Wi-Fi Smart Scale Uploads Your Weight, Shares With Friends
A new wireless scale with Wi-Fi lets you track your weight and record the results online — and for those bold enough, even share your progress with friends.
The Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale is being debuted Monday at CES in Las Vegas. It is one of the health and fitness tracking products by Fitbit. Aria can track weight, BMI and body fat percentage, and sync all that information to the Fitbit website.
Information is private by default, but you can foster some healthy competition by sharing your results via the Fitbit site. And of course, you earn badges.
In October, the company launched the Fitbit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker — basically, a hi-tech pedometer. It tracks steps taken, and has an accelerometer and an altimeter to record an increase in speed or altitude. The compact device is a little more than 2 inches long by .75 inches wide and fits in your pocket. The Tracker also syncs to the website where you can record calories burned, steps taken and more.
Meanwhile, if you really want to incorporate Fitbit into every aspect of your life, you can download the Fitbit app on iPhone, Android or Windows phone. As with the scale, you can also track your weight on the app, but to view a graph of your progress over time, you’ll need to sign-up on the site. The basic plan on the site is free, but doesn’t include some key features like an activity report, food report or sleep report. Using all features of the site costs $50 per year.
The scale is priced at $129.95 and goes on pre-sale Jan. 9. Aria is scheduled to ship in March.
Posted by Janine E. Mooney, Editor
January 9, 2012