The Best Bluetooth Smart Scales

Updated on November 21, 2017
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The Best Bluetooth Body Composition Scales

The best body composition scales assess a variety of metrics and give you the information you want about the fat, muscle, and water present in your body. Not all body composition scales are the same, however -- some are more reliable than others, and some have features that you may decide you really don't need. You don't want to pay for those features that don't much matter to you, and you really don't want to pay for a scale that is inaccurate or breaks easily. This review draws together the best and best-reviewed body composition scales on the market, so you can make an informed choice when you decide to take the next step forward in your fitness program. Getting lean is not easy, and you need the best, most advanced gear you can get.

"There's almost no limit to what some of these amazing scales can do for your fat-loss regime. They can record, store, and organize your metrics, making them available to you to work with and analyze. This means you can pursue a personalized fat-loss regime."

Yunmai HQ Smart Scale with Custom Fitness App

Yunmai HQ Smart Scale

There are many body fat scales on the market. Many are quite effective, but many are not at well well-rated. When looking for a good body composition scale, it's wise to pay attention to user reviews. Almost all body fat scales have somewhat mixed reviews, perhaps because people fail to follow some of the recommendations that are included with the scale. The scale that I myself use, and also one of the best-reviewed of the mid-priced body fat scales is this Yunmai HQ Smart Scale with a custom fitness APP. This model tells you exactly how much fat you're losing, so you know the difference between water weight loss and real weight loss. I like the big redouts, andI really appreciate the seamless connection to the app. There's almost no limit to the way I can organize and analyze my personal metrics. I have learned that losing fat means you're lean and sleek; losing water means you may be getting dehydrated, and likely starting to get bloated as your body struggles to regain its balance.

What is a Bluetooth Body Composition Scale?

Bluetooth smart scales come with an app that connects all of your fitness information from the scale to your phone, iPad, or computer. There's almost no limit to what some of these amazing scales can do for your fat-loss regime. They can record, store, and organize your metrics, making them available to you to work with and analyze. This means you can pinpoint the tactics that work for you, and pursue a personalized fat-loss regime.

Also known as "smart scales," these scales measure the amount of fat, muscle, bone and water in your body. They send a very low electrical charge through your body from one foot to the other; since fat is relatively low in water compared to muscle, the scale can calculate the amount of fat you're carrying. Most of these scales are automatic, meaning you simply step on and in a few seconds your metrics are displayed on a digital read-out.

Here's an example: Let's say you wake up and get on a regular scale and see that you've lost two pounds since your last weigh-in. Awesome! You're closer to your goal, and your hard work is paying off. But did you actually lose two pounds of fat? What if you are actually losing muscle? You don't want to do that! Or maybe those two pounds are actually water loss, and you're in danger of getting dehydrated. You don't want that either. It's also possible that those two pounds are a mix of water, muscle and fat. But how much of each?

A good body composition or smart scale measures your fat, water and other important metrics so you know exactly how all of your hard work is paying off. Knowledge is power. If your goal is too look sleek, sexy, and toned, you need to know your body composition.

Your Inner Caveman Wants to Eat!

Ever since our ancestors came down from the trees, and probably even before that, we have had to deal with the constant threat of starvation. Our ancient ancestors spent virtually all of their time looking for food, and when they found it, they didn’t stop to consider how many calories it had – they ate it. In those days, excessive calorie consumption was the Holy Grail, because it meant you might live through the next famine on the strength of your fat cells. Show me a fat caveman, and I’ll show you an ALIVE caveman.

Now, of course, the pressure to survive by storing fat is gone, but our hunger for rich and plentiful food is not. We have figured out how to provide ourselves with all of that rich and plentiful food regardless of whether or not we still need it. Well, we don’t, and eating like a caveman in fear of a swarm of locusts eating all of our food has turned us into walking, talking bags of excess calories.

1byone Bluetooth Body Fat Scale with IOS and Android App

1byone Bluetooth Body Fat Scale with IOS and Android App

Since weight is so much more than just a number, it's in our own best interest to know as much as we can about the actual composition of our body. You may weigh less than you did last month, but how do you know if the weight you lost is fat (good) or muscle (bad). And even if you lost fat and not muscle, how do you know what you did to achieve that?

Regular check-in's with a good smart scale like the 1byoneis a good way to educate yourself about the ups and downs of weight loss. This scale, like the others in this guide, assesses the amount of fat, water, and muscle in your body through the use of bio-impedance technology. This scale accurately measures these metrics, as well as BMI (Body Mass Index), BMR(KCAL), bone mass, and visceral fat.

Features:

  • iOS 8.0 / Android 4.3, Bluetooth 4.0 and above required
  • 11 pounds up to 400 pounds in 0.2 lbs increments.
  • 10 users storage and tracking
  • 2 year warranty

No Setup Needed

One of the nice things about this scale is the fact that you don't need to bother with Wi-Fi or setup instructions to get started. All you do is download the 1byone app on your smartphone and away you go. I like the step-on start-up, which means you don't have to tap or turn on a switch -- you just step onto it and it recognizes you from your last session. This scale also has a large display and uses impact-resistant tempered glass.

Eat a protein and fiber based breakfast. Starting you day off with a muffin and coffee can lead to a blood sugar roller coaster ride the rest of the day, and should be avoided.

Losing Fat and Keeping Muscle -- You Can Do It!

When I began trying to lose fat and get in shape about 5 years ago, all I knew was that I wanted to lose weight. I began cutting calories and working out, and I was amazed when my weight dropped quickly. Success! I was sure that I was shedding the nasty fat around my middle (I’m one of those people who tend to gain fat in my midsection). But then my weight loss slowed down and stopped. I was still dieting, watching what I eat, and working out, but I was no longer losing two or three pounds a week. More importantly, I really didn’t look that much different. I didn’t understand what was happening – if I was losing weight, shouldn’t I look and feel way better?

What I didn’t know was that I was losing mostly water weight. My diet flushed water out of my system, giving me a false sense of success. The fat that I really wanted to lose was mostly still there, sitting on my love handles and in my belly. It took a lot of reading and learning before I understood what really mattered in my weight loss plan.

Weight Gurus Bluetooth Smart Connected Body Fat Scale

Weight Gurus Bluetooth Smart Connected Body Fat Scale

Weight Gurus is the number brand of smart scales in the US. According to the company, people have lost a total of more than 1.5 million pounds by using Weight Gurus -- it's hard to say how they calculated this number, but you can be sure that it's a substantial amount regardless. My experience with smart scales like these is that they do encourage weight loss simply by offering information about what's happening with the process. There's something about seeing your actual fat percentage drop that drives your determination to keep pushing.

Features:

  • #1 US smart scale brand.
  • Easy data sync with FitBit, Google Fit, Apple Health, and other popular fitness apps.
  • Establishes a secure, 1:1 connection with each user.
  • No phone required to weigh yourself. Scale shows full results and stores them to sync when phone is around.
  • Excellent customer service from a real person at Weight Gurus' St. Louis headquarters
  • 5-YEAR WARRANTY.

Like most other scales on this list, the Weight Gurus Bluetooth smart scale measures weight, BMI, body fat, muscle mass, water weight, & bone mass. It has an extra-large, backlit LCD screen, auto-calibration & auto-off. While other scales store up to 10 separate users, this scale stores 8 -- which won't be an issue for most people, unless you have a huge extended family who all use the scale, or need the unit for a health-care facility. It's accurate to .2 of a pound and holds up to 400 pounds.

One of the best things about Weight Gurus, and possibly the main reason for their success, is the remarkable customer service. Smart scales are powerful and effective weight loss tools, but there is a learning curve. Personal experience dictates that a solid customer support team, including a tech squad that can explain all of the features, is essential. To get the most out of your new Bluetooth smart scale, you may need to talk one-on-one with an expert. Weight Guru's is known for having some of the best.

One final plus for Weight Gurus: they set aside a portion of all Greater Goods purchases to give back to our charity partners. According to the company, "Weight Gurus was built in collaboration with Love146, an organization that is working to end child trafficking by raising awareness and caring for survivors. When you purchase a scale from Greater Goods, you can be confident that you are caring for your own health and the health of children in need."

You Can Lose Fat With the Right Kind of Help!

How You Can Understand Calories and Weight Loss

A calorie is a measure of energy. We eat food, which contains energy, and we burn that food to get the energy it contains. That energy, those calories, is the fuel that makes our bodies move and our minds think. The average person needs a little less than 2000 calories a day to keep up with the fuel demands of their body. If you eat more calories than that, your body stores it up for later use. The storage method your body uses to save your extra calories for later is your fat cells. So if you eat more than your body needs to move and think, you will slowly add fat. Look around you – there are many people in this world who are eating more than they burn, and their body is storing all that extra energy for later in the form of fat.

On the other hand, if you eat less than your body needs to move and think, you will slowly lose your fat storage and get thinner. This is the goal of millions and millions of people – to look lean, strong, slim, and toned. The reason that there are way more fat people than lean people is simple: eating less than you burn is hard. You don’t get to eat everything you want. You have to count your calories. You have to move and exercise. And not just for a week or a month – you have to so this forever. It’s way of life, a way of living, and it’s hard. If it were easy, everyone around you would look amazing. Instead of fat.

Eat lower carbohydrate meals. This does not mean to avoid carbs all together. Some people will need more, but most of us will need less.

Yunmai Premium Smart Scale with New Free App

Yunmai Premium Smart Scale

Yunmai is another excellent tech company that makes some of the highest-rated smart scales available on-line. The company claims to have over 5 million users, which is very impressive indeed for a product that only the most informed and determined members of the fitness community know about. Yunmai scales sync with Apple health, Fitbit and Google Fit, and can keep track of 16 users -- more than twice as many as the top-ranked Weight Gurus smart scale (above). It sets up fast and has a generous 30-day free exchange/return policy.

Features:

-- Fast, automatic user recognition. My experience with these scales is that the faster the user recognition, the more likely I am to use them.

-- 10 different measurements. The more sophisticated the technology gets with these scales, the more impressive is the range of metrics they can assess. This Yunmai unit measures Weight, Body Fat, Muscle Rate, Water, Bone Mass, Visceral Fat, BMR, BMI, Protein, and Body Age.

-- Automatic, instant sync with your device. This means that body measurements and etc are sent instantly to your smartphone each time you step on the scale. Your fitness and fat loss regime acquires a tremendously powerful tool.

-- Minimal set-up. No need to bother with Wi-Fi or setup instructions to get started -- you simply download the app to your smartphone, connect to Bluetooth, and you will have your stats within seconds of stepping on the scale.

Like other scales in this guide, the Yunmai unit zooms you into a world of body metric data and charts, empowering you to monitor and guide your fat loss with amazing precision.

From the Yunmai Instant Setup Guide:

After you download your YUNMAI App, select your name, gender, height, and age to set up a profile. Make sure your phone’s Bluetooth is turned on and step on your scale with bare feet. Wait 2 seconds to see your weight displayed on both the scale screen and as a live update in your App. Scroll down to view all 10 health indicators, or select the graph icon in the upper right-hand corner to view visual reports.

This scale has some of the best reviews of any smart scale. Users typically give the Yunmai scale high marks for usability, features, and the wide array of metrics available in the app.

There are 3,500 calories in a pound of fat. That’s right – you have to burn 3,500 EXTRA calories to get rid of a pound of fat.

Losing Fat Is Hard -- But You Can Do It!

Here are some numbers that show you why so many people are storing fat instead of burning it. There are 3,500 calories in a pound of fat. That’s right – you have to burn 3,500 EXTRA calories to get rid of a pound of fat. Doing a little math, it’s quickly evident that if your goal is to lose a pound of fat a week, every day you need to eat 500 fewer calories than you burn. Since you probably burn a little less than 2000 calories a day, this means consuming a fourth fewer calories than you burn through exercise and daily activity. The upshot: you’re going to be hungry. You’re going to go to bed hungry. Your body is going to be telling you to eat, to eat to survive.

Multifun Bluetooth Body Composition Monitor

Multifun Bluetooth Body Composition Monitor

This is another very well-reviewed smart scale with an excellent price-to-features ratio. While I have not used this particular scale, the combination of industry-standard features, price, and uniformly excellent user reviews place it among the best options for those of us who are both fitness-conscious and tech-aware.

Features:

-- Seamlessly uploads your measurements to the app that can be downloaded to iOS, Android, or tablet.

-- Scale collects 14 physical metrics, which is more than the industry-standard 10. According to the company, this scale measures weight, body fat percentage, BMI/BMR, Muscle, Visceral Fat, Bone mass, Water level, Protein and body age.

-- Tech update measure fat more accurately with BIA technology.

-- Withstands 400 lb (180kg) with graduation increments of 0.2 lb/0.1kg.

-- Unlimited registered users.

-- As with other blue tooth smart scales, your personal health data is saved automatically. Every time you step onto the smart scale, you can check your data using the app.

-- This scale has an exceptionally strong design that can support even the heaviest among us.

Here's a typical user review: Absolutely amazing! I have never had a smart scale and got this per my doctor's suggestion to help keep me in check weight wise as well as to help me with water weight concerns.

LUOYIMAN Body Fat Scale Smart Bluetooth Wireless Digital Body Scale

LUOYIMAN Body Fat Scale Smart Bluetooth Wireless Digital Body Scale

This LUOYIMAN Bluetooth fat scale has excellent features and has received some of the best on-line reviews from users of all the scales in this guide. I like it for the way it looks, to be honest -- scales I have used have similar features but aren't quite as cool-looking, in my opinion. There's something to be said for a high-performing piece of advanced fitness technology that also manages to add to the decor of your room. So high points for design, excellent reviews, and average to above-average features are what set the LUOYIMAN scale apart from the others.

Features:

  • Easy to read
  • High-intensity tempered glass
  • Stability feature for safety and prevention of "rollover"
  • Nine indicators -- body weight, body fat, body water, muscle, bone mass, BMI, calorie, visceral fat and body age
  • Automatic Sync means that data from each weighing appears in the app automatically
  • High precision "strain gauge" sensor system and high performance CPU
  • Weighs from 11 pounds up to 396 pounds in 0.2 lbs increments.
  • Auto on/off means no tapping or switching

Reviewers liked the app, which is reported as working easily with both Samsung Galaxy and iPhone. High marks for display visibility and, of course, that cool sleek design.

Cutting back on calories is not the answer to successful weight loss and successful health... you have to increase the quality of what you eat, not just reduce the quantity.

— Joel Fuhrman

You Can Know Your Body Composition!

With a body composition scale, you can see exactly what’s happening with your efforts to lose fat and keep muscle. Let’s say you’re actually losing weight – but do you know whether you’re actually losing fat? It’s possible that your body has chosen to burn muscle instead of fat, and you’re headed towards being “fat-skinny,” a condition that arises when you fail to lift weights and give your body a reason to keep muscle. When you’re skinny-fat, you have the same amount of fat on your frame, even though your weight is going down. With a regular scale you wouldn’t know it! This is why a body composition scale is so useful for those of us trying to lose fat.

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Smart Scale Health Warning and Considerations

All of these scales come with a common-sense caution against use by individuals with a pacemaker or another medical electronic implant, or by pregnant women.

Aokayy S1 Bluetooth Digital Smart Wireless Body Fat Scale

Aokayy S1 Bluetooth Digital Smart Wireless Body Fat Scale

This scale, in my opinion, gives the LUOYIMAN a run for its money in the design department. It may be even cooler, depending on your sense of design. Almost completely black and highly reflective, the Aokayy scale has marginally better measurement metrics and features. User reviews are about the same, which is to say uniformly good. This scale has features almost that are almost identical to my EAT SMART scale, which I have settled on after trying several other manufacturers.

Features:

  • Automatic switch, overload and low battery indicators
  • 10 users
  • 8 body composition measurements - Weight, Fat, Body Water, Bone Mass, Muscles Mass, Visceral Fat, BMI, BMR.
  • 8 months warranty and friendly customer service
  • Step-on technology (no switching or tapping)
  • Compatible with iOS and Android smartphone or tablet

Users keyed in on this scale's beautiful sleek design, and also the intuitive app. The readout, which to me looks like it could be a drawback since it's relatively small, is actually a high point for some reviewers: "the readout is perfect, so easy to see."

While weight loss is important, what's more important is the quality of food you put in your body - food is information that quickly changes your metabolism and genes.

— Mark Hyman

Eufy BodySense Smart Scale with Bluetooth

Eufy BodySense Smart Scale with Bluetooth

The EufyLife scale is good-looking and has many of the same features that I like about the smart scale I have used for over a year. The power of being able to manage so many metrics, and plot my course with such detail, is why Bluetooth smart scales like the EufyLife are so hot right now.

The EufyLife is compatible with devices running iOS 8.0+ and Android 4.3+, and accurately measures weight up to 397lbs. But the real story is in the user reviews, which are super positive. Here's one worth quoting: "I am very pleased with this scale – it boasts a premium look and feel. The etched glass and a bright transparent LCD display give this scale a decidedly high-end appearance. Looks great in the bathroom. The free app also looks good and is easy to navigate – it hooked up automatically to my iPhone with no user input needed from me. It provided me with a plethora of body stats and provides a very useful interface for tracking weight over time. Would definitely purchase again."

Stick With Your Goals!

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WiTscale S220 Body Fat Bluetooth Smart High Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

WiTscale S220 Body Fat Bluetooth Smart High Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

I love the features of this scale, and my own struggle to lose fat -- not just weight! -- has been truly helped by fat scales with features nearly identical to this one. Keeping track of a variety of body metrics, and playing around with the way I organize and track them, keeps me both entertained and focused on the fight. Check out the size of the display panel -- it's nearly an inch bigger than the display on most of the models presented here.

Features:

  • Best in class Bluetooth body fat scale
  • Easy to use free app to track your body fat loss
  • Impressive 3.5 inches backlit LCD display
  • Step-on technology and automatic off
  • Easy to record and track your present or past fitness data in a single graph
  • Auto calibrated
  • Four high-precision bioimpedence sensors

The WITscale app has only 2 simple installation steps (download/install the app and launch). According to the manufacturer, "personal information will not be shared over the internet because internet is not required. It is always connected when you need it. Getting your comprehensive or snapshot health and fitness status is just a click."

User reviews

Despite the high claims for the app, user reviews are decidedly mixed. Some people love the scale and the easy-to-use app, while several others reported that the app was not working with their device. There's not much information either way about the quality of WITscale's customer service.

I Hope You Reach Your Fitness Goals!

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I found that people like rules, and I love to tell people what to do. It's not rocket science when it comes to weight loss. It's about eating a little less and moving a little bit more.

— Bob Harper

Resources

thewirecutter.com/reviews

https://www.cnet.com/news

https://www.stuff.tv/features/best-smart-scales-2017

www.mensfitness.com/life/gearandtech

gadgetsandwearables.com/2017


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      Dianna Mendez 2 months ago

      I did not realize there were so many options out there. I tend to not want to step on one to see the results. My but there are some really pretty ones too!