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Terraillon R-Link 

One thing any person trying to lose – or gain – weight requires is an accurate scale. Here the latest offering from Terraillon is stated to be the thinnest on the market and because it is metal it’s solid and also very easy to keep clean.

Terraillon Connected Scales Bathroom
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This is however not only a scale to show your weight it also tells you other things like your body mass index, it shows body fat, body mass, body muscle and body water content.

It can do that for up to eight different people and in the case of twins with identical body composition it asks which number to store the information under.

All the data can then be transported to up to eight different SmartPhones using a free App downloadable from either iOS or Android store.

Body Image is a big thing for the young and while you may – as I did – think this only applies to girls I have seen different surveys that say it matters just as much to boys these days.

Whereas old mechanical scales would give a weight reasonably accurately a modern digital scale needs a firm surface and trying to get an accurate reading on a carpet will not happen you need a hard floor or a piece of wood placed on top of a carpet so that all four feet of the scale are level.

The scale is 30x30x1cm. Just because it’s thin does not mean it’s not strong as it can weigh up to 150kg.

I have a lot of body fat and not a lot of body muscle, what I should have is the reverse and the scale can tell the difference.

The Terraillon Wellness App works across all the various items in the range and is clever enough to help those who want to count calories as with the ‘nutritab’ food scale as well as the various body scale offerings from Terraillon including the R-Link here.

In fact the Wellness App lets you set your goals and will give you scientific advice to allow you to achieve them.

The scales viewable display is 6.5x3.5cm set in the centre of an 8.5cm round window towards the top front of the scale. The silver grey metal surface is important as this scale does most of its work with nothing between your feet and the scale.

Behind the circular display on the rear of the scale is where the two supplied circular clock type batteries reside and the initial linking is down by pressing holding the button below their insertion point for around five seconds.

All this is laid out in detail on a thick card that also helps protect the scale inside the traveling box. It has four points, remove the strip behind the batteries – beware one will try to fly out – to activate them. Download the Wellness App; press the button near the battery bay for five seconds and then using the three buttons at the base of the readout window on the face to select your profile (P1-P8).

The above should be enough but if you need more assistance there is an A5 manual in seven languages with seven of those illustrated pages in English.

For those serious about changing their weight or perhaps more importantly their body composition then this should assist.

The Terraillon R-Link scale is available from Amazon for £100.76 with free delivery.

http://www.terraillon.com/en/my-connected-well-being/r-link

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