A few months ago I was trying to track down the top scales on the market to add to my motivation to get fit this year. And although a $20 would’ve done just fine, I wanted to step my game up and actually be able to see a visual of my (hopeful) weight loss results. After researching, I decided to go with a high-tech brand, Withings, and invest in a Withings Wireless Scale WS-30.
I must admit, I sat on the decision for a couple weeks. After all, the scale does cost $100 (now down to $90 on Amazon). This model is the slightly older version in Withings’ product catalog, but does everything I need.
Using bluetooth technology this scale syncs up to the Withings app/website via Wi-Fi instantly – the number one thing I’ve been looking for in a scale! Although I’m not too concerned with BMI numbers (muscle weighs more than fat), I love that this scale tracks both pounds (lbs) and BMI. Additionally, you can set up multiple profiles if you’re living with 2+ people in your house, and the scale will segment each profile properly.
Setup of the scale is extremely easy and requires no computer or millions of cables to do an initial connect. Once you put the batteries in (which are included and should last one year without replacing) and download the app, you’ll be prompted to create a profile/account with Withings and within 2 minutes, you’ll be set up and good to go!
My favorite part about the scale is the seamless integration that Withings has with two of my most-used fitness apps, MyFitnessPal and FitBit. You can also set a weight loss goal for yourself and a date by which you’d like to accomplish it. The Withings app (below left) shows a quick at-a-glance dashboard of weight loss graphed over time, your weight (I blocked out part of mine – will share once I get where I want to be), weight loss/gain for the week and daily calories. On the right (below), you’ll see the FitBit app dashboard (my most used app), which features my current weight (again, partially blocked) and how many pounds I have left to lose based on my target goal. Tapping on it also brings you to a graphed weight view, over time.
All in all, I’m really happy with my purchase! It was a big investment, but well worth it. I wasn’t aware of the FitBit integration at first, so that was definitely a pleasant surprise. It’s really great to see my results graphed out in front of me too – and instantly – by the time I step off the scale, the weight is already logged on my phone.
What do you do to track your weight loss?
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