This small, modern design is a very subtle addition to your weight measurement system. This 12.5 inch circular scale is definitely not your average looking device. While the squared shape of other scales might be slightly more practical than this model, as far as unobtrusive objects go, this model stands up to its competition with ease. The unique shape makes it blend in with the other décor of your bathroom, making it aesthetically more seamless with the rest of you decorations.
As far as technological advantages to this model goes, the QardioBase Smart Scale measures weight, body fat, and water content, and estimates body mass index, bone content, and muscle percentage. The best part is that it then automatically records your numbers in teh companion Qardio app. It’s free, so, enabling a push notification for measurements will assist in keeping track of your fitness goals.
Overall, this wifi enabled model is a great little scale to use for your measurements and it seamlessly allows you to access you numbers at any given time.
This wifi scale is a smart black model that goes out of its way to look fancy. Sleek, modern lines and a clearly readable face displays sharp numbers that are easy to read. Even if reading is an issue, everything is backed up promptly via the blue tooth connection and its app. The small logo isn’t obtrusive and won’t be a problem no matter what size of feet you have.
The Withings Smart Body Analyzer tracks a variety of variables including, weight, body composition, heart rate, and air quality. If you need to track more than one person, this machine will enable you to track up to eight people’s numbers for all the areas of measurement and can be separated into multiple accounts for the app.
With its automatic wireless syncing and app covering most devices, this machine will be a good addition to your workout equipment and your health regimen.
As the name suggests, this scale is designed to pair perfectly with your Fitbit but it limited on the technological side due to this factor. Aesthetically, this machine is understated and low key, the perfect value for a modern design. This thin, square model is perfectly designed as far as the practicality of the machine goes but it’s nothing really to write home about. The display face is fairly readable and It’s a nice little model but not exceptional when it comes to looks.
Technology in this machine is still fairly impressive even though it lacks the water percentage rates in its users. It does display accurate weight and body fat measurements and syncs via Wi-Fi. As we’ve mentioned before, the displays are easy-to-read but reading it isn’t really important because the measurements are uploaded to the cloud system via wifi in order to give you the maximum controllability. Like previous models, this one supports up to eight users.
This device is a excellent system for keeping track of you measurements in your health journey and stacks up nicely to its competitors.
Another Withings product making its way onto our list of excellent scales, the Withings Body Cardio model has a lot of bells and whistles and has a slightly elevated price tag because of it. The design aesthetic is modern and well balanced. The square face is thin and has an interesting alternating white sheen that makes its design fairly unique.
If you’re an average user, all the statistics included are probably not going to be necessary or particularly helpful. However, if you are really on top of your health factors and enjoy monitoring on a whole other scale, this might just be the unit for you.
This machine reads weight, water percentage, fat percentage, bone mass, heart rate, and arterial health. It also has a rechargeable battery and both wifi and Bluetooth connectivity, both large pluses in the connected world we live in. If you are a fitness guru who works primarily outside, this machine also features a weather forecast feature that is top notch. Biggest technological cons are the fact that it doesn’t have a pregnancy mode, so pregnant users are going to face some issues while trying to measure with this unit, and because the technology is so new, the arterial measurement system can be difficult to use.
Overall, this is a really interesting model that covers a complete range of tools that a health enthusiast might want to measure.
Garmin’s Index Smart Scale is one of those units which is really able to support a whole team of users. This simple, modern black design features large digital display and the capability of keeping track of sixteen individual users. While excellent if you need to keep track of the health of your entire basketball team, this feature is fairly useless for the average user. Its squared shape and features are generic and won’t really compete with the décor of a space.
Techology-wise this unit tests weight, body fat percentage, BMI, body water percentage, and bone mass. This unit also offers up a plethora of connectivity options via Bluetooth, wifi, and ANT+syncing. The sorts of data offered and the multiple ways to upload the features makes this one of the better performing machines. It does not feature a pregnancy mode, which isn’t ideal, but still provides a fair number of features to satisfy the average user.
Although a bit pricey, this machine does have some nice features, fairly sleek design, and convenient upload capabilities for fitness tracking.
The iHealth Core Wireless Body Composition Scale is easy to setup and is compatible with Apple Health but doesn’t have its own app, which is a bit of a pain. It doesn’t Bluetooth syncing capabilities but it does have syncing via wifi, which makes the point negligible as long as it’s for home use.
Aesthetically, this is a smart looking device. Traditionally shaped, but with a glossy white sheen and a four-point silver contact circles, this is a nice looking unit. It’s also thin, a feature that is really underestimated but most buyers, and is fairly unobtrusive in design.
Since it’s easy to set up for every member of you household, you’ll be able to keep track of each person’s weight and body composition with ease. The body composition feature does offer a lot of individual data but will only display weight and fat percentage unless opened in the Apple Health app.
This unit does not have a pregnancy mode but is still an overall good model for the average fitness user.
Minimalistically designed, the Polar Balance Connected Smart Scale is a lovely clean device with a wide, easy-to-read display. The logo is a little large for our tastes but the device does as advertised and offers readouts on your fitness features. It’s light at 3.5 lbs. and can be placed in nearly any size bathroom.
The scale itself isn’t technologically anything to write home about. It’s a pretty device but only syncs via Bluetooth, which is significantly less helpful than wifi syncing since it doesn’t require a compatible Bluetooth device to operate it.
Where the technology really excels in the Polar Fitness Tracker. This app doesn’t just keep track of your weight and other body measurements, it provides coaching on how to meet daily fitness goals. This app is ideal for training athletes and those who want to carefully monitor your fitness tasks. It tracks weight, BMI, weight over time, and calories consumed.
Overall, this device offers a fairly extensive list of features and the app itself makes the purchase worthwhile. The major downside is the Bluetooth-only syncing and it might behoove a less Bluetooth-enabled user to spring for a higher cost model with wifi abilities.
This is the smart scale specifically targeted at Apple users and is exclusively compatible with iOS programs. If you fall within that category, you have the ability to select this unit for your device collection. The Runtastic scale is beautifully designed and offers a really interesting black and white mash-up with a wide display and sleek edges. It really falls within one of the better visual designs, even if it does require a compatible iOS device in order to capitalize on all the features.
Technology in this device has a fairly extensive list of attributes. It measures weight, body fat, muscle mass, bone mass, and water content. In addition, it calculates body mass index and caloric requirements. Again, the downside is all that information is only accessible for Apple users. It supports up to eight users and can be individually synced to applicable users.
Overall, this unit has some great features with a few drawbacks for android users.
Health o Meter Nuyu Wireless Scale
All black, sleek design with accompanying yellow display numbers, aesthetically this unit is one of our favorite designs. The simplicity of the Health o Meter is very appealing for the minimalists in your life and the glowing yellow LED make for a visually striking mix when compared with other units. The display is large and easy-to-read. The best part is the that it’s fairly affordable and will make a great investment for someone just starting out.
The Health o Meter measures weight and body mass index by sending your stats to their mobile app. There aren’t wifi settings, something that I think would boost this unit’s features in our list. It’s affordability is the main selling point for the features. Some other features that are really missing but are compensated for with the price are that it doesn’t measure body fat percentage or water percentage and doesn’t track your weight over time. It also isn’t compatible with an Apple app, a downside for iOS users. The features it does have works fairly well by giving the measurements that most people find the most relevant for their workout routines.
Since it measures weight and BMI, it’s important to note that you can weigh up to 400 lbs and it can be switched over to kilos, if you prefer the metric measurement system. It’s sensitive within 0.1-pound increments but that can be manipulated slightly due to floor choices according to some users.
A fairly inexpensive device for laymen or fitness beginners, this makes it onto the list due to its key features and sleek design.
Koogeek S1 Smart Health Scale
This unit is a lovely aesthetic machine with a sleek design in white and a discreet logo at the center of the machine. The logo placement in particular creates a nice balance and is subtle enough to not overwhelm the beauty of the unit. The blue LED display is fairly easy to read and is a step away from the traditional black digital displays that are more typical in scales.
The Koogeek is both Bluetooth and wifi enabled and is programmed to be synced automatically. The calculations include things like weight, BMI, fat mass, water percentage, and bone density. Though there is no pregnancy mode, there is a very interesting mode for weighing babies. This unique application raises it from just a typical scale to a higher level on this list. If you have a soccer team you need to keep track of, you can use this scale to do it since it can keep track of sixteen people.
The biggest downside seems to be that the app that accompanies the scale is underdeveloped. Otherwise, this is an aesthetically pleasing scale with a few neat features to keep it elevated on this list.
If you are looking for a bathroom scale that will give you a few extra features and be a good design choice to your bathroom, you’ll have a few more choices and have the tools you need to make the right purchase for your needs. If you keep in mind the features that you want and the price range that you’re willing to pay, you’ll end up with a wonderful device that will help you figure out your health and fitness goals.
Bathroom scales are often a necessary evil to anyone who worries about fitness. Keeping track of your caloric intake and measuring your weight loss are essential measurements when you are working toward your fitness goals or maintaining your weight. With so many options to choose from, you might be scratching your head wondering which unit to select.
First, you need to check out the tracking features available on the scale. The best smart bathroom scales are going to have some sort of tracking features and upload for your perusal via wifi or Bluetooth. Some models are limited to only a couple of days, something that isn’t going to help in long-term fitness tracking.
Month to month tracking is going to be supremely helpful to tailor your routine to what is optimum for your body. Some smart scales come with their own apps, a big plus when they are well done like some of the models in our line up of great scales. Scales with additional tracking options are really optimal for a more complete picture of your health. Things like water weight percentage, bone mass, and heart health can be included in the list of features and gives you another tool to use on your fitness journey.
For athletes who train, the additional apps and tools will really boost their effectiveness and a good scale has to be compatible with those tools. Checking that compatibility is essential to continuing to monitor your athletic progress. Some scales will go as far as to tell you your caloric intake for a particular day to meet your fitness goals.
Second, you need to look at the wifi vs. Bluetooth compatibility and syncing frequency. Some smart scales can store data and some can’t, so definitely make sure that you’re getting a scale that will suit your needs. Wifi capable devices will often automatically sync, while Bluetooth models will need a compatible Bluetooth device to make that happen. Also, check how frequently the device will sync. If you weigh multiple times a day but the scale can only be programmed to sync once a week, you won’t be getting the use out of your scale that you need to.
Pregnancy mode options is something that you can take into account if you have a person in your household that might make better use of the feature. The unique weight needs of pregnant women require a special type of monitoring and some scales have applications in them that might be detrimental to pregnancy health. In addition, if you have other health problems like a pacemaker, scales that have mild electric pulses to measure body composition might not be the ones that are optimal for your health.
Third, you have to keep in mind the cost versus the worth of the device you’re thinking about purchasing. Most of this decision should come from what you need out of your scale. For example, if you are an athlete who is training, you might want to spring with a model with all the bells and whistles as far as data points, types of measurements, syncing capabilities, and app add-ons goes. These models will often come with a higher price tag but it will be worth it to have in your arsenal. Likewise, if you are a casual user or a beginner who is just aiming for simple weight loss or to track daily weight, a lower cost, less smart model might be a perfectly fine option for you. It’s all about your individual needs so prices can range wildly from $49.99 to well over a hundred dollars.
Fourth, your design aesthetic is important. No one likes to deal with a visually unappealing model. Check out the models colors, shape, and design in order to find one that will suit your décor and design aesthetic. If you find a model that functions on a better level but doesn’t fit your eye for design, you’re less likely to use it.
Fifth, accuracy is key. A smart scale that isn’t accurate isn’t going to help you in the long term. You should be able to compare and verify within a certain point system that the numbers you’re viewing are correct. Consistency in measurements is also important because if you step off the scale and step back on and have several pounds of difference, there is no way for you to figure out which measurement is accurate and which might be a systems glitch. All machines are going to have a margin of error but it should still be consistent within its own measurement systems.
Lastly, know your features and share your health goals. We’ve touched on this before that scales can come either extremely simple with only a few items measured to multiple areas of fitness with a plethora of measurement options. If you like to work out with friends or loved ones, most smart models can keep track of multiple people at one time. If you need a smart scale for a family of four, you might not need all sixteen different profiles that come with some of the more expensive options.
By keeping in mind these sorts of features while making your pro/con list, you’ll be able to better understand what you are getting into and what machine will make the best decision for your health. To further help you determine which scale might be the one to make your day easier, we’ve put together a list of some of the best scales in the industry for you to try out. They range from fairly inexpensive at fifty dollars up to a high end model ranging in the hundred and fifty to two hundred dollar range. There are scales that are even more expensive but the following list gives the broadest range of capabilities and prices in order to give a proper overview.