Fitbit Aria review

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   Rating: 6.00
Oct 2, 2012 - No summary available

 

Review: FitBit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale

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   Rating: 7.00
Jul 16, 2012 - WIRED Tracks weight as well as percentages of muscle mass and fat. Readings are accurate. Easy logging of body data in one location — just step on the glass, and it’s recorded. Data reports actually motivated me to step on the scale at least once a day. Backlit LCD display is helpful if you ever need to weigh yourself in total darkness.

TIRED Steep price of $130. Full potential of the device is only unleashed if you’ve already got a FitBit Ultra. Limited data displayed on the scale — you have to fire up the app to see the deeper stuff.

 

Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale (Black)

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   Rating: 8.30
May 21, 2012 - If you can afford it, the $129.95 Aria Wi-Fi scale adds real-time weight tracking to Fitbit's fitness arsenal.

 

Fitbit Aria

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   Rating: 9.00
Apr 23, 2012 - You can't improve what you can't measure, and the Fitbit Aria is currently our favorite device for keeping tabs on weight-related health stats. Your detailed weight, BMI, and body fat percentage graphs are automatically uploaded via WiFi to your private Fitbit account, where you can monitor your results with the latest fad diet or get more meaningful (and actionable) longer-term trends about your body -- something you just can't easily do with a traditional scale. And unlike the Withings wireless scale, the Aria is smaller, feels sturdier, has better, more stable feet, and has a much better site for viewing your progress.

 

Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi scale review

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   Rating: 7.80
Apr 23, 2012 - Tracking the minutia of your body composition becomes a sort of game with the Aria Wi-Fi scale, egged on by Fitbit's quirky badges, goals, and the ability to expose your data to friends and strangers alike on a variety of social media platforms. While the Aria scale can be used separately from the $99.95 Fitbit Ultra fitness and sleep tracker, combined they provide an unparalleled view into your overall fitness level that could motivate some to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle. It certainly works for me.

There's something oddly motivational about seeing my sleep patterns and food intake mapped against the caloric expenditures (captured by my Fitbit Ultra) and body composition (measured by the Aria). It motivates me to get off the couch and merrily climb stairs or walk to the market — activities I might otherwise avoid or moan about. While I don't share my data publicly, I still feel an insecure desire to impress those Fitbit graphs incessantly judging my body from behind their liquid crystal gaze.

Priced at $129.95, only the morbidly self-obsessed or those under direct doctor's order would consider Aria a bargain. It does cost $30 less than the nearly identical Withings Wi-Fi Body Scale first introduced in 2009, but more than twice as much as standalone scales offering similar body composition measurements. That's not to say it's not worth the price, it's just not a decision you should make without understanding how you'll incorporate the Fitbit ecosystem into your own life.