EatSmart Precision CalPal Digital Bathroom Scale (Product Review)

15 Nov

I received an EatSmart Precision CalPal Digital Bathroom Scale for free in exchange for a review on my blog and an amazon.com review. I volunteered for this opportunity, and all opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links in this post.

A few weeks ago I was contacted with an opportunity to review the EatSmart Precision CalPal Digital Bathroom Scale.  Since the marathon I have started to think about tracking my food intake again to try to lose the last few pounds that I would really like to lose. I’ve been on and off with tracking my intake for the past few years but really stopped once I was in the thick of marathon training. I didn’t want to be reducing my food intake when I should be worrying about fueling my body.

One thing that I have missed in the past with tracking my food intake is using a scale to regularly track my weight. I have been a bit scared of the scale and try not to rely on my weight for how healthy I feel. So, I never really had a way to track any weight loss except when I went to the doctor.

Lots of background, I know. 😉 Anyhow, when I had the opportunity to try out this scale I figured what the heck, then I’d finally have a scale to track my progress with. For better or for worse.

I received the EatSmart Precision CalPal Bathroom Scale last week.

EatSmartScale1

Here’s whats cool about this scale:

  • Nice design – it’s clear glass so it has a pretty slick look. The blue back-lit screen is nice too.
  • It can track up for 4 different users – the hubby and I both put in our info and it saves it seperately! When we weigh ourselves we also don’t have to indicate which user it is, the scale will make an educated guess based on our last measured weight (and if it is unsure, ask for confirmation). Very cool.
  • BMI Calculation – Based on your height, weight, gender it calculates your BMI.
  • Caloric Intake Calulation – It shows you how many calories you should eat to maintain your weight.
  • Calibration – It’s very simple to set up and calibrate for the first time.
  • Auto shut off after 10 sections of no button use.

After I opened the box I was able to very easily set up my user profile by inputting my gender, height, age, estimated activity level and then weighed myself.

The hubby did it too with no issues so here are a few photos from his experience…

Inputting his height.

EatSmartScale2After you enter your gender, height and estimated activity level, you then weigh yourself.

EatSmartScale3The scale displays your weight and your suggested caloric intake to maintain your weight, which toggles with showing your BMI.

I do think that BMI should be taken as a grain of salt – a true measurement of your body fat percentage is always more accurate – but I do think it can be a overall indicator of where you are on your health journey. I do not believe it is the end all be all though – it does not take things like muscle weight into account (many football players are considered obese based on their BMI).

I think that if you are looking for a simple and easy to use scale with a few perks this scale may be perfect for you. At $35 on Amazon.com I belive the price is reasonable for the information you can get and the fact that it can store multiple users.  It is also super easy to use and very modern looking, which are definite pluses in my book.

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