Your bathroom scales could help you lose weightAll you have to do is step on them more

09 February 2016

Bathroom scales

Got bathroom scales? Use them more and you could lose more weight

Use your bathroom scales more and you’re more likely to lose more weight.

That's the finding from the University of Manchester and bathroom scales manufacturer Withings.

Their study also found an association between using bathroom scales more and reducing your BMI. Female scales users were found to have a lower BMI and male users a higher BMI than the average population, in comparison with the Health Survey for England 2011.

The research also discovered that the more you lose weight, you’re more likely to step on the scales more often – while you’re less likely to do so if you’ve gained. 

The findings were based on data collected from 975 Withings smart scale users over a four year period.

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Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer

Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer; but are smart scales a smart buy?

Data for this study was collected from users of Withings smart scales – that is, scales that you can connect to your smartphone or tablet via either Bluetooth or Wifi.

We’ve recently tested the Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer bathroom scales. These scales are designed to immediately recognise up to eight different users as soon as they step on, and they’ll also record your weight to help you track your progress.

As well as measuring your weight, the Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer gives readings for your body-fat percentage, heart rate and BMI – as well as a weather forecast and air quality assessment if those sort of things are important to you. But at £130, is it any good?

Smart scales tend to be pricier than those that don’t connect to your smartphone or tablet. Browse our bathroom scales reviews to find out whether it’s a technology worth investing in.

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