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.

Garmin

Index Smart Scale 010-01591-10

score

70

Avg price

$229
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Member Reviews

    This body fat scale has good body fat accuracy, good weight accuracy and is OK to use.

    Test results

    • 70
      Body fat accuracy
    • 70
      Body fat deviation
    • 70
      Weight accuracy
    • 80
      Weight sensitivity
    • 67
      Ease of use

    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.

    Bad points

    • 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.

    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

    • Compatibility

    • Weight

    • Body fat %

    • Body Mass Index

    • Water %

    • Muscle %

      - measures muscle mass

    • Bone %

      - measures bone mass

    More Info

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