At my gym there is this rather intimidating machine that sits in the corner, it is the worst of all the machines in the gym and has the potential to make you sweat more than any other, this one will tell you your weight, BMI and fat mass! I have only ever seen one person on it, and that was a P.T. this is probably because no one wants to be weighed in a gym full of people, but I have always been curious about the result.
Myzone have made their name in the fitness industry by creating wearable fitness heartrate systems that use wireless and cloud technology to monitor physical activity. This allows fitness club operators to use a connected solution to accurately monitor their clients’ progress. Myzone can provide information on heart rate, calories and time exercising that convert into Myzone Effort Points (MEPs), with a focus on rewarding effort rather than fitness.
I follow a flexible but healthy diet (if you ignore the chocolate and takeaways), but often turn to the scales numerous times a day. I weigh the honey I put on my yogurt at breakfast, weigh my veg to make sure I get the proper portion size for my 5-a-day, and we cook most evening meals from scratch, which involves weighing out lots of ingredients.
I didn’t realise quite the importance of kitchen scales were until a friend and I tried to make cookies without a set, how hard can it be right? Well the results were in fact incredibly hard, these cookies could cut glass, so to prevent emergency dentist trips its it best to invest in some reliable scales. Salter have been the UK’s number one brand for a long time when it comes to weighing scales, with just shy of 260 years’ experience you know you will be in safe hands with a set of their scales.
The Web Coach Prime by Terraillon is a set of Bluetooth smart scales that will measure your weight, BMI and body composition to provide a more detailed insight into your overall body weight, and works in conjunction with the Terraillon Wellness Coach. These scales break down your body composition into weight, your body mass index (BMI) and body fat, muscle mass, body water and bone mass.
Withings have recently been bought by Nokia, and our first review of the new brand is the Nokia Body Cardio Heart Health & Body Composition Wi-Fi scales. This scales offer you a comprehensive picture of your health just by stepping on; they provide readings on weight, BMI, body fat, water percentage and muscle and bone mass, as well as cardiovascular health via heart rate and pulse wave velocity,, which is recognised by the medical community as the best stand-alone indicator of overall cardiovascular health.