Body fat scales reviews

Body fat scales can be a better indicator of overall health than their conventional cousins. CHOICE weighs up the options.
 
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03.What to buy

78% Soehnle Body Balance Shape F4 63161


SoehnlePrice $170

Good points 

• Good body fat accuracy.
• Very good weight accuracy.
• Very easy to use.
• Measures water and muscle compositions.
• Can be used on carpet.

Bad points
 
• Data cannot be recalled after weighing.

 78% Visage Body Analyzing 4527 BestBuy_100


VisagePrice $20

Good points
 
• Good body fat accuracy.
• Excellent weight accuracy.
• Easy to use.
• Measures water, bone and muscle compositions.

Bad points
 
• Data cannot be recalled after weighing.
• Thin sensor pads can hinder good foot placement.

 

77% Propert 3042


PropertPrice $70

Good points
 
• Good body fat accuracy.
• Excellent weight accuracy.
• Very easy to use.
• Measures water and muscle compositions.

Bad points
 
• Data cannot be recalled after weighing.

 

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About the rest

 

  • TanitaThe Tanita is OK at measuring body fat, but its screen scrolls very quickly and the data can’t be recalled once the display shuts off.




  • OmronThe Omron is OK at measuring body fat and is generally easy to use, but is easy to switch on accidentally and doesn’t switch off automatically.




  • 0regonThe Oregon Scientific is OK at measuring body fat and its wireless display unit is a good feature, but the data scrolls quickly (although it can be recalled after weighing).




  • HomemakerThe Homemaker has good body fat accuracy, but its small sensor pads can make it difficult to get good foot contact, and its display scrolls quickly and can’t be recalled.




  • Weight Watchers WW35CHAThe Weight Watchers WWW35CHA has good body fat accuracy but its small sensor pads can make it difficult to get good foot contact, and its display scrolls quickly and can’t be recalled.




  • HomedicsThe Homedics is OK at measuring body fat but its display scrolls quickly and can be hard to read.




  • Modern LivingThe Modern Living is OK at measuring body fat but has small sensor pads that can make it difficult to get good foot contact, and its display scrolls quickly and can’t be recalled.




  • Weight Watchers WW115AThe Weight Watchers WW115A has good body fat accuracy, but is complicated to program. Its small sensor pads can make it difficult to get good foot contact, and its display scrolls quickly and can’t be recalled.




  • The Biggest LoserThe Biggest Loser has mediocre body fat accuracy, and its display scrolls quickly with lots of data which can be hard to read.




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