Wednesday, February 8, 2012

iHealth Product Review

               Immediately upon receiving the iHealth scale, I was excited to try it out. I am always into health and fitness and this seemed like a great way to track is. The iHealth scale is a digital scale that syncs with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod. First, the user needs to download the application on their apple device called iHealth. After installing this free app, you must enable Bluetooth on the device, then you simply step on the scale and weigh yourself. It automatically stores everything on the application for you. It will record your weight history in a list format, graph format or on a calendar format.

                There are a few other functions of the application including the calories tab. With this function you can track your daily calorie intake and see how it correlates with your daily weight. There is also a “frequently asked questions” tab that gives you lots of information about body weight knowledge, tips and instructions on using the scale and application.

                The product is 1.5 inches high, 13 inches wide and 13 inches deep. It weighs about 4.4 pounds. It’s a very heavy duty and sturdy scale.

                I thought the scale was very nice and of very good quality. The scale and the app were both very user-friendly and easy to use. I think that this combination of resources would be very useful for someone trying to lose weight or simple maintain and track their current weight. The only negative thing I found about the product was in the application itself. I felt like it needed to have more complexity to it. Although I liked the simplicity of the product, at the same time, it seemed like it needed more functions within the application. Maybe a more complex calorie tracker would help. A more colorful and complex screen would prove to help, I believe. Otherwise, I thought it was a very neat and useful product and I will thoroughly enjoy the journey of tracking and monitoring my weight. Studies show that tracking something, anything really, can help you gain or maintain control of whatever it is you are tracking. It also shows that by tracking something you can typically achieve more success. I think the iHealth Scale would be an excellent tool in achieving weight loss or maintenance goals.

Disclaimer: I have received the reviewed product from Best Buy for free.

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