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Last updated: 15 November 2018


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A reliable body fat scale is a helpful tool for you and your family that goes beyond simply measuring weight in kilograms. Our experts can help you find the models that do the most for the best price. 

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

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

Our buying guide also explains why we couldn't publish results for the Beurer BF800, Nokia Body+ WBS05 and Nokia Body Cardio WBS04 scales. 

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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)? BMR is the energy required by the body at complete rest to maintain basic functions. If the scale displays AMR (active metabolic rate) this is the energy required by the body in its active state. 

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        • Overall score
        • Body fat
        • Weight accuracy
        • Weight sensitivity
        • Ease of use
        • Height of displayed weight digits (mm)
        • Good points
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        • Availability
        • Brand
        • Model
        • Price
        • Weight
        • Body fat % measured
        • Body mass index (BMI)
        • Water % measured
        • Muscle % measured
        • Bone % measured
        • Calories (BMR)
        • Capacity (kg)
        • User profiles
        • Automatically identify previously set users
        • Wi-Fi connectivity
        • Weight of scales (kg)
        • Dimensions (cm, H x W x D)
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