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While perhaps not the most exciting purchase to make, a bathroom scale is often a worthwhile investment for your home. At their most basic, these devices measure your weight, but many of today’s scales can do much more than that.
It’s common to see scales that can measure metrics like body fat, muscle mass, bone mass, and more. (Though, you should take these with a grain of salt, as they’re not always 100% accurate.) Some bathroom scales even sync up to your smartphone, allowing you to store data and track your weight over time.
What to Consider
There are hundreds of bathroom scales out there to choose from, and to find the best one for your needs, there are a few key factors you’ll want to consider. First, decide whether you prefer an analog or digital scale, the latter of which requires batteries, and if you want to measure other metrics besides weight. If so, decide which metrics would be most useful for you.
There are also lots of scales that can sync up to a smartphone using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. This allows you to more easily track measurements over time, but it might just be an added expense if you don’t actually use the feature. Finally, if you use a fitness app or fitness tracker, you may want to look for a bathroom scale that can transmit its data into your preferred system.
How We Selected
When selecting products for this list, we wanted to offer a range of options both in terms of features and price. We looked for basic, no-frills models that simply display your weight, as well as extremely high-tech options that have smartphone connectivity and work with various fitness platforms. For each product, we considered factors such as its accuracy, features, usability, and overall design, and we also read through dozens of user reviews to ensure our selections perform reliably.
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Etekcity Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale
The Etekcity Bathroom Scale is sleek, accurate, and easy to use—all for a reasonable price. This top-rated scale is available in five different colors, and it has a backlit LCD screen that can display your weight in either pounds or kilograms. (You can toggle between the two using a switch on the back.)
The scale automatically calibrates itself to provide precise readings within +/- 0.1 pounds, and it has a fairly high maximum weight capacity of 400 pounds. The unit is made from sleek tempered glass with an extra-large platform that’s comfortable to stand on, and anti-skid pads keep it securely in place on your bathroom floor.
- Sleek design
- Affordable price
BalanceFrom Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale
Save some money with the simple BalanceFrom Bathroom Scale, which is an extremely affordable option. This basic digital scale has a tempered glass top with a backlit display, and it will even remind you of the last weight it registered—helpful if you’re tracking progress.
This budget-friendly scale has “step-on technology,” which means you can simply get onto it without tapping or turning it on first. It automatically calibrates itself and turns off after inactivity to save battery life, and it has a capacity up to 400 pounds. The BalanceFrom Scale offers readings in 0.2-pound increments, and there are four anti-slip feet on the back to keep it stable.
- Step-on technology
- Not ideal for multiple users
Health O Meter Oversized Dial Scale
For a simple analog scale, one of your best options is the Health O Meter Dial Scale. It has an oversized form, complete with a central dial that can measure up to 400 pounds in 1-pound increments. The large numbers are easy to read, and its analog design doesn’t require any batteries for operation. This scale is made from stainless steel for durability, and its soft-touch mat makes it comfortable to stand on as you weigh yourself.
- No batteries required
- Easy to use
- Thin lines can be hard to read
EatSmart Precision Extra-High Capacity Digital Bathroom Scale
Most scales have a weight capacity around 400 pounds, but the EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale has an extra-high limit of 550 pounds. It has a 15-inch wide platform that’s made from stainless steel on a glass base, and the LCD screen has a blue backlight for readability.
This scale offers step-on technology for instant weight readings, and it provides measurements in 0.2-pound increments. You can toggle between pounds and kilograms, but it does need to be calibrated before its first use and any time you move it around.
- 550-pound weight limit
- Wide platform
RENPHO Smart Body Fat Scale
If you’re hoping to capture more data than just your weight, the RENPHO Smart Scale calculates 13 different body composition metrics, including body weight, BMI, body-fat percentage, water percentage, muscle mass, and more. All this information is then transmitted to your smartphone via Bluetooth and stored in the Renpho app.
This scale has a capacity just under 400 pounds, and it measures weight in 0.2-pound increments. It’s available in both white and black colors, and it’s able to sync with fitness apps such as Apple Health, Google Fit, and Fitbit.
- Measures several metrics
- Syncs with fitness apps
Best for Fitbit
Fitbit Aria Air Smart Scale
Fitbit offers its own scale—the Aria Air—and it offers useful smart features that can help you monitor your health. The sleek design comes in black and white, and it tracks both your weight and BMI, sending the data to your smartphone to help you track trends.
Your progress is displayed in the Fitbit app using easy-to-read graphs, and the scale can be used by multiple people—ideal if several of your household members have Fitbits. It has a maximum weight capacity of 400 pounds, and it can display measurements in pounds, kilograms, or stones.
- Tracks progress via app
- Supports multiple users
Best for Apple Health
Withings Body+ Digital Wi-Fi Smart Scale
Not all smart scales are compatible with Apple Health, but the Withings Body+ works seamlessly with Apple’s popular fitness app, as well as with Fitbit, Google Fit, and MyFitnessPal. It can even be integrated with Amazon’s Alexa!
This smart scale tracks a variety of metrics, including weight (in pounds, kilograms, or stones), body fat, muscle and bone mass, and more. It automatically syncs to your smartphone after every weigh-in, and it supports up to eight users, automatically recognizing each person. It even has a pregnancy mode that offers insights to expecting mothers and makes it easier to measure your new baby’s weight.
- Compatible with many fitness apps
- Tracks several metrics
- Supports multiple users
AccuCheck Digital Body Weight Scale
For those who simply want to step on a scale and see their weight, the AccuCheck Scale is a simple and straightforward option to add to your bathroom. It has a clean, modern design that comes in four colors, and it’s easy to see your current weight on the backlit LCD screen. The scale has a capacity of 400 pounds, and it offers readings within +/- 0.1 pounds.
This scale doesn’t offer many bells and whistles, but it does verify all of its measurements. After you step off the scale, a green light will turn on to tell you that your weight has been double-checked for accuracy.
- Sleek design
- Verifies measurements
NewlineNY Mini Travel Digital Bathroom Scale
If you want a scale you can take with you while traveling or simply have limited space in your bathroom, the NewlineNY Mini Bathroom Scale is a compact choice that doesn’t sacrifice accuracy. It’s small enough to pack in your carry-on, measuring roughly 12 x 6 inches, yet it still boasts a 400 pound capacity. You can set the scale to pounds, kilograms, or stones, and it offers measurements in 0.2-pound increments.
The scale comes in five bright colors, and it weighs just 2 pounds, making it easy to move around.
- Small and lightweight
- Good for traveling
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