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#153727 6-Oct-2014 14:58
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A few months back we ordered a Fitbit Aria for our parents in law... So now I decided to get one for our house.

Anyone else using those? Any tips or hacks worth sharing?



PS. we bought the previous Fitbit Aria from Amazon before, savings are about $30 - just bought mine from MightyApe now because I had some credits with them and wanted to use. 






 

 

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  #1148256 6-Oct-2014 15:04
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I have a scale that measures body fat, or is meant to. The readings fluctuate so much it's almost useless. It's a good brand too, Omron.

I find BMI useless. When I was 25 I barely had an once of fat on me, exercised a lot, plenty of muscle, BMI was 28 or so. Even now my BMI almost never goes below 25 even when I'm at my leanest with relatively low fat. Muscle ftw.

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  #1168141 4-Nov-2014 07:40
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I actually came to ask the same question as I cannot decide between the fitbit aria or the Withings WS-50....anyone with an opinion on either of these?




 
 
 
 




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  #1168142 4-Nov-2014 07:43
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Pretty happy with the Aria here. It complements the Fitibit well. Also Found out you can feed data from Fitbit into Microsoft HealthVault automatically.






 

 

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  #1168165 4-Nov-2014 08:10
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yeah I have the fitbit flex (waiting for the surge) and was looking to get the scales, I understand that the withings does more and can still link with fitbit and the healthvault....but just about every user review location seems to suggest that they are prone to failing, which is not good considering the additional price. 




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  #1168166 4-Nov-2014 08:12
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i like mine, i find i have to step on it twice to get an accurate reading, first one is always a few kgs over.  every other time the readings are constant and match my other scales.

recognizes the user well.

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  #1168193 4-Nov-2014 08:49
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Yup have been using a Fitbit Force for nearly a year. Before that a One
We got the Aria some time ago used to notice the weight was different however where you placed it on the floor !!
So  for consistency try keep it at the same place




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  #1168219 4-Nov-2014 09:10
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We've got a Fitbit Aria and a now-dead Fitbit Ultra (long period of no charging and now it refuses to).
I find the Aria good. I don't often weigh myself but I like to jump on occasionally before a shower, I find it always recognises me correctly (only 2 or 3 users stored).

The most useful thing for me is the tracking.  Often you look at the number and go "oh that's about the same as last time, good" (I'm not a fitness junkie), but then look at the stats history on the website and can more easily see how it compared to previous weigh-ins, mine usually trends slightly upwards.




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  #1168220 4-Nov-2014 09:14
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my fitbit force (a now recalled product) is ok, i never had a comfort issue with it, however the plastic on the back behind the main body of it has broken off and has now exposed metal.  ill be replacing it with a microsoft band most likely in the near future.

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