Ready to Tweet and Facebook your Weight?

For many social media lovers this is going to fall under the category of “too much information.”

Are you ready to step on your bathroom scales and have your weight automatically uploaded to the internet? If you’re so inclined, the wireless scale will make it easy to Facebook, tweet, and shout your progress, or lack thereof, to the world. The scale monitors weight and body fat information each time you step on the scale and can keep track of multiple users.

Fitbit introduced the Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale to the world at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012, and it’s all about motivation. For some people, that kind of motivation might be just what they need. If it takes a village to achieve your weight goals, this is one way to go.

“Any goal is infinitely more doable with the right support network in your court. Invite your friends to Fitbit.com or find like-goaled people and groups on our active and growing community on Fitbit.com. You can also share your stats with friends via Twitter and Facebook,” says the company’s website.

The good news is that the public sharing of your weight is completely optional.

In the interest of full disclosure, I have no connection or financial interest in Fitbit or its products. As a social media user myself, I’m fascinated with what people will share publicly. On the other hand, since I regularly write about the state of my own health and penned a memoir, I’m hardly in a position to take others to task for over sharing.

So what do you think? Would you be willing to have your bathroom scale publicly share your weight…and would it help you reach your goals?

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31 comments

Terry V.
Terry V.2 years ago

noted :(

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago

If people want to share that type of information it's their prerogative (though I wouldn't recommend it), but I'm not interested in reading about it or sharing it myself. There's much more interesting things to share and discuss.

Shadowwolf W.
Shadowwolf W.4 years ago

Don't we have too many privacy issues already? Although... I could see why some people might want to do this but personally, I would rather want to keep this type of information to myself.

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener4 years ago

Why would anyone be interested in that???

Sarah M.
Sarah M.4 years ago

Who the heck would want this??? People share to much crap as it is--no one cares.

Lauren F.
Lauren F.4 years ago

no way. too much information.

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe4 years ago

Way too much information!!!

Kathy Perez
Kathy Johnson4 years ago

Oh my.. I'm nowhere near overweight but my weight is still no ones business

Laura S.
Past Member 4 years ago

Haha I know!! I thought about that. I wouldn't do that myself! I don't want anyone to know my weight! Only my friends I can share with.