While there is nothing wrong with the simplicity of a standard electronic scale, the reality is that modern scales offer much more valuable information than their older counterparts. In this guide, we present some of the most rewarding benefits of using a smart scale, together with an overview of which scales are available at Sportsmans Warehouse.
4 Reasons You Need A Smart Scale
1.Tracking Your Weight Data Is Much Easier
Unless you are a professional athlete, you probably don’t remember how much you weighed in September last year. The result of gradual weight gain over a period of years can prove the downfall of many. Having easy access to this information can alert you to any issues before they become insurmountable.
2. Integration With Apps
Apart from automatically syncing your body weight and other metrics (something most people fail to update regularly), connecting your scale to the relevant app also unlocks additional features such as progress notification and weight loss goals.
3. Advanced Body Weight Metrics
With the exception of the Polar Balance scale, each of the scales in our guide measures body fat percentage. This can often be a more meaningful statistic for people hoping to build lean muscle mass rather than simply lose weight.
4. Multiple Profiles For Multiple Users
Setup a profile for each member of your household to ensure that everyone can benefit from your scale of choice.
Smart Scales Available At Sportsmans Warehouse
Polar Balance Scale - R1,795
Provides a daily activity goal to help you reach your goal weight. Follow your weight trends via the Polar Flow web service and app. Learn how your weight changes over time, and how your everyday actions and habits affect it. Polar Balance scale connects wirelessly to your Polar device or mobile app with Bluetooth Smart.
Tanita Body Composition Scale - R2,200
The Tanita Body Composition Scale, with Advanced InnerScan Technology, will supply you with a full body composition. Stay on top of your weight, body fat %, body weight %, total body water %, muscle mass, bone mass, metabolic age, body mass index and visceral fat. With recall function and a 5-user memory, it's perfect for the entire family. Simple to set up, quick and easy to use. Please note - The Tanita composition scale does not offer app integration.
Garmin Index Smart Scale - R2,699
Whether you’re an athlete in training or just trying to maintain a healthy weight, Garmin Index smart scale provides the metrics you need to track progress and see results. It measures weight, body mass index (BMI), body fat, water percentage, bone mass and skeletal muscle mass. This Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-connected scale gives you all the data you need to help you achieve and maintain your desired body weight, track physical progress, and better your overall health.
Not Sure Which Is Best For You?
If you still aren't sure which scale is best for your needs, have a look at the simple comparison table below. It summarizes the key features of each scale, and may help you make a decision.