Fitbit Aria Air is a smart scale that won't break the bank

More affordable Fitbit connected scale launches in October
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Fitbit wants to help you keep of track your weight loss without spending big by unveiling its new Aria Air smart scale.

Unlike Fitbit's Aria 2 scale, which comes in priced at , the Aria Air drops that price down to . It scales (ahem) back the features, but it will still play nice with all Fitbit fitness trackers and smartwatches to give you a more comprehensive overview of your health and fitness.

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The Air features Bluetooth to sync data to the Fitbit companion app and can measure your weight and body mass index (BMI) over time. It will also be compatible with Fitbit's Premium paid subscription service to offer more personalised insights and guided programs to help keep on top of your goals.

Fitbit Aria Air is a smart scale that won't break the bank

Additional features include the ability to set up weight goal plans and connect the scales to partner apps to see all of your health and fitness data in one place.

On the design front, the Air looks similar to the Aria 2, though lacks the same metallic ring around the scale's display. It will be available in black and white finishes and is by far Fitbit's most minimalist-looking scale yet.

The Aria Air will be available to pre-order in late September and will then go on sale in October if you want in on the budget smart scale.

Fitbit has already made moves to make tracking health and fitness more affordable with the unveiling of its Inspire series fitness trackers earlier this year. So it's good to see it's doing the same for other devices in its collection of connected tech.

The Aria Air will of course play nice with the newly announced Fitbit Versa 2, the company's fourth smartwatch, which most notably brings Amazon's Alexa smart assistant to the party along with a tweaked design and a host of software improvements.

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