|Winner: All the Featues and Best Price
||Runner-Up: Perfect To Pair with Fitbit
||Third: Not As Polished
|Buy Weight Gurus on Amazon||Buy Fitbit Aria on Amazon||Buy Yunmai on Amazon|
You can go to just about any box store or major online retailer and find a scale that will give you your weight and, if you spend a few extra bucks, body mass. In order to track your progress or see if all your workouts are paying off, you need to manually track your numbers which can be time consuming and something that is easier to forget to actually do. That’s why we were excited to get our hands on a few of the best smart scales on the market, like the popular Fitbit Aria, Nokia Body+, and Weight Gurus Smart Scale.
The benefits of having a smart scale as opposed to your grandma’s “step on and watch the needle move” scale is pretty significant. First of all, smart scales pair with third party apps on your smartphone to track and store data. After enough data is collected, you’ll get all sorts of useful information you can use. For anyone looking to lose weight and stay accountable, smart scales are must-own products for your home and combined with health DNA testing can really take your fitness goals to another level.
We graded scales based on five criteria: ease of setup, amount of health metrics tested, cost, user friendliness, and accuracy. Every scale we tested was either bluetooth compatible or used wifi to automatically upload information to your phone. Likewise, all scales tested could log information for at least eight users, so you shouldn’t worry about everyone in your house being able to use this scale for their own fitness journey.
For the price, there isn’t a better scale on the market. The Weight Gurus is very accurate and gives you lots of good information, like BMI, body fat, lean mass percentage, body water, and bone mass. The Weight Gurus looks good and the app is beautiful and will work for up to eight people. There are more expensive scales, but none really offer any major upgrade over the Weight Gurus. This really stands up against any smart scale on the market, and comes in at nearly half the cost of most of it’s competitors.
You don’t need to have any other Fitbit products to use the Fitbit Aria, but if you do have an activity tracker, it opens up more possibilities for what you can do with your smart scale. Pairing the Fitbit Aria requires wifi, but setup was a breeze once we were able to log into our wifi network. The app does a great job with goal setting, as it allows you to enter your target weight and it will track your progress as you work toward your goal. The accuracy of the information was spot on, and it works with up to eight people. The price is on the higher side, which is what kept it from challenging the Weight Gurus for our top spot.
See the Fitbit Aria in action:
Yunmai was popular amongst our testers, and many people really enjoyed the fact that you could choose from colors other than black or white — the Yunmai comes in six different bright colors. Set up was extremely easy and it paired with our smartphone without requiring wifi. The app isn’t as polished as some of the others we tested, but it does give more than ten different health measurements and tracks up to 16 different people. This, like the Weight Gurus, is on the low end of the price scale, but gives all the same readings as any product on the market.
Smart Scales Tested
- Fitbit Aria
- Nokia Body+ (formerly Withings)
- Weight Gurus Smart Scale
- Yunmai Color Smart Scale
- Wahoo Balance Scale
- Blue Anatomy Smart Scale
- Taylor Bluetooth Scale