You may be asking, why is there even a separate list for the best weight scale for women? Well the truth is that women often want something a bit different to men when it comes to choosing the best weight scale.
- Man are typically more attracted to smart scales the connect via Wifi to their phones.
- Women are bigger users of Fitbit products so may be more interested in buying the Fitbit Aria scale.
- Women value design aesthetics a lot more than men.
What I’m getting at is that both genders want something a bit different when it comes to choosing a bathroom scale. In reality, there are no scales that are specifically made for men, and no scales specifically made for women. Either gender can use any weight of body fat scale on the market today.
However, in reviewing over 100 scales in 2016 and 2017, we have found through research, and the comments on our bathroom scale reviews, that women typically gravitate towards certain features and designs of scales. For this reason we have decided to pull together some of the best weight scales for women into one concise list.
So, which is the best weight scale for women? These are our top picks…
The Fitbit Aria is our top weight scale for women. This bathroom scale has all the bells and whistles in a modern smart scale, is beautifully designed and easy to use. It also measures a lot more than just weight.
I’m going to explain below why the Fitbit Aria is the best scale for women, but if buying a scale for slightly over $100 is not what you are looking for, please jump directly to our second pick below.
The Fitbit Aria scale can connect to your home network via Wifi, or directly to your Smartphone with Bluetooth. Once the scale is connected, it will automatically sync all data with your Fitbit account so you can keep track of your weight via your PC or Smartphone. This enables you to not only see today’s readings, but also see trended charts and beautiful graphs of how your body has changed over time. If your a a bit of a data geek, or plan to take weight loss seriously, this connectivity and tracking is absolutely priceless in my opinion.
The Aria scale also measures body fat percentage. For women body fat is typically between 25% and 31%. If you are aiming to be quite athletic, then you can aim for a lower body fat percentage.
- Beautiful design, that looks nice in any room.
- Simple to use, despite being a smart scale.
- Can connect to your homes Wifi network, to sync data to your Fitbit profile.
- You can track your progress using your PC or Smartphone
- Perfect for anyone who already has a Fitbit product (eg a step counter)
- Easy to read display
- Which such a highly innovative product, comes a slightly higher price tag.
I don’t need to say much more to make it any clearer why the Fitbit Aria is the best weight scale for women. It is one of the most innovative weight scales on the market, and comes from a well known brand. As with many smart digital bathroom scales, the Fitbit Aria automatically recognises and independently tracks up to eight users.
We love the Ozeri ZB200 WeightMaster. Although its name is a bit of a mouthful! In fact, we have previously picked it as one of the best digital weight scales available! It should be no surprise then that we also consider this scale one of the best weight scales for women.
The best way to describe the Ozeri ZB200 is that it isn’t a super smart WiFi scale (see the Fitbit Aria above), but it also isn’t a normal scale that just shows your weight on a screen. It’s right in the middle of these two.
The reason we say this weight scale has a little bit of smarts, is because it can show on the screen your weight change from previous weigh-ins. The screen will light up in green if you have lost weight, or red if you have gained weight. This makes it SUPER easy to keep track of your progress. All you need to do is keep an eye out for the green light, and your doing well!
- Simple to use, but also has a few smart features
- Colored display shows whether you are heading in the right direction using red and green indicators
- Can track progress from multiple previous weigh-ins
- Nice design that looks great in any room
- Can track the progress of up to eight users. Perfect for the whole family.
- Measures up to 440lbs
- Designed and Engineered in the USA
- Non sleep and scratch-resistant feet
- Automaticaly powers off, and turns on when stood on.
- Doesn’t track long term trends over many months or years. Just shows recent gains or losses.
- Automatically powers off, and turns on when stood on.
Overall, this is our second best weight scale for women. It is well priced, and isn’t filled with many features that could make it annoying to use. It’s simple, and does a great job at giving accurate weight measurements. The colored display is a nice little extra for anyone who wants more than the basic weight scale.
Normally it is the guys that get seduced into buying a weight scale with 50 innovative features that can do pretty much anything except cook you some toast and poach your eggs in the morning. We have found most women want to get straight to the point, with ease and simplicity. This is exactly what the Etekcity scale provides.
We think this is one of the best weight scales for women because it does all the essential features of a scale, and it does them well. The scale will give you immediate readings for weight as soon as you step onto it, and the reading appear clearly on the large digital display. You can be confident your results are accurate thanks to the four precision sensors sitting within the wide, but sleek, design.
- CHEAP. This quality scale is under $20.
- Simple to use. No unnecessary bells and whistles
- Highly accurate weight scale thanks to four sensors
- Automatically powers off to save battery
- Batteries included. Ready to go within minutes.
- High weight capacity of 440lbs (200kg)
- No WiFi connection, so data can’t be tracked and trended.
All in all, I really love this scale. It is a popular choice, and hundreds of others agree with me judging by the high number of positive reviews this scale has received online. If it cheap enough that this scale also makes a great gift if you know someone is working to lose (or gain) weight. If you are looking for a cheap weight scale for a woman, then this is what you want.
Summary of the Best Scales for Women
In terms of price, the Fitbit Aria is without a doubt the most expensive, at over $100. If this is within your budget for a scale, then the Fitbit Aria is what we would crown the best weight scale for women. The price is high because it is a well-designed feature-packed smart scale, and from a well known and respected brand.
But what if it isn’t within your budget? If it’s not, then you need to consider the Ozeri ZB20 Weightmaster. It is under $40 from most online retailers, and still has some great features that you won’t find on a typical ‘basic’ scale.
Finally, the Etekcity Ultra Wide Platform is a high quality scale for under $20. If you are wanting a basic weight scale with no frills, but still a quality product, then slip on of these into your online shopping cart and I am sure you will still be 100% satisfied with your purchase.
WiFi & Apps
Without a doubt the Fitbit Aria is the most technologically advanced smart scale listed here. It is the only scale that uses a WiFi connect to sync your data to your personal health profile with Fitbit. None of the other scales here connect to WiFi, which we admit, isn’t something many people want when choosing a scale.
Why would you want a smart bathroom scale that connects to your home network? The reason you would want a scale with this functionality is because it allows you to easily keep track of all your historical data. The WiFi connection means that each and every time you step off the scale, you data will be sent to your personal fitness profile.
Once the data has been received by Fitbit, you can login to your account either at your laptop, or with your smartphone, to see your latest weight of body fat percentage. You can also see wonderful graphs and charts showing how your data has changed over time, which we find is great for motivation.
Fitbit is without doubt the most well known brand listed here. They are the manufactures of a range of other fitness products that can be found in most stores that sell any type of fitness related equipment.
However Ozeri and Etekcity are also well respected brands, they are just not as well known. Both make a wide range of products, many of which are some of the most well designed and best reviewed products in their category. Buying from a brand you havn’t heard of can be a bit daunting at times, but we are confident that you will be happy with any Ozeri bathroom scales, or Etekcity scales.
So, Which is the Best Weight Scale for Women?
The bottom line is that all scales are great for women. Is there one scale which we would gladly label as the best weight scale for women? It’s a bit hard to pick just one, as everybody wants something different.
If you pick one of the three scales listed on this page for yourself, wife, girlfriend, or partner, then we know she will be happy with it.
If you have a weight scale that you think is particularly good for women please comment below. Please keep in mind that just because a scale is pink, doesn’t make it worthy of being listed here!