Fitbit Gets Weighty

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Image courtesy of www.fitbit.com.

For those of you who already own a Fitbit, or are interested in getting one, I wanted to make you aware of a new product that is being added to their health-tracking line. The Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale was just announced at CES and, according to Fitbit’s product page, boasts the following features:

  • Weight, body comp, and more. Tracks weight, body mass index (BMI), and % body fat.
  • Wirelessly uploads to Fitbit.com. Uploads your weight automatically to your free Fitbit.com account.
  • Automatically recognizes users. With an easy set-up process, the scale will automatically recognize up to eight users.
  • Free iPhone app. See your stats, track weight trends, and log workouts — all on the go.

With this new scale, Fitbit is apparently taking its cues from the WiFi Body Scale by Withings (see our review here), which has essentially the same features, a very similar aesthetic, and can also be integrated with your Fitbit account. The Fitbit Aria is now available for pre-order and is scheduled to begin shipping in late April. It is available in two colors (black or white) and retails for $129.95, about $30 cheaper than its Withings counterpart.

The TR Crew are big fans of both our Withings scale and our Fitbit Ultras (see our Fitbit review here), so we’ll be very interested to see how the Fitbit Aria stacks up! If you plan on ordering one, we’d love to hear about your experiences with it once you receive your scale.

Meagan is a geology professor and prides herself on being an avid volcano and pie enthusiast. Her free time is spent running, blogging, playing with her two pet bunnies, and watching too much TV. Meagan started running in May 2011 and ran her first half marathon in October 2012 and her first marathon in October 2013. She is currently making a long-overdue return to running and is preparing for her first ever trail race in September 2017.