Digital Bathroom Scale Reviews

Digital Bathroom Scale Reviews

The Taylor 7506 shares the see-through glass look of the EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale, but at 15 inches is nearly as wide as the Plus version of that scale. What’s not plus sized is the display, at just 1.5 inches, and it’s not backlit. We saw some complaints about accuracy, too, especially after the scale is moved, but the Jamison’s say that any shortfall between expert opinions and user feedback are largely the result users not following instructions regarding placement and first time use. We saw several helpful posts at Amazon.com that largely echo that, and that offer hints for such things as resetting the scale after it’s been moved. We don’t see the absolute gushing over Taylor’s customer service as we do in reviews of the EatSmart digital bathroom scale, but we do see lots of reviews that indicate that long term durability is good, and the warranty is longer at five years (compared to two years for the EatSmart scales.)
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Digital Bathroom Scale Reviews

The EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale (Est. $20) isn’t tested by that reviewer, but we are going to go ahead and name it the Best Reviewed basic digital scale anyway. It’s extremely popular with users posting at Amazon.com, where it garners a 4.4-star rating after more than 25,500 user reviews. There are fewer reviews at BestBuy.com — but still nearly 120 — and even higher satisfaction with a 4.8 star rating and recommendations from essentially 100 percent of owners (all but one). Among experts, it earns a 4-star rating at Good Housekeeping.com and is the pick of Rick Jamison and Kathy Schmidt Jamison, the bloggers at RickandKathy.com, who extensively document their search for a perfect bathroom scale.
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Digital Bathroom Scale Reviews

December 1, 2015: After testing a dozen scales for 2015, our favorite scale for most is the EatSmart Precision CalPal, an update from the makers of our previous pick. Our runner-up to the EatSmart is the accurate Taylor Glass Digital CalMax, which doesn’t have a backlit display but offers a slightly larger and sturdier-feeling platform. The Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer is still the best smart scale and the most accurate scale we found overall. If you want smart features but don’t want to spend a fortune on a bathroom scale, Weight Gurus’s Bluetooth Smart Connected Body Fat Scale is the best value for a smart scale. Collapse Most Recent Updates
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Digital Bathroom Scale Reviews

Smart scales can be more than four times the price of regular digital scales. They aren’t necessarily better than all the other digital scales—they just have more connectivity features. More advanced digital bathroom scales offer more insights into your health, such as an estimate of body-fat percentage, now considered a better indicator of health than weight alone or BMI (an estimate of body-fat percentage based on weight and height). Only a handful of basic digital scales offer body-fat or other body-composition (e.g., bone-density) readings, so if you want a body-fat percentage estimate, you’ll need to invest in a smart scale. There’s another important reason you might want to spend more on a smart scale compared to one that doesn’t connect to your phone or sync your data online: effortless weight tracking. After jotting down weight readings for a dozen scales over a couple of weeks, we quickly realized the benefits of having a smart scale automatically do the tracking. Gathering that data didn’t take any thought or leave room for error, and it’s one less barrier to regularly monitoring your weight, which is already enough of a hassle for most of us.
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Digital Bathroom Scale Reviews

Our pick for basic digital scale offers the essential features most people need in a scale—and then some. It’s comfortable to stand on, the backlit display is one of the largest available (3.5 inches), it has a 440-pound weight capacity, and the scale turns on and off instantly. Weight readings are accurate and sensitive, detecting weight changes up to four-tenths of a pound when other scales couldn’t. The scale is backed by a confidence-inspiring two-year warranty, too. Also, although it’s a relatively inexpensive bathroom scale, the EatSmart CalPal offers a few more features than just your weight reading, including last reading and memory for up to four people.
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Digital Bathroom Scale Reviews

With introduction of the Health Box, Under Armour has entered the digital fitness arena. The Health box includes a fitness tracker, heart rate chest strap and the UA Scale. One the UA Scale’s first testers Ray Maker of DCRainmaker liked the scale and found the integration with their fitness band to be impressive. “It’s surprisingly fast, as the activity band has notified me within 2-3 seconds of stepping off the scale that a new weight measurement was recorded,” said Maker. But there is one big issue with Under Armour’s WiFi bathroom scale…the $180 price tag. Our current pick the Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer provides more metrics than body fat and body weight for considerably less.
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Digital Bathroom Scale Reviews

The GoWISE USA Slim Digital Bathroom Scale measures body fat, water, and bone mass, with memory for eight users. I couldn’t find a way to see my last weight using the scale, despite reading the scale’s manual (which basically says “just step on the scale”). Its performance was also very erratic: For one test, it accurately detected every weight change (reading 0.4 pounds, then 0.6 pounds, etc. more when I held those weights), but on other days it didn’t detect any weight change at all when I stepped back on the scale with the weights.
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Digital Bathroom Scale Reviews

There are plenty of other choices to consider in this category as well. The Taylor 7506 (Est. $30) costs a little bit more than the EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale and earns good feedback of its own. Though all of the six models it tests rate well, ConsumerReports.org puts the Taylor 7506 at the top of the heap. User reviews are good as well, though a step or two below that of the EatSmart scales at 4.2-stars at Amazon.com following more than 1,680 reviews. At Walmart.com, users are even a smidge happier and the Taylor scale earns a rating of 4.5-stars there following more than 645 reviews.
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Bathroom scales need to do one thing: Give you a weight measurement you can trust. After more than five months of researching and stepping on and off a dozen scales (a total of 29 hours and 464 weigh-ins), we found the EatSmart Precision CalPal to be the most accurate and precise basic digital bathroom scale with one of the easiest-to-read displays. If you’d like your scale to sync with your smartphone and estimate your body-fat percentage as well, the Withings Body is the best smart scale available today, with the best smartphone connectivity experience for both iOS and Android. Both the EatSmart and the Withings have a comfortable, wide platform and are attractive enough to leave out on your bathroom floor. Most important, both bathroom scales detect changes in weight of a few tenths of a pound, whereas most of the other scales require you to lose or gain at least half a pound before they notice, or will even pull your weight readings from memory without trying to measure you.
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First and foremost, this appears to be a very good scale. At TheSweethome.com, it’s named the “absolute best scale.” It’s “the most accurate scale we tested, period,” says Melanie Pinola, adding that it was the only scale they tested that was able to detect a weight difference of as little as .2 pounds on each trial. Counterintuitively, it would seem, that didn’t mean that the scale was the most precise, but that wasn’t a deal killer to the testers at TheSweethome.com. “Each time the reading was off during the three-weighs-in-a-row test, it was off by only 0.1 pound, an acceptable discrepancy in our book if you can trust that the scale is actually weighing you and if accuracy (and weight-change detection) is more important to you,” Pinola says.
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If you go to the trouble of weighing yourself, you want to hear the naked truth. To find out whether most scales deliver we tested some without bells and whistles and others that deliver all the high-tech information you could want. If you’re looking for information about scales, Consumer Reports is your best resource. Consumer Reports’ scale reviews will give you honest buying advice that you can trust. Use our scale buying guide to discover which features are most important to consider. We also provide unbiased ratings and scale reviews to help you choose the best scale for your needs.
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If you do want smart features but don’t want to spend a fortune on a bathroom scale, Weight Gurus’s Bluetooth Smart Connected Body Fat Scale (yes, it’s a mouthful) is the best value for a smart scale. Weight Gurus’s scale does sync your weight data and body-fat percentage over Bluetooth to its mobile app, which is well-designed, but it can’t connect to third-party mobile apps. This scale has the largest and nicest display of the scales we tested and a large, attractive platform. However, it was less sensitive to smaller weight changes than our top pick.

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