I can’t remember a time in my life when there wasn’t a scale somewhere in the house. It seemed simple enough to keep track of whether my weight was going up or down. Things have changed so much in the last few years and so today I’ll look at a scale that does so much more. Yes, there will be a link to Amazon and I get a small commission if you buy something with the link. No, I didn’t get a free scale.
It was probably at least 20 years ago I got my first digital scale. Seeing a number displayed instead of a bouncing line was great. Then I got the Samsung Galaxy Watch in 2018 and it tracks a lot of my activity. All of that data flows into an app and that app also allows me to manually enter my weight. Wouldn’t it be great if the scale would talk to the app and track it automatically for me?
The Wyze Scale is relatively inexpensive and tracks 12 different metrics (see graphic above for list). Of course one of those is your weight. Heck, it can auto-recognize as many as 8 users so the whole family can be accurately tracked. There is a dedicated Wyze app tracking everything for you.
More important to me is that the scale also interacts with the apps of importance to me (or you). At release it works with Google Fit and Apple Health. Coming soon are links to Samsung Health and Fitbit. While it may only save me a few seconds by talking directly to my apps, it is great to know that everything is automated.
Are there better scales on the market? Most likely, but they cost far more and may not even have all of the features of the Wyze Scale. It truly represents a great balance of features for the buck.
Foster D. Coburn III is author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences. His first Web site was built in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013.