How Accurate Are Smart Scales?

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Are smart scales really that accurate?

These days, it's hard to walk into a home and find a device that ISN'T smart. Lights, thermostats, fridges, TVs, and more are all starting to sync up to our phones and/or wifi networks and changing the way we think about ordinary household appliances.

Not only that, but they're changing the way we think about other things too. Smart fridges are altering our relationships with the groceries we buy and store at home. Lights and thermostats are changing the way we think about our energy consumption and the environment. Smart TVs and apps like Netflix are changing the way we think about consuming entertainment.

smart appliances are changing everything

That's where the smart scale comes in.

Is The FitTrack Scale Accurate?

We wanted the FitTrack scales to be the most accurate scale on the market. As a result they have been more extensively validated against other body composition testing models than competitors. Independent research studies highlight the FitTrack as the most clinically accurate scale compared to market alternatives.

We designed the Dara Scale to be the most robust and accessible smart body composition scale in its class because we believe that smart devices can make smarter people.

By providing users with the following 17 different health metrics inside the complementary FitTrack Pro smart scale app:

  1. Weight
  2. Body Mass Index (BMI) 
  3. Body Fat % 
  4. Muscle %
  5. Body Water %
  6. Bone Mass
  7. Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) 
  8. Protein % 
  9. Metabolic Age
  10. Visceral Fat Index
  11. Subcutaneous Fat
  12. Standard Weight 
  13. Weight Control
  14. Fat Mass
  15. Weight without fat
  16. Muscle Mass
  17. Protein Mass

FitTrack empowers its users to make smarter personal health decisions than ever before. People worldwide are using the Dara to monitor how changes to their diet and exercise routine affect their body composition.

smart devices for weight loss    But to do that, we had to answer a question:

How does a smart scale work?

Body composition tests aren't particularly new; only having access to them in the comfort of your own home is. Previously, users had to make expensive and time-consuming trips to professionals' offices to access the kind of data that the FitTrack Dara provides. Though difficult to attain, the benefit of this process was that the results were, typically, highly accurate.

Many of these scans used bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) technology to measure body fat, muscle mass, and more. The machines were large, bulky, complicated to use, and usually required assistance. They measured body composition metrics by passing an imperceptible electrical impulse through the body and recording the resistance it met as it traveled through the body.

When we designed the FitTrack Dara, we refined this technology by adding a second impulse. Dual bioelectrical impedance analysis has proven to be significantly more accurate.

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How accurate are smart scales?

Many smart scales admit that accuracy is less important than the consistency of their reports. By these standards, they argue that users can rely on the data they provide to make smarter choices simply because, even if they're incorrect, they'll at least be incorrect regularly.

But we disagree. We believe that to make the most informed decisions, our users deserve the most accurate results. That's why we worked closely with the Fitrack Medical Advisory Board and our team of engineers to ensure that the FitTrack Dara is more than the average BMI or body fat % scale. 

FitTrack Scale Accuracy

Today, FitTrack is FDA approved and demonstrated to be within 3% as accurate as a medical DEXA scan. For those that don't know, a DEXA scan uses x-ray technology to report on an individual's body composition with incredible accuracy.

That's why over 600,000 people rely on FitTrack to provide them with dependable reports on body fat %, BMI, and more to successfully lose weight and live healthier and happier lives.

Are you one of them?