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- Provides a personalised daily activity goal
- Large display ensures digits are easily readable
- Up to 10 users
- Follow your body mass index (BMI)
- Connects wirelessly to Polar devices via Bluetooth
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Polar Flow web service and app
Follow your daily progress and get guidance that helps you meet your goals. Learn how changing your daily routine can improve your well-being.
- Free web service and app
- Flow app compatible with Android (4.3 and later) and iOS
Connected Smart Scale
Polar Balance is more than a smart scale. It's a complete solution designed to help you set, reach and maintain your weight loss goals.
- Creates a personalized daily activity goal to help you reach your goal weight and automatically transfers it to your Polar wrist unit
- Provides weight trends and body mass index (BMI)
- Syncs to Polar device or mobile app
- Max weight capacity is 387.8 lbs
- Compatible with Polar Loop 2, Polar Loop Crystal, Polar Loop, Polar A360, Polar M400 and Polar V800 (sold separately)
- Can be used as a stand alone scale without syncing to Polar unit
Here's how it works:
Weigh yourself by stepping onto the Polar Balance Smart Scale.
Set Your Goal
Set your goal weight target and time frame to reach it using the free Balance web service. Receive personalized guidance on your eating and activity level.
Sync and Reach your Activity Goal
Polar Balance will transfer your personalized activity goal to your Polar wrist unit. Follow your activity goal daily to reach your target weight.
Note: You can still use the Balance Scale as a stand alone scale without syncing.
Follow your Progress on the Flow app
Monitor your progress on the free Polar app and celebrate your new, balanced lifestyle!
The Flow app will keep track of your weight and notify you of changes over time. Your Polar device will then adapt your activity goal to best fit your weight goal, and keep you motivated to reach it. Get insights on your activity and see the progress you’ve made.
Polar Balance – Connected Smart Scale
Polar Balance is more than a smart scale. Connect it with a Polar unit* and the free Polar Flow health and fitness app to manage what you eat and how you exercise.
Heart rate sensor and activity tracker are sold separately.
*Compatible with Polar Loop 2, Loop Crystal, Loop, A360, M400 and V800 (sold separately).
Advanced Activity Goal
Polar Balance provides a personalized daily activity goal to help you reach your goal weight and automatically transfers it to the Polar wrist unit.
Weight Trend and Body Mass Index
Follow your weight trends and body mass index (BMI) in the Polar Flow web service and app. Learn how your weight changes over time, and how your everyday routines affect it. See your progress and get the motivation you need to effectively manage your weight.
Polar Balance can be used by up to 10 people.
The Polar Balance is more than a smart scale for getting your weight, Hook it up with a Polar activity tracker and the free Polar Flow health and fitness app and make it simple to manage what you eat and how you exercise to hit your weight goals and targets with ease. The Polar Balance Scale Provides a personalised daily activity goal to help you reach your goal weight, automatically updated and displayed on the wrist unit. With a large display ensures that the digits are easily readable. Beautiful splash-proof glass design, it will look good in your home, and help keep you motivated for a long time to come. Follow your body mass index (BMI) in the Polar Flow web service and app. See your progress and get the motivation you need to effectively manage your weight and connects wirelessly to your Polar device or mobile app with Bluetooth Smart.
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 12.99 x 12.99 x 1.57 inches; 3.82 Pounds
- Item model number : 91055255
- Batteries : 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
- Date First Available : May 24, 2016
- Manufacturer : Polar
- ASIN : B016BD69LS
- Best Sellers Rank: #487,329 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Another way to do it is if you have a Samsung phone and you use the s-health app. You can add the polar balance as an accessory and when you step on the scale, it will sync your weight to the s-health app. sometimes you have to have the app open and on the weight page and sometimes you don't. it's strange how it works. most of the time the polar balance will just sync immediately to my s-health app without me having to open it, but not always.
other than the hoops I had to jump through to get it to sync without a polar watch, it seems to work well enough at least. I took 1 star off because of the pain I went through trying to figure out how to sync without the watch, other than that, I like the scale. Would be nice if it did more than just weight and if it was wifi, but oh well, I got it during the black Friday sale so I can't complain about the lack of features.
Note on the scale - make sure the Polar Flow app is closed on your phone or else your watch will try to sync with that instead of the scale. Otherwise using it is straightforward. Your watch will tell you if it worked. And the scale will agree by reading “ok”.
Unexpectedly, the unlocked software corrected an issue I was having with the watch. The issue is that because of medication I take, my heart rate is higher than might be expected for someone of my age, etc. Therefore even on level 3 I was easily getting 150-300% of my daily activity goal. But since the Balance program looks at your weight goal as a calories in vs calories out problem, it adjusted the daily activity goal to be appropriate for me. Now I have to work to get to 100%, but it’s achievable. Exactly as it should be.
If your goal is weight loss, the program calculates the daily calorie deficit you need. It assumes you will cut, say, 60% of them from your diet and 40% from increasing your activity. If you don’t track your calories (it works with My Fitness Pal) it still works. Because if you are maintaining or gaining weight while meeting your activity goal, clearly you need to look at your food. And so on. This is good for someone like me who can’t count calories without exacerbating eating disorder issues.
The jury is out (at least according to me) as to whether this program is healthy for people with eating disorders like BED. But if you don’t have an ED and are trying to lose weight then this software is nice when paired with all the other features on the site. The scale is a scale.
The software unlock is what makes it valuable. Not the Bluetooth syncing.
That said, the device is quite nice. It measures to tenths. I ordered the black scale. It looks attractive.
The Polar Flow app is one reason I purchased the scale based on some reviews I read as it will provide feedback on what to change to get to my goal. Each of us is an experiment of one. I may need to eat fewer or more calories to get to my goal weight. I want to either reduce or get rid of my hypertension medication and weight is one factor in hypertension. Higher weight tends to come with hypertension if one is susceptible.
That said, I use a polar heart rate monitor. Great device. The downside is that I can use the Polar Beat app which would dump my running and exercise data into the Polar Flow app which would give feedback on changes to make. But, I've been using MapMyRun for years (like 5 years) and I can't use both the MapMyRun app and Polar Beat app to track HR during a run - I tried it and MapMyRun dropped HR tracking and Polar Beat didn't have it either. 😐
So basically, I'm using the scale as a Bluetooth scale at this point as I'm not willing to use the PolarBeat app. The Polar Flow app is nice for the little I use it. It will dump the data into MyFitnessPal (a part of the UnderArmour MyFitnessPal/MapMyRun/connected fitness environment). I'm just not willing to give up my UA connected apps.
I would buy the scale again. It is still less expensive than the FitBit Aria. It is sleek in design.
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The slight snag with this product is that it fails at its primary purpose, which is to weigh you. I could synchonise them to my Polar M400 without any issue, but whats the point when the weight measured is meaningless.
For comparison in measured weights, I used a half decent set of Salter scales, which cost about the same and are at most 0.2kg out. I know this because we weigh our suitcases on them prior to flying and we've never gone over our luggage allowance!
So, on to the nitty gritty.
I weighed myself. Polar Balance showed 108.2kg. My Salters showed 106.1kg. I then held a 2 litre bottle of diet coke in each hand and stepped back onto the Polar scales a few minutes later. They showed, again, 108.2kg. I left it 5 minutes and tried the same again with the coke bottles, now they showed 106.5kg!
The Salters repeatedly showed 110.5kg with the coke bottles, slightly over what you'd expect, but not by much. My correct weight is 106.0 to 106.3kg depending on the scales.
So essentially, not only did the Polar scales completely fail to register the 4kg I was holding, it also decided I was also 2kg lighter than I had been just a few minutes before.
For the type of people who buy these scales, either those looking to lose weight or athletes trying to hit target weights for competition, they are useless.
So, I was left wondering who would be able to make use of scales which register 6kg or so out within the space of a few minutes. The answer is of course, astrophysicists. I'm fairly sure that being 6kg or so out on measuring the mass of a black hole wouldn't really matter, so Polar should ideally focus there marketing efforts towards the scientific community instead.
If anyone knows how to, love to hear it.