In this FitTrack Scale review, you will learn the major features of the scale and how the customers thought about the product. As you learned the feedback, you will be able to make an informed decision when purchasing it. Let’s first learn about the company. Lastly, we will see how people’s interest in the FitTract Scale has been changed over the past 2 years.
FitTrack is a health app company that has three major products – Dara Scale, Atria Tracker, and the app. In their company introduction page, they state that their aim is to raise people’s insight and to help to deeply understand own body by using the latest fitness technology.
One thing that caught my attention was their approach to diet. They think that one-size-fits-all diets do not work very well for everyone. People have different needs and goals. The company’s technology allows people to set their goals and track progress through a customized journey.
FitTrack Dara Scale
The official name of the scale is FitTrack Dara. With this scale, you can measure not only your weight but also do various body measurements. They include:
- Visceral AT
- Muscle mass
- Hydration level
- Bone mass
- Body fat percentage
- Protein percentage
- Body age
- Body fat
- Weight control
- Standard weight
- Weight without fat
- Muscle weight
- Protein amount
- Obesity degree
With these 17 measurements, you can understand your body from many different angles. Unlike other single-purpose scales, you will be able to see the changes in these measurements throughout your diet journey.
When it comes to accuracy, FitTrack claims that it is the most accurate body composition scale in its class. Plus, when it comes to body fat scan, there is only a 3% different range compared to a medical DEXA (x-ray) body fat percentage scan.
How can FitTrack Dara measure the 17 metrics?
Now, you might wonder how this device can scale all those 17 body measurements. When you stand on the scale, it sends a very low and safe electric signal from the four metal electrodes through your feet. The signal quickly passes through water that exists in hydrated muscle tissue. But, when it meets fat tissue, it meets resistance. This resistance is recorded and fed into FitTrack’s scientific and patented equations to calculate body measurements.
Data-driven tracking features
FitTrack Dara is a digital scale that can be connected to your smartphone. With this functionality, it opens a great potential that can benefit and help you to achieve your diet goal in a smart way. As the device gathers your information, it can provide you with:
- Customized insights
- Easy graphs and charts
- Daily, weekly, and monthly tracking
- Monitor your progress
All these data are delivered by visualization, which makes it easy to understand. Since you can keep monitoring your progress, you know how far you have come and how long more to go.
Customization is also what makes FitTrack Scale different from others. As you start using FitTrack Dara, it knows and understands your body type. Plus, as you keep using it, it even understands your habit. Based on the collected data, this smart scale adjusts its algorithms and shows body-type specific reports for you.
For your whole family
FitTrack Dara is not only for adults. Actually, it can be more useful for your kids as you can track their growth. One FitTrack scale can track up to 8 people.
Better with FitTack App
You can use the FitTrack Dara alone. But, with the app, you are missing more great features. FitTrack App is compatible with both iOS and Android. This app will display easy-to-understand and diverse data about your health.
You can track the 17 measurements of your body using this app. You can check the progress anytime anywhere as long as you hold your smartphone. By looking at these data, you can make informed decisions for your health.
I remember that I used a sleep monitoring app to track my sleeping habits. The FitTrack app exactly does that too. So, in the app, you can monitor your sleep cycles – deep, light, and REM. As you look at your sleep data, you will be able to learn how to improve your sleep quality.
Improve heart health
Note that this app can be synced not only with the scale but also with the Atria Tracker – a smartwatch that tracks your heart. If you have the Atria tracker, you can see the historical and realtime heart rates. Also, you can learn what workouts are more impactful for your heart.
Customer Reviews Analysis
When you consider to buy a product or to use a service, you will wonder what experiences other buyers had. Investigating the reviews of other users can lead to a better decision, and it is a wise thing to do as a consumer. If people are dissatisfied with it, they will complain about it and won’t recommend it. If they are happy, they will leave positive comments and share their great experiences. If we can compile and analyze those reviews, we can have an assurance about the product or the service.
That’s what I am going to do for you. I used around 450 reviews that people left on their website and Amazon. I summarized those data to generate easy-to-understand graphs and charts. Those visuals will allow you to understand the overall sentiments the customers had toward the FitTrack product. They are also extremely easy to understand.
Please note that the reviews I brought from the FitTrack website are for all FitTrack products.
Positive FitTrack Word Cloud
In a word cloud, some words will appear bigger because those specific words were more frequently used among customers. So, the bigger the more frequent, thus, if those big words are positive, it proves that most of the customers had a positive experience. Have a look at the word cloud of FitTrack.
The word cloud above should have given you a good impression of their products. The most frequent word that actual customers used in their reviews was “great”. Other big words are also positive – “love”, “awesome”, “good”, “excellent”, and many more. Just by looking at the word cloud, we can learn that most of the people were satisfied with their products.
The word cloud tells you what descriptive words people used for the product. There is another angle we can use to understand the FitTrack customer reviews. That is by categorizing the reviews into a type of 10 sentiments. While I used the review titles for the word cloud above, I used the review contents for the sentiment analysis. The result is the graph below.
I was able to run my sentiment analysis code to find out what specific sentiments people had over the FitTrack products. As we could guess from the word cloud, more than half of the review contents were positive. Of course, people shared negative experiences. I haven’t seen any review that is all positive. Despite the negative reviews, overall, people left positive comments on FitTrack’s smart health products.
FitTrack Scale Interest Trend
Another type of analysis I often use for a product review is using Google Trend. It is an extremely helpful service by Google that gives you a historical Google search trend. The idea is that if a product or a company can maintain or can increase its search volume over many years, it supports the quality of the product. If a product is bad, people won’t show their interest and eventually will never search for the product anymore. Then, how is the trend of FitTrack Scale? Plus, how has people’s interest in general been changed?
The blue line above shows the changes in people’s interest over the past 2 years. It seems like people started showing some interest in FitTrack Scale starting mid-September in 2018. Since then, there were fluctuations, but lately, it showed an upside trend. It will be interesting how the graph line will be drawn from now on. Overall, the trendline has shown a good level of people’s attention on Google.
Note that this is a global trend that does not come from the U.S. only. If we break down by country, it looks like below. The biggest interest came from Canada followed by the U.S. and the U.K.
This global trend indicates the popularity of these countries, but also it shows that FitTrack ships to major countries. The product detail page says that free shipping excludes Middle East, Africa, and Caribbean countries. I believe if you don’t live in these countries, you can order and enjoy free shipping.
As of February 2020, the price of the FitTrack Scale is $137.00. For your reference, FitTrack Atria, the smartwatch, is $151.
Also, you might want to check their bundle price. If you buy one FitTrack Scale and one FitTrack Atria, the price becomes
Sale price $274 for those two. For other bundle options, check this page.
Other things to know
So, I think I have covered major points about FitTrack Scale and the firm. But, in their FAQ section, I found other good-to-know facts.
- You can sync FitTrack Scale with Apple Health, Google Health, and many more.
- Currently, you cannot sync with Apple Watch or a computer.
- If you use FitTrack Scale only, you can use it as an ordinary scale. You should use the app to track and see the 17 measurements. Since the app is free, there is no reason not to use it.
- You can purchase it in 4 interest-free payments.
- It offers a 30-day trial and returns with no question asked.
- It offers 1-year warranty.
3 ways to lose weight fast
Since you are here to check this product, some of you may be interested in losing weight. For you, I prepared the section to introduce three fast ways to lose weight.
Reduce sugars and carbs
According to this health blog, the most essential way is to cut back on sugars and starches (carbs). If you can keep these rules, your hunger level will go down and result in consuming much fewer calories. When you have fewer carbs in your body, your body starts burning stored fat instead of carbs for energy.
Another good thing about reducing carbs is that the insulin levels go down. This helps your kidneys to release excess sodium and water out of your body. This decreases bloat and unnecessary water weight. According to the blog, it can lose up to 10 pounds or sometimes more of both body fat and water weight in the first week of reducing sugars and carbs. The article points out, “Put simply, cutting carbs puts fat loss on autopilot.“
Eat protein, fat, and vegetables
Your meal should contain a protein source, a fat source, and low-carb vegetables. By taking these sources, you can automatically reduce your carb intake down to the recommended rage of 20-50 grams per day. It has been proven that consuming plenty of protein can boost metabolism by 80 to 100 calories per day. High-protein diets can also curb cravings and obsessive thoughts about food by 60%. Plus, it can decrease the late-night snack by 50% and can make you so full that you automatically eat less (411 calories fewer) per day.
In addition, replace your carb cravings with low-carb veggies. You can eat lots of them without going more than 20-50 carbs per day. Find the list of low-carb vegetables here.
The blog recommends eating 2–3 meals per day. If you are hungry in the afternoon, add a 4th meal. The author says that when you try to do both low-carb and low-fat diet at the same time, you could fail since it is strict. Instead, adding some fat can help you and stay longer on your diet journey.
Lift weights 3 times per week
It is not compulsory to work out on this plan, but it is recommended. The article recommends going to the gym 3-4 times a week. Do some warm-up and lift weights. Lifting weights burns lots of calories and keeps your metabolism from slowing down, which is a common side effect of diet. There are studies that you can even gain a bit of muscle while removing significant amounts of body fat (source). If lifting is not your thing, do some cardio workouts such as walking, jogging, running, cycling, or swimming.
We have discovered the major features of FitTrack Dara Scale and my analysis of customer reviews. Also, we saw that the trend of people’s interest in the scale has been positive over the past 2 years. All combined, FitTrack Scale can be a great fit as a sidekick for your health and diet goals.
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