Activ8rlives Case Studies
Just Average Jen – Body Analyser
When I was contacted and asked to review a set of these Activ8rlives Body Analyser Bluetooth Smart Scales I was quite excited as I have only ever used normal digital scales at home or the Slimming World scales at my Slimming World group so the idea of fancy scales like this appealed to me. I was also to be reviewing the BuddyBand2 activity monitor and sleep tracker made by the same company so was keen to see how both would work with the Activ8rlives4 Health+Wellness app they provide to track various elements of your health.
Initially, I was a little daunted by the scales as there is a quite chunky instruction booklet with them. The scales I had used previously were the kind you pop batteries in and set to kg or lb/st and then jump on them, usually followed by crying at the numbers it shows! However, on closer inspection to the booklet, I saw it wasn’t as bad as I had imagined and they looked easy to operate! A support phone number to call for assistance if any problems were encountered during setup was very reassuring. I was also very impressed that the scales weigh up to 180kb (400lb), which I think is brilliant. So many scales weight to around 22/23 stones and when I was at my largest weight I found this difficult as if I was at the very largest end of the bracket they could weigh I worried they were not accurate and of course many people are not actually sure what they weigh. For this reason, I think these are a great buy as there is less fear that they won’t hold your weight if you are large.
The scales have a black tempered glass top and a very sturdy feeling plastic base. They look very stylish and well made as you can see on my photos. They have a good weight so don’t feel at all flimsy.
Initial Set Up
Setting the scales up was very easy and just involved putting the batteries (included) in the base of the scales. Installing the app and connecting the scales to it is very straight forward. Despite my initial fears the instruction booklet was very detailed in how to set up the app and scales along with troubleshooting for if any problems were encountered. I didn’t need to use the support phone number or troubleshooting pages of the booklet as set up was so straight forward.
Day to day use and accuracy
Every time I used them I found them easy to work and did not encounter any issues once I had found a hard, flat floor to use them on as this is recommended rather than carpet. Despite me not being too impressed with the numbers shown on the scales they were I believe accurate in comparison to my other scales and the ones I weigh on at my Slimming World group, which are regularly calibrated. The scales not only measure weight but they also give muscle mass, body fat, visceral fat and bone mass. The measurements all automatically are sent by Bluetooth to the app, which shows your weight, BMI and all the other measurements and updates every time the scales are used.
Any Problems or suggestions?
Other than suggesting that the scales told lies and pretended that I was lighter than I actually am, there is nothing I can think of that I would change about these scales. They do the job and give various information, which seems to be accurate so I would definitely recommend them if you are looking for scales that have all these functions.
Where can Body Analyser Bluetooth Smart Scales be bought?
It is available for £49.99 directly from www.activ8rlives.com, on Amazon, and Ebay.
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