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Whatever your reason for tracking your weight, you want a scale that supports your needs. So we’ve rounded up 13 of the best bathroom scales on the market — from big to small and everything in between.
Bathroom scales these days do far more than measure weight. It’s up to you to decide which measurements will be the most valuable to you, but here’s what to look for:
- Number of users. Digital scales with a memory feature can save information for multiple users. A few smart models may offer memory for an unlimited number of users.
- Body fat measurements. Body fat measurements range from body mass index (BMI) and muscle mass to water weight and body composition. Weight isn’t the only health indicator (and BMI doesn’t really provide the full picture, either). Many of these other factors offer a more accurate picture of your health and how you can improve it.
- Precision. Digital scales offer precise measurements down to the tenth or even hundredth of a pound. Smart scales let you take that information with you wherever you go. Some research suggests that users of “smart” scales weigh themselves more often, which can help with weight loss. Analog scales are only as precise as your eyesight.
- Calibration. If you go the digital route, look for a scale with automatic calibration.
- Maximum weight capacity. Some scales may top out at only 250 pounds, while others can measure up to 700 pounds. Check before you buy.
- Extra health indicator measurements. Blood pressure, heart rate, and sleep tracking information can all be stored on bathroom scales and their apps.
Prices change all the time. But we’ve provided a handy scale (LOL) to show you how each option will fit into your budget.
- $ = under $50
- $$ = $50–$100
- $$$ = over $100
Most accurate scale
The RENPHO scale can sync with popular fitness apps such as FitBit, Google Fit, and Apple Health. You can monitor 13 body measurements, including BMI, body fat percentage, metabolic age, and bone mass.
The RENPHO app stores your metrics, but you can also take your weight without the app. The scale stores the information until it can sync your latest weigh-in with the app (good things come to those who weight).
It also stores your progress so you can track your fitness over time. Plus, it’s accurate within 0.2 pounds and automatically calibrates to zero. In short, you can see how you’re doing over time and trust the numbers you’re seeing.
Best high tech scale
A high tech scale doesn’t need to come with an equally high price to provide good quality, accurate readings.
The Arboleaf is affordable and stores information in its app. You can also sync it with other popular fitness apps like FitBit and Google Fit.
It monitors 10 body measurements, including body type, visceral fat, body water percentage, and bone mass.
The Arboleaf app can store information for an unlimited number of users, so you and your fam can go full Oprah — you get a body water percentage, and you get a body water percentage!
But you don’t have to deal with those other measurements if you don’t want to. If you just want to check your weight, there’s a one-step weigh-in option.
Auto calibration and auto zero features keep the scale accurate, so you always know where your weight stands.
Best scale for athletes
Athletes who want to keep a close watch on their body measurements, body composition, and other health factors can get just about everything with the Garmin Index Smart Scale.
This is one of the best scales out there. It takes a heckload of measurements and displays them on the scale itself. (Ah, to be alive in the 21st century.)
It also sends that information to an app, where you can view graphs and charts to track your fitness. But the Garmin switches it up by letting you scroll through the various measurements directly on the scale. You don’t even need your phone in tow.
You can track health information for up to 16 users, including a setting for people who are pregnant. Plus, no matter what their weight (up or down), pregnant users get a smiley face. Which is, y’know, super cute and sweet.
This isn’t the easiest scale to set up, but once it’s all set, it offers excellent tracking, storage, and display visibility.
Best scale for older adults
Audio readings and visibility set the Extra Wide Digital Glass Talking Bathroom Scale apart. It’s affordable but also easy to use if you have vision or hearing issues.
Activating the scale is as easy as poking the scale and stepping on. The audio feature comes out loud and clear — it even lets you know when the scale powers down.
For peeps with hearing loss, a large, 3-inch LCD display shines out bright and clear. The scale also features an extra-wide design, so it’s easier to step on and maintain your balance during your weigh-ins.
Many of the scales we looked at have bold displays. But for older adults or anyone else who might be dealing with hearing and vision issues at the same time, the Extra Wide Digital Glass Talking Bathroom Scale provides a combo of ways to take the squint and strain out of weight management.
Best scale for dieters
If you’re on a diet, tracking more than your weight can help you see your success and get a better picture of your overall health. The Tanita helps you do that.
The scale handles all the readings — including body fat percentage, muscle mass, daily calorie intake, and metabolic age — without an app.
It stores information for up to four users (sorry, that fifth person is just gonna have to guess).
You can also choose different settings, like athlete mode, guest, and weight-only when you’re in a hurry. For people with focused eating plans, this bathroom scale offers quick access to a variety of settings and an easy-to-read display.
It also doesn’t hurt that it looks slicker than an otter who just found a tub of petroleum jelly.
Best scale for families
What do families need in a scale more than anything? Multiple-user storage, obvs.
The FITINDEX Bluetooth Body Fat Scale can store info for an unlimited number of users in the accompanying app. Different settings allow you to track and interpret information for everyone from teens to bodybuilders to teen bodybuilders.
It takes 13 measurements, including bone mass, skeletal muscle, and BMI. The scale itself displays only your weight.
The app stores all your information, but it also offers some unique functions, allowing you to set goals and view data from specific time periods. Plus, you can manually enter information or export it for long-term storage.
Best high capacity scale
Most of the scales on our list have a 350- to 400-pound maximum weight limit.
The My Weigh tops out at 700 pounds and can recite your stats in four languages — English, French, German, and Spanish. Voila! Muy bueno, and danke schön.
An extra-large 20-inch (in.) x 12-in. platform offers good stability and durability for long-term use. This scale also comes with a 30-year manufacturer’s warranty — an unusual extra in the world of bathroom scales.
Best smart scale
Reviewers love this scale’s easy setup and ability to sync with popular apps like Apple Health, FitBit, and Google Fit.
The app stores and displays more than just your health information. It creates graphs, allows you to set goals, and lets you track regular progress.
Up to 16 users can track and store 10 body measurements, including hydration, body fat, and bone mass.
You can add users or create a profile for a temporary guest. (“Hey, the bathroom’s just upstairs and to the left. You can measure your bone mass if you want.”)
The sleek design and display look great with modern bathroom decor (and will swag out a less-stylish bathroom to boot). That design includes a round digital display that shows your weight and body fat percentage every time you step on the scale.
Best scale for the stats tracker
If numbers, stats, and graphs get you excited, the ABYON Bluetooth Smart Bathroom Scale offers a wide range of ways to follow your fitness progress and whet your number-nerd whistle.
You can weigh in with or without using your smartphone. The scale will upload your information once your smart device gets within sync range.
The app is designed to sync with popular fitness apps like Apple Health, Google Fit, and FitBit.
The scale records thirteen different body measurements, including body fat percentage, BMI, subcutaneous fat (that’s fat just under your skin), and visceral fat (fat around your organs).
The ABYON offers quick readings for multiple users and has easy-to-read displays both within the app and on the scale itself.
Best analog scale
Synths. Watches. Potatoes. Some things just feel better when they’re analog — and you might want that from your scale.
There’s also something to be said for simplicity. The Health O Meter Oversized Dial Scale skips apps, Wi-Fi, and multiple body measurements for a simple weight measurement — and sometimes that’s all you need to know.
A large dial makes it easy to read measurements within 0.1 pounds. The scale doesn’t need batteries, Bluetooth, or anything else to do its job. Plus, the stainless steel body and extra-wide platform make it sturdy and simple to use.
Best budget scale
A simple digital scale can make weighing fast and easy. That’s exactly what the Etekcity Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale does. It measures accurately and displays on a bright, backlit LCD screen. And it’s accurate to within 0.1 pounds.
This model may lack bells and whistles, but it does the basics — body weight — well. The only real downside is that it requires manual calibration.
Most portable scale
How about a scale that fits in your luggage for business trips or family vacations? (Yes, some people weigh themselves on vacation.) The NewlineNY 700’s small size — a teensy-weensy 12.2 in. x 6.25 in. — means it fits inside a suitcase.
Athletes on the road, super-disciplined folks sticking to their eating plans on vacation (we see you), and those who keep close track of their health stats for any reason can stay on top of their progress from almost anywhere.
This scale may be small and weigh only 2 pounds, but the display is a good size and fairly easy to read.
Best scale for FitBit users
FitBit users can get even more from their fitness trackers with the FitBit Aria Air. (There are too many A’s, R’s, and I’s in the name, though.)
The Aria Air syncs with the FitBit app and works in conjunction with all the information you already keep there, so you can see how your steps and diet impact your weight and BMI.
You can also use the FitBit dashboard to set goals and track your overall health progress. It can hold information for multiple users, offering a health management solution for families.
The Aria Air works best for FitBit users, and devoted users will probably get more benefit from this scale than anyone else.
Take a minute to decide what exactly you need a scale to do and how much time you want to spend tracking your fitness information.
Whether you want to track only your weight or everything that changes in your body from one day to the next, there’s a bathroom scale that can do it.
Chances are, there’s one that meets your health needs and sits within your budget.