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.

Sanitas

Glass Diagnostic Scale SBG 17

score

64

Avg price

$70
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Member Reviews

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

    Test results

    • 60
      Body fat accuracy
    • 40
      Body fat deviation
    • 60
      Weight accuracy
    • 90
      Weight sensitivity
    • 74
      Ease of use

    Good points

    • OK body fat accuracy.
    • OK weight accuracy.
    • Excellent weight sensitivity.
    • Easy to use.
    • Large display very easy to read.

    Bad points

    • Controls are not easy to press with a toe.

    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

      $70

    Specifications

    • HxWxD (cm)

      2 x 30 x 30

    • Capacity (kg)

      150

    • User profiles

      10

    • Batteries

      1 x CR2032

    Features

    • Identify previous set users

    • WiFi

    • Compatibility

    • Weight

    • Body fat %

    • Body Mass Index

    • Water %

    • Muscle %

    • Bone %

    More Info

    • Availability

      -

    Member reviews

    1 Member review

    weight readings vary by up to 2 kg...

    Pros

    nice clean design ... cheap -

    Cons

    now that i am on a keto diet have just noticed the results can vary by up to 2kg - i bought another sanitas ordinary scale and it wouldnt give a reading - then thought to check the existing one -- seems inaccuracy is a recognised problem - lots of complaints online

    Recommend it?

    No, this product has too many drawbacks.

    mark s.

    Used 3 - 6 months