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Body fat scale reviews

Last updated: 12 October 2015

A reliable body fat scale is a helpful tool for you and your family that goes beyond simply measuring weight in kilograms. And our experts can help you find the models that do the most for the best price. Find out more about how we test scales. Not sure what to look for? Use our body fat scales buying guide first.  

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Looking to keep track of your body fat percentage? We review and test 12 body fat scales, including models from Weight Watchers, Tanita and Fitbit.

Our expert lab test data will let you know which scales:

  • calculate most accurate body fat measurements
  • give the most accurate weight
  • are the easiest to use

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Body mass index (BMI)
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Does the scale indicate BMI (body mass index)?

Displays calories to maintain BMR
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Does the scale show daily calories required to maintain your basal metabolic rate (BMR)?


Bone % measured
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Does the scale show bone percentage?

Muscle % measured
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Water % measured
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Does the scale show water composition percentage?

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  • Body fat score
  • Weight accuracy score
  • Weight sensitivity score
  • Ease of use score
  • Height of displayed digits (mm)
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  • Price
  • Brand
  • Model
  • Measures weight
  • Body fat % measured
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Water % measured
  • Muscle % measured
  • Bone % measured
  • Displays calories to maintain BMR
  • Capacity (kg)
  • User profiles
  • Automatically identify previously set users
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Weight of scales
  • Dimensions (cm, HxWxD)
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