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Product Review | Aria Scale

December 5, 2016 / Product Reviews

Product: Fitbit Aria Wifi Scale

Maker: Fitbit | | San Francisco

Price: $128.47 USD

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Some of you might think that launching a product review of a scale during the holiday season, right smack between Thanksgiving and Christmas, is a blunder, but I politely disagree. Now is the BEST time to get a scale, and begin making it part of your daily routine. Tracking your weight is an easy way to monitor your progress, spot trends (both positive and negative), and you can use it to track fluid loss during intense workouts. Here’s the thing, by hopping on the scale now, you know that the results probably aren’t going to get much worse. I’ve been using Fitbit’s Aria Wifi Scale for a couple years now and absolutely love it. It’s simple. It’s easy. It works every time. If you’re in the market for a new scale – I highly recommend this one.


  • Weighing humans
  • Covering floor space


  • Accurate to a tenth of a pound. A superior alternative to the old fashioned analog scales that littered the bathroom floors of your youth.
  • Measures Body Mass Index (BMI). Haven’t compared the BMI values to other tools, however, so can’t speak to the accuracy of its measurement. However, it is precise, and its consistency is useful in identifying trends.
  • Allows for multiple users and guests. How does it do this? Magic I’m sure. But it works!
  • IFTT Compatibility.  IFTT = If This Then That. In case you’re not familiar, the site exists to make the services that people use more productive by connecting them. The Aria Wifi Scale can be programmed to transfer data (weight, date, BMI) to a Google Sheet. Which allows you to track your weight and BMI over time. Interested? Checkout the ‘recipe’ to set it up.
  • Reliability. I’ve never had an issue with it dropping the wifi, or crashing it. It just works.
  • Syncs with other devices in the Fitbit universe like the Fitbit Charge HR


  • Delivers the truth. Even if you’re not interested in seeing it.
  • No Spotify Compatibility. Doesn’t allow you to play your Spotify playlists during the weigh-in process. You must endure the ten second weighing process in agonizing silence. Ok, I’ll admit, I’m really reaching here.
  • It’s a scale. It works. There’s not a lot to complain about here.

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Writer. MBA. Hiker. Climber. Adventurer. Former Wildland Firefighter.