5 of the Best Body Fat Scale Reviews

These best body fat scale reviews list 5 products that combine the traditional bathroom scale with modern technology to give it added ability as a health metrics tool. All of the scales below can not only take your weight but can also give you a body fat measurement. Several can even give you more than that. This renders them indispensable if you need to keep a close eye on your body condition.

Weight Gurus Bluetooth Smart Connected Scale

This scale has Bluetooth Smart technology so it can be connected to an appropriate app on the user’s smartphone in order to log measurements. It also has automatic user identification, which means more than one user can log measurements with it and the scale will automatically identify which user is using it at which time. It also tells the user what his current BMI is, what his body fat percentage is, and the appropriate numbers for his bone mass, water weight and lean mass.

Pros

  • Highly accurate scale takes measurements at increments of 0.1 lbs
  • Very slim profile
  • Auto user identification is brilliant

Cons

  • Limited to users 10 years old and older

This health scale can take just about every weight and mass related measurement you need to keep a handle on your physical condition. The wealth of metrics it returns to the user already justifies its cost, but it adds even more value to that by supplying automatic user detection as well.

Mosiso CF351BT

Equipped with automatic on/off technology, this Bluetooth-enabled scale is also smart enough to remember the measurements it takes of you. Besides body fat and actual weight, it can report on such metrics as your body water measurement.

Pros

  • Rather appealing looking
  • Consistent in measurements
  • LCD screen is a nice size

Cons

  • On the large size

This is another great scale for the price. It’s a bit big, but if you have the space for it then you won’t have to struggle to fit yourself on the platform. It’s not the sort of thing you’d be embarrassed to have out all the time either. The Bluetooth connectivity and measurement logging are especially useful for the health enthusiasts and a lot of health apps will work with this device.

Tanita BF680W Duo Scale

This Tanita scale offers both regular weight measurements and added measurements like a body fat estimate. It also gives the user a choice of adult and athlete modes for better readings. It boasts a 2-line 2.25 in LCD screen and the ability to store data for 2 users.

Pros

  • Accurate weight scale
  • Reasonably good body fat approximations (compared to DEXA)
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Display could be bigger

This scale is similarly priced compared to the two previous scales, but it does have a nice extra feature they don’t have – mode setting in order to improve the accuracy of the readings delivered for body fat. This can be both good and bad. The good is that it really can improve the accuracy of the machine’s body fat approximation. The bad is that if you don’t use the modes right, you can very well end up ruining the reliability of the figures you’re getting with the scale. Use it right and it yields rather good performance, though. One does wish it came with a much bigger display (2.25 in barely compares to many of its competitors) but it’s still a good scale in spite of that.

Tanita BC533


This beautifully modern glass and metal body composition monitor can take your weight, body fat, muscle mass, and body water measurements. Additional metrics via the onboard computer can give you other data like estimated daily caloric intake and visceral fat. It has a 2.25 in LCD and a maximum weight capacity of 330 lbs, taking measurements at increments of 0.2 lbs. It also allows you to set the activity level of the user and it can store up to 4 user logs.

Pros

  • User activity levels help render more accurate results
  • Comprehensive health metrics
  • Fairly accurate and consistent readings

Cons

  • Pricy

This is a very pretty as well as advanced scale, but it’s also the priciest one on our list. This Tanita will set you back more than other body fat scales if you pick it. However, it will give you a lot in return. Not only does it have sufficient onboard memory for 4 users to record their readings, it also offers you an enormous selection of health metrics to aid you in figuring out your body condition. In fact, it can even rate your physical condition based on its metrics. It’s a pity it doesn’t have a bigger display—a complaint one has with the other Tanita on this list too.

Bowflex Weight and Body Fat Scale

This Bowflex scale is capable of taking your weight as well as your body fat and body water measurements. It can estimate muscle mass percentages to within 0.1% precision and also uses a lithium battery.

Pros

  • Good (5-year limited) warranty
  • Very cheap
  • Can store data for four users

Cons

  • Provides occasional inconsistencies in readings for weight
  • Screen is small (only 1.5 in)

This probably isn’t as consistent in its readings as the others in the list, but it does come close enough to be fairly reliable if you don’t need high-precision readings. It also has the affliction of a small screen (which is dual-line too). Even with these issues, it does perform quite well, especially when you consider you are getting it so cheap.

Summary

The best product here is the Weight Gurus one, followed closely by the Mosiso. Both have an excellent set of functions and features backing up their core abilities and they’re also quite affordably priced as far as products of their type go. Third place goes to the bargain item; the Bowflex as it’s so cheap that many users on a budget will be hard-put to pass it up, especially when compared to the handsome but rather pricy Tanitas.

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