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I shop for a living and this $24 smart measuring tape is the most exciting thing I added to cart today — it's 60% off

I cannot believe I found this gadget today. It was total kismet and just what I need to stick to my New Year's resolutions. See, the pandemic was not kind to my waistline and I’m finally committing to taking care of it. I wasn’t even looking for it this morning, but when I opened Amazon, this smart measuring tape from Renpho jumped out at me like it knew I needed it. What's even better? It’s just $24, down from $60 — that’s 60% off!

Whether you're trying to slim down or bulk up, this smart measuring tape helps you track your fitness progress.
$24 at Amazon

I’ve gotten a bit softer over the past three years. I won't tell you just how bad it's gotten, but let’s just say my slouchy ‘90s jeans aren’t very slouchy anymore. So for my New Year’s resolution, I decided to at least try to get back to my mid-pandemic weight (my pre-pandemic weight is a bit too ambitious). As a part of my resolution, I gave up dessert (I love dessert) and ramped up my workout routine (I don’t love working out). I’m doing great, I’m feeling great, but the number on my scale hasn’t budged. My exercise routine is hard, as is going without sugar, so you can imagine how disappointing it is to see the number stay the same. I couldn’t find my measuring tape this morning, but this one found me — and it looks pretty promising.

body measuring tape
With 14,400 five-star ratings and a 60% discount, this one's a no-brainer. (Photo: Amazon)

Not only is this smart measuring tape 60% off, but it also has 14,400+ five-star ratings — and they said everything I needed to know before adding it to my shopping cart.

You can measure yourself

This is a retractable tape measure, but it also has a little hook on one end so that you can measure the circumference of your waist, arms or thighs accurately without someone else’s help — that's a HUGE deal for people who live alone.

"It does solve a major problem most people have when measuring their own body: reading the tape accurately," reported a rave reviewer. "The ability to attach the end of the tape to an anchor point and then draw it back in until it's taut is important, because it's not easy to do with a paper or fabric tape. I'm happy with this measuring device just for the simple fact it makes it easier to get accurate measurements."

It tracks your measurements

The measuring tape connects to an app that tracks your measurements (if you have the Renpho scale, you already have the app). If you're serious about making changes, this can be really helpful in seeing just how much progress you've made. Remember that muscle is heavier that fat, so even if you're not gaining weight, you may be getting more fit and losing inches rather than pounds. It's also fun to watch the numbers go down.

"I have been trying to lose weight and I love how this product makes it so easy to measure myself without help," shared a five-star fan. "It keeps track on my phone so I can easily look up my previous measurements. As a bonus, I can add many profiles to my phone, as a seamstress it is great to be able to have my clients measurement profiles on my phone."

It's accurate

It goes without saying that if you have a gadget to measure something, it should be accurate, and shoppers are happy to report that this tape measure is spot on.

"I rechecked with a 'regular' tape measure afterwards and the measurements were the same," wrote another happy shopper. "I love it so much that I talked my sister in law into getting one too."

Over 14,400 five-star shoppers agree: This smart tape really measures up!
$24 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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