When the pandemic started earlier this year and I found myself working from home every day with the gyms closed, I found myself doing a bit of online shopping (like most people likely did). Without gyms to go to or space for any real workout equipment, I knew I needed to monitor and maintain at least my weight (or least attempt to) and my last scale had died on me about a year ago. So off to the world of Jeff Bezos I went!
How I ended up coming across and settling on the FITINDEX Smart Bluetooth Body Fat Scale I can’t tell you. It was likely the price point, which is admittedly is one of its high points at under $30, on top of what is measured and the fact it was Bluetooth and had an app.
The scale at first was misleading because, on the scale’s face, the only measurement it shows is your weight. This scale actually provides far beyond that, including body weight, BMI, body fat, body water, skeletal muscle, fat-free body weight, subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, muscle mass, bone mass, protein, basal metabolism, and body age from four high-precision sensors and automatic calibration. You have to download the FITINDEX app and set it up to gain access to all those additional metrics, which along with your weight will sync with Apple Health, Google Fit, Samsung Health, and Fitbit. A bit plus for this scale is that all that information is available to unlimited users! So my wife and I are both able to check our measurements and keep those separate using our own apps. Plus, if we happen to just randomly step on the scale without our phone, we can come back and import our measurements afterward, as the scale will save measurements it’s taken for a short period of time.
The app itself is clean, set up, and pairing with the scale is just about as simple as you can ask for really. You can add weight and body fat goals, along with the option to view your measurement trends and manually enter body measurements like shoulder, chest, neck, and more.
At a glance and looking at other reviews, the downsides you get from this scale are potential and occasional inaccuracies in measurements, but those seem to be hit and miss so it’s far from a deal-breaker. A few people have also complained about the size of the scale, which is 10.2×10.2 inches, so it has a small footprint, perfect for a bathroom scale, but not ideal if you have larger feet.
The FITINDEX Smart Bluetooth Body Fat Scale comes in black and white and features a tempered glass platform with four sensitive electrodes in each corner. It requires three AAA batteries and has a weight capacity of 396 pounds.
A great device for the price that can be used by the whole family