Do you have a smart scale? Do you know how to use your smart scale?
Your fitness toolbox should include smart scales. They offer far more than just a normal weight measurement like an old-fashioned analog scale does. Modern scales connect to your measurements on accompanying applications to provide your body mass index. They also provide your percentage of fat, percentage of muscle, and many other helpful health data.
Especially if you locate one that interacts with the same fitness ecosystem as your wrist-mounted devices, such as the Garmin Index S2 or Fitbit Aria Air, the finest smart scales do this quickly and precisely, frequently integrating with activity metrics from your fitness tracker or smartwatch.
It’s crucial to understand how to make the most of smart scales. This is because of all the things they can do for you.
Setting up your smart scale
Smart scales require a little bit more initial administration than regular scales do because you must unbox them first. Like many other smart devices, electric scales typically operate on either replaceable or lithium rechargeable batteries.
You’ll need to complete two additional steps after the gadget has been powered on. Pair the smart scale with your phone using Bluetooth, and download the appropriate app.
The app itself will vary depending on the device. But the majority of apps, like the EufyLife app in the image that works with the Eufy P2 Pro, will at the very least ask you for information about your gender, age, and height to put your frequently updated weight into a little wider perspective.
Most people will be able to utilize this new information to compute their BMI. BMI serves as an estimate of healthy weight at the population level. Some of the best smart scales, however, offer additional features. For instance, when configuring the Eufy, you can also enter measures for your chest, biceps, waist, hips, and thighs in order to build a virtual version of yourself on the companion app.
This will make it possible for the scale to determine your fitness measures, including your body composition, more precisely. The best smart scales provide information on your percentages of muscle, fat, and bone, showing you whether they fall within or outside of a healthy range for your age, height, weight, and gender.
Making use of it
As soon as you step on, the scale will list off your weight in your preferred unit (pounds or kilograms), along with other statistics, on the on-device digital display. On the surface, it’s as straightforward as using a regular scale.
The next step is to check your app, which ought to be updated with your most recent stats automatically. Obviously, depending on the specific statistics your selected fitness tracker selects, your updated weight will subsequently have an impact on all the associated statistics, such as BMI and body composition.
Your Fitbit Premium or Garmin Connect account will update automatically with your new statistics if you’re using a scale connected to your trackers, such as the Fitbit Aria or the Garmin Index S2. This is a terrific approach to building a central center for all of your health data because it means that your weight, muscle, fat percentages, sleep, activity metrics, and more are all in one location.