Hello there my awesome readers! Today I have for you something a little different, we’re going to be doing our first Equipment Review here at The Quest for Fitness!
So there’s little guess work involved, as you no doubt saw from the picture. The first review is going to be.. A scale?
That’s right! Good health and fitness is built from the ground up, with the right nutrition and the right tools to measure the changes you make. It’s a lot more important than people often realize, as we are able to accurately measure the progress of our training and nutrition and the effect it has on the body.
It’s one thing to lift weights all day or even eat healthy, but if you can’t actually produce some genuine numbers to back your work, you may be doing damage and not even realizing it! Well maybe it’s not “damage” always, but remember that knowledge is power.
So that being said, let’s get right into it.
This scale comes with an exceptional variety of features worth mentioning, and if you’re coming from your typical household bathroom scale, this is going to feel like something from the future. Where your old-fashioned bathroom scale simply had a spring inside and could tell you “weight” and nothing else, the Renpho Smart Scale is designed to tell you a lot more, such as:
- Body Fat
- Skeletal Muscle
- Muscle Mass
- Hydration Level
- ..and more!
Wondering how it does it? The Renpho Smart Scale uses Bio-Electric Impedance Analysis through the bottoms of your feet to get an accurate read on your body overall. Don’t worry though, you won’t even feel anything when it happens. You simply stand on the scale for a few seconds, and voila!
But there is one catch – the Smart Scale relies on your Smartphone in order to give you all those fancy readings. So in order to measure more than just body weight, you’ll need your phone and you’ll need to download the Renpho app as well.
With that all setup, simply turn on your Bluetooth and open the app. When you stand on the scale, it will take a few seconds to get the full read, and then it will be instantly sent to your phone.
From there you’ll have the full report saved under your current user profile. If you have other members of the family that wish to use the scale as well, you can add them as a new user to your app, or they can download it on their own phone also.
Additional There’s even an Athlete Mode that takes more athletic and muscular body types into consideration.
With the app you can even do things like view your measurement history, set weight and body fat goals, and browse the FAQ section for more helpful tips. Check it out sometime for free on the Google Play Store.
But how is the Quality?
I definitely have no qualms about the overall build of the product. I was worried about the shipping (because it is a glass scale after all), and then again for a while using it for the first bit.
Turns out it is made from 5mm tempered glass and can support up to 400 lbs. It’s quite sturdy when you get to hold it in your hands, so I’m not actually worried.
It’s very aesthetically pleasing too, with a sleek black surface and a very easy to read LED display. I find it really fits into the more modern bathroom design.
At first I was a bit off-put by the whole “downloading an app and pairing it with.. A scale?” idea but it really makes it easy to record and track your results each day. And, unlike my previous scale, this one actually detects my feet when I stand on it. Not to mention, the info syncing to your phone is super fast too.
Customer Support you can Count On!
Again, I was originally thinking “Monday to Friday customer phone, email, and chat support? For a scale?” But then I remembered that the app needs to be updated, and more factors involved means more things can go wrong.
For the record, I haven’t had to call Customer Support for anything (fingers crossed!) but I have heard good things overall online.
Show me some Value!
My favorite part, the prices! Because I love a good deal, like anybody else right?
So is it a good deal? Why yes, in fact it very much is!
At the time of writing, it was about $20 on Amazon which is what I also paid for mine. Some basic scales might only go for $10-15, but the higher end models can go up closer to $100.
Me personally, I would never pay over $40 for something like this, but thankfully this scale comes fully loaded with features and is half that price. So yeah, this is a fantastic deal.
I’m sold on it, and this is only my first Renpho brand product to date. I’ve been using it every day since I bought it a few weeks back and really wanted to get to know it before I pumped out a review. And I can say it has passed with flying colors.
So if you’re trying to lose weight, build muscle, or just in the market for a great new scale, definitely go check this one out. Some may not be fond of using their phone as part of the process, but it’s a very small inconvenience that is worth getting past for the sake of a very good product.
And if my review left you hungry for more info, check out the hundreds of other happy customer reviews on Amazon.
Take care and have a great day!