Fitbit Aria Review – A Stylish Smart Scale Packed With Amazing Features
If you already know about Fitbit, it is probably for its Fitbit Ultra that plots how much exercise you get, minute-by-minute and day-by-day. Its newest health obsessed gadget works along same lines. But, Fitbit Aria tracks your body fat percentage and weight instead of how much you move about.
At a glance, you would simply guess that it’s just a normal weighing scale and a beautiful one at that. This comes in either black or white finish and its top is a tough slab of 0.3 inch thick glass, providing it a sleek look and feel that you won’t get from other bathroom scales. Some users assumed that the glass was there to help in body fat measurement, yet it is basically primarily to provide improved strength.
Adding to its stylish approach, Fitbit Aria utilizes a perfectly circular display of bright, crisp LEDs. Functionally, this works well, providing great clarity and in a high tech product, this brings with a retro kitschy feel. The Fitbit Aria’s underside comes with an embossed circle pattern while 4 feet buffer its bottom. In its center, you will find its battery. You need 4 AA batteries to run it.
Simple smartphone integration
Easy to use
A bit pricey
The job of Fitbit Aria is to measure body fat percentage and weight and upload information to the cloud-based account over your Wi-Fi network. Fitbit states that the 4 batteries can last up to 6 months. It comfortably lasted a few weeks in several tests without running out.
Fitbit Aria can sense up to 8 different individuals with the use of historical data to work out who’s whom. In the testing, it also worked as well, labeling new people as guest. Its setup is painless. The primary aim of its initial setup is to get Fitbit Aria hooked up to your Wi-Fi network. You also have to connect it to your smartphone or PC. But, the best thing about Fitbit Aria is that you don’t have to deal with any cable or screw. Taking out its batteries may just take a few seconds and. You can also connect to the network of Aria with the use of a compatible smartphone or computer with an app installed.
The good thing about Fitbit Aria is that it takes all laborious bits of watching weight and your general fitness. Plugging into its existing Fitbit infrastructure, all details can be accessed easily from its free app that you can use on your smartphone or PC.
Fitbit Aria is easy to use and good looking. It’s also a painless way to keep track the body weight as well as fat percentage, particularly useful if you are building muscles instead of just losing weight. Monitoring changes is also extremely simple. The integration of some fitness apps is not here yet, but it might roll out sooner or later.
- Aria syncs automatically and wirelessly through your home Wi-Fi network. Network requirements: Wireless 802.11b, WEP/WPA/WPA2 personal security, Automatic (DHCP) IP setup (static IP configuration not supported)
- Aria automatically recognizes up to eight different people. Your weight data syncs to your private Fitbit dashboard, so you can control what data you share. Measurement range: 20-350 lbs
- To set up for the first time, you'll need one of the following: Windows XP and later, Mac OS X 10.5 and up, iPhone 4S and later, iPad 3 gen. and later, and leading Android and Windows devices.
- Aria uses 4 AA batteries - no power cord necessary. Battery type: 4 standard 1.5V size AA batteries (included)
- Water Resistance: Aria is designed to work in a humid bathroom environment. Some condensation due to hot showers, etc. will not damage the scale. The scale should not be submerged. Avoid splashing large amounts of water on the scale. To prevent slipping or accidents, please thoroughly dry the glass top and your feet before stepping on the scale.