Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written before about the best workout gear according to professionals, the home-gym equipment worth the investment, and the best fitness trackers and sports watches on Amazon, here we went deep on the best bathrooms scales that you can buy to help you keep track of your goals. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.) (117) add
“Exactly what I wanted. Works quick and accurately, and I love the sleek design. Perfect for small spaces (but large enough for my husband’s big feet) and can be put away quickly and easily. Screen is super bright. I love this weight scale!”
“This scale is lovely and oh-so-accurate! I weigh myself daily to keep on track for weight loss, and seeing those numbers zero in on my weight gives me so much more confidence than my old scale. It’s right on with both the doctor’s office scale and the Weight Watchers scale. I am very pleased with this purchase and only wish I had bought it years ago! It’s beautiful, easy to use, accurate, lightweight, and makes weigh-ins just a little bit more fun.”
“First of all, the photo on the web page does not do the scale justice. It’s really a beautiful work of art in addition to being a great scale. A clear, tempered glass surface covers four chrome-covered strain gauge sensors, as well as a large LCD display. After the scale has resolved your weight, the display will blink, then hold for a few seconds to allow you to get off and still read the display. Accuracy, measured against a known weight, was right on the button. As far as repeatability, I have weighed as many as five times in a row and gotten exactly the same reading each time.” (109) add
“I was just randomly browsing things, and I decided to try the Etekcity Digital Stainless Steel Body Weight Scale. It is seriously such a big difference [from my old bathroom scale]. It is so sleek and slim, fits in the corner of my bathroom without getting in the way. But most of all, it calibrates instantly — I don’t need to tap on it and wait! I just get on and it accurately measures my weight in a second or two. I went back to weighing myself every day and setting goals for myself. I even tested it with dumbbells, and it is 100 percent accurate every time.” (107) add
“Great choice! I was a bit concerned the marble look I was so drawn to would be cheap- and cheesy-looking in person, but it isn’t. The coloring is behind the glass, and it looks exactly as pictured. The LED display is huge and so easy to read, there is no guessing even without my glasses. The platform is very wide, so there is no awkward ‘feet together’ balancing act. It is thin, sleek, elegant, and yet undoubtedly durable.”
“This scale is more than what I was expecting. It has a very nice sleek and modern design. The light up LCD display is a plus. Sometimes early in the mornings before I run, I like to hop on the scale and check my weight. And without turning on all the lights just to see what I weigh, I can easily hop on and the LCD shines a bright blue. It’s very nice. Another thing I love about this scale is the actual surface of it. It creates a texture, so if you weigh yourself after you hop out the shower, you won’t slip. Overall, I really recommend this product.” (110) add
“Accurate! This scale is accurate to my Weight Watchers’ weekly weigh-in scale. I love it, and it keeps me in check with my weight loss, as I do weigh myself daily. I do move it out of its corner almost every day to check my weight, and recalibrate it as directed, and it has no problems keeping my weight accurate.”
“I wish I didn’t have to weigh myself so accurately, but at least that’s between me and the scale. It’s a gorgeous, clean, and modern design for your bathroom if you choose to display it publicly. Also, there’s very little calibration or customization needed — just make sure it’s pounds or kilograms, as you prefer. Just step on it — no initial tapping needed — and weigh!”
“I am in the military, and because of that, we have to be within certain body-fat standards. I’ve been taped many times, sometimes accurately and sometimes not. I’ve had the calipers used on me, and I’ve used the calipers at home. Both ways yield somewhat variable results, not to mention that they are very time-consuming. This scale has been the only thing that is right on and consistent every time with body fat and weight. Of course, you need to use it at the same time every day to get the most accurate results, but yes, it’s wonderful. After having used it for over a year, I couldn’t even begin to imagine doing any kind of fitness [or] diet program without it. If they charged double for this scale, I’d pay it without question, it’s that good. I agree that there are cheaper ways out there to measure body fat, but none are nearly as accurate, consistent, convenient, or as fast.” (161) add
“This arrived quickly, and is a clean, sleek-looking scale. Setup was easy for individual users based on age and height. When you are watching your weight, this scale allows you to know not only your basic body weight down to the ounce, but your body-mass index (BMI) and percentages of body fat, water retention, muscle weight, and bone mass. An ordinary, plain old scale doesn’t give you information like muscle weight increasing, or BMI decreasing, or increased water-weight gain. So this scale gives me the extra, added incentive to keep going on my path of careful eating, fitness, and exercise. I absolutely love it!” (104) add
“I’ve been using this scale every day for a couple weeks now, and I love it. If you’re looking for a scale that’s easy to set up and syncs via Bluetooth to your phone, this is the scale for you. Setup is accomplished using the free phone app, and it was a breeze to set up with my iPhone. One of my favorite features is that the app can connect to Apple HealthKit, so all of this data can be synced with other health and fitness applications (MyFitnessPal, Fitbit, etc.). You won’t find a better scale for the price, this does everything that the other, more expensive ‘brand name’ scales do at a fraction of the cost.” (117) add
“I was looking for a scale that would allow me to easily track my weight-loss progress on my phone, and this scale does exactly that. It accurately tracks weight, percent fat, percent muscle, and percent water as well as calculating your BMI every time you step on the scale. It was very easy to set up and link to my iPhone. The Bluetooth communication between the scale and the phone is very reliable and requires no additional effort after it is paired with the phone. Overall, it is a great piece of equipment at a reasonable cost.”
“I’m on Weight Watchers. I’ve currently lost 70 pounds. I am a daily weigher. It helps me to be aware how my daily choices affect my weight. I travel a lot, and some hotels don’t have scales in their gyms. This small, portable scale fixed that problem for me. I love this scale and recommend it to my Weight Watchers friends who travel. Also, it seems very accurate in comparison to my home scale and my official weight at Weight Watchers’ weigh-ins.”
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