Whether you’re looking to track your progress on the way to a weight goal, or you just simply want to be a little healthier, smart scales are useful tools. They’re accurate, provide valuable data, and sync up with your smartphone so you can easily log and share your results.
There’s a lot to consider when shopping for a smart scale including price, features, app compatibility, and customer ratings. To help you make the right decision, we’ve decided to put together a roundup of what we think are the best smart scales on the market right now.
Why choose a smart scale
Before we get started, you’re probably wondering what a smart Wi-Fi scale can do that a dumb, run-of-the-mill scale can’t. The answer is everything. Where the typical bathroom scale can only tell you your current weight, a smart scale can tell you your weight, BMI, body fat percentage, and other important health-related information. And then it can sync that information with a mobile device or PC, allowing you to easily track and share your results with others. Smart scales are also vaunted for their accuracy, have large, easy-to-read LED displays, and they typically feature sharp, modern designs.
What to look for in a smart scale
So what should you look for in a smart scale? Most of them offer the basic features listed above, but beyond that you’ll have to look for the options that best fit your needs, such as max weight and user support, specific types of health sensors, battery life, and compatibility with your favorite health app (such as Apple Health, Fitbit, MyFitnessPal, etc). Some scales also come with larger displays than others, if easy visibility is important to you, and the standard warranty goes up to 5 years. Finally, you’re going to want something that has generally positive reviews from both experts and consumers.
The Best Smart Scales
Withings Body Wi-Fi Scale
The Withings Body composition scale is perhaps the most popular smart scale out there, and there’s a good reason for it. Several review outlets have named it their top pick in the category, and it has at least a 4-star rating on major retailer websites such as Amazon and Best Buy. Features include accurate weight, BMI, body fat, muscle and water measurements, auto synchronization, and support for up to 8 users.
The original model is now listed as obsolete, but Withings has a new model to offer. This option offers all of the same measurements as the first model, so you won’t be missing any features. The best news, though, is the new model is actually cheaper. It’s available in black and white.
Weight Gurus Bluetooth Scale
The Weight Gurus is another popular choice in the smart scale space—and may even be better than the Withings for you depending on your needs and pricing at the time of purchase. Anyway, this smart scale has 4.5 star rating on Amazon on over 2K reviews, and features include secure 1:1 syncing, support for Google Fit, Apple Health and other apps, and the scale works even without your phone.
Yunmai Premium Smart Scale
You might not be familiar with the brand Yunmai, but customers are in love with their Premium Smart Scale. It has a 4.6 star rating on Amazon, on over 850 reviews. Features include 10 precision body measurements, sync support with popular apps like Apple Health and Fitbit, and support for up to 16 users without the need for a phone. Also, the scale takes literally like 5 seconds to set up and it comes with a stout 5-year warranty.
Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale
The Fitbit Aria is a bit of a conundrum. Its Amazon rating is under our 4-star threshold, and it’s by far the most expensive offering on this list. But given Fitbit’s dominant position in the fitness tracker world and the popularity of this scale, we felt it was worth mentioning. Features include private data syncing with your Fitbit dashboard, a wireless connection via Wi-Fi, and support for up to 8 users and up to 350 pounds.
iHealth Lite Wireless Scale
The iHealth Lite wireless scale automatically syncs to the MyVitals app to help you manage and track your weight progress. Features include the ability to measure your weight and BMI results, and set goals, backlit display, unlimited user support and it can measure up to 400 pounds. It also integrates with other iHealth products to paint you a more complete picture of your overall health. Comes with a 1-year warranty.
1byone Digital Bluetooth Scale
1byone’s range of consumer electronic products—which includes OTA antennas and USB cables— have a solid reputation, and it looks like it has followed them to the smart scale space. Their Digital Bluetooth scale is capable of measuring weight, fat water, muscle and bone mass and much more. Features include “step-on” technology, a 3.3-inch LED display, 4 high precision sensors that support up to 400 pounds, and auto recognition of up to 10 users.
Eufy BodySense Smart Scale
The Eufy BodySense is one of the newer smart scales on the scene, and it didn’t take long to become a favorite amongst both customers and reviewers. It checks off all of the basic feature boxes, plus the EufyLife app syncs with both Apple Health and Google Fit to make tracking your weight seamless. The scale supports up to 20 users, and accurately measures weight up to 397 pounds. Easy setup, accurate data and broad support make this one of the better scales on this list.
The Greater Goods smart scale features Wi-Fi, a large, easy to read display on the scale itself with a backlit LCD, and an easy way to sync to your phone to see results when you want or need. There is also a free Weight Gurus app, which works with “iOS & Android devices only; works with Android devices running 5 or above, an iPhone 5S or beyond, and any iPad released 2013 or later (Air, mini 2, and above). Scale is compatible with 802.11b/g/n-2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks”.
This smart scale can measure your weight, along with your BMI, body fat, bone mass, and water weight. The smart scale will automatically calibrate, and it has multiple user support — for up to eight individuals. It takes 4 AAA batteries to work.
It’s available now.
This smart scale from Garmin hits all the familiar beats: weight measurement, water percentage, body fat, and BMI. Bone mass is also measured as well, along with skeletal muscle mass. Garmin says it has an easy setup process, thanks to an easy smartphone app. It also supports Wi-Fi and Garmin’s “USB ANT Stick”.
This scale also supports multiple users (up to 16), and will automatically update that user’s Garmin Connect account with the latest information the smart scale reads. The extra large display makes reading the data easy. It offers up to nine months of battery life (courtesy of AA batteries).
This smart scale from Garmin is available now.
eufy Smart Scale P1
If the previous eufy model wasn’t to your liking, perhaps this one will be. This is the eufy Smart Scale P1, and it includes 14 different insights into your overall body health. You’ll get information on your BMI, muscle mass, body mass, body fat, and, of course, weight. Plus much more.
This smart scale works with third-party apps as well, which means you can sync your health data to services like Apple Health, Google Fit, and even Fitbit. The eufy Smart Scale P1 supports up to 16 different individuals, and the large LED display on the scale itself will present the information you want in an easily digestible way.
It takes three AAA batteries to work, and it’s available now.
That should just about do it for now! Obviously, we will continue to update this list as we discover new options. And as always, if you think we missed something that deserves to be on this list, be sure to let us know about it down in the comments section.
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*price was believed to be discounted at time of publishing and is subject to change at anytime.