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Weight tracking is widely practiced and can be useful data source. Often it goes hand in hand with diet tracking. In the most basic form it can be done with any personal scale, but smart scales which automatically record weights to a companion app exist. Additionally, some scales also calculate metrics such as body fat percentage beyond the total weight.
Tools for tracking weight[edit | edit source]
While any personal scale can be used for weight tracking, frequently app-connected smart scales are used. Examples of those are
- Fitbit smart scales such as the Fitbit Aria with provide body fat percentage in addition to total weight
- Withings smart scales, which also give fat mass, muscle mass and bone mass
Projects that use weight tracking[edit | edit source]
- Herman de Vries used a Withings smart scale to learn how running and cycling have different impacts on body composition.