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The Best Fitness Scales

By Elizabeth Gray

Depending on personal goals, there are a variety of scales that can be used. All scales track weight, while some also track body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, muscle mass, bone mass, and water mass. Different scales also have different weight capacities. When buying a scale, it is important to look at all the different features and decide which is right for your health and fitness goals.

Fitbit Aria Wifi Smart Scale

This scale tracks weight, body fat percentage, and body mass index (BMI). It syncs your stats with an online application that you can use on your phone as well as computer. This way, you can set goals and track your progress over time. It recognizes up to eight different people and can sync to eight different Fitbit accounts. It is approximately 1'x1' and 4 pounds. It can hold up to 350 pounds and costs $130.

Escali Ultra Slim Health Monitor

This scale tracks weight, body water, body fat percentage, and muscle mass. It measures in increments of up to 0.2 and can hold up to 400 pounds. The scale itself is approximately 12"x12"x0.75", making it light and thin. It comes with a lifetime limited warranty and is $89.95.

American Weigh Bioweigh

The American Weigh Bioweigh scale tracks weight, body fat, water mass, muscle mass, and bone mass. It stores your data and comes with a USB cable to upload the data to your computer. It also comes with software to keep track of the data and track progress. It is approximately 12"x12"x0.7" and has a weight capacity of up to 330 pounds. This scale is $49.99.

WeightWatchers Digital Scale

For a more basic scale, the WeightWatchers digital scale is highly rated for precision and accuracy. It tracks weight. It holds up to 400 pounds and is 12"x13.5". This model comes with a 10 year limited warranty and is only $31.99. This scale is made by Conair.

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