In 2011, I shared about the Zero Scale. What I loved about the scale was that it kept track of how much weight I had lost, but didn’t stress me out about how much I actually weighed. Since I was working out and lifting weights at the gym, weight was kind of a relative thing. I may have gained weight but lost fat but a traditional scale didn’t reflect that. I used the Zero Scale until I received the Ozeri scale with nice big numbers on a readable dial. Unfortunately, that one was quickly pushed aside when I received the Ozeri BMI scale. It keeps track of the BMI and not just the weight. You would think I would be done with changing scales by now but I like cool features and my latest body scale, Weight Gurus Basic Body Scale touched a nerve. It offers smart phone tracking. The geekiness factor won and I simply could not pass up trying this one out.
I mean, seriously, it’s a smart scale! Having things sync with my phone is pretty cool. If everything in my house, like my washer and dryer and refrigerator, all synced with my phone I would be extra excited. Alas they don’t, so I’m happy that the scale does.
First let me tell you about the scale itself. It’s square with a nice stepping platform. It’s black with a very low-profile; extremely sleek. I’ve mentioned before that don’t particularly like scales that use the watch batteries because I don’t typically keep those on had. This one requires AAA batteries – unfortunately it requires FOUR of them.
Then there’s the app… Anyone monitoring their weight knows the importance of tracking information. On many occasions, we have attributed our success to tracking our food intake using MyFitnessPal. Goals and actions are easier to acknowledge when you see them in front of you. The ability to sync your weight adds another layer to the process with each layer helping you with your goals.
Whether you’re on an Apple or Android device you’re set. The scale works with both platforms. I wish the scale, box or instructions contained a QR code to make finding the app online easier. Despite the lack of a quick lookup option, it didn’t take a lot of time to find it in the app store. Set up an account and you’re ready to start monitoring your weight.
As for syncing when you weigh; that is also very easy. After your weight results are displayed, a digital QR code shows up on the screen. All you do is open your phone to the app, select appsync, zoom the necessary amount to get it to focus correctly and just like any other QR code reader, it scans the information and transfers it to the app.
For someone who wants to see that they are losing weight but doesn’t want to see the numbers on the scale the weightless feature is fantastic. It’s easy to toggle back to see your weight results but at least they’re not staring you in the face when you step on the scale. One of the complaints I had about Zero Scale is that I couldn’t set my starting weight. I had gotten the scale after I had already lost a lot of weight so it was somewhat discouraging to see my total not accurately reflected. The weightless function on the Weight Gurus scale itself appears to have the same issue. You’re able to reset it back to zero at any time but you’re not able (at least that I’ve been able to figure out) to set a starting weight. However, if you’re using the app, you’re able to retroactively enter weight by date.
Weight Gurus Basic Body Scale offers some cool and useful features. If you are seeking a scale that tracks your BMI, I recommend checking out our previous review. If you need a scale that helps motivate you and provides the tools to easily track your progress, then this is a great option. Purchase the Weight Guru Body Scale from Amazon before the end of June and save an additional $10 using coupon code “GETGURUS”