Bathroom scales / body composition digital scales

2011-Feb

Education

  • don't expect some amazing precision from digital scales (details). Reviewer advises to get a consistent scale, compare its result to professional medical equipment, and use that as a corrective value. However, assuming that for any parameter (weight, body fat, visceral body fat), the correction would be constant, is wrong. The correction is way more likely to be a function, not a constant (e.g. the scale would be off 100 grams when measuring 50kg, and 250 grams when measuring 100kg).
  • Amazon's best sellers in Digital Bath Scales.

Candidates

Omron HBF-516B ★

  • "Full Body Sensing" - uses bioelectrical impedance analysis, like all other body fat monitors, but is more accurate because it runs the current from feet to hands, as opposed to most other scales, which run it from one foot to another
  • reasonably accurate and consistent - see my review on Amazon
  • the only missing feature is a wireless interface or USB slot for data export. But if you don't obsess over your body and use the scale weekely, entering the values manually won't be much of a problem.

EatSmart Precision Premium Digital Bathroom Scale with 3.5" LCD and "Step-On" Technology

  • from EatSmart, hence accurate and with great customer service
  • no tapping necessary
  • displays the same weight even when leaning on one corner of the scale
  • looks cooler than the hospital style of the other EatSmart digital bathroom scale
  • - only measures weight

EatSmart Digital Bathroom Scale w/ Extra Large Backlit 3.5" Display and Oversize Platform

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