Fitbit Aria WiFi Smart Scale £25.00 in-store Boots
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Fitbit Aria WiFi Smart Scale £25.00 in-store Boots

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Found 4th Apr 2015
Just picked up a couple of the Fitbit Aria WiFi Smart Scales from Boots, Clapham Junction for £25.00 each. The cheapest I have seen these online is £89. There was a few more left on the shelves, not sure how many. They also had loads of Garmin Vivofit 1 for £20, which is a good deal for the monitor, but I had no need for it.

I asked at the counter, and was told that various stores are having smart health product clearances, so check your local store for items. May be store specific, let me know if anyone one else is lucky enough to find any.

This has a really useful feature of telling you your body fat percentage - wish I hadn't checked!

You can see more info on the Aria from this review: engadget.com/pro…ia/

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good buy, sorry its not on line, my store at Coventry Arena, does not sell them !!

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Satchmo

good buy, sorry its not on line, my store at Coventry Arena, does not … good buy, sorry its not on line, my store at Coventry Arena, does not sell them !!



Maybe just have a look, I didn't think my store in Clapham did either, but they had a shelf stacked, which I just passed by chance...

wow v good price

So hot that it's almost unbelievable! Heading to boots immediately.

Is this compatible with the Up24?

nice if can find

DaddyHo

Is this compatible with the Up24?



it doesn't link with an activity tracker, just uploads measurements to fitbit account online via WiFi.

OP please could you post a clearer pic of your receipt? I asked about this and they thought it might be reboxed stock that needs shifting and would likely carry a different code from normal stock with newer packaging.

This is HOT! Paid £79 for mine! :-)

There's 3 stores in Clapham Junction (crazy!), which one was it?

They are a bit fussy at times, but worth it when cheap. Full price is far too much though. Got a set for £14 before Xmas from Tesco. That was probably a one off although some stored had them on clearance at £25

Got one and a Fitbit wrist thingy, lost loads of clem over 6 months. Paid £79, have some hotness

Expect this tech to start falling in price and being cleared, Apple health watch is imminent and will unfortunately become the dominant player in the market.

Great find OP, have some heat.

How is the Apple Watch going to weigh you?!? :-p

Great price, looking for one of these, none at Warwickshire Shopping Park though

How can it possibly tell your body fat percentage without taking into account muscle mass which varies in everyone?

Original Poster

incka

There's 3 stores in Clapham Junction (crazy!), which one was it?


The largest of the three, the one near ASDA.

Original Poster

-BA-

OP please could you post a clearer pic of your receipt? I asked about … OP please could you post a clearer pic of your receipt? I asked about this and they thought it might be reboxed stock that needs shifting and would likely carry a different code from normal stock with newer packaging.



Hello, not at home currently, but will do when I return.

GrantG182

How can it possibly tell your body fat percentage without taking into … How can it possibly tell your body fat percentage without taking into account muscle mass which varies in everyone?



I'm 15% body fat according to it, I've been down to 10% a couple of months ago yet I have the belly of easy living in real life. Apparently calipers are the way...

Apparently doesn't work with Apple Healthkit directly, but there's an import tool to work with that: appleinsider.com/art…ces

Original Poster

GrantG182

How can it possibly tell your body fat percentage without taking into … How can it possibly tell your body fat percentage without taking into account muscle mass which varies in everyone?


Apparently it sends an electrical current through you to check distribution of mass. You don't feel it! I guess it must be fairly approximate, not read any reviews on the accuracy...

How many were left when you got yours ?

Morsicatio

Apparently it sends an electrical current through you to check … Apparently it sends an electrical current through you to check distribution of mass. You don't feel it! I guess it must be fairly approximate, not read any reviews on the accuracy...



Yes it's crap, there are better ones that use a cord to increase the accuracy but even that's not very accurate. The only way to be sure is to use callipers (which you can get cheaper than this device too )

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Tennis123

How many were left when you got yours ?



More than two, but I cannot be quite sure, as I was in a rush.

I hope they have one local to me, I;ve been looking for one for a while

HPUK code to get 10% off a £75 or more spend. Cant see many spending that much but may be useful to someone.

Stupid question, but are they accurate?

They seem to be pretty accurate, on a solid floor.

topgeezah

Expect this tech to start falling in price and being cleared, Apple … Expect this tech to start falling in price and being cleared, Apple health watch is imminent and will unfortunately become the dominant player in the market.Great find OP, have some heat.



That's not a dead cert. Fitbit have a couple of years experience already under their belt not to mention a pretty decent app / web portal. Apple may have a tough time catching up, regardless of how well their iwatch sells. Not that they should have to, mind, as there are two slightly different markets here; the fitness band and the smartwatch.

Excellent price. I paid regular price on amazon a couple of weeks ago. The device is hopeless if you have two people of similar weight - it keeps thinking we are each other when it uploads the weight to its website. The iPhone app for it is rubbish too in my opinion.

DaddyHo

Is this compatible with the Up24?


I saw someone post a recipe on the IF app website that does this (think it just sends the Fitbit account data to your Up app)

Thanks Op just got the last one from boots in Notting hill London fantastic price

topgeezah

Expect this tech to start falling in price and being cleared, Apple … Expect this tech to start falling in price and being cleared, Apple health watch is imminent and will unfortunately become the dominant player in the market.Great find OP, have some heat.



Apple? expect it to be £150+ with a queue of brainwashed idiots lining up to be fleeced then.

Just a word of caution:

1. They can measure a bit bonkers - even on solid floors - so look at the overall direction of travel of the resulting line on the graph, rather than paying attention to daily measurements.

2. They are meant to work out who is standing on them, based on previous weight and fat levels, but ours regularly thinks that I am my Mrs...

3. I am pretty sure that the Fitbit web site works in some weird weight values and then has rounding errors - so sometimes, for example, the scales will say I am something 10lbs, the website will say 9.5lbs and the phone app, well, let's just say it sometimes appears to be on crack.

4. Forgetting all of that though, connecting these to your WiFi network will drive you nuts - not just once, but every time you change the batteries and have to go through the whole palaver again (it doesn't remember the WiFi settings between battery changes).

5. Finally, the real kicker: this only has 802.11b WiFi built in. Why should that be a problem? Well, lot's of home broadband routers these days (the things that provide your house WiFi network) don't do 802.11b - because that's sooo last year darling. Most are now 802.11g or 802.11n - so do check first, otherwise these scales will never connect to the internet and therefore Fitbit's web site.

creamola

Just a word of caution:1. They can measure a bit bonkers - even on solid … Just a word of caution:1. They can measure a bit bonkers - even on solid floors - so look at the overall direction of travel of the resulting line on the graph, rather than paying attention to daily measurements.2. They are meant to work out who is standing on them, based on previous weight and fat levels, but ours regularly thinks that I am my Mrs...3. I am pretty sure that the Fitbit web site works in some weird weight values and then has rounding errors - so sometimes, for example, the scales will say I am something 10lbs, the website will say 9.5lbs and the phone app, well, let's just say it sometimes appears to be on crack.4. Forgetting all of that though, connecting these to your WiFi network will drive you nuts - not just once, but every time you change the batteries and have to go through the whole palaver again (it doesn't remember the WiFi settings between battery changes).5. Finally, the real kicker: this only has 802.11b WiFi built in. Why should that be a problem? Well, lot's of home broadband routers these days (the things that provide your house WiFi network) don't do 802.11b - because that's sooo last year darling. Most are now 802.11g or 802.11n - so do check first, otherwise these scales will never connect to the internet and therefore Fitbit's web site.



You've just confirmed what I have just been reading in reviews. Been reading that is has problems with measuring body fat too. I'm quite tempted, but accuracy problems would drive me nuts.

5. Finally, the real kicker: this only has 802.11b WiFi built in.



Thanks for the good review, I thought I wanted it but I'll have a quick look round the local shops but won't go crazy. I might go for the Withings scale instead as that has bluetooth too.

Boots Falcon Road Clapham Junction didn't have stock this morning but the label was on the shelf where there had been stock. There's two Germin bands, one with heart rate for £35 one without for £20. They look like repackaged customer returns though.

managed to grab the last one at boots in Southend-on-Sea

Want one of these, but will probably pay regular price as can't be bothered going all the way to Boots.

Managed to get one today from boots, sooooo happy. Thank you, great find:-)
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