If you want to know what the best bathroom scales on the market looks like, just look left of this text, however they can easily be described as the set of bathroom weight scales that provides you the most accurate information on your body weight whilst allowing you to track your weight over time using an easy to standard.
Both parts of this statement are very important as there is no point in having a scale that cannot tell your accurate weight, whilst at the same time there is no point in having a scale that continually gives you different reports therefore not allowing you to accurately keep track of your weight.
Digital VS. Analog
Typically there are two key designs for bathroom weight scales, those that provide just your weight, and those that provide both your weight and more advanced features such as your water percentage, muscle percentage and Body Mass Index (BMI) to help you get an idea of any adjustments in your weight. The latest and most advanced bathroom scales come with built in Wi-Fi which allows you to download your measurements directly to an app or website thus allowing you to track changes over time.
In the last few years, Analog scales has moved over to digital scales due to the information that and ease of use that a digital scale can provide to the user. Analog scales can be very accurate, but the key problem is that they often are hard to read.
Digital scales provide you with a large screen showing your exact weight and for those that are looking to reduce or maintain a certain weight, can provide you with a selection of settings and features to help you monitor your weight situation.
The Best Bathroom Scales
If you don't want to read the whole review and simply want to know what's the best bathroom scale then take a look at the Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale which we have reviewed and tested over years since it's release 2012 and gradual update over the last five years.
Of all the bathroom scales that we have tested over the years, the Fitbit Aria smart scale provides the most consistent and accurate readings that we have ever seen. We specifically like the fact that the scales offer both a user friendly app that allows you to track your weight online, sync to a Fitbit tracker and also track weight, BMI and body fat percentage over time. Below we have gone into more details, however I would highly recommend that you check out the bathroom scales here and below.
One point to make, digital scales measure your body fat by sending a tiny electric current through your bare feet and body to measure the water, bones and muscle content, however due to the electric current they are not suitable for pacemaker-wearers. If you do wear a pacemaker, then check out our best analog bathroom scales below.
It really depends how seriously you want to maintain your weight, however some digital scales will charge a small fee to use their software tracking websites. They often provide you a selection of advice and information, but if you don’t want a monthly subscription, do watch out for these services.
If you’re going to buy a digital scale then make sure that it automatically uploads your statistics to the website or application. There is really no point in having all this technology if it’s difficult or impractical to upload the results.
When your choosing the best bathroom scales for your needs, you also need to choose the measurement capabilities that you want to keep an eye on and want to show up on your digital scales.
The key benefit of a digital scale is that it can give you not only your weight, but a selection of other body related information, some of which could be very useful to you, but others could be a waste of time and will do nothing more than pump up the bill for the weight scale.
On the latest digital bathroom scales, it's possible that you can get the everything from body fat percentage, water weight, bone density to muscle mass and calorie intake however unless you're a professional body builder, your water weight really is not something you really need to track on a daily basis.
If you're really looking for the best bathroom scales, then you're also looking for a value for money product and really the only additional feature that you should look out for is your body fat percentage which is useful and save the other features for the professional scales that you find in the gym.
Best Analog Bathroom Scales
If you're like many people and want a simple bathroom scale that is both easy to read and will provide you with an accurate reading of your weight then check out the Ozeri Rev Digital Bathroom Scale which we reviewed at the end of the year.
The Ozeri Rev Digital Bathroom Scale is basic design that uses high precision GX sensor pressure plates to provide users to weigh up to 180 kg/400 lbs in 0.1 kg or 0.2 lbs increments. Given that it does not use any form of electrical currents, it's therefore safe for users who wear a pacemaker.
We specifically like the Ozeri given that it provides both a numerical dial and LCD screen to provide users with their weight either in Ibs or Kgs in all light conditions and from any angle.
As a final straw for the Ozeri, there are over 200 reviews in Amazon.co.uk with over 150 being five stars and a selection of raving reviews regarding the analog bathroom scales.
How We Tested
Testing for to find the best bathroom weight scales was actually surprisingly easily given that I already had the weights from the gym. This meant all we had to do was ensure that those weights weighed what we thought they did and then use them to test each scale for it’s accuracy in the following categories – 20KG, 40KG, 60KG, 80KG and 100KG.
What was slightly surprising was the number of 20KG weights that we use in the gym that were not 20KG, however after some searching we did find five 20KG weights to use.
One thing we did not test which in hindsight we probably should have tested for is the consistency, i.e. what happens if you place 100KG of free weights on the scale five different times. Are the results the same? Something for next years test.
Top 10 Best Bathroom Scales
In the review section at the bottom of this review we have in detail looked at some of the best bathroom scales models across the market, however below we have our top 10 bathroom scales both mechanical and digital and where we have found the cheapest price across the internet.
Hanson Neo Bathroom Scales
Beurer GS36 Bathroom Scales
Ozeri Rev Digital Bathroom Scale
Smart Weigh Smart Memory Bathroom Scale
iDoo Digital Bathroom Scale
YUNMAI Premium Smart Body Bathroom Scale
Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale
QardioBase Wireless Smart Scale
Withings Smart Bathroom Scale
Our Rating -
The Beurer GS36 Talking Glass Bathroom Scale is a next level home scale. The number one feature would have to be the verbal function that has five different language setting and speaks in a clear and easy to understand voice.
The scale can vocalize your weight in English, French, German, Spanish and Russian. If you are shy and do not want your weight to be broadcast throughout your home, there is an adjustable volume that you can turn down so only you can hear it. Conversely for those of you who have a hard time hearing this scale has a volume that even the partially deaf can hear!
This scale is perfect for a family as it has four direct memory spaces. The storage is easily accessed and the last recorded weight can be displayed. This may help with those who are tracking or watching their weight. The scale has a load capacity of 100g/150kg/330 lbs. which exceeds most scales on the market today.
The display emits a beautiful blue light and the font size is large enough for quick and easy reading. It is also very user friendly as you will not have to bend over to turn it on. The scale has a tap-on feature that you can use with your toe. Just one tap and the scale turns on and is ready to go.
Often with smaller scales it can be hard to stand just right to get an accurate weight. This will not be an issue with the Beurer GS36. The large platform, that measures an impressive 28 x 34 cm, guarantees that you will receive a precise weigh in every time. The scale is light weight, has an attractive appearance, and made with high-quality materials. It even arrives with the necessary batteries. Changing the batteries is an easy process that you will not have to do often as it has an automatic switch-off.
The Beurer GS36 Talking Glass Bathroom Scale is smart, perfect for a family, great for those who have a hard time seeing the digital number while standing, and those who like a sleek and contemporary design. The Beurer GS36 will stand the test of time and would make a great addition in any modern household.
- Contemporary glass bathroom scales
- Easy to read LCD digital display
- Load Capacity 100g/150kg/330 lbs.
- Adjustable between kg/lb/st
- Toughened safety glass
- 3 X 1.5V AAA batteries (included)
- Tap-on and auto switch off technology with an overload and low-battery indicator
Our Rating -
The iDOO Platinum Multifunction Bluetooth Scale is the scale to purchase if you are looking to get an accurate weight every time. The scale boasts to have a High Precision Strain Gauge with sensors that promise a precise measurement of not only your weight but also your body fat, bone mass, BMI, and muscle mass.
It also features a free APP “iDOOHealthManager” that you can download to your smartphone from the Appstore or Google Play to better track your calories and exercise in real-time. Never has it been easier monitor and maintain a healthy weight. The measurements can be displayed in kg/lb/st, which makes this a great scale universally.The scale is constructed with a tempered glass platform and has a large LCD screen that is easy to read. The scale can monitor up to 10 different people which makes this a great scale for a large family or household.
The weight capacity for this scale is 150kg/330lb and measures the body fat within a range of 5.0-50%. The scale is very easy to turn on as all you do is stand on top to operate, no tapping or smartphone needed to turn it on. No need to turn off the scale as it has an automatic turn off feature. It takes four AAA batteries and will indicate when the battery is getting low.
The iDOO Platinum Multifunction Bluetooth Scale is very contemporary looking and is impressive to look at. It performs duties that many scales just can’t compare with. If you are someone who cares about your weight, have weight loss goals, fitness goals, or goals to just live better and healthier lives. When you use their BIA (Bio-Electrical Impedance analysis) feature, you can see what you need to work on to prevent future health issues.
The application that they include for free is above and beyond anything you can get from stores in the market at the price this scale is going for here. When purchasing the iDOO Platinum Multifunction Bluetooth Scale you are purchasing a lifestyle change as it can only help you get healthier. The scale has a one year warranty offered by iDOO, you can’t go wrong with this iDOO scale.
- Tempered glass platform and modern design
- Smart memory of up to 10 persons' information
- Capacity: 330lb/150kgDivision: 0.1kgUnit: kg/lb/st
- Age range:10-80
- Height range: 100-240cm
- Auto on / Auto off
- Overload indication
- Low battery indication
- Power: 4 x AAA batteries included
Our Rating -
Finally, a smart scale for the whole family, the Smart Weigh Smart Memory Bathroom Scale has it all. Do you have a large family? No problem this scale can hold up to eight users and has a feature that will clear the memory if something changes and you need to make a new profile.
Have you had trouble operating a scale before? No problem all you need to do is step onto this scale and the display will activate, and because the scale can differentiate the different users you don’t have to toggle between all eight profiles. The scale features four sensors that give precise readouts each and every time.
What if you get on the scale and can’t remember what your weight was weigh in? This scale features a multi-color weight change detection. You will see your weight in green if you lost weight and red if you put on a few pounds, it can even display the difference between your current weight and your previous reading. This is a huge advantage, no more tracking your weight, no more second guessing, and when you see your weight in green, what a boost! To top it all off the large numbers on a backlit LCD screen makes the display easy to read even when you are standing on it.
Many scales don’t have a large weight capacity, can this scale handle yours? The Smart Weigh Smart Memory Bathroom Scale can handle 200kg / 31st:6lb/ 440lbs! You would think with such a capacity the scale would be clunky and unwieldy, but it is exactly the opposite. A slick design with a high-quality feel, a platform with durable tempered glass, this scale will fit in any environment be it a bathroom, kitchen, or personal home gym. Due to the slim compact design, you can also slide the scale out of the way to prevent tripping and falling.
What if you are not happy with the scale? Smart Weigh covers its products 100% and even offers a two-year warranty with a customer service department ready and willing to help you with any questions you may have. You cannot go wrong with this scale!The Smart Weigh Smart Memory Bathroom Scale is great looking, durable, easy to use, and affordable. It has multi-color weight change detection with a large weight capacity and is backed by Smart Weigh with a two-year warranty. If you are a large family looking for a great scale, the Smart Weigh Smart Memory Bathroom Scale is for you.
Our Rating -
The Yunmai Premium Bluetooth Smart Scale is a top tier scale that is great for a tech friendly family. If you are looking for a scale that can maximize your efforts for weight loss or staying fit this is the scale for you. The scale measures weight, body fat, BMR, Body Mass Index (BMI), hydration levels, bone mass, muscle mass, and body age.
Having real time accurate measurements can improve not only the way you look in the mirror, it can also improve your health. The large user tracking management system can hold up to sixteen profiles, one for every person in your household and maybe even family and friends who come visit.
For the family that is on the go, this scale has Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity that even has an APP included. The APP is a smartphone weight loss tracking system that will display all the information the scale gathered and then calculates all the vital statistics you may need. The APP can be used to more clearly evaluate what parts of your body need more attention at the gym. It is like having a personal trainer advising you of how to get that perfect body.
The scale is made with impact-resistant tempered glass that is sturdy enough that it won’t easily break, but also attractive enough to leave in the bathroom and not destroy the ambiance. The LCD display is 3.8 inches and bright making the information displayed easy to read. You can get the scale in white or black and the modern design will fit in any household. The scale is easy to set up, comes with four AAA batteries, and has a five-year warranty!
The Yunmai Premium Bluetooth Smart Scale is a high-tech scale that those who work hard on their body and health will fully enjoy. A sturdy platform with a sleek and attractive design this scale offers ease of use and next gen technology that can be utilized by either a personal trainer or a stay at home mom who just wants to live a healthier life. If the scale is not what you were looking for there is a money back guarantee and if something happens to it, the company covers it for five years. This premium scale is worth every penny and is sure to give you years of accurate weights and measures.
- Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity
- Smartphone Weight Loss Tracking System Application
- Weight Tracking Management for 16 Users
- Vibrant LCD Display
- Smart-Step Technology
- Supports Android 4.3 and iOS 7
- Power: Four (4) AAA Batteries (Included)
- Scale Range: Up to 396.8 lbs. (3-180 kg)
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