This month dear valued members and non-members (in case you’re just browsing our wearefitness website) I’d like to explore a subject that, quite frankly is not top most in our minds.

While it’s true that a lot of fitness tech on the market is a success of digitised style over substance, looking beyond your standard scales could be a wise move. They just tell one story – your weight – and using this sole metric to assess your condition is to miss the full picture. After all, the dial between your toes can shift for any number of reasons. Weight loss might simply be water loss. While weight gain may be the desired result of building muscle.

Smart scales measure factors such as your body fat, muscle mass and bone density, and many even allow you to sync this information with your phone.

A recent study found the people who used smart scales were more likely to weigh in weekly than those who relied on regular scales.

Still, smart scales don’t (yet) operate with pin point accuracy, and variables such as your hydration levels can affect results. The data should be seen more as a guide than fact.

At the end of the day, how your body feels is still the best measure of progress.

Not all that counts can be counted.

And on that note I’d like to wish you all a very Happy Merry Christmas and a successful, healthy New Year.