It probably is crazy for someone who’s told people to throw away their scales that I’m now sharing a scale that I really like. If the scale simply measured weight, it would not be happening… And I still don’t believe in weight loss goals for most people (and if you want to know what I do think is a good way to set a fitness goal, check this out), but so far would recommend the FitTrack Dara Scale (which bills itself as the world’s most accurate smart scale) for anyone who is health conscious and wants to keep track of data surrounding their health!
Disclaimer: Before we go further, I must say that I was given this scale for free in exchange for a post on instagram about it, but that my opinions are mine and mine alone. I honestly was hoping to get the activity tracker too (what I thought came with it when I agreed to do the post), but just the scale itself has been fantastic, so if anything ever happens to my Apple watch (or the fam at FitTrack offers), I would be super excited to pair it all together and see how having a suite of wellness data works!
I think staying on top of our wellness is incredibly important right now – obviously, in a global pandemic where staying healthy and building up our immune systems is so key, so that if we are exposed to the virus, we can fight it off!
Additionally, if we are limited in our activities (gyms closed, people sheltering in place) it can be harder to stay active.
While I am not someone who’s worried about the “Quarantine 15” or putting on weight while our whole world is in a crisis, I think that the positive effects that physical activity and health have on our mental health can make a big difference.
That’s one of the things I really like about this scale – it measures more than just weight (although that’s surely the most accurate metric), but hydration level, protein level, and basal metabolic rate.
For me, it has been fun to watch my hydration change and see if I can move the needle on it myself!
Here’s a video I did walking through some of my favorite features (one of which, I’m not going to lie, is how chic it looks):
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The lovely folks at @fittrack sent me their #fittrackscale to try out, and I wanted to share it with you! It’s so much more than a scale (if it wasn’t, I wouldn’t even touch it, because I don’t think weight is important outside of limitations on elevators). In addition to this video, I shared more info on my blog (link in bio) where you can also get 20% off using code “MANDIE20” if you’d like to take tracking some health measures to the next level! I appreciate the company for both sending me the scale and for extending my posting deadline until I was a bit more comfortable posting non-BLM content, too! Is there anything you’re doing to stay healthy these days?
As mentioned in the video, you can use the app to track data over time. It also can save info for up to eight people, so the whole family can use it.
One thing I didn’t consider that Tommy broke down for me is that it says it is accurate to within 3%. While that makes this still the most accurate smart scale there is, I can still see getting frustrated it it doesn’t report accurately, because for a relatively fit person, 3% may be all the movement they see. I guess that’s the benefit of the graphs and history keeping – you can at least watch for your numbers to trend up or down, depending on your goals!
I think this will be a great way to make sure my body stays in healthy condition and that I keep moving toward “more fit” versus any other direction. I wish I would have had it at the beginning of when I started my last program, but as I start a new one today, I am excited to have it at my disposal!
I’d love to hear about any methods you have for tracking your health and fitness – please comment below!