Okay, so I admit it, I'm an extremist. Meaning - I either avoid the scale altogether, or I can't help but check it daily or every couple days. Ideally, it's probably best to only step on the scale once a week. But I can't help myself! And yes, seeing the numbers can sometimes get depressing. Thank goodness for the Weight Gurus Smartphone Connected Digital Bathroom Scale, which was specifically designed to encourage weight loss.
This awesome scale connects to your smartphone (both Android and Iphone) with a free app that tracks your progress with charts to help you reach your goal. It also has "Weightless Technology" which lets you change how you view your weight by how much you've lost (e.g. -3.2) rather than how much you actually weigh. This is a great way to see your weight change and think positively about yourself! Because after all, you are NOT just a number on a scale!
I have my scale set to the Weightless view, but sometimes I get curious what my actual weight is so I just hit the Select button on the scale and it displays my weight. After my weight (or weight change) is displayed, a special QR type code is displayed on the screen. I simply use the Weight Gurus smartphone app to read the code, and then my progress is automatically recorded. It's so easy to use! Plus it saves me major time - I don't want to do any subtraction or track my progress on paper or by inputting all the numbers into a software. This scale and app does it all for me, so all I need to focus on is getting healthy!
The scale itself is a high-quality glass top scale with an extra-bright backlit display with large numbers. Oh yeah, and it always says Hello to me :) It uses 4 AAA batteries, which are included. I got the black version, but they also offer white, silver, and a cute chevron pattern. The scale can support up to 8 different users with the app, so it's great for the whole family! You don't have to use the app with it if you don't want to or don't have a smartphone, but boy is it nice to have the app.
I'm a huge fan of this scale and the Weight Gurus brand. They are a quality brand who make innovative products. I definitely recommend this, not only for its durable and quality construction, but for the awesome tracking app and weightless technology. (It's about time someone made a scale that makes me happy!)
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.