We’ve had 2 days with the Fitbit Aria 2 (in white, if you want to be specific), and are excited to share our thoughts with you!
Scroll to the bottom for the more detailed review with pros and cons, but enjoy this short list of some of our Fitbit Aria 2 tips and tricks from our experience.
Fitbit Aria 2 Tips and Tricks
- You can weigh your dog. We tried it.
- Socks are strongly discouraged, for cold feet, keep your slippers close.*
- It has cute icons so you can decipher whose weight is whose while in the same room.
- Fast – (like it’s crazy fast) – we did two and they both took 22 seconds to film. Meaning, no time excuses people!
- It looks so sleek and makes you want to use it daily.
- Automatic syncs for your phone – so you have the log everyday without having to do anything but step on the scale with your phone near by.
*We tested out the weighing feature with our socks on, it did not register our body fat percentage and I think it added on a couple of pounds (or maybe that part was the plate of cookies I ate last night).
Fitbit Aria 2 Review – The Short and Sweet
Check out the features and comparison for Aria vs Aria 2 below. Here are our initial thoughts.
- Clean, crisp look.
- Super fast.
- Can hold up to 8 people.
- Syncs quickly and saves you time.
- Cute icons to make you excited about weighing daily.
- No socks allowed. (Not that this is a deal breaker, but it’s an extra step.)
- The syncing process for multiple people is not clearly outlined. I had to sync it to my phone twice when I set it up for our house on another phone. Hopefully this will be resolved.
- No trade in program. We would love to see more of these when new products come out.
This product does everything it says it does and does it well. If you are a Fitbit user, it’s a great addition, but you can even use it with out tracking your steps with Fitbit too.
Aria vs Aria 2, should I upgrade?
– We’re indifferent about this, but we can say, the price point is great for the speed and quality of the product, and if you want a more accurate scale, the upgrades make this a winner. But if you enjoy your Aria and it’s doing its thing – keep it!
So, what are the differences?
– Most are saying the Bluetooth feature is the biggest change, but sources from Fitbit mentioned on a comment thread under the Fitbit support site that Aria 2 has been re-engineered for greater accuracy, improved design, and easy Bluetooth setup. The personalized icons and greetings are new and the WiFi compatibility has been enchanted.
They also increased the weight limit to 400lbs, and you have the option to display your BMI on the scale versus just the app.
Weight Data + More
Track weight, body fat percentage, BMI (body mass index) & lean mass.
Charts + Graphs
See your trends and track progress in easy-to-read charts & graphs on the Fitbit dashboard.
Recognizes up to 8 users while keeping individual results private.
Easy Smartphone Setup
Set up your scale in minutes using your smartphone’s Bluetooth and a Wi-Fi network.
Sync stats wirelessly & automatically to computers and 200+ leading iOS, Android and Windows devices using your home Wi-Fi network.
Works With Fitbit App
See your progress over time and get the motivation to keep pushing towards your goals.
Works with Fitbit watches and wristbands so you can get a better understanding of how your activity impacts your weight.
You can preorder the Aria 2 online at Fitbit’s website. I ordered mine on Amazon here and it came early!
So, what are your thoughts. Let us know and hope you have a great rest of your week.