People have funny relationships with scales. You want one, but then you don’t. You weigh yourself every day for a month and then refrain for a year. But no matter how you feel about scales, every household needs one. And since scales often live out in the open, it would be nice if they were easy on the eyes.
We weighed the options and chose 10 scales with various strong suits. Many measure weight and that’s about it (but sometimes that’s all you want); others offer info like body mass index and bone density. Some are tiny and meant for travel; others feature extra-wide standing areas.
From a bamboo beauty to a souped-up powerhouse that wirelessly sends info to your phone, you’re sure to find your scale soulmate below.
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Made of bamboo, a naturally antimicrobial material, this spa-like scale adds warmth to that cold, hard bathroom floor. It also provides instantaneous results—no more tapping with your toes. Hooray!
Rave Review: Great scale– very consistent readings (reads 113.6 every time when I step on and off scale), is accurate with the scale at the hospital, and turns on super quickly every time. Also super cute! No regrets, get it while it’s cheap. – tinaxoxo, Target
Need motivation to weigh yourself each morning? This picture of paradise will lure you in for sure. The tempered glass beauty comes with not one but two batteries (one installed, one additional). Perfect for beach-themed bathrooms or anyone in need of a mental break.
Rave Review: Best scale we have ever had, the ocean design is absolutely beautiful, it is easy to use and change units, incredibly accurate, FANTASTIC quality for the price. We would 100% recommend. – Shawnee, Amazon
At less than 11 x 11 inches, this preppy polka-dot number is perfect for small spaces. With a nice big screen and a glossy-meets-matte design, it’s simple yet striking.
Rave Review: Use every day. so wonderful and simple, not to mention it actually looks pretty in my bathroom! – Kara, Wayfair
Who needs a marble vanity when you can have a marble scale? (We just saved you thousands on that reno.) This design—swirls set behind tempered glass—is sleek and sophisticated and features an extra-wide platform for those with balance issues (or big feet).
Rave Review: …Great choice! I was a bit concerned the marble look I was so drawn to would be cheap and cheesy looking in person but it isn’t. The coloring is behind the glass and it looks exactly as pictured. The LED display is huge and so easy to read there is no guessing even without my glasses. The platform is very wide so there is no awkward ‘feet together’ balancing act. It is thin, sleek, elegant, and yet undoubtedly durable. – Tammy, Amazon
If the thought of changing a teeny-tiny battery gives you the shakes, this old-school analog scale is your new best friend. With a deliciously big dial (6.5 inches) and a roomy, cushy landing for your feet, it’s a hands-down winner.
Rave Review: My husband and I have always liked the analog scales rather than the digital and this one has been absolutely amazing! It is a great product and well worth the money spent. I would definitely recommend this for anyone and I will definitely be purchasing another like this when this craps out! – soon2bbriggs1210, kmart.com
Weight doesn’t tell the whole story. To really know how out of shape you are, you need more information. This scale measures weight, BMI (body mass index), body fat, muscle mass, hydration, and bone density…all for a reasonable price. It can store the info of eight users and sense which person has stepped on it. How? Magic.
Rave Review: Love this scale [even if I don’t always lover the numbers it shows :)]. I set it for my wife and me, and it shows all the info that i’m looking for. Plus it’s very consistent. I think it’s accurate, as it appears close to what I expected, but even if it’s not completely accurate, it’s consistent, which is what I was looking for. Then I can see how weight, BMI, etc. vary and set some goals based on its readings. Also, very easy to read. Much easier than the non-digital scale I was using and weight appears more consistent than on the older scale; plus the additional information. – R. Moore Jr., amazon.com
This snazzy scale measures your weight and BMI (body mass index), then wirelessly sends it to an app on your phone so you can track your metrics. Backlit LCD screen for dim-lit readings.
Rave Review: It seems to be very accurate and it was priced right, so far I’m happy with my purchase – Mark, walmart.com
This smart scale works with your FitBit account, using Wifi to send your info (weight; BMI—body mass index; lean mass; body fat percentage) to your FitBit dashboard, where you can see your metrics in the form of charts and graphs (ooh!). It’s designed to withstand humid bathrooms, so feel free to crank up the heat.
Rave Review: Great scale, easy and convenient. Being able to track your weight goals is essential and this product makes it fool proof. This scale is especially beneficial for those who are looking to maintain a certain weight. – Scale, walmart.com
Don’t leave home without it! Whether you want to toss your scale into a gym bag or a suitcase, this mini unit (7 x 9 inches) with a pop-up screen will survive the trip.
Your feet will appreciate the non-slip grippy surface and dot treads; your eyes will appreciate the extra-large numbers on the easy-to-read display.
Rave Review: I bought this a month ago and like it! Easy read, large numbers I can see 5’ away! No frilly features! – Maggie, bedbathandbeyond.com
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