Monday, August 11, 2014
Weight Gurus Smartphone Tracking Digital Body Fat Scale Review
Easy to read in all lighting conditions. Bright blue backlight. Extra Large 4.3" diagonal LCD.
4 high precision sensors provide reliable, truthful measurements every time.
Sync weight, body fat, muscle mass & water percentage with iOS and Android devices. With our free Weight Gurus App you can store weight entries, view trends, and chart progress. Syncing is easy. Simply press the App's weigh-in button and scan the scale's display with your smartphone camera - much like scanning a barcode. No bluetooth pairing or network configuration required! Syncing is fast. It takes about a second.
Bio-impedance analysis is the standard technology used across all Body Fat scales to estimate Body Fat, Muscle Mass, Water Weight and Bone Mass. This is helpful for understanding the source of weight changes. For example, you might notice a healthy weight gain from a decrease in body fat but an increase in muscle mass. While this trend information is helpful for everyone, the limitations of bio-impedance analysis will cause absolute measurements to read high or low for some users due to different body types.
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Designed in the USA
Many scales are sourced and sold from China with little concern for the overall experience and quality. We custom design our scales from the ground up - from our Weightless and appSYNC technologies to the slim design and extra-large, extra-bright, easy-to-read display.
My review: This is a fabulous digital scale that would be a great resource for people on a weight loss plan. It has multiple functions, other than just working as a scale, including calculating body fat percentage, bone density, water weight, and muscle mass. It also has connective features using a smartphone app so you can track your weight even if you aren't at home, and to always have your numbers on-the-go.
The way it works is by running an electric current through your body (via the metal panels where you place your feet) and that current detects your body's nutrient composition—separating fat from muscle from water. I think it's neat, but a general safety warning is to never use this scale with wet feet or just out of the shower—for obvious reasons. This safety warning is plastered all over the instruction manual, but just a heads-up for people who like to weight themselves fresh out of the shower: this is not for you! The electrical current itself is very light and you will not be able to feel it, but I still would not want anyone to risk electrocution or a fire by standing on this with wet feet.
A little flaw is that the blue backlight of the screen went out after a few uses, around the second day I opened the package. I don't know how to replace the screen light, and since the screen itself still works fine, it's not a huge issue. However, since there's no light, I won't be able to use this scale in the dark (like a digital watch without a light).
I'm not on a specific weight loss program right now , so I probably won't be using this scale to its full potential, but if you are, it really does everything, so don't stress! It's useful to be able to measure my body fat percentage and muscle mass every once in a while, even if I don't track it regularly—every fitness lover's dream!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.