Fitbit might be a market leader in wearable tech but one of its products cannot be worn on the body. If you did, you’d be using it as weights rather than it reading your weight.The Fitbit Aria is a smart scale that measures your weight, body fat percentage and BMI. It wirelessly syncs these stats with your Fitbit Dashboard and mobile apps, and is a great partner for the Fitbit activity trackers.There aren’t many tech gadgets that you stand on but the Fitbit Aria is one of them. See our round up of the Best Digital Smart Scales.
It is part of the Fitbit fitness and health family that famously includes the popular Fitbit Zip, Fitbit One, Fitbit Flex, Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge activity trackers. See: Which Fitbit is best?Powered by four AA batteries the Aria is certainly one of the most stylish scales available. It is available in chic black or white, topped by 0.3 inches of glass.The LED display is clear and can be read easily even through blurry just-woke-up eyes. Ads by Kiosked Body fat percentage is the total mass of fat divided by total body mass; body fat includes essential body fat and storage body fat. For most women, 14-31% is a healthy range. For men it’s closer to 6-24%.The Aria measures body fat percentage by using a body impedance method.
It has four sets of ITO electrodes that shoot a small 180 micro amp current up one leg and down other to measure body impedance.(Electrical impedance is the measure of the opposition that a circuit presents to a current when a voltage is applied. Body impedance uses a current to ascertain body fat percentage.)No electronic scale is going to be super accurate at body fat percentage rating, but the Aria will give you a decent idea. Because this measurement can be subjective, the Aria's body fat reading may not match other scales or the results of manual methods such as calipers, says Fitbit