The Good Sleek and attractive, the Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale is easy to install. It also integrates well with Fitbit's powerful cloud-based fitness tools.
The Bad $130 is a lot to pay for a scale. Support for third-party apps isn't as strong as for other devices.
The Bottom Line If you can afford it, the $129.95 Aria Wi-Fi scale adds real-time weight tracking to Fitbit's fitness arsenal.
Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale
With Roku boxes, game consoles, and Web-enabled HDTVs, there's no question the connected home has become a reality. Now a new gadget, the Wi-Fi bathroom scale, is poised to invade our abodes. The $129.95 Fitbit Aria is a perfect example of this trend. Not only does it promise to record your weight, BMI, and even body fat percentage, it will then shoot your stats to the cloud for analysis and better motivation. That is, if you want to know.
I don't often find myself admiring bathroom scales, let alone shopping for one. Even so, when I first gazed upon the Fitbit Aria I was struck by its clean, modern look. Like most commercial scales, the Aria is flat and square. Itself weighing 4.3 pounds, its main sensing platform measures 12.3 inches by 12.3 inches and sits 1.3 inches above the floor.
What's really striking, though, is the platform's all-glass construction. The black Aria unit I tested (it comes in a white version, too) sports a smoky-hued surface that's quite sophisticated. In fact, I prefer the Aria's style over its main competitor, the. Not only is the Aria almost a pound lighter, but also its build quality feels higher. I'm especially fond of the Aria's underside, which is made from a pattern of 16 bubblelike protrusions.