Updated 3 Oct 2017

Garmin

Index Smart Scale 010-01591-10

Snapshot: The Garmin Index Smart Scale 010-01591-10 has a capacity up to 181kg and can store 15 user profiles. But how accurate is it?

Index Smart Scale 010-01591-10
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$229

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Test results

Overall score
70
Body fat accuracy
?/10
Weight accuracy
?/10
Weight sensitivity
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Body fat deviation
?/10

Good points

  • Good body fat accuracy.
  • Good weight accuracy.
  • Very good weight sensitivity.
  • OK to use.
  • Display OK to read.
  • Identifies previous set users (although if more than one user has a similar weight measurements can get confused).
  • Has Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • Last measurements of the day are logged on the app for review.

But

  • No controls on scale (control is through an app on a smartphone or tablet).
  • Very difficult to set up.

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.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$229

Specifications

HxWxD (cm)
4 x 35 x 31
Capacity (kg)
181
User profiles
15
Batteries
4 x AA

Features

Identify previous set users
WiFi
Can sync results with other products
Body Mass Index
Yes
Water %
Yes
Muscle %
Yes
Bone %
Yes

More Info

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