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Best smart scales in the UK for 2019


There are a lot of smart scales out there, with a variety of features. We scoured the internet for the best ones for different needs.

Whether you’re starting a new fitness plan, resolving to get healthy this year, or just trying to watch your weight, it’s time to ditch your old analog scale and upgrade to a smart scale. 

Typical scales only measure your weight — which is fine if that’s all you’re looking for. Smart scales provide you with extra data that can help you tailor your weight-loss plan. These scales have apps or online services to track various metrics and store the information for you. Most of the apps are compatible with other fitness apps such as Fitbit, Apple Health, and Google Fit, so you can sync your data where you want it.

It’s easy to see how smart scales could promote motivation to stick to losing, maintaining, or gaining weight. After you step on the scale, your information is recorded and sent to the accompanying app. Most of these apps track your progress in charts and allow you to set goals. Being able to see your goals and see where you are in terms of meeting them can motivate you in ways that simply writing down your weight can’t.

Finding the right smart scale depends on which metrics you want to track, which features are most important to you, and your medical history. Some scales use bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) technology to measure body composition. This technology uses electrical currents to gather measurements, so consult with a doctor before using if you are pregnant or have a pacemaker or other electronic medical device.

The number of measurements tracked varies from scale to scale. Some, like the Fitbit Aria 2, only track a handful of metrics, like weight, body fat, lean mass, and body mass index (BMI). Others, such as the RENPHO Scale, track 13 different body composition metrics.

Some of these measurements might not be necessary for you to track. If you are just casually trying to watch your weight, you probably don’t need a scale that tracks your bone mass and skeletal muscle. Or maybe you do — we won’t tell you what to do.

Either way, we’re here to help you make a choice on which smart scale is worth your time (and money). We’ve scoured the internet and only the best smart scales make this list. Some things to keep in mind when choosing the best fit for you: how the scale pairs with your device (WiFi or Bluetooth), which metrics it measures, price, and syncing abilities.

Useful features • Automatically recognises different users

Some reviewers struggled to connect to WiFi

This is a good option if you want to spend a bit more for a brand you know you can trust.

1. Withings by Nokia Body+

A good option if you want to splurge a little for a brand you know you can trust.

  • What it measures:
    weight, body fat, water percentage, muscle mass, and bone mass
Body+ from Withings by Nokia is the smart scale for the tech-obsessed. It syncs with Apple Watch plus more than 100 health and fitness apps, including Apple Health, Fitbit, and Google Fit. The scale also greets you with the day’s weather forecast when you step on.
Up to eight different users can utilise the Body+ scale. Like some other smart scales, Body+ recognises users based on their body composition, so there is no need to have the app open to your profile when you hop on the scale. You can sync your data via Bluetooth or WiFi.
In addition to its standard settings, Body+ also has pregnancy and baby modes. Pregnancy mode allows you to monitor your body composition and nutrition as you go through a pregnancy while baby mode is designed to gather information about the babies or tots in your life to monitor their growth. Of course, it goes without saying that no at-home smart scale should take the place of regular doctor’s visits — for you or your little ones.
This scale is created by a trusted brand and while many reviewers claim that it is accurate, some have doubts about a couple of the measurements. Body+ runs on four AAA batteries, which are included with the purchase. 

Good price • Unlimited users

Possibility of inaccuracies

This is a good scale if you’re unsure about committing to the smart scale lifestyle.

2. RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale

An excellent starter scale for anyone new to these devices.

  • What it measures:
    weight, BMI, body fat, water percentage, skeletal muscle, fat-free body weight, muscle mass, bone mass, protein, basal metabolism, subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, and body age
The RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale tracks a whopping 13 metrics — that’s the joint most in this list. With all that data at your feet, you’ll know more about the makeup of your body than you probably ever thought you needed. 
To set up this scale, you’ll need to turn on your phone’s Bluetooth. Android 6.0+ users must also turn on their location services in order for the scale to sync up. The scale can track data for an unlimited number of users, just make sure your phone is either open to the app or that you’re the last to have synced before stepping on. Otherwise your measurements could be tracked under a different user’s profile. As long as no one else is connected, you will not need your phone to step on the scale. It will store your information until the next time you sync.
The RENPHO app allows you to share your progress with friends who use the app. It also syncs with Fitbit, Apple Health, and Google Fit. The scale runs on three AAA batteries, which are included.

Auto user detection • Pregnancy mode

Some expressed difficulty in setting up guest users

The QuardioBase 2 is a solid scale for users at any stage of life.

3. QardioBase 2 Wireless Smart Scale

A great smart scale for the whole family, it’s particularly well-suited to pregnant women.

  • What it measures:
    weight, BMI, body composition, body fat, muscle mass, water mass, and bone mass
Something that sets the QuardioBase 2 apart from most other smart scales is its use of emojis. The scale uses Smart Feedback that “makes it easier to meet your goal” by replacing numbers with emojis that reward progress. The scale also greets you by name when you step on. 
Up to eight users can share the scale and QuardioBase 2 automatically recognises each person so there’s no need to fiddle with the app before stepping on to get your measurements. 
Another feature that makes the QuardioBase 2 unique is its pregnancy mode. Pregnant users are able to set their due date and let QuardioBase track progress through each trimester with charts and a photo diary in the Quardio app. Note: Before using the smart scale, be sure to consult with a doctor as each body — and pregnancy — is different.

Auto sync • Displays all measurements on screen

Can’t be on the scale to see reading • Pricey • Tracks fewer metrics than other smart scales

The Aria 2 is the way to go if you don’t need full body composition readings.

4. Fitbit Aria 2 Smart Scale

Fitbit users will find this to be an easy addition to their fitness arsenal.

  • What it measures:
    weight, body fat, lean mass, and BMI
The Fitbit Aria 2 is one of the biggest names in the smart scale world. It’s the most convenient option for Fitbit users because there is no app middleman — it syncs directly to the Fitbit app (obviously). You can use Apple Health and MyFitnessPal to sync your data into other apps you might want to use.
The Aria 2 uses Bluetooth connectivity for initial setup, then relies on WiFi for regular use. The scale can recognise up to eight users and sends each person’s data directly to their Fitbit account.
There’s no need to power on or calibrate the scale before each use — just step on and it’s ready to go. The Aria 2 displays each of your measurements on its screen, so you don’t need to have the app open to view them. However, you will have to step off the scale before it gives you a reading. 

Accurate weight readings • Easy setup

If you aren’t too worried about cool tech features, this is a good scale for you.

5. Eufy Smart Scale

A straightforward scale with few extra features.

  • What it measures:
    weight, BMI, BMR, water weight, lean body mass, bone mass, muscle mass, visceral body fat
The Eufy Smart Scale is one of the more basic options on this list. While you have to have the app open and within range in order to use the scale, the EufyLife app syncs with Apple Health and Google Fit, so you are able to easily transfer data to other fitness apps you might use.
Up to 20 users can maintain profiles on the Eufy scale and it supports multiple device pairings, so while you will need the app open to receive your measurements, you will not have to reconnect every time you want to use the scale. This scale is suitable for people of all ages and has a 1.25-inch number display for easy reading.
The Eufy Smart Scale runs on four AAA batteries, which are included with purchase along with a 15-month warranty. 

Displays all measurements on screen • Long battery life

Does not sync well with other fitness apps

The Index was made for Garmin users to enhance their fitness tracking.

6. Garmin Index Smart Scale

A device that syncs well with Garmin products, but not others.

  • What it measures:
    weight, BMI, body fat, water percentage, skeletal muscle, and bone mass
The Garmin Index Smart Scale recognises up to 16 users based on their body composition. All of your information is automatically sent to your Garmin Connect app and formatted into easy-to-understand data.
Each measurement is displayed directly on the scale, so there’s no need to have the app open every time you weigh in. The Index uses WiFi to sync with your phone and the scale is powered by four AA batteries and has an average battery life of nine months.
The Index scale pairs seamlessly with Garmin fitness trackers and smart watches, making this smart scale ideal for runners who already use Garmin devices. Where reviewers have run into issues is pairing with other brands of smart watches. 

Automatic chart generation • Megafit app • Add up to 20 users • Measures 13 metrics

Reported problems with Android

The perfect scale for anyone who prefers to track their fitness progress on a chart.

7. Mpow Smart Scale

Automatic chart generation helps you to monitor your fitness trends at a glance.

  • What it measures:
    weight, BMI, body fat, water percentage, skeletal muscle rate, muscle mass, bone mass, protein, BMR, and metabolic age.
The Mpow Smart Scale is the perfect device for anyone on a fitness journey.
You can track your fitness progress with the automatic chart generation feature, helping you to monitor your fitness trends at a glance. You can also set your goal weight, moving towards your ideal body with the Mpow smart body fat scale.
Up to 20 users can be added to one Mpow smart body fat scale, so you can care for the entire family, and track your progress together with 13 essential physical metrics under observation.
All the data stays in the Megafit App, that you can access anywhere and anytime. Simply step on the Mpow smart body fat scale, and you get all your body data on the App instantly.

Latest bio-electrical technology • Measures 13 essential important body indexes • Step-on easy measuring

Not the cheapest, but not the priciest either

You’ll struggle to find a smart scale that measures as many metrics at this price point.

8. iTeknic Bluetooth Body Fat Scale

Specially designed for weight management and long-term fitness improvement.

  • What it measures:
    weight, BMI, body fat, fat-free body weight, subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, muscle mass, bone mass, protein, BMR, metabolic age
The iTeknic Bluetooth Body Fat Scale is all about professional standard body health condition monitoring, for your family and friends.
Utilising the latest bio-electrical technology, this smart scale provides highly accurate measurement of your physical condition in 13 essential body indexes. Measuring your health indexes precisely, the device aims to help you to maintain a healthy weight and flag potential warning signs.
Naturally, this device shouldn’t be used in place of a doctor, and if you have any genuine health concerns then you should see a professional. This scale does help you track your overall health though, keeping you on track towards your goals.

Good value • Eight body composition analysis • Easy to use

Not as many metrics as some others

A fantastic smart scale at a very competitive price.

9. Uten Body Fat Scale

Measures eight key metrics at a great price.

  • What it measures:
    weight, body fat, muscle mass, water percentage, bone mass, calories, basal metabolism, active metabolism, and BMI
The Uten Body Fat Scale is an accurate tracking assistant for your health that’s available at a great price, beating out much of the competition for value and features.
This smart scale utilises bio-electrical technology to accurately measure your weight, BMI, body fat, water percentage, muscle mass, bone mass, basal metabolism, and active metabolism. That’s a lot of metrics for under £25.
The scale works well with the partner app, and should change the way you keep track of your daily exercise, by showing your results on the scale’s display but also on your phone, tablet, or PC.
The Uten Body Fat Scale is equipped with four high-precision sensors to ensure a quick and accurate body composition analysis. The surface platform is made of tempered glass, providing a little more durability, especially when coupled with the ABS plastic on the base.

Easy setup • Able to switch between multiple users

Limited user qualifications • Short battery life

This scale provides commendable features for those over the age of 18.

10. YUNMAI Premium Smart Scale

Quick and easy to set up, and able to switch between multiple users.

  • What it measures:
    weight, fat, BMI, bone mass, water mass, protein, BMR, muscle mass, visceral fat, and body age
The Yunmai Premium Smart Scale can host up to 16 users. However, for users who are younger than 18, the scale will only be able to record their weight. Yunmai also suggests speaking with your doctor first if you are pregnant or have electronic medical implants, such as a pacemaker.
For all other users, this scale will track 10 body metrics using BIA technology. Your precise results will be sent directly to the Yunmai 2.0 app where you can track and share your progress. The app data can also sync with Apple Health, MyFitnessPal, and Google Fit.
Setup is quick and easy. Just open the app, create a profile, turn on your Bluetooth, and hop on the scale. The app updates live as you step on the scale, so you can view your stats on both devices. Weight and body fat percentage are displayed directly on the scale while all other metrics are available in the app. 

Source : https://mashable.com/uk/roundup/best-smart-scales-uk/