*Disclaimer: This product was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.
I know, weighing yourself can be no fun. It can seem like punishment. I've heard arguments for and against weighing yourself every day, and I think it really just depends on personal preference. I like to weigh myself every day because I like to know that I'm staying on track, but it's not an obsessive thing to me. I do work out regularly and am working towards a specific goal, so it's a daily reminder to stay on top of things and to make smart choices regarding my health.
The Beets BLU Bluetooth Scale makes it really easy to do this because it does so much more than just tell you your weight! This hooks up to your phone via Bluetooth, hence the name, and reads you your weight, body mass index (BMI), hydration level, and muscle mass. It retails for $59.95 on Amazon and is available for iPhone 4S and later, iPad (mini, 3, 4, and Air), and Android 4.4 and later.
The design is a nice, sleek black. It's super shiny and reflective, which was kind of annoying for taking photos because I always got a reflection. But at least you can see that it's well-made!
The scale itself is nice and light and measures 12" by 12". I placed it in my kitchen because my bathroom is too small and didn't have a convenient spot for it, and this works best on hard floors (i.e. no carpet). It comes with batteries and is easy to set up--just download the app to your device, put the batteries in, and step on. One thing to note is that even if you don't have your phone in range or on Bluetooth when you step onto the scale, it'll remember the measurements and upload them to the app the next time you have your phone in range/on Bluetooth.
The scale itself is so cool, but what I really like is that it has the app to go along with it. I like having a visual chart to view my progress (or possible regression!), because it's a good motivator for me to stay on track. The photo above has my measurements from today on the left and my monthly totals on the right. The monthly totals don't have a ton of data because I just started using the scale within the last week or two, but this gives you an idea of what the charts look like.
Now, I have to admit, I was skeptical at first. I had no doubts the scale would be able to accurately measure my weight, but how was it going to know my BMI, muscle mass, and hydration? I can say for certain that the BMI measurements are spot on because I manually calculated it after using the scale and got the same result. I don't have access to a body fat scale so I can't be sure that the muscle mass is correct, but it seems accurate to me based on what I know about my body and lifting schedule/capabilities. As far as hydration, I drink a lot of water and I'm conscious of how much I've had in a day, so this seemed accurate, too.
- The Beets BLU Bluetooth Scale is available on Amazon