Fitbit Intros Aria Wi-Fi Connected Scale

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Fitbit expanded its health monitoring gear lineup on Monday with the introduction of its new Fitbit Aria scale. The scale connects to your Wi-Fi network and automatically uploads your weight, body mass index, and body fat percentage data to your online Fitbit account.

The Fitbit Aria scale tracks your weight and BMIThe Fitbit Aria scale tracks your weight and BMI

The Fitbit Aria includes sensors that measure body fat and lean mass instead of basing the numbers only on your current weigh, age and height. The Aria can track data for up to eight people, can share your weight via Twitter, and automatically senses which person is standing on the scale, too.

The scale’s data can be viewed via web browser, or through Fitbit’s free iPhone app.

The Aria scale is priced at US$129.95 and is available at the Fitbit website.

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Comments

furbies

Why in the name of any Deity would I twitter my inability to keep my weight at an acceptable level ?

brett_x

Why in the name of any Deity would I twitter my inability to keep my weight at an acceptable level ?

To keep you in check, of course. I wouldn’t do it, but some people do things like this so that they can keep track of themselves publicly. Sometimes that’s just enough motivation to get a good workout in, even when it’s raining. Or when you’re tired… or you have a headache, or you just exercised last month…..

furbies

Sometimes that?s just enough motivation to get a good workout in, even when it?s raining. Or when you?re tired? or you have a headache, or you just exercised last month

Ok…..

Lets see, I’m 48(ish), disabled (Ehlers Danlos. Don’t do anything that might be considered like physical exercise. Exercise is not a good idea) and about 1.5/2 kg over what might be considered my ideal weight.

But I still don’t understand how twittering my weight is a good idea….

GizmoDan

Furbies:  do you think you are typical? Because if you’re not, your comment is irrelevant to all of us who are. I’m sorry about your plight. But get a life.

furbies

@GizmoDan, I was trying to say that the preoccupation with twittering or facebooking etc every little thing that humans do is somehow (to me) just wrong.

And the idea of uploading how someone are doing regarding their weight is weird to say the least. Folks will end up spending more time checking out how their friends are doing than actually trying to keep a healthy body themselves.

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