Body fat scales

We last tested body fat scales in October 2017. There are no updates planned.

White body fat scales with apple and measuring tape.

Beurer

Diagnostic Scale BF700

score

60

Avg price

$140
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Member Reviews

    This body fat scale has very good weight accuracy and is OK to use. But it had poor body fat accuracy.

    Test results

    • 40
      Body fat accuracy
    • 20
      Body fat deviation
    • 80
      Weight accuracy
    • 100
      Weight sensitivity
    • 69
      Ease of use

    Good points

    • Very good weight accuracy.
    • Excellent weight sensitivity.
    • OK to use.
    • Display easy to read.
    • Measurements can also be displayed on the app and stored for later review.
    • Identifies previous set users (although if more than one user has a similar weight measurements can get confused).

    Bad points

    • Poor body fat accuracy.
    • No controls on scale (control is through an app on a smartphone or tablet).
    • Very cumbersome to set up for multiple users.

    How we test

    We took readings from 15 men and women. We then compared the results with those obtained from a DEXA (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometre) scan, a machine used in hospitals for determining body fat composition.

    Overall score includes:

    Body fat accuracy (25%) - How accurately the scale measured body fat.
    Weight accuracy (20%) - How accurately the scale measured body weight.
    Weight sensitivity (10%) - How sensitive the scale was in detecting incremental changes of 100g.
    Body fat deviation (15%) - Based on the reading that was furthest away from the DEXA scan. Measures how much it varied from the scan.
    Ease of use (30%) - How easy the display was to read; how easy the controls were to programme and push with your toe; feet positioning; and how stable the scale was to stand on.

    Model

    • Avg price

      $140

    Specifications

    • HxWxD (cm)

      2.5 x 30 x 30

    • Capacity (kg)

      180

    • User profiles

      8

    • Batteries

      3 x AAA

    Features

    • Identify previous set users

    • WiFi

    • Compatibility

    • Weight

    • Body fat %

    • Body Mass Index

    • Water %

    • Muscle %

    • Bone %

      - measures bone mass

    More Info

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