@MrMikenIkes to clarify, the app is optional. I am your friendly meh buyer for this item, and installed the app and connected to this scale myself. After creating a profile, it will take you to a screen asking if you want to sign up for their service, but you can simply tap the X to exit and decline.
@MrMikenIkes I’ve never connected my Lose It to anything but I have used it for years to help me track weight, food, and exercise. Not so much on the last one
But I use the free app and don’t sync it with friends or other apps. Lost 65 pounds. Found 15 again. But still net 50.
@bakerzdosen I wouldn’t count on it (). My 20+ year old scale bit the dust so I bought the Eufy Smart Scale P1 here using a coupon. Step on that thing 2 times in a row and nothing matches or is even close. Maybe people will be lucky and find this one more accurate than that one is too. Or not.
I’ll just point out that you don’t need a scale that specifically has anything to do with Lose It in order to sync a scale’s measurements into the Lose It app.
All you need is a scale that does Bluetooth and puts its measurements into iOS’s Health app, because Lose It imports from Health, automatically.
For example, I have a Eufy scale (coincidentally sold here but that’s not where I got it) and I just step on the scale, and Lose It gets updated, calorie allowance, etc. It’s great! Way better than having to put that stuff in constantly yourself. And I don’t have to pay anything extra in the Lose It app. I’m using that for free, which I feel a little guilty about, but, I’m poor, so, I don’t feel that guilty.
@michaelant Also, if you have a Fitbit (I have the old Charge 2) you can integrate the Fitbit app with LoseIt and the Eufy scale app. Then LoseIt automatically gets your weight and activity. Pretty slick, really.
@tweezak Yeah I do that with the Apple Watch and it’s a great one-two combo. I lost 45lbs! Mostly that’s because I got a job that required me to move around a lot more, but having an accurate count of the calories burned allows me to know when I can have extra that day. And not having to do that manually means it actually gets done.
@michaelant My former employer started a program where you could get points for tracking. Those points could be exchanged for actual money. When that went away with my job I lost all motivation to log my food and I rapidly gained weight. Didn’t help that sitting around applying for jobs is lousy exercise.
What makes this iOS only? I use Lose It! on Android but this being listed as iOS only seems odd unless this scale has a separate iOS only app that then syncs over to Lose It!, perhaps? Or does the Android version just not support it for some reason?
@Mattroid - We tested for that functionality specifically. Unfortunately, you cannot directly sync with an Android device through the app, the option simply isn’t there. Although, weights synced through an iOS device would show up (via cloud syncing) on your Android device running the app (If you’re into that sort of thing, or supposing you’ve got an iPad to sync with).
@2many2no Good question. Since your phone is mounted to the wall in the kitchen and has a coiled cord that won’t reach nearly far enough. In addition, you probably have a party line and then all your neighbors would know how heavy you are. Better stick with counting calories using that little book and a spiral note pad.
I have an etekcity scale that I bought on Amazon for about $20 or so last year. It has a free app that shows a bunch of details like BMI, body fat, water, subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, protein, metabolic age, etc.
I’m pretty happy with it. I don’t know how truly accurate it all is, but it is consistent and that’s the more important aspect. The app doesn’t do the food tracking that the Lose It app does, but it does write the readings to Apple’s Health thing, so they’re available to Lose It. btw I’ve lost 25 pounds since I got it. I’m at the lightest I’ve been in many years, so even in these times o’ quarantine it’s possible.
I have the Wyze scale (wyze.com) which has the same functionality and the same shortcomings as the other scales mentioned. The advantage it has is that I can watch myself weighing myself on my Wyze camera