As the name implies, the iHealth scale is a digital scale that links up to an iPad or iPhone through a free downloadable app. Here's an image from Best Buy's website:
My scale must have been broken, though, because my display didn't say "137.3 LBS" when I stepped on the scale. My scale displayed a much, much higher number.
All kidding aside, it's a good-looking scale. It's nice and sleek, and I like that the rubber grippy things at the bottom prevent it from rocking at all.
I was also pleased that the compatible iPad app was easy to find and download in the app store. It synched up quickly with the scale through Bluetooth technology. My weight was displayed on both the scale and on my iPad. The app then adds the weight to your weight history, which you can display on a calendar or graph. You can set up multiple accounts to keep track of the weight histories of different family members.
The app also features a database of the nutritional information for thousands of foods, as well as a diary function where you can keep track of your daily food intake and exercise.
I do kind of feel like these added features are wasted on me, though, because they are redundant to what I get on the Weight Watchers eTools. I'd be more likely to use the eTools because the Weight Watchers points system is much more simplified, but then again you pay a lot more for Weight Watchers than you do for the iHealth Scale.
So I guess what I'm saying is that if you want an economical way to keep track of your weight, diet, and exercise, I recommend the iHealth Scale. The record-keeping features of the app go a long way toward keeping you accountable to your goals.
My one major gripe is that you have to go in and manually synch the scale to your iPad/iPhone through Bluetooth every time you use the scale. I found that to be a bit of a hassle.
But, overall, I'm really pleased with this scale. The results on the scale? Not so much pleased. But the scale itself is good.
Actual weight hidden behind the black bar. For an estimate, add the weights of a person plus 8,000 Thin Mints.
I have received the reviewed product from Best Buy for free.