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.

Weight Watchers

Weight Tracking + WW105A

score

61

Avg price

$180
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Member Reviews

    This body fat scale has very good weight accuracy and is easy to use. But it has just OK weight accuracy and sensitivity.

    Test results

    • 50
      Body fat accuracy
    • 40
      Body fat deviation
    • 80
      Weight accuracy
    • 50
      Weight sensitivity
    • 71
      Ease of use

    Good points

    • Very good weight accuracy.
    • Easy to use.
    • Display easy to read.
    • Controls are easy to press with a toe.

    Bad points

    • Just OK body fat accuracy.
    • Just OK weight sensitivity.
    • Programming controls are not intuitive.

    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

      $180

    Specifications

    • HxWxD (cm)

      3.5 x 32.5 x 31

    • Capacity (kg)

      5-182

    • User profiles

      8

    • Batteries

      4 x AAA

    Features

    • Identify previous set users

    • WiFi

    • Compatibility

    • Weight

    • Body fat %

    • Body Mass Index

    • Water %

    • Muscle %

    • Bone %

    More Info

    • Availability

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