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Top 5 Best Weighing Scales for Your Family | 2017 Reviews

November 11, 2016
Top 5 Best Weighing Scales for Your Family

Top 5 Best Weighing Scales for Your Family | 2017 Reviews

Diet, weight, and health, what do these words have in common? In the order it was presented, it connotes dependency. When you diet, you are aiming to lose weight, and losing weight equates to good health; true it may depend on a lot of factors, but the connection is palpable.

This is why fitness scales has been a permanent object in our household. In the morning when you wake up, apart from brushing your teeth, and taking a bath, most if not all, check their weight.

We know what you’re thinking, why would you want to check your weight in the morning, right? Don’t we have enough to think and stress on about for the rest of the day? Basically, it all depends on your routine, some prefer to check it every day, while others don’t. Whatever your choice is, you just need the help of a good weighing scale, to provide the information you need.

The search for the best weighing scale to buy is now on! And it all boils down to its accuracy. Why do we say so? It is already frustrating to deal with matters regarding your weight, how would you like to be more frustrated basing on faulty results your measuring equipment provides? There are a lot of weighing scales available in the market, and you are only going to buy one that you would rely on, in starting either weight loss, or gain journey, so this is non-negotiable.

We have mentioned that accuracy is the single most important consideration in choosing a weighing scale, but you cannot deny that certain features adds to the reliability, if it connects to a fitness app, or give out your BMI. These are add-ons and not exactly not necessary, but are still great to have.

This article aims to provide you with details to determine the best digital scale, Here we go.

Quick Comparison Table

Fitbit Aria WiFi Smart Scale

Etekcity Digital Body Weight Scale

Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale

QardioBase Wireless Smart Scale

iHealth Lite Wireless Scale

Fitbit Aria WiFi Smart Scale
Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor for Apple and Android
Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale
QardioBase Wireless Smart Scale
iHealth Lite Wireless Scale

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350 lb

400 lb

396 lb

396 lb

400 lb

4 AA batteries

2 AAA batteries

4 AAA batteries

8 AAA batteries

4 AAA batteries

Fitbit Aria WiFi Smart Scale

Fitbit Aria WiFi Smart Scale

What can we say about the Fitbit Aria, aside from being the best bathroom scale one could truly invest on; you know the guarantee that comes with this product. It is solely made to aid you in your fitness journey by being in sync to the latest apps that provide you with calculations and suggestions on how to improve your approach.

Aside, from providing your current weight that could be read in kilograms or pounds it also has the capacity to calculate the percentage of fat in your body and along with that, your BMI or Body Mass Index. These information are crucial in determining your way out of your predicament, by tracking your progress, saving your records and loading it to your fitness profile.

Amazingly, it also has Wi-Fi, so that answers the question of how it saves your information. All you have to do is to sync it with your Fitbit tracker and you’re good to go. If you worry about leaving it in the bathroom and messing it up in the event that your bathroom gets humid, then worry no more. The Fitbit Aria is water resistant, as long as it is not submerged in water, everything is going to be alright. Just make sure that you wipe it dry before using it, to prevent accidental slips.

With the additional features that the Fitbit Aria provides, it is truly becoming easier to get started on our last New Year’s fitness goals. Once you have this fitness scales, you just need to set it up on a flat surface area where you prefer to get measured, connect to your network and you should no longer have any issues. Just make sure to set it up properly to get optimized results, we suggest that you get your body fat percentage and BMI checked by your doctor, so that the profile reading will be accurate. If you are not going to use these features, then you should be all set with just the weighing scale, which is independent from the other measurements.

Details of the Fitbit Aria WiFi Smart Scale

Max weight capacity

350 lb

Dimension

13.2 x 12.7 x 1.6 inches

Colors

Black and White

Power source

4 AA batteries

Etekcity Digital Body Weight Scale with Step-On Technology

Etekcity Digital Body Weight Scale with Step-On Technology

With the tagline “The scale you can count on.” How are we going to resist? This fitness scales boasts of its high accuracy, ease of use, safety and comfort, all with a maximum weight capacity of 400 lb. Truly one of the best digital scale in the market, providing you with only the best features.

When it comes to weighing scales, we know it has to be simple and easy to use. After all, we are accustomed to just stepping on it, with the guarantee that it will give out a couple of digits that would either make, or break our day. This one does it even better by providing you a backlit output, on a sleek and modern designed scale, with tempered glass. 

Since this is a no frills weighing scale, you only need 2 AAA batteries to power it for a long period of time, it has the capability to indicate that it’s already low on battery and has an auto-power-off feature, further extends the battery life. With these features, you really can’t help but fall in love with this weighing scale, especially if you like to keep things simple.

The best part about this weighing scale is that, it only needs a flat surface to be set up on, for high accuracy results. We wanted to highlight high accuracy, since most of the scales are really around plus or minus 1 pound different from each other. With the Etekcity, you get like around a tenth of a pound difference in reading, which makes it one of our favorites.

So now all you have to do is get one, step on it and start your fitness journey. This weighing scale is number two on our list only because it doesn’t have any accompanying app that could help track your progress, but you can do it on your own. That’s not exactly a limitation on what you can accomplish, it just makes it a bit more personal, because you won’t need to be plugged in to anything to know where you’re heading.

Details of the Etekcity Digital Body Weight Scale with Step-On Technology

Max weight capacity

400lb /180kg

Dimension

13.2 x 12.7 x 1.6 inches

Colors

Black 

Power source

2 AAA batteries

Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale

Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale

This is also similar to the Fitbit Aria as it also comes with Wi-Fi technology which is due to Position Control technology, which makes sure that you get accurate results. So whether you are checking your weight, percentage of body fat, muscle, bone density, or water, this should paint you a complete picture of where you need to improve on.

In addition, it also has the ability to sync to your smartphone, how awesome is that? Surely one of the top weight scales we have today. You now have the capacity to check your progress with a push of a button, assess your activities and know if it is line with your fitness goals. What’s more amazing is that it could easily show you the result of the last weigh-ins you made. That is specifically useful if you want to know how effective your diet or exercise is in affecting your body.

These data are uploaded in an instant to the app called Withings Health Mate. So once your scale is connected to a network and you have your app set up, everything should be a breeze. You could even benefit from the nutrition tracking feature and the other 100+ apps about health and fitness that could assist you in any way you want to move on to.

This scale is also useful to a group of up to eight persons who are altogether building on their fitness goals. The scale can automatically identify you using your previous weight, and if there is an instance wherein 2 users have the same weight, one just need to lean sideward where the scale displays the name and then you can manually select which one you are.

The only reason why the Withings Scale is our third choice, is because despite the hundred features it provides, it comes down to accuracy. We noted that there could be a slight difference in weight results, if you used it twice in a row with minor difference in your stance, but still a couple of ounces is not really a big deal.

Details of the Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale

Max weight capacity

396 lb

Dimension

14.4 x 1.6 x 14.4 inches

Colors

Black and White

Power source

4 AAA batteries

QardioBase Wireless Smart Scale

QardioBase Wireless Smart Scale

The QardioBase scale is a really nice looking one, we must say. With its modern, minimalist and sleek design, one could easily find a nook in the household to include this top weight scales. We also appreciate the features it offer, especially the 4 result modes available; Normal, Pregnancy, Weight Only and Smart Feedback.

When on normal mode, you will be able to get your weight, plus the other details including your BMI, and body composition. Body composition includes the percentage of body fat, water, muscle, and bone mass you currently have. Those are useful in determining how healthy your body is and where you need to improve on. The second one is pregnancy, this is a special feature for expectant mother and we love it because of the ability to track your weekly progress, through charts and a photo library.

Next we have the weight only, typically used when you want it simple and straightforward, when you need to have a laser like focus because you have already zeroed in on your target. Lastly, we have the Smart Feedback, which is pretty cool because it could give you the feedback through gentle vibration, typically for those who are visually impaired.

Similar to the Withing’s, the QardioBase also has the capacity to determine the user through body weight recorded, making it easy for anyone in the household to use. And since is it Wi-Fi enabled, all your progress will be saved accordingly through its accompanying app. You could easily use the Qardio app in sharing your fitness goals, and even set reminders that would aid in your development.

However, because the design is a little focused on providing a minimalist feel the ergonomics is a bit different as well. You will be able to tell, once you step on it, as you have to make sure that you are on the center, making sure it is balanced all the way. It might be better if you place this beside a wall, where you could lean on while still trying to make sure that you are stepping on the section you are supposed to accurately Also, it runs with 8 AAA batteries, so it could be quite expensive to maintain over time, compared to the previous ones we mentioned.

Details of the QardioBase Wireless Smart Scale

Max weight capacity

396 lb

Dimension

12.6 x 0.8 x 12.6 inches

Colors

White

Power source

8 AAA batteries

iHealth Lite Wireless Scale 

iHealth Lite Wireless Scale

If you like graphical representations and charts, similar to presenting progress reports for a business, then you’re in for a treat with the iHealth weighing scales. This cool looking weighing equipment provide you with your progress at a glance and accurate at that. It measures your BMI and other fitness attributes and is very intuitive.

When we say intuitive, it doesn’t only give out your important fitness digits but also has an option to update you with today’s weather. In addition, the display will automatically adjust depending on the brightness of the room. When it comes to accuracy of the results, there is no question. What you just need to do in order to achieve this, is to make sure that you are stepping on the silver circles properly. We noticed that even if a number of people use this scale in quick succession, they are still able to gather more accurate results compared to the other weighing scales mentioned. But we’re pretty sure you are not exactly one who needs that.

It is fairly easy to use as well, and the app is straightforward. You will not have any difficulty in synching it to your smartphone for easy tracking. We know it could be a tad difficult to handle technology, but because of the QR code, this is very easy.

This is one of the most accurate bathroom scale in the market, even after several accuracy tests, and also comes with a 1-year warranty. When it comes to the potential of losing weight along the way, the iHealth could definitely provide additional support through its online resources.

It is just important to note that even though the iHealth collates your other information such as BMI, fat percentage and bone mass, it is only accessible online and not directly through the scale. Also, this is the heaviest one among the top weight scales. Although we are pretty sure that is not exactly a deal breaker, it could be a concern for most when they like keeping their scales for storage.

Details of the iHealth Lite Wireless Scale

Max weight capacity

400 lb

Dimension

15.1 x 14.8 x 1.7 inches

Colors

White

Power source

4 AAA batteries

Conclusion

Choosing best weighing scale to buy could be rather difficult, especially when you have a lot of options to choose from. But to be able to cut down your list, the only thing you have to consider is its accuracy. An inaccurate weighing scale could greatly hamper your success in achieving your fitness goals, and we wouldn’t want that. In the end, the only thing important is for you to be able to use the scale appropriately and maximize its features.

Originally posted 2016-09-06 05:36:50.

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