Weight is one of the most important health concerns people face today. Most of us have heard the CDC’s warnings that several common causes of early death, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and even certain types of cancer are linked to obesity. While weight management involves a whole lifestyle of good habits, one integral piece is weighing yourself. You need a bathroom scale.
Get OrganizedWhen you’re not happy with your body or your weight or your progress in managing it, stepping on the scale sucks. I want to convince you that getting a smart bathroom scale, one that’s wirelessly connected to an app that helps you track your weight, is not only going to help monitor all the pounds in your household but also has the potential to make your whole family happier about doing it.
What Is a Smart Scale?
A smart body scale is an electronic bathroom scale that measures weight and other body composition metrics and then sends them wirelessly to an app or online service that automatically records the data.
Those other metrics generally include body fat, body water, and often body mass index (BMI). Some of the metrics are readings while others, like BMI, are estimates based on calculations that take into consideration height and sex, too.
What Do Smart Scales Do?
The primary job of a smart scale is to record your weight and other metrics in an app that lets you see your history of weight change over time.
Multiple people can use the same scale, making them perfect for a health-conscious family. Most scales differentiate each person based on their prior readings. If one family member weighs around 160 pounds and the other weighs 140, the scale quickly figures out who is who. If two people have close readings, the scale or app usually asks the person being weighed at the moment to confirm his or her identity. It’s usually as simple as lifting one foot slightly off the scale to say yes or no, that is or isn’t me.
A smart scale helps a family organize their health initiatives because it makes the tracking effortless. No one ever has to write down the details of the weigh-in because the tracking happens automatically. The most you have to do is make sure the scale’s batteries are still going strong.
Recording all the weigh-ins automatically is a huge benefit to everyone in the household for reviewing weight history. But it can also be extremely helpful to a family physician or other health care provider who might want to see your family’s weight trends, too. If someone in your family suddenly gets ill and the doctor asks if there have been any drastic changes in weight, you’ll be able to tell.
- Item Type: Smart Scale
- Material: ABS, TPU
- Size: 26 x 26 x 2.2 cm / 10.24 x 10.24 x 0.87 inch
- Power Supply: Battery
- Operation System: Android, IOS
- Bluetooth Version: 4.0
- Weight: 0.76 kg / 1.68 lbs
- Color: White
- 1 x Smart Scale