Using connected scales properly with Decathlon Coach

Have you taken up sport again and changed your habits, without your weight really changing? And what it you were just looking at the wrong indicator? Here are our tips for understanding the measurements on your connected scales and putting a smile back on your face.

When we want to lose weight, climbing on the scales hoping to see a lower number can quickly become a daily obsession. So, first and foremost, avoid that daily stress. Weigh yourself just once a week and stop looking at just your weight, which is not a relevant indicator. And then, follow the Decathlon Coach tips, which will help you analyse the overall composition of your body through your connected scales.


Weight is really not the right indicator for measuring the benefits of sport on your body and state of fitness. It is too reductive. Connected diagnostic scales thus measure not only your weight, but also assess your muscle mass and body fat. And these two indicators are much more relevant! This is how you analyse them.

In simple terms, where there is an equal volume of muscle and fat, the former is heavier. So, a kilo of fat weighs and will always weight as much as a kilo of muscle, but takes up more space. In other words, gaining muscle and losing weight leads to a thinner and more toned body shape, but not necessarily to weight loss; it may even lead to weight gain. So, yes, putting on weight can be great news when you are looking to lose some. You just need to check that you are gaining muscle!

Similarly, gaining muscle increases your basic metabolism and your body's energy needs. Therefore, the more your muscle mass increases, the more your body's energy expenditure rises. You will thus be able to lose weight more easily and will find it simpler to keep an ideal body weight.

Lastly, in the context of a diet or intensive practice, it is essential to check that your body is burning fat and not muscle. Otherwise, you will have to review your training in terms of volume and intensity and adapt your diet to enable your body to build more muscle.

As you see, simply analysing your weight might discourage you, even though your efforts are paying off. That would be a real shame! This is why DECATHLON COACH enables you to analyse your data more accurately.


DECATHLON COACH is compatible with the Scale 700 connected scales. It measures your weight, body fat and water, muscle and bone mass,BMI and basal metabolic rate.

With the Scale 700, you need to use the Decathlon Connect app to connect the scales and log onto the same account as Decathlon Coach to view your weights. You then need to go to the settings of the DECATHLON COACH app to line your scales to your profile. All that's left is to set yourself a target.

If you want to lose weight, set yourself a body mass percentage reduction target. Each time you weigh yourself, your physiological data dashboard will be updated.

DECATHLON COACH will then show you your weight and mass curves and you will thus be able to observe the impact of your training directly. Seeing the curves drop and get closer to your target will be a new source of motivation. The app will then calculate your energy needs to help you fine-tune your fitness and weight loss goals.

Now you know how to analyse your weight more accurately and the settings you need to configure. Download the DECATHLON COACH app from the App Store or Google Play to monitor your weight and physiological data effectively. You will see, your efforts will pay off!

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