10 Best Bathroom Scales 2017

10 Best Bathroom Scales 2017

Taking control of your health and fitness is much easier these days thanks to products like the Fitbit and other gadgets that help you track your daily activities.

While the good ole’ bathroom scale may not look like the one your grandma used back in the day, it is still an invaluable instrument to help you monitor your weight on a daily basis. Scales these days are capable of calculating your body fat, syncing to your phone, and even talking to you!

Wondering which brand currently offers the best bathroom scale and what interesting features you can choose from when selecting one?

Read on to find out which models made the cut when our experts put them to the ultimate test.

Top 10 Bathroom Scales Table

PictureNameBluetoothPriceRating (1-5)
PictureNameBluetoothPriceRating (1-5)
1. Yunmai Premium Smart Scale - Body Fat ScaleYes$$$4.5
2. Weight Gurus Bluetooth Smart Connected Body Fat ScaleYes$$$4.4
3. Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale by BalanceNo$4.4
4. RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat ScaleYes$$4.3
5. EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom ScaleNo$4.3
6. Etekcity Digital Body Weight Bathroom ScaleNo$4.3
7. Etekcity Digital Weight Bathroom ScaleNo$$4.3
8. BalanceFrom High Accuracy Premium Digital Bathroom ScaleNo$4.2
9. My Weigh XL-550 Talking Bathroom ScaleNo$$$3.9
10. Fitbit Aria WiFi Smart Scale*$$$$3.6

*This unit uses wireless syncing via your home Wi-Fi network rather than Bluetooth technology.

What to Look for as You Shop for a Scale

To help narrow down the choices, here are a few things you should pay attention to as you compare models.

  • Accuracy. To have the most accurate results, opt for a scale that provides you with a reading that is accurate within +/- 0.2 pounds.
  • Weight Capacity. Heavier users should always double check to make sure that the scale will accommodate their current weight, as an excessive amount could end up breaking the scale.

Most are safe for users up to 400 pounds.

  • Modes. Do you want a scale that can tell you your weight in both pounds and kilos?
  • Feet. Narrow feet can make a scale a bit wobbly, so if you’ve had problems in the past with units that danced around as you were standing on them, opt for one with wide, flat feet since there is more surface area to make contact with the floor.

Making Sense of All Those Different Features

While you can still find the old-fashioned analog scales out there, not many manufacturers make them any longer since we live in such a digital era. In fact, we didn’t even include any on our list because they just aren’t worth purchasing.

Digital scales are much more accurate, but making sense of all the different features can be a bit difficult if you’re new to this type of technology.

Learn more about all of them in this section to help you make a more confident buying decision as you compare all of the options on our list.

  • Body Fat Measurement. How can a scale that measures your weight also tell you the percentage of fat you have on your body?

Through bioelectrical impedance.

These smart machines are capable of sending a low electrical current up through your leg (don’t worry, it is safe and not something you feel). Since fat doesn’t conduct electricity well, the current will experience resistance as it travels through your body. They provide you with a body fat measurement based on the amount of resistance the current encounters in your body, so the more resistance it encounters, the more body fat is present.

*Important Note! If you have a pacemaker or you are pregnant, do not use these types of scales. Always ask your doctor or healthcare provider prior see what type of scale is safest for you.

  • Understanding the Bluetooth Technology. We noticed that some people get confused when it comes to the Bluetooth bathroom scale.

Do you need to have a smartphone to be able to use it?

The answer is no. These scales always function the same as any regular bathroom scale, but the difference is that you have the option to have them transfer the data they read to your smartphone so you can easily keep track of your progress there.

All of the data that the scale collects about you can easily be synced to fitness apps that you have on your phone (if the data is compatible with the specific app, of course).

You’ll learn more about a specific product’s compatibilities as you research, and we’ll be going over some the best bathroom scales featuring this technology in our “Review” section later.

Top 5 Best Bathroom Scale Reviews

1. Yunmai Premium Smart Scale

Type. Body Fat Digital.
Weight Limit. 396 pounds.

If you’re interested in using a scale that can help you track your weight, measure your body fat and store info for up to 16 users, then Yunmai is the product for you.

This scale is not only capable of measuring weight and body fat, but it can also measure muscle rate, water weight, bone mass, BMR, protein and body age.

You can choose to download the Yunmai app to sync your data or opt to use other fitness apps such as Fitbit, Google Fit or Apple Health.

We understand that this isn’t the best bathroom scale for everyone because as we mentioned earlier, body fat scales aren’t safe for certain users.

If you can use this scale and you are looking for something that will provide you with precise results, the Yunmai will not disappoint!

2. Weight Gurus Bluetooth Body Fat Scale

Type. Body Fat Digital.
Weight Limit. 400 pounds.

Weight Gurus scale is more popular than the Yunmai model, although we still think the latter is higher in quality.

This scale costs a bit less and also features the Bluetooth connectivity that can send your data to Fitbit, Google Fit, Apple Health and other fitness apps out there.

While it may not allow you to track as many things as the Yunmai, it still lets you measure your weight, BMI, body fat, muscle mass, water weight and bone mass – more than enough data for the average user.

Are you looking for a reliable unit that will help you stay on top of your fitness goals? If so, this one will meet all of your expectations.

3. Balance Digital Body Weight

Type. Regular Digital.
Weight Limit. 400 pounds.

If you want something reliable and accurate without all of the fancy features, you’ll find Balance’s Digital Body Weight Scale to be an ideal match in terms of price and capabilities.

It is much less expensive than the other two options and won’t present a hazard to those with a pacemaker or pregnant women. It doesn’t measure body fat, so there are no electric currents involved.

The accuracy is good at +/- 0.2 pounds, and the display is large, making it easy to read from a distance if you have poor eyesight.

We trust this brand because they also created the previous scale we discussed.

If you’re looking for something straightforward and easy to use, you can’t go wrong with this scale.

4. Renpho Bluetooth Body Fat Scale

Type. Body Fat Digital.
Weight Limit. 396 pounds.

Perhaps you liked the looks of the other two body fat scales but found them to be a bit out of your price range. The solution is to go for a product like this from Renpho since it won’t break the bank.

For way less money, you still get the Bluetooth connectivity, body fat measurement and pretty much all of the same information that the Yunmai was capable of reading, including weight, basal metabolism, BMI, skeletal muscle, water weight, body fat, protein, body mass, and body age.

While we do appreciate the affordability, we can also tell you that the scale isn’t nearly as reliable as the other more expensive units.

Defective scales are more common and while most users don’t experience any issues, you might want to keep the receipt in case of any unforeseen problems. An extended warranty is available for purchase to those interested.

5. EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

Type. Regular Digital.
Weight Limit. 400 pounds.

The least expensive option in our top five and the most popular one currently on the market is EatSmart’s Precision Digital Bathroom Scale.

It doesn’t have any fancy features to sing about, but it is a good, sensible scale that will provide you with accurate readings.

The feet are wide and give you a solid platform to stand on as you weigh yourself. EatSmart also provides you with a complimentary body tape measure so you can easily keep track of your measurements.

This scale meets the needs of most users, so if you can’t use the Body Fat scales or just prefer something that will allow you to measure your weight, go for this one.

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