Is ShapeScale A Scam?
If you have access to Facebook then no doubt you would have seen A man standing on some 3D scales, My question is, is ShapeScale A scam?
I have been in the fitness and weight loss industry for over a decade now. I have seen many “dodgy” products come and go and take people’s hard earned cash.
The internet is full of fraudsters that play to your emotions. Therefore, I want to found out what Shape Scale is all about.
Have you fallen victim to online weight loss scams before? are you thinking about buying these scales when it’s launched? please read this post before you make that decision!!
What Is ShapeScale?
ShapeScale is a revolutionary set of scales that are aesthetically pleasing to the eye with its circular sleek black finish that has and an extendable arm that rotates around your body once you step on the scales, oh it doesn’t stop there!
The small extendable arm scans your whole body and takes your biometrics such as weight, muscle mass and body fat.
Once it’s received your data it transfers that data to your phone so you can analyse your weight much better than a conventional set of scales.
The concept is great as people with body dysmorphia (a condition where they see themselves different to how everyone else sees them, such as anorexia) can actually take steps to get better as they can see data in black and white.
For overweight people, it’s great too, because when you exercise you will develop muscle as you lose weight so conventional scales don’t go down as quick, then you become disappointed, with these scales you can see that you have lost fat which is good and put muscle on which is good but you only lost a couple of pounds so in this case, you stay
With these scales, you can see that you have lost fat which is good and put on muscle which is good but you only lost a couple of pounds so in this case, you stay motivated.
They also claim it can spot cancers and see if your baby is healthy whilst in your tummy
This looks a stunning product and it’s really building hype and momentum on social media channels something like 6.3 million views and 14k comments, but there a few things that are troubling me.
Firstly, there are no product details, what it’s made of, how it actually works and what does it scan you with to receive your data, is it safe? there is nothing and when I say nothing there is that little information it’s hard to even write this review.
Now this product has really peaked my curiosity so I tried to research the company and again nothing, the only thing I could find is that its been around since 2007 and looks like they have tried to launch this product (or something) a few times with little success click this link and test for yourself in Google trends or see below for screen shot.
At this point, I am now starting to become extremely sceptical about this “powerful” set of scales, so I head over to their facebook page and nothing really stands out there pretty standard.
Dig into the comments of this product and they do get back to almost everyone with pretty much the same answer, “more will be released once launched” fair enough.
I understand companies like to keep top market products close to their chest, look at apple they do this on their launch date. I can pass this as pretty normal.
Now, this is the part where it’s not so normal, I head over to their website and greeted with the video that’s peddling Facebook, its relatively short video that doesn’t explain a lot but you get the point of what its capable of.
Becuase the video is so short I watched it to the end without getting bored like I normally do and right at the very end it says this “coming soon this spring” now I’m not sure what part of the world there aiming at but it’s June here in the UK so they either forgot to update their video or its launch date has well and truly been missed.
Alarm bells are ringing very loud for me now, I take the plunge and I put my details in to receive their promotion of 25% off at “launch” how lucky, am I?
Now I am in their member’s area and guess what, still no details on the product, price or launch, but what ShapeScale do have is the option to spend $9.90 to receive your scales 48 hours before everyone else.
They also offer a competition to refer as many people you can to come and sign up with them also and your earn points towards lots of prizes including $29k
If you click on the $9.90 you arrive at the section to put your card details. bu better be quick as there are only 100 of the 48 hours special offer which is nonsense, it’s an urgency tactic sales people use that all the time, plus, I am the 46,036 member to sign up so maybe I have missed.
The special offer is to create urgency through fear of loss, sales people use this tactic all the time, plus, I am the 46,036 member to sign up so maybe I have missed it.
Regardless I won’t be putting my bank details in there and highly encourage you not to either.
What Are Others Saying
Here is the thing they have no official comment section or feed on their website so can only go on what comments are on Facebook.
It’s a divided subject many people really excited about it and many people sceptical and with the companies little information, it’s adding to the hype, so there isn’t a lot to report really,
Pros and Cons
- If this product is released it will revolutionise the scales market bringing medical grade technology into your home
- Asking for upfront details and money
- No safety warnings
- No product Specs
- Very sales orientated with tactics
- No price point
- No information on the company
- Out of date video
My Final Verdict
I can’t 100% confirm, is ShapeScale a scam. However, alarm bells are definitely ringing if this is legit, they have a funny way of doing business, there is a part of me that wants this product to come out soooo badly, as they look excellent, I actually wanted to do a review of the live product.
Through all the research I have done on this company I would highly advise against willingly giving your bank details and $9.90, just wait and see if this product is launched and if it is then bonus, buy them by all means just don’t make that initial investment.
I will be keeping my eye on this and will update it as and when its launched.
Until this product is launched check out our 3 week diet review. On appearance, another fishy looking product. however, you may be pleasantly surprised.
Please leave some comments below on your thoughts