The Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale is a weighing scale from Aria and has proven to be popular for a number of years. It does come with its flaws, but it’s a decent piece of technology if you’re looking to go beyond your average everyday scales. It’s really easy to set up and the design is overall pretty foolproof.
If you're on a new years diet, you will need to get yourself a set of scales to keep track of your weight and more importantly your weight loss. The Fitbit Aria is the best smart scale on the market today and when we lined it up against its competition in the past, it easily outperformed every other model on the market today.
Where this largely goes beyond other scales is in its tracking and monitoring capabilities. It tracks your weight, body mass index (BMI) and body fat percentage, uploading details of each online so that you can quickly and simply view online records of your progress, which is great for providing motivation and helping you to keep an eye on the essential stats. It’s really easy to understand these charts and graphs, with nice visuals and simple designs.
The scales are able to track and monitor the stats of up to eight people, which is great if you have a big family or if you live with plenty of other people. Each online account is password protected, so if you so choose, you don’t need to share anything with anyone.
After tracking your stats, you can then start getting comprehensive, and you can use the online compatibility of the scales to set goals and track your diet and exercise. The online stuff, which works through PCs, Macs and smartphones, gives you small rewards badges to keep you feeling motivated and thoroughly on-top of your achievements.
The scales come with some batteries which get you started straight away, and they’re reasonably priced if you like gadgets. They are of course a lot more expensive than typical scales, but if you enjoy using technology and tracking things visually without having to go through the fuss of setting up graphs yourself, this could well be worth the price.
However, there are a few negative points here. Although most users really like these scales, a considerate few have found that the measurements can be unreliable. So with these, you might weight yourself one minute, then weigh yourself the next – and within that tiny period you’ve apparently gained a couple of hundred grams. There have also been reports of the wifi connection being a little unreliable, but during our test's, we never had a problem.
A scale should first and foremost be reliable, but it seems not to be the case for some users. These reports are in the minority, but it’s prevalent enough to be significant.
Overall we loved the Fitbit Aria and rated it our best smart scale on the market. Yes there can be a few problems with it's accuracy, however this is common with all electronic smart scale. Take a look on Amazon.co.uk reviews and there are over 800 reviews of which over 400 are the full five stars. We love the Fitbit and it seems we're not the only ones.