Weight control is an important aspect for a person who monitors his condition. They are needed not only by girls who are trying to maintain a model appearance and losing weight. There is a use for floor scales in every home, because at any age you need to take care of yourself, and being overweight or too underweight is the first sign of health problems.
Features to look out for when buying:
Automatic shutdown. Since the products run on rechargeable batteries or replaceable batteries, automatic shutdown is necessary to conserve battery power.
Body material. Scales can be metal or plastic. The former are more durable, the latter are cheaper and lighter, and with careful attitude they will last for quite a long time. Smart scale platforms are usually made of glass.
Measurement system. When purchasing a foreign-made model, you should pay attention to the units in which the data is displayed — in kilograms or pounds. Most products support both units.
Error. The higher the quality and, accordingly, the more expensive the scales, the higher the measurement accuracy declared by the manufacturer. But the rules have exceptions, so you can save money, but you will have to carefully study the characteristics and reviews so as not to miscalculate and not buy a low-quality product.
Memory. Electronic models are equipped with memory. Depending on the features of a particular model, it can store data from 1 to 16 people. Memory is necessary if the owner regularly monitors changes in his body.
Digit size. The larger the digits on the display, the better — you won’t have to ask strangers to look at the value because it’s hard to read.
The best mechanical floor scales
Medisana 40461 PSD
Medisana 40461 PSD
One of the reasons why people buy floor scales with a mechanical weighing principle is the reluctance to constantly buy electronic batteries. But apart from that, Medisana’s 40461 PSD model has other significant advantages: thanks to its compact width of 28.5 cm, it takes up very little space, the large dial provides excellent visibility, and the quality build is evidenced by a 3‑year warranty and brand solidity.
Safety has been thought through to the smallest detail. For example, the foot pad is covered with rubber-like plastic with a structured surface, so you can safely stand on the structure without fear of slipping or losing balance. Vintage design in black and white blends perfectly with the style of the interior of the house. As for mechanics, the scales are quite accurate, although not everyone is satisfied with the error of ± 500 g.
Scarlett SC-BS33M042 is the simplest and most convenient mechanical scale that does not need any batteries. Made in bright colors and immediately catch the eye. Equipped with stable rubberized feet that do not slip on the floor and provide maximum safety. The high-strength metal platform can withstand loads up to 136 kilograms. At the same time, this is one of the most budget products in the ranking, so if you are looking for simple and reliable scales without “bells and whistles”, this is the best solution.
There is nothing to break here, so the device will last as long as possible. The error is 1 kg, which does not exceed the norm for devices of this type, but if you want to track even the smallest dynamics of 200–300 grams, then this option will not suit you. The platform is small and people with large feet will not be very comfortable. The dial is also small and it will not be so easy to see the readings even with good eyesight.
Momert is especially popular in Hungary, where it has been manufacturing small household appliances since 1967. The range is quite large, but in Russia, again, judging by the reviews, the most popular product is electronic scales for accurately weighing babies. We drew attention to the mechanical floor model, visually similar to the leader of this category in our top. It is also made in a retro style, has a compact size, but at the same time it has an upper measurement limit increased to 160 kg.
The case is completely plastic, but this did not prevent the manufacturer from providing customers with a 2‑year warranty — for 12 months immediately and another 12 after registration on the official website. At the same time, in case of premature failure, the company offers to file a claim directly, without returning the product to the store. It also allows service after the warranty period has expired. Only an impressive error in measurements — up to 1 kg can upset.
The best inexpensive electronic floor scales
This model with a glass platform is considered one of the most accurate on the market, with an error of only 0.1 kg at a maximum load of 150 kg. The scales automatically turn on when loaded and turn off after a while, which makes their use as convenient as possible. Either kilograms or pounds can be used as units of measurement, switching between them occurs mechanically. The display has a backlight, which is convenient when using the device in a darkened room.
Among the strengths of the model in the reviews, buyers name high accuracy, pleasant appearance and a large display. The scales are powered autonomously from batteries or accumulators, which do not need to be changed too often. The platform is made of special tempered glass, which is easy to care for. The weaknesses of these scales include a branded platform and problems with switching on — they do not always start the first time and you have to lift and tilt them to activate, which is not very convenient.
Beurer PS 240 Soft Grip
Beurer PS 240 Soft Grip
The Beurer PS 240 Soft Grip is a reliable model that measures weight with an accuracy of 50 grams. Equipped with a pleasant to the touch rubber coating, which is comfortable to stand on and impossible to slip. In terms of temperature, they will be about the same as the floor in the apartment, so there will be no discomfort when getting up with bare feet. They turn on, like most analogues, by pressing the panel — just stand on the scales and the mass will be displayed on the display. The numbers are displayed in large print, so you don’t have to strain your eyes to see them.
A backlight will be useful for measurements in the dark. The screen will turn off some time after weighing is completed. The platform is strong enough, but the load should not exceed 180 kg. It has a stylish minimalist design. However, due to the fact that the case is black, dust and dirt will be clearly visible on it. This is a non-critical drawback, since the surface is easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Claims to quality deserve more attention — sometimes marriage comes across and the device gives incorrect results.
Among the disadvantages of electronic scales, high cost and weighing errors are usually mentioned. But the Lumme LU-1328 model will pleasantly surprise you. Of course, first of all, it attracts with the price — this is one of the most budget options on the market. However, despite the low cost, the device looks very attractive in the interior of the house, and the buyer is offered a choice of many stylish colors with poetic names: Frosty Morning, Sea Beach, Bamboo Years, Red Poppies, Blue Marble ” and etc.
Almost every review mentions the accuracy and reliability of the scales. They were meticulously checked with several approaches and even with calibration weights — each time the readings were accurate. But the surface must be as smooth as possible, otherwise discrepancies are possible. The maximum weight limit is 180 kg, which inspires confidence. However, precautions must still be taken in operation, as there is a risk of losing balance on a smooth glass surface. But no settings are required, the scales themselves turn on, turn off and signal the need to replace the lithium battery.
The best diagnostic floor scales
By themselves, the results of weighing are uninformative. For example, it is not clear what part of the weight is adipose tissue, and what is muscle. This data is especially important when a person is on a diet. Using the Omron BF508 multifunctional device, you can identify unwanted muscle loss and correct the mode in time. The device determines several important parameters with an accuracy of 100 g and 0.1%: total body weight up to 150 kg, percentage of adipose tissue and visceral fat, body mass index.
Measurement accuracy is ensured by sensor technology, which provides for reading signals from the feet and palms. The result is displayed on a remote control unit, the presence of which eliminates tiring tilts. Of the shortcomings in the reviews, the complexity of the settings and the fragility of the screen are indicated, of the advantages — unpretentiousness to the installation site in the house, scanning the entire body and the “survivability” of the supplied AAx4 batteries.
Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2
Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2
Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 is a smart scale that not only measures weight, but also provides detailed information about the state of the body. The data is displayed on the basis of 10 important indicators: the ratio of muscles and bones, the level of fat, water, body mass index, etc. At the same time, the measurement accuracy is very high here — the G‑shaped sensor determines the weight with an accuracy of 50 grams and easily translates it into a convenient one for user system of measures.
For convenience, the device can be synchronized with the proprietary Mi Fit application. It will store all measurements. At the same time, it is convenient that up to 16 profiles can be created at the same time, which means that the device can be used by the whole family. Energy consumption is minimal and judging by the reviews, the batteries last for 7–8 months. Of course, like all electronic scales, Xiaomi models need a perfectly smooth floor, otherwise the measurements may change with repeated weighing.
Kitfort KT-806 is the most functional inexpensive scale that will be a great helper for those who want to control the state of their body. The measurement takes place according to 15 parameters, among which are weight, water content, fat, bone mass, etc. All indicators are transmitted to the Fitdays mobile application via Bluetooth. The device remembers information for each user and it is possible to create 24 profiles.
There is also a convenient function for weighing with children — “Baby Mode”. Just activate this mode, stand on the scale without the child, and then with him. The smart device will automatically calculate the weight of the child and remember it. The reinforced platform can withstand a load of up to 180 kg, but since it is glass, it will not be very pleasant to stand on it. They measure quite accurately, but an error of 100 grams is acceptable. The scales have a stylish and attractive design, however, dust and stains are clearly visible on the black surface, so you will have to wipe it regularly with a damp cloth.
The best bathroom scales with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Judging by the rave reviews and the number of items sold worldwide: 3 million pieces. For 5 years, the Chinese company Picooc has succeeded in the production of smart electronic scales. The S3 model is the oldest in the line and, accordingly, is stuffed to the maximum. When weighing, it determines and displays on the desktop screen 12 key biometric parameters, including protein content and bone density, body type and even biological age.
You don’t have to mess around with setting up the device for a long time: it’s enough to download the application using the QR code from the 1st page of the instructions. It is intuitive and quickly becomes a reliable guide on the way to a new lifestyle. Scales are convenient for weighing large, up to 150 kg, people with a foot size of 45–47 sizes. They save the parameters of each user and then “understand” who exactly they are measuring. For 3 sec. save data and, identifying the problem, suggest ways to solve it. Among the shortcomings, failures in synchronization with the application are most often distinguished.
Xiaomi Mi Smart Scale 2
Xiaomi Mi Smart Scale 2
The device of a well-known brand is famous, first of all, for its high accuracy and the presence of many interesting functions. The weighing limit is 150 kg, while the scales have high accuracy — an error of only 50 grams. You can track diagnostic indicators via a smartphone using Bluetooth. The device is compatible with both iOS and Android and works with the official Mi Fit app, similar to fitness bands. The appearance of the scales is on top — nothing superfluous.
In reviews, the advantages of this model are attributed by users to a wide functionality — thanks to the application, high build quality and a relatively low cost for such a device. Requires 4 AA batteries to ensure stable operation, which is slightly more than the competition. The dimensions of the scales are small, so they can be stored in any convenient place. The platform is made of tactilely pleasant tempered glass, which does not require much maintenance. Among the shortcomings are the rapid consumption of batteries and application crashes.
HUAWEI AH100 Body Fat Scale WH
HUAWEI AH100 Body Fat Scale WH
Inexpensive, but functional scales HUAWEI AH100 Body Fat Scale WH do not just measure weight, but analyze the state of the body according to 8 key parameters and determine the ratio of muscles and bones, fluid level, metabolic rate, etc. The stylish glass platform can withstand loads up to 150 kg, and the measurement error does not exceed 100 grams. The numbers on the display are large, plus there is a backlight, so it will be convenient to use the device at any time of the day.
Using Bluetooth, synchronization with a smartphone and an application is possible, where you can get a detailed report and recommendations for improving your health. With regular measurements, all results are archived thanks to the built-in memory for 10 users. Of the shortcomings, only difficulties in synchronizing with a smartphone are distinguished. It is also worth considering that warranty service is not carried out on the territory of the Russian Federation.