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The Best Bathroom Scales on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written before about the best workout gear according to professionals, the home-gym equipment worth the investment, and the best fitness trackers and sports watches on Amazon, here we went deep on the best bathrooms scales that you can buy to help you keep track of your goals. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best basic digital bathroom scale

Etekcity Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale With Step-on Technology

“This is a very good quality scale. I appreciate the fact that it does one thing and one thing only: It weighs things. It doesn’t calculate your BMI, it doesn’t ask you to program different members of the household, and it doesn’t connect via Bluetooth to your smart devices. It’s accurate to about two tenths of a pound. When you stand on it, it doesn’t feel like it’s going to break. The digital readout lights up only when you stand on it, so it’s easy to read and you can use it in the dark. It’s got a sleek look to it so I don’t feel the need to hide it when company comes.”

Best digital bathroom scale under $20

Greater Goods Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale

“This scale is lovely and oh-so-accurate! I weigh myself daily to keep on track for weight loss, and seeing those numbers zero in on my weight gives me so much more confidence than my old scale. It’s right on with both the doctor’s office scale and the Weight Watchers scale. I am very pleased with this purchase and only wish I had bought it years ago! It’s beautiful, easy to use, accurate, lightweight, and makes weigh-ins just a little bit more fun.”

Best glass bathroom scale

Taylor Glass and Chrome Digital Bathroom Scale

“First of all, the photo on the web page does not do the scale justice. It’s really a beautiful work of art in addition to being a great scale. A clear, tempered glass surface covers four chrome-covered strain gauge sensors, as well as a large LCD display. After the scale has resolved your weight, the display will blink, then hold for a few seconds to allow you to get off and still read the display. Accuracy, measured against a known weight, was right on the button. As far as repeatability, I have weighed as many as five times in a row and gotten exactly the same reading each time.”

Best stainless-steel bathroom scale

Etekcity Stainless Steel Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale

“I was just randomly browsing things, and I decided to try the Etekcity Digital Stainless Steel Body Weight Scale. It is seriously such a big difference [from my old bathroom scale]. It is so sleek and slim, fits in the corner of my bathroom without getting in the way. But most of all, it calibrates instantly — I don’t need to tap on it and wait! I just get on and it accurately measures my weight in a second or two. I went back to weighing myself every day and setting goals for myself. I even tested it with dumbbells, and it is 100 percent accurate every time.”

Beth bathroom scale with nonslip design

Famili 271B Bathroom Scale Digital Body Weight Scale

“This scale is more than what I was expecting. It has a very nice sleek and modern design. The light up LCD display is a plus. Sometimes early in the mornings before I run, I like to hop on the scale and check my weight. And without turning on all the lights just to see what I weigh, I can easily hop on and the LCD shines a bright blue. It’s very nice. Another thing I love about this scale is the actual surface of it. It creates a texture, so if you weigh yourself after you hop out the shower, you won’t slip. Overall, I really recommend this product.”

Best bathroom scale for Weight Watchers

Etekcity Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale

Accurate! This scale is accurate to my Weight Watchers’ weekly weigh-in scale. I love it, and it keeps me in check with my weight loss, as I do weigh myself daily. I do move it out of its corner almost every day to check my weight, and recalibrate it as directed, and it has no problems keeping my weight accurate.”

Best scale with 440-pound capacity

EatSmart Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale

“The most precise scale I have found yet and l have been through about five other kinds. My father has one and l asked to use it. I was amazed at how accurate and friendly it was so l bought one myself. No tapping it to make it come on; you just step on and it weighs. It is also self-calibrated so if you pick it up the weight may be off a little when you set it back down. It then self-calibrates back to zero and you step back on for accurate weight. Love it and use it twice a day.”

Best scale with 550-pound capacity

EatSmart Precision Extra Wide Digital Bath Scale

“Simply put, I love this scale! I’m a big guy and I needed a scale that would withstand my weight. I had another scale and that one failed after a while. This one is wide enough to balance myself to get an accurate reading. It also has a slim profile so it’s easy to get on and off the scale. The LCD screen is big enough to read and its back-lit with a blue LED like the picture. The scale will beep once it has calculated your weight. I highly recommend this scale to anyone who wants a heavy-duty scale that is easy to use.”

Best body-fat scale

Greater Goods Digital Body Fat Weight Scale

“I was looking for a scale that could also monitor percent body fat. After looking around and reading reviews, I decided to try this scale. It has a big, bright, easy-to-read screen which is nice to be able to read clearly. It has eight programmable profiles, which is more than I will probably ever use with it. While there are some issues with taking percent body fat from a scale like this, it does give a good idea of where you are at. The online manual is detailed and gives helpful information for setting up the profiles and using the scale. If you are looking for a bathroom scale with percent body fat measurements — go for this one.”

Best bathroom scale for Fitbit users

RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale

“I bought this scale mainly to keep my weight logged on my Fitbit app. I had previously owned a Fitbit Aria but after its warranty ran out, it began to fail. Rather than spending $120 on a new fancy scale I opted to buy this scale. So far I’ve been impressed. The fact that it syncs via Bluetooth is a plus, WiFi isn’t needed so I don’t need to worry about the poor WiFi signal in the bathroom. It’s pretty light but built solid. Setup was a breeze with their app, and yes it does sync with Apple Health Kit and Fitbit.”

Best Bluetooth bathroom scale

Greater Goods Bluetooth Smart Scale

“It’s been about a year since I purchased this scale and I still love it. One of the greatest things about it is the body fat measurement. You know when you’re busting your behind to lose weight and you plateau? This scale helps keep you motivated because even when your weight is stuck on the same number you can see your body fat percentage creep down. It really does help keep you motivated. The company has also been releasing updates on a regular basis and the app has been totally improved. I really am glad I bought this scale!”

Best Bluetooth bathroom scale under $50

FitIndex Bluetooth Body Fat Scale

“I absolutely love this scale. It was so inexpensive, I couldn’t believe the quality when I received it. I’ve just had it for a few days, but so far it’s awesome! Super easy to set up and use. The FitIndex app is fantastic but I also love that it automatically syncs with Apple Health and Fitbit. It’s a nice-looking scale too and feels well built. Very chic and I love the size of the scale and display. If you’re debating getting a Bluetooth scale, this one is a no-brainer … get it! It’s a great value and purchase. No buyers remorse here.”

Best portable scale

NewlineNY SBB0718M-NYBK Step-on Mini Travel Bathroom Scale

“I love this scale! I received it and immediately compared it to my regular scale and it was right on the money, not even an ounce difference. The quality is very good. I also bought the carrying case, which fits snuggle on the scale. I packed it in my carry-on bag when I went on vacation two weeks ago and had no problems with it. Must say it helped keep me on track as I had to eat all of my meals out. I am almost tempted to use it instead of my regular bathroom scale. I would highly recommend this scale to anyone looking for a travel scale.”

Best talking bathroom scale

Taylor Electronic Glass Talking Bathroom Scale

“I am a legally blind person and I love this scale. It reads the numbers out very clearly. It came in very secure packaging, survived a move, and has withstood weekly use very well. The readings are almost always consistent. Highly recommend this product to anyone who wants a stylish glass scale that is accessible for anyone who can’t see the numbers or does not want to look down to read the numbers.”

Best analog-style digital bathroom scale

Ozeri Rev Bathroom Scale with Electro-Mechanical Weight Dial

“Love this scale! It’s a must-have for all those who are ‘weight conscious’ or just looking for a sleek and cool looking bathroom accessory. It has the traditional scale look (without the bulk) combined with precision scale metrics! So happy with this product and highly recommend especially if ounces matter! Great price makes this a no-brainer!”

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The Best Bathroom Scales, According to Amazon Reviewers