I have to admit that I purchased a smart weight scale a few months back and log my weight on a weekly basis.
Today’s smart scales will measure not only your overall weight but also the percentage of your weight that comes from fat vs. muscle, bone and water.
Some scales will even measure your body mass index or BMI, which measures your weight in relation to your height.
Not all smart scales measure all the potential measurements, so you will have to shop around to see what is available and the cost.
The price for a smart scale can run anywhere from $40 upward to $200 depending on features and quality.
Some of these scales will download the data directly to a smartphone or tablet, for both an Android and Apple products.
I mentioned in the previous post that I own the Fitbit One tracker, the company also sells a weight scale that will automatically download data from their scale though it doesn’t offer many features like other scales now offer.
Based on an article I read in Consumer Reports, the accuracy of many of the products are questionable and in many cases the results were unimpressive. Some scales fared better than others.
Consumer Reports tested six scales which I will list in order of their score from highest to lowest.
- Tanita BF-684W
- Fitbit Aria
- Taylor 722F
- Withings WS-50
- Weight Watchers WW701Y
- Qardio Quardiobase
To get the best weight reading follow the following three tips:
1.Use the scale first thing in the morning with as few clothing items as possible
2. Place scale on hard even surface
3. Stand still and if you are measuring body-fat, you must be barefoot.
Shop around for the best price including online, I am providing a few Amazon links for your convenience.
Bed, Bath and Beyond sells several models and you can use a 20 % coupon to save even more.