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If you want to feel good about yourself
1 May 2018
So according to Garmin I am fat - (over my BMI) - umproductive (not enough Exercised Induced Post exercise Oxygen Consumption - EPOC) and I need to get up and walk more often.
If you want to feel good about yourself, these are probably not the scales for you. If you are a data junky (guilty as charged) and want lots of data even if you aren't quite sure (and most other "experts" aren't either) what to do with it, then they might be just the ticket. Since you are buying a "smart" scale, I am assuming you are also as lazy as me and don't like having to manually keep track of things.
As with all Garmin products they work with the Garmin Connect app on your phone and PC to keep track of all that data (so be aware that all your data is now in Garmin's hands...) but from there it can sync nicely with apps like MyFitnessPal and keep track of your eating and drinking and weight gain all in once place. So basically, the "Smart" - read lazy - bit, works.
I found it easy to set up (read the ... documents), but the little blobs that go on the bottom for carpet are not sufficient to give a reliable weight reading (it was wonderful to suddenly lose 3 kg, but less wonderful to put it back on again once I put the scales on a hard surface). There is an occasional loss of wifi connectivity in my bedroom despite the good signal that every other device gets (but it usually works at the second time of asking) and the upload to Connect and all the other devices is pretty seamless once it does connect. Those two little niggles aside (minus one star) I like the product, even if it is a bit more expensive than it perhaps should be.