I received the Withings Smart Body Scale to use for the purpose of this review. All opinions shared are my own. Best Buy does not sponsor, endorse, approve, or have any responsibility for this promotion.