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Use your Wii Balance Board as a smart scale with this Android app

Don't want to spend cash on a smart scale? Use FitScales to convert your Wii Balance Board into an Android-connected scale.

Published onMay 3, 2013

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A Wii Balance Board, provided you have one lying around in the house, can easily be turned into a scale, and all you need is the FitScales Android app.

Using mobile devices for health-related activities is something that more and more users do these days. The soon-to-be-very-popular Samsung Galaxy S4 has a body scale as an official accessory, with the ability to send data to the smartphone via Bluetooth. If you don’t feel like paying the extra money for the scale, you can easily convert a Wii Balance Board into a smart scale that connects to your Android.

FitScales (which is an open source project) works with any device running Android 2.1 to 4.1. You just need to start the app, sync the balance board with it, then wait until it’s works its magic, and you’re all set.

Your data can also be synced with RunKeeper or FitBit so you know exactly where you stand in terms of fitness.

Do you use your Android device to stay in shape? What apps and accessories do you use?

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