Reddit reviews: The best bathroom scales

We found 713 Reddit comments discussing the best bathroom scales. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 137 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Bathroom Scales:

u/Buffalone27 · 2 pointsr/keto

Hey! Congrats on deciding to make a lifestyle change. I just did, too! About to finish week 2 of keto. I’ve lost weight already and feel really great about it! I haven’t followed a specific meal plan, but I have mapped out my grocery lists and stopped eating out at restaurants and strictly cooking my own food, with the exception of 1-2 meals at my restaurant job that I work several shifts a week at. This really helps me count my carbs and calories in the really helpful app Carb Manager.

I feel less bloated without gluten! It’s awesome. I made my first fathead pizza last night with my coworker and friend who went keto too! Having someone else who is willing to undergo the change with me has been more than helpful, especially since my spouse is still eating carbs and sugar in the same apartment as me!

Things that have helped me so far:
-buying a great food scale

-buying an awesome body weight and body fat scale ...this scale comes with an app that shows me statistics like bone density, water weight, body fat %, and weight. It also tracks my progress, shows me healthy/normal levels and percentiles, and more. I really like it. Almost as much as I like watching my weight decrease every few days from keto.

-having a friend or two who are new to keto as well. They have recommended different products to me like:

  1. Skinny girl sweetner
  2. Fiber supplements for when the cheese hits you hard
  3. Tape measurers (simple and common item that won’t deceive you like the scale often can!)

    Personal mantras I remind myself to continue keto in a healthy way:
    -don’t obsess over the scale. NSV pop up daily and they’re sometimes even better than watching the number on the scale drop. It’s not healthy to let your mood rely on scale results. Once a week is enough moderation in terms of weighing yourself. (I’m struggling hard with following this direction myself)

    -make sure you hit your protein quotas! They’re important. You need protein for muscles, and so much more.

    -try not to eat sweets at all for the first few weeks. You need to give your body time to stop craving sugar (and it will happen!)

    -drink a fuck ton of water. It will help you feel less full at first, and you need it especially to keep healthy while your body transitions from eating carbs to eating fat. Water is your new bff.

    -listen to your body. Eat when you’re hungry. If you’re hungry, eat. Don’t starve yourself, you will begin to feel less hungry as you continue on tho. If your eat something that’s keto friendly, but it makes you feel funky, try to feel out different options. You want to feel your best in order to keep up the inspiration to continue!

    -last but not least: TAKE PROGRESS PICS!!! I lurk this sub/weight loss subs constantly and I always see ppl talk about regretting not taking more before pics! Once they reach the time to take after shots, they really wish they had a lot more to compare them to!

    Hope this helps :)
u/mathematical · 11 pointsr/Fitness

Hi there. I was formerly up to 470lbs with ankles bad enough to rule out most exercise. 11 months later I'm 388 and hitting the gym 5 days a week. Here's how I did it.

  1. Diet: I got on keto, but a low-carbohydrate diet would work well too. Your mom needs to just restrict calories. The Mifflin-St Jeor calculation for base metabolic rate says she's burning around 2500 kcal per day if shes 5'7" or above. If she's at 500, she's burning 2900+ kcal per day. Basically, if she can restrict her diet to 2000 kcal per day, she'd lose at least 50lbs in her first year without any exercise at all.

  2. Basic Exercise: I didn't immediately start heavy lifting followed by hard cardio or HIIT. When I first started losing weight, I could only do the stationary recumbent bike. Somewhat slowly. My ankles would ache just walking in the gym, and they would get swollen and I'd sprain them trying to even do the elliptical or treadmill, so I'd bike. For the public embarrassment, I highly recommend Planet Fitness. When I started working out I was super self-conscious about how I looked working out. The amount of other big people at Planet Fitness really takes the edge off. Once you've evolved to where Planet Fitness equipment doesn't suit your fitness goals, you're more confidant and other gyms don't seem so bad.

  3. Positive Routine. Some things that helped were a good routine. As I said before, I started my fitness journey at Planet Fitness. I did the black card membership (only $20/month total) and every time I was done with a workout, I'd go get a hydro massage. The massage would help my back while giving me the positive reinforcement I needed to keep working out (I'm here for a massage, might as well bike for 20 minutes first). I think it goes without saying that this reward should NEVER be food. For milestones food can sometimes be a reward, but food shouldn't be a day-to-day reward.

  4. Face the music: I've found that weighing in often helps me stick to my goals. I have my weight mapped out in a chart, and when I'm weighing in often, I tend to stick to my diet and workout schedules. My periods of plateaus or small gains usually have few data points in them. Get your mom a good scale that wont max out. I used one of these until I could get on a lower-max scale. Also, an app like myfitnesspal means its hard to cheat on the diet. Even on cheat days I log my food. Last weekend was the first cheat day of the year. I ate 4500 Calories. I didn't want to ignore it. I need to deal with the fact that I have more of a deficit to make up this week because of it. Self-accountability is good.

  5. Get a partner: Working out and dieting with others that you have accountability to makes it easier to maintain and harder to cheat on either diet or workout. If your mom doesn't want to work out with you, she should reach out to a friend or relative. I work out with my fiancee and a friend from work, and it makes it hard to say no if one of them wants to go work out.


  6. Keep calories at 2000 or lower. Reduced sugar is best.
  7. Find an exercise she can do. Recumbent bike worked for me while I couldn't do other exercises.
  8. Add some positive non-food reward for staying true.
  9. Self-accountability is required.
  10. Accountability to friends/family is motivating.

    This last year I've accomplished more than I ever thought possible. It's changed who I am as a person. Last February I would have thought someone was joking if they told me I'd be 80lbs down, much stronger, and wearing much smaller clothing.

    Let me know if you want to talk privately. Hell, if you live near Tucson, AZ I could go do some cardio with your mom.
u/GodlessGravy · 2 pointsr/loseit

> So, to start off, I downloaded MyFitnessPal.

Excellent! I like MFP, it's working well for me even with its quirks.

> it's been awhile since I've had access to a good scale for people of my weight

You are going to need some way to measure your progress, eventually! I had a poke about amazon and they're not hugely expensive:

eatsmart scale

this one measures %bodyfat and is on sale!

%bodyfat information is hugely valuable for accurately tracking your progress and adjusting your diet.

> Excersizing has always been hard for me, I have severely flat feet, even my specially made inserts don't do much to prevent masshive pain if I'm on my feet too long

Stationary bike is your friend!

If you can, start walking second daily/daily for 10-30 minutes.

> It asked how much weight I wanted to lose a week, it recommended 1 pound. Is going with 2 pounds a week that big a deal? Do you think it'll be harder?

If you are 5'10" and 360lb+, you should eventually aim for 2lb/week. You may want to start at 1 pound a week to see what it feels like though.

> White bread, frozen things such as chicken tenders, sandwhich meat, cheese, baked chicken, hamburgers.. I used to eat other less healthy things but I've cut a lot of food out due to my chronic acid reflux, I eat a lot of bread and drink a lot of milk because they're relatively safe for me. I also tend to drink two cans of pop a day, though I'm going to try cutting those out.

You can eat, what you can eat. That said, as you lose weight, your reflux may improve.

If you are having trouble working out what to eat, just start with what you already eat, but control the quantities with calorie counting. You will want to do a few initial days of just counting what your current intake level is, so you can slowly lower your intake.

The easiest way to generate meals is to start with some good lean protein, then add some vegetables to that, and some flavouring, but don't forget that sauces count as calories!

Frozen food has the useful benefit of having very detailed nutritional information on the side of the box, and snap frozen vegetables have high nutrient value.

> How do you guys go about snacks? I usually eat something, be it some chips or something microwavable every few hours.

Chips are generally not great, but if you need them, count their calories into your budget. There's definitely a range of microwave foods out there with decent nutritional value (good amount of protein and essential fats).

> Also, what do you do at night when you're trying to sleep but it feels like you're starving?

When you get your eating right, this may be less of a problem. The right balance of proteins and fat help with satiety, whereas not having enough of those in your dinner meal may leave you hungry as you go to sleep.

> it says that I should consume no more than 2290 calories a day. I've used other calculators online though and have seen anything from 2600-2900 calories a day.

You probably have relatively little muscle mass because of your issues with your flatfeet. The main determinant of how many calories you should have is muscle mass. (%bodyfat measurements will let you determine this far more accurately though).

2300 calories per day is probably a good eventual target. However, first you need to measure how much you are currently eating, then work down from there.

> a bit of weight training.

I would suggest with working towards bodyweight squats and lunges. You may or may not be able to do a full movement with your current size, but a few partial squats are safe and will start conditioning your knees and muscles.

Also, try to get your hands on some cheap dumbbells and learning what movements you can do at home. You don't need the gym to lift weight!

Overall it sounds like you have a good attitude and an openness to learning. With patience, time and the right feedback, you can definitely achieve not only your temporary goals, but more than you thought possible!

u/pretzel · 5 pointsr/startbodyweight

Great idea. Would do one myself if I had the time!

Were I to do it for myself, I'd:

  • Have all the exercises in the list, but also allow for users to add in their own exercises (I have problems going from pushups to elbows-in/diamonds so am doing an extra "close" push up, to help get me there)
  • Allow me to level up by 1 rep (or 2 reps on pushup/dips!) or allow me to repeat if I'm cheating too much
  • When I do my workout I always have a stopwatch on besides me so I know how long a gap I am having between sets. It would be great if I could be in workout mode and it tells me what I should be doing in my next set, and then how long I should be waiting for. I guess I'd want to tap that I'm starting and that I've finished. Might be nice if it how long an exercise took so if everything was in sync I could do it completely hands free (at the moment when I am done I try to remember when I finished so I can wait a minute, but sometimes after a particularly hard set I forget!)
  • Other ideas with workout mode:
    • I want to be able to override the gap between sets (Some are ok for a minute, sometimes I need a bit longer...)
    • I want to be able to handle exercises that need to be done on each leg (eg: single leg squats, I do my left side then my right side or vice versa - same with side planks)
    • Need to be able to pause if I get a phone call.
    • Handle my warmups for me as well!
    • Allow me to input my weight/BMI/water %/fat % (I have one of these)
    • Allow me to split up my routine (I do push [squat/pike pushups/pushups/dips] one day/pull [the rest] the next so I can workout everyday for 30 minutes instead of everyother day)
    • Sometimes I skip a stretch or do it shorter so let me move on (also note some stretches are both arms, some are single arm)

      Good luck and any other qns or if you want me to play with it latter on feel free to PM me!
u/walkSMASHwalk · 1 pointr/loseit

I always recommend this scale. It's pretty cheap but it's a trusty digital model that connects to BlueTooth and syncs to Health and other apps (like Happy Scale, Fitbit and MFP). I weigh every day and never have to manually input my weight anywhere.

For fat loss, only a calorie deficit matters. Macros matter in the sense that fat and protein tend to be more filling for longer for a lot of people. And the more carbs, the more volatile water weight can be in the short term. But it really doesn't matter when you look at the bigger picture (and you should never, ever get hung up on one day's numbers anyway).

Eat in a healthy and sustainable manner, because a) it'll make the process a lot less torturous and b) you're setting up lifelong habits. If you're anything like me, nothing is going to change when you hit your goal weight except that you can eat slightly more calories. I still log in MFP, use a food scale, etc... it's all become rather second-nature, kinda like charging my phone or flossing, and staying mindful is the only way I'm successfully keeping off the weight.

Best of luck. You're welcome to ping me anytime if you have any other questions. :)

u/pinguemcecidero · 1 pointr/loseit

https://www.amazon.ca/Ozeri-Touch-Total-Scale-Black/dp/B003N4AVKE I have had this one forEVER! Okay like 5 years but I love, love it. Great on unstable ground too. Also has fun features like muscle, water, fat and bone - how accurate those are are debatable but I like seeing my fat % go down! Plus it has a tare function for weighing luggage (I travel a lot) so no more OHPing a suitcase to see the scale. Also kids or pets in your arms. I'm kind of in love with it.

u/tstaffordson · 1 pointr/intermittentfasting

I wish I had gotten my scale sooner... for the whole IF journey.


The data is from the Feelfit app (ios) that came with my Abyon scale... link to scale: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BJY6GTJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


There are a lot of sub $30 scales on Amazon right now.


Here is a better rated model that I have seen recommend on this sub.

Link to Renpho scale:



Disclaimer... I'm not sure if I would trust the measurements coming from these scales implicitly, but as a point of reference the information is good to have.


I love having the data at hand for future reference, sharing and motivation.






u/YJLTG · 1 pointr/loseit


I've been using this one ever since I started my weight loss regimen. It's delightfully accurate - I weighed myself in the morning, went to the doctor's office, and had the same weight on his balance scale. It rounds off to the nearest .2, but I'm really happy with how it works. Be sure to read the instructions if you get it; you can calibrate each time you use it.

It might be a bit pricey, but with something as important in your life as weight (i.e. the little changes that keep you going), it's totally worth the money.

Additionally, it lets you clearly see the huge fluctuations caused by water weight if you weigh yourself on a daily basis. Again, though, read the directions to get the best use of it.

u/FunnyBunny1313 · 1 pointr/infertility

I’m with you!! I’m a pretty normal-sized 5’4.5” person, but I weigh 145. I keep comparing myself to the size I was when I got married at 22 (125lbs), and I tend to be on the higher BMI side. But I’m very strong for being a woman/my size so I try to remember that :)

This is the scale I have! I’ve had it for two years and I like it a lot. The app is pretty good and of course it connects to health kit if you’re and apple person.

u/OpenFusili · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yeah, it's pretty cool. This is the one I went for. I'm sure there are better ones. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0728K4371/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_-FFxCb64PJT1E

I play WoW with a few local friends. I also play EVE Online. Borderlands and Fallout and the like.

u/robopain · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Noodles! Happy birthday to your little one!! Here's a picture of my dog that cheers me up! I recently got a little rat from ikea for my dog and she immediately loved it!


RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale, Body Composition Analyzer with Smartphone App 396 lbs - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1UX8RW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_NkgDCbAGY4E46

I'd really like to keep up with my weight better now that I'm working out and eating better. I've never had a digital scale and heard they're more accurate. The scale now I have was my grandmothers scale.

u/tracy_tracy · 3 pointsr/loseit

2nd this. I've had this one: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0032TNPOE/ref=cm_sw_su_dp for about 8 months & I love it. My parents bought one too.

I initially thought the massive # of reviews was a bit weird (I think there were exactly 1200 when I bought mine), but they actively encourage customers to do an Amazon review. In fact, there was a "Please Review!" note in the box when I got mine, and I did (which is rare for me) because it is a great scale for a really reasonable price.

u/8-BitBaker · 1 pointr/loseit

You can get a food scale and a real scale online fairly cheap, so hopefully you won't have to save up too long! Amazon has them for as low as $8 with good reviews as well as actual scales for around $18. If you buy a 'slightly' more expensive scale, that would push the order to $25, which would qualify it for free shipping.

I hope this helps (and might help with saving)! A food scale is definitely the most important thing, but having an accurate scale can be really good for morale as well. I definitely think this journey would be much harder if I couldn't weigh myself at least once a week.

u/ilikesleep · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. Wet shaving Edwin Jagger razor blade, because Edwin Jagger is a company in England that produces products for wet shaving, which normally wouldn't be used unless you're either 1. A hobbyist, or 2. A old school 70+ fellow. default wishlist

  2. Hello Kitty wheel cover, because it's a product primarily made for young teenage women. <20 list

  3. Phallic item I'm... not jealous....of its length...not at all.. default wishlist

  4. Geekiest gaming headset, my list is primarily composed of geeky items, but this is probably the geekiest. default wl

  5. Bath scale , it has a body fat % option as well, which is what I'm more focused on rather than weight. default wl

  6. Search and rescue knife would be best for a deserted island. default WL
u/shakatay29 · 3 pointsr/xxketo

Buy a new scale and keep it in one spot. You're already all over the map when you move it around, so I think your (not ridiculous) fear of the electric one is valid, but misguided. Scales actually read better when they stay in one spot and don't move around a lot. Also, the floor material can change the scale. Don't weigh on carpets, try to make sure the floor is level.

FWIW, I was also terrified about this when I just purchased my new scale which I absolutely love. I was weighing at the gym with one of those sliding balance ones and was convinced there was a five pound difference. Turned out to be half a pound, and easily attributed to user error. Because your scale is all over the map, think about the peace of mind you'll have once you get a digital scale that you will leave in one place to make sure it stays accurate. You got this!!!

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/loseit


You can read about various methods used to determine body fat.

My opinion, for a person whos goal is to try and lose weight and track their progress, as opposed to a person who is a doctor or medical researcher or practitioner and needs accurate readings, is that the simplest no hassle method is the best.

As a person trying to lose weight, it doesn't matter if any 1 single reading is accurate to within 0.1% or not, or whether the readings fluctuate based on your current state of hydration, rather, what truly matters, is the average trend over time .... ie the average rate at which you are losing body fat.

This leads me to recommend buying a scale like this one ( note thats a random inexpensive model i found with a search, not endorsing that specific units quality ) that makes it super easy to check ones weight, and body fat percentage, and log it to an app on ones cell phone or PC.

Good luck on your goals.

u/Jinxii83 · 1 pointr/keto

It's a little over $50, but I love my scale.

the really cheap scales I've had in the past weren't as accurate, and broke quickly. I've only had this one a couple weeks but so far it's great! I really like having all my info added to my tablet automatically because I like data, and am usually rushing around in the mornings.

u/bacontarian4life · 2 pointsr/keto


I strongly suggest using a scale. Ignorance may be blissful, but awareness is successful.

The scale has a cool app, synchs with Google Fit, which can then synch with Cronometer. I'm sure there are other apps it works with, but that's just how I use it.

Haven't been disappointed and can only blame any inconsistencies on my own behavior. ;)

u/lunarflorist · 3 pointsr/loseit

I second the EatSmart Scale but I got a slightly different one. Great scale, wide base, and excellent customer service.

Also, it's slim enough that my bathroom door opens overtop of it so I have more flexibility in where I place it. High weight limit, too!

u/Just_Sterling · 2 pointsr/keto

I got this one and love it. It connects with MFP and has an app that's pretty nice and easy to use.

Weight Gurus Wifi Smart Connected Body Fat Bathroom Scale w/ Backlit LCD, ITO Conductive Surface Technology, Accurate Precision Health Alerts, Measure https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IFYLARO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_E1yBzdWrwsEew

u/vivalasita · 6 pointsr/xxfitness

I own this scale from Amazon. It's less than $30 and I've had it for two months now. Beyond its body fat readings, which I'm not sure of the accuracy of most scales, the Bluetooth feature is really helpful for recording results to your phone in apps like Apple Health or My Fitness Pal. The scale also has a phone app that is pretty decent by itself; again, like any piece of technology, it will not be 100% accurate but if you're measuring yourself as well as weighing yourself consistently it can certainly help with organizing your data trends wirelessly.

u/Eloiseriley · 1 pointr/loseit

I use a basic digital scale by EatSmart. It's relatively cheap, easy to use, attractive looking, and so far seems really accurate. I love it and their customer service seems amazing so I'm not too worried about it breaking anytime soon.

Here's a link to my scale on Amazon

u/alexanabolic · 4 pointsr/nutrition

I found caliper to be the more precise of all way of measuring, I have a couple of model, but they are kind of hard to use in a consistent way.

Like you, I want to monitor my progress, especially monitoring that I am not loosing muscle or a minimum amount while cutting fat. In the past, I did loose a lot of muscle while loosing the last 20 pounds, so this time I just want to be sure this is in check.

Unfortunately, using caliper is kinda a pain in the ass to use and the slight variation in pitching the fat, or the emplacement and the measurement is off and hard to compare.

Personally, I am using this body fat scale:



It measure your weight and you body fat, your lean body mass, etc and it sync with your phone automatically. Bio Impedance is not reliable if you want to know your true bodyfat percentage (can be off by +- 4%), but to track your progress it is awesome if you use it in the same circumstance. I weight in the morning at the same time every morning after I wake up and pee. On the other hand, in my case, the bodyfat this scale is estimating me is the same as what I measured using my calipers. So for me, it is pretty accurate while being very cheap and very very convenient.

u/eyeliketurtles · 2 pointsr/loseit

It looks like you aren't getting very many answers- I just went on amazon and looked at the options that are deliverable to my country, and picked the one with the best reviews that fit my budget. You can input your height and it automatically calculates your BMI for you, too! It's this one! 4 stars and 3,000+ reviews. I've had it for about 6 months now and I'm 100% happy with it.

u/fantasticforceps · 1 pointr/keto

I've gotten this scale about a month ago and have liked it. Pretty reasonably priced, and I don't put a huge amount of faith in the body fat %age, but all you have to do is have the app open when you step on the scale, and it'll log all the stats. i like to have the stats sent to my fitbit account because i prefer its graphing feature and bc it aggregates from other things I like to keep track of too. Hope that's what you're looking for

u/TheForrestFire · 2 pointsr/loseit

This is the one I have. I've gone through a few scales, but this one has been working for at least three to four years now. It's still absurdly accurate, and is hardy enough to exist in humid places like the bathroom.

Greatest purchase I've ever made.

I would stay away from ones that measure stuff other than body weight. It's not worth the extra money just to have all of those crazy inaccurate sensors. Get one that measures weight extremely well. You want all the money to be put into that.

u/XandieG · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I cannot speak to accuracy because I haven't used any other method of body fat measurement, although definitely am considering getting a DEXA once I'm at goal weight to help with designing my recomp, so if and when I do that, I'll let you know.

But as far as scale stuff goes, I have the Bluetooth Smart Scale by Greater Goods ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N9ENKDI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ). I've only been using it since February 15th. It shows muscle, water, fat, and bone mass as percentages, and those numbers do not add up to 100%. I assume that's because it's double counting water, so I just pay attention to the fat and muscle masses, since that's really what I care about. According to the scale, I've lost 13.4 lbs, 9.9 lbs of which has been fat and 1.3 lbs of which has been muscle. I have it calculate a running percentage, and it seems that 74-77% of the weight that I lose is fat, which seems reasonable to me.

We have similar stats, I'm 5'2.5" and 150.6 lbs. As of today, I'm at 29.2% muscle and 31.2% fat, which seem like reasonable numbers to me, given my body type.

An interesting sidenote: I donated blood a few weeks ago and my weight was significantly down the next day, which I attributed to dehydration, and it took me two weeks to get "back" to that number on the scale. But the body fat/muscle mass/water percentages were almost exactly the same those two times, and according to those numbers, I wasn't dehydrated at all.

u/imdoingketo · 2 pointsr/keto

Yeah, I definitely am not taking that measurement as gospel, but using the calipers is a pain and I haven't had any other really good way of doing it, so I'm just glad to have something to track. Percentage has been slowly going down from day to day, so I'm trying to pay most of my attention to that.

But here ya go, it works, integrates with fitbit/google fit, and it's pretty cheap. You will need a smartphone, though.

u/StannisBaratheon_AMA · 12 pointsr/bodybuilding

I know y'all were on the edge of your seats for this information and I apologize for the delay.


I decided to do PPL bro splits during my cut (the other 2-3 days are MMA practice) instead of UL bro split. My work capacity is pretty low it feels like but I think it's because of my meal times.

EDIT: Also, how does this scale look

I'd also like to welcome our newest member of the 2p8 Benchpress Club: /u/stephenfish. Happy for you babe.

u/avanti8 · 1 pointr/keto

I have a Withings digital WiFi scale, and I like it. I'll tell you, though, that the body fat measurements on this thing are right out. I mean, even by normal standards for bioelectrical impedance measurements. However, they do provide a good indication of the trend of fat loss, fat gain, so they're not completely useless.

I particularly like that it comes with little "feet" for the carpet. It's very consistent, and it syncs to the online dashboard and phone app via WiFi so my measurements are automatically imported into MFP. And a really nice feature is that if it detects you're not centered over the scale, it will flash arrows at you to tell you to lean more toward the center. I think this contributes to its accuracy.

Only downside: it's a bit pricey.

Edit: It appears the max weight is 396 pounds (well within your range) and it has been supplanted by the much less dear Nokia scales: https://www.amazon.com/Withings-WiFi-Body-Scale-Black/dp/B002JE2PSA

u/DuosTesticulosHabet · -3 pointsr/Fitness

To piggyback this comment, if you can afford one (they're pretty cheap), you should invest in a smart scale. They give you more metrics to track besides just overall weight. They provide a solid estimate of your total body fat percentage, subcutaneous fat, fat-free body mass, etc. Obviously they're not as accurate as something like a DEXA scan but they're the next best thing, IMO.

They're a million times more useful than a standard scale if you're bulking and cutting.

u/stussll · 2 pointsr/caregivers

Woah. This is the first I've heard of the "drop in" feature...super neat.

As for Google Sheets, auto-formatting is a wonderful idea. And in case you were curious, you can set a shortcut on iOS :)

For now, we've been using Apple's Notes app for sodium and fluid tracking. It's worked well in so far as he's comfortable with the app and it does collaboration relatively well. IMO, there are obvious shortcomings, but as I'm coming to learn, whatever helps keep up his habit works for me.

We did however order a wifi scale , so we'll see how that works. Thank you for your thought :)

u/supermario218 · 2 pointsr/zerocarb



I'm sure there is a lot of marketing BS in here. I don't know how it could track everything it claims it can. But, I was interested in the app that would easily record and track my progress and the body fat % measurement. I do know from experience that scales can measure body fat %, so as long as it does those things I'm happy.

u/lucifersmother · 1 pointr/xxloseit



I've had this scale for a little over a year now and I love it. I've never had a problem with inaccurate readings. I even moved with it and it still worked great. Also relatively affordable. My favorite part about it is that it give you within a .1 reading.

u/knitlyfe · 1 pointr/keto

I just went on Amazon and wound up getting the nicest one that was under $50, which is this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N9ENKDI?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf (sorry I'm on mobile so I can't make that look nicer >.< ) Sometimes the app is buggy but the scale seems pretty accurate, not too far off from the doctor's last I went. Really though you just need something to help you track the trend: is your weight generally going up or down kind of thing. A lot of times (and I'm sure you've heard this already) you'll lose inches before you lose weight, so in that respect no scale is an accurate measure of how much fat is on your body. And you can get a little tape measure from Walmart for less than $2 lol.

u/awolf14 · 1 pointr/loseit

I got a scale on amazon from a company called Renpho. It is bluetooth and it gives you: weight, BMI, Body Fat %, Fat-free Body Weight, Body Water %, Skeletal Muscle %, Muscle Mass %, Bone Mass %, and your BMR.

It was like $30. Even if it's not 100% accurate, at least you get see the fluctuation over time. I've had it about 5 months now and I really like it. There's an app on my phone and it pings once it had all the info it needs. Super easy to use.


u/TiedinHistory · 9 pointsr/loseit

Started at 380, but I think the same theories still apply.

  1. I don't have a good answer for this one. I think a lot of it depends on budget and how accurate you need it to be. The My Weigh XL-550 seems to have solid (if not spectacular reviews), a low price point, and looks like a good fit. I can't really vouch for it though.

  2. Good question. In my opinion, when you get to 350, 400, 450+ pounds, everything gets cut at once. I have a few reasons for this

    -People (like you and I) don't get to that weight due to a single bad habit. I don't think anyone can realistically eat enough cake, or drink enough soda, to account for that drastic a weight gain. Cutting out Coca Cola or Ice Cream will have good effects, but it's often either one of many problems, or the symptom of a greater, overarching problem. Don't treat the symptom, treat the cause.

    -I think the psychology behind it turns out poorly either way. Let's say you gave up cake for a month. If you lose 5 pounds, you may attribute it to the cake and may not want to give anything else up. If you don't lose 5 pounds, it feels like you sacrificed a food you love for nothing.

    -I think "cutting out" is a bad way to look at it. When I started, I did cut out everything, and then eventually re-added it at smaller, realistic portions. But ideally, you will be able to live a lifestyle where you can occasionally have the foods you really like. If you get to a point where you cut out pie, you will miss it, and you may want to return to it. Occasionally having a slice of pie isn't a death knell and may be better, once in a while, than letting the pie consume your mind.

    As I said, once you get above three bills, your diet should be a lifestyle change. Someone who's 5 pounds overweight can say "OK, let's cut out soda". Someone who's 100+ pounds overweight needs more drastic, core changes and adopting a new lifestyle is important to that. If you cut out soda, it's not going to change much if you get your sugar and carbs from other sources. Drastically cutting down on sugar and carbs will get you places (for instance).

  3. For me, I lost my first 100-ish pounds by diet and daily walking (our campus had hills). I didn't set foot in a gym until I was 280-290, and still, most of my exercise is cardio (and honestly, it means very little unless you're eating correctly. I've lost 30 pounds in the past 3 months and worked out less in those months than in the ones where I kept my weight).
u/DadeMurphyNYC · 1 pointr/loseit

I bought this scale recently. It's reasonably priced and I'm very happy with it:


It would be best to weigh yourself at least once a week consistently to follow a trend of weight loss and make adjustments as you go along. Good luck!

u/ForeverAWino · 1 pointr/loseit

I usually do two weighs just to be sure. If I get the same thing twice I stick with it. I just got a new scale from the hubs for Christmas and I tested it with hand weights to make sure it was accurate. It syncs with an app on my phone which is pretty cool. With my old scale if I thought it was acting up I would take the battery out and put it back in to reset. I don't know if that worked or not, but it put my mind at ease. My old one was just a digital one from Walmart. My new one that I really like so far is this one: https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Connected-Backlit-Greater-Goods/dp/B00N9ENKDI

u/StartupDino · 2 pointsr/keto

I bought one of the cheaper smart scales of Amazon two months ago and I've been really happy with it.

Easy enough to set up, and I literally just opened the app on my phone and stand on the thing.

One downside: the companion app is super basic (The apparently it does integrate with several of the bigger health apps)

  • can't remember the name of the company off the top of my head, but I'm happy to PM you later*

    Edit: WeightGURUS scale is the one I bought. dis one
u/Komfortable · 1 pointr/intermittentfasting

I have this one and I’m as happy with it as one could be, considering it’s just a scale. It’s got features, it functions, and it doesn’t move from the floor, which coincidentally are exactly the three features I wanted in a scale.

Joking aside, I do actually like it. It is easy to use and it is simple (I mean that in the good way).

u/salas84 · 3 pointsr/keto

Got it off amazon a few months ago. Big blue screen, wide platform for big feet. Pretty happy with it. I'd definitely recommend if you're looking for something simple. $36.95 and prime eligible.

u/Keroseneslickback · 2 pointsr/loseit

How about exercise? How much do you do?

For scales, I've seen these exact ones in my doctor's office before (alongside the proper ones). Out of like 12,000 reviews, a 4.6/5 score is damn good. Regardless of some problems, it should be a good scale if your luck isn't completely terrible. But with all glass scales: Make sure they're on a flat surface. I personally use the smaller one with a max of 400lbs.

What I can recommend to you is this:

You should speak with your doctor about what's going on. Perhaps they have more insight. If they hadn't done a hormone blood test, they probably would.

As with most "Help, I'm not losing weight" posts, if there's no problem with you counting calories or with your body, then it's down to either: Eating less calories. Or, exercising more. 2000 calories at your weight is quite the cut (at my 6' 233lbs, 2200 calories and that's deep for me). Because of that I'd recommend exercising more. If you're not walking (on top of normal activity) everyday, do so everyday. At least thirty minutes, and an hour is great. More than an hour depends on how you feel.

u/OPG · 1 pointr/xxketo

I love my WeightGurus scale- $39 so very much. It tracks weight, body fat, bone density, and hydration using their free smartphone app. It allows for up to 8 individual users (up to 400lbs) and it determines which user you are automatically. It also has a weightless mode which will only show whether you gained or lost weight rather than your weight. Plus it has a 5 year warranty!

EDIT: Added the price to save the click if it is not for you :D

u/serume · 2 pointsr/keto

I bought Withings WiFi-scale and really like it. It tells me when it's not on a level surface, it sends all the info straight to my app (and the website, but I don't use it) and it seems trustworthy.

Ofc, it's a bit on the pricey scale (ha.ha.) and I don't trust the fat percentage at all, but overall I'm happy with my purchase.

u/PlatosApprentice · 2 pointsr/weightroom

W1D2: Bench Day of BBB went pretty well. It was easier than yesterday, which I'm assuming is just attributed by being more conservative in my TM. It was a good bench session, overall. I was really nailing the timing of my 5s and then my 10s and making sure to utilize leg drive. Ran a little killer circuit/superset of Incline Bench/Lat Pulldowns/Tricep Extensions/and BB Rows. It felt really awesome.

For those who utilize a scale for tracking weight at home, what do you recommend? this is one i've had in my Amazon cart a while but i've been waiting to see which one I like.

u/Rashkh · 1 pointr/loseit

I bought this scale for weighing myself around February of last year. Works great, super quick, and dirt cheap.

I've also bought this food scale in May and it's also been working great for food, tea, and coffee measurements. Being very cheap also helped. It's smaller than it looks though and so may not work for you.

u/Avaries · 1 pointr/xxketo

I've been using a scale I got from 'Etekcity' on amazon for $15 (currently at $18) and it's been working wonderful! Definitely one of my more favorite scales, especially for it being so cheap.


u/315to199 · 20 pointsr/loseit

[This] (https://www.amazon.com/My-Weigh-XL-550-Talking-Bathroom/dp/B0014ZQH84/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1497014749&sr=8-1&keywords=xl-550+scale) scale is what beast_underneath uses. And [this] (https://www.amazon.com/My-Weigh-SCMXL700T-Talking-Bathroom/dp/B00MQ8A5UY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497014970&sr=8-1&keywords=xl+700+scale) scale is wht the_walking_joey uses. I follow both on Instagram.

Please don't be embarrassed. You should be proud. You are awesome!
*Edit to add where I got the information from.

u/Milady_Kitteh · 2 pointsr/loseit

I posted it an earlier thread, but this one has remained consistent for over a year now for me! They have great customer support if you do notice an issue too.


u/wabuson · 7 pointsr/Fitness

This is the greatest scale I have ever owned. Flawlessly accurate. The company is solid as well. I highly recommend it.

u/RedHeadInTx · 1 pointr/orangetheory

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one. It has an app on my phone and automatically syncs my weigh ins and has graphs for bmi, water weight, muscle mass. I weigh every day, but don't look at the scale. I check the app once a week to see my progress, so I don't get that day to day obsession. I have a profile set up, my bf had a profile set up. When he steps on it, it syncs to his app only, when I step on it syncs to my app only. Bc we are so different in weight, it automatically recognises who is in the scale. If I can figure out how to get a picture on redit, I'll show you a screenshot of the app if you want.

Weight Gurus Wifi Smart Connected Body Fat Bathroom Scale w/ Backlit LCD, ITO Conductive Surface Technology with Accurate Precision Health Measurements https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IFYLARO?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

Regularly $129, I got it on sale for $79, currently it's $69. Itd still be worth it if I paid double the regular price. 840+ reviews and 4.5 stars. I have no connection to the seller or company, Im in no way compensated for my review, but i can not rave enough about this scale

u/buttmogul · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I have this, which is not expensive at all, and I love it. I'm not sure how much I trust the actual bf or water % but it's great for tracking trends.

u/davedawg2000 · 1 pointr/loseit

Pretty much all home-based fat-monitoring scales are going to have a margin of error around +/- 5%. They're really only useful for trending purposes.

For example, I have this Omron model at home. I took it into the doctor's office with me and used it immediately before getting a body composition analysis done with a BodPod, which is typically regarded as the second most-accurate test you can do (after the prohibitively expensive DEXA scan). My scale read 143.6 pounds and 15.6% BF, whereas my BodPod results yielded 144.3 pounds and 9.2% BF.

Regardless, just be more focused on trends, rather than individual data points -- they're more statistically relevant :)

u/Nosfermarki · 1 pointr/gainit

I'd say somewhere between 20-23%. I bought a scale on Amazon that gives all sorts of data, including bf%. It had pretty good reviews including one comparing the scale readings to fancy pants hospital scales. It seems pretty accurate so far.

u/SnatchThat · 2 pointsr/loseit

I use this one I picked up on Amazon. I find it to be pretty accurate and easy to use. I work in a hospital and have weighed myself here a few times and find the two measurements to be nearly the same. Also, when it's time to change out the batteries, it takes normal AAA's, which I find pretty convenient.

u/blurfocus · 3 pointsr/keto

The most consistent scales are the doctor's office style balance scales like this one:


One nice thing about this type of scale is that you can leave the slider at your previous weight. As soon as you step on, you'll know if you gained or lost without having to adjust the slider since the indicator arm will tilt up or down (or stay the same if your weight hasn't changed).

These are much pricier than the spring or strain gauge scales, but more accurate and more consistent.

For digital bathroom scales, I've found that this one matches my balance scale results fairly well:


Bonus is that it handles up to 440 pounds.

u/jezekiant · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I love this scale. I've had it for a few years and it connects to the app on my phone with a bunch of cool info. It's pretty too!

u/palmermarc · 2 pointsr/loseit

How big are you? I was well over 400, so I had to buy a special scale. I got this XL 550 from Amazon. It works great.

u/TehJams · 5 pointsr/keto

I bought this Weight Guru scale from Amazon. So far it's pretty nice. Looks good, feels sturdy. And it has an app that can read an image from the scale (through your camera) that can keep track of your weigh-ins.

u/figsandmangos · 1 pointr/keto

I have a dial scale and It like never moves yet other scales say it does. So I decided to buy a new scale. I just ordered this scale! it looks like it'll be really good! and for the sale price?! why not?!

u/DjcidbwbqoOcndkdn · 2 pointsr/keto

I use the RENPHO digital scale and have been really impressed. I went through a couple different ones and this is the only one that I have found to be accurate with my doctor’s scale. You can find it here:

RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale - FDA Approved - Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale, Body Composition Analyzer with Smartphone App, 396 lbs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1UX8RW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_MUEZAb775CYWK

I was looking for a scale that worked with Apple Health and this does the trick. It’s much cheaper than a lot of others out there so maybe it’s worth a shot.

u/gooberfaced · 5 pointsr/loseit
  1. I have been very happy with this model for $20.
  2. It takes time.
    The longer you stick with this the more you will respect yourself. You just need to accept the fact that the past can no longer be affected- you've done what you've done and there's no going back. But you can affect your future and by doing so again and again your self esteem will gradually improve.
    Measure yourself!
    Often we cannot see changes in the mirror but a tape measurer will not lie and that can force you to understand that you are doing it and for that you can be very proud.
u/le_danse_macabre · 1 pointr/trueloseit

Sounds like we might have the same scale! I have the EatSmart something or other... let me find it on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0032TNPOE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

That's good to know. I'm looking forward to being under 330 as that's the weight limit for the WiiFit scale and I always found that to be pretty accurate when I used it before.

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u/GoBlueGriff · 1 pointr/progresspics

Thanks so much unbelievable I really appreciate it!

Correct, I weighed in the first couple times at the hospital scale until I got this scale Its awesome (tho not SUPER accurate) but if a scale for those kind of numbers is needed this is the one to get hands down

Thanks again!

u/ilovegirlsinheels · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Hi all
24 5'8 M 215 lbs
Body fat according to the device at LA fitness: 30.2%
Body fat according to this new scale I got: 29.2%

Majority of my fat is around my stomach and my butt/thighs.
My immediate goal is to have a flat stomach (and wider upper body?) And slimmer butt/thighs.

I play soccer twice a week and go to the gym twice/thrice.

At the gym my workout is at follows:
Bench press 40lbs x 5 x 6
Assisted pull ups 60 lbsx 5 x 6
Lateral raises 20 lbs x 10 x 3
Mountain climbers 30 x 3
Squats 20 x 4
Cross body Crunches 10 x 3
20-30 mins cardio.

My tdee at the current numbers is 2700-2800 calories.
I eat about 2000 calories as follows:
Carbs 123.4
Protein 123.6
Fat 52.9
Sugar 74
The macros are going to be a little higher for each category as I have Indian lunch that is not prepared by me but is homemade and on the healthy side so I assume it to be 400 calories which is included in the numbers above.

Given my current targets : to loose fat around my core, should I maintain the current nutrition and exercise or change it and how?
One of my gymbros tells me that I should replace some meals with just protein shake but I need to physically eat something to feel satisfied.

Beginning of this year I was 222 and am 215 now.

Thank you so much! (:

u/mabenjamin0420 · 1 pointr/orangetheory

RENPHO. Bought it on Amazon. I really like it! RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale - FDA Approved - Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale, Body Composition Analyzer with Smartphone App, 396 lbs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1UX8RW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_PYp2Bb2FCAN9F

u/ryanxp · 1 pointr/loseit

I'm not a fan of the biggest loser scale; mine only lasted 6 or 7 months before it started to become inaccurate.

What I use now is this Omron scale, although it only goes up to 330: Amazon Link

Great scale; I wear a size 16/17 shoe and my feet fit on it - the weighings are usually pretty consistent. Hope this helps!

u/-uWu-uWu- · 1 pointr/1200isplenty

Yes its called Renpho, it comes with a scale I ordered on amazon. (Ive included the link.)

Also thank you very much. :)


u/guitar1969 · 1 pointr/keto

You don't have to spend that kind of cash to get a good scale. This is the one I have and its very accurate:


If you look at all of these Eatsmart scales, they all get very good reviews - and the reviews are in the thousands so they are very popular

u/wheelhouse72 · 1 pointr/keto

I got this one, seems very accurate, bluetooth app for tracking history, has great reviews and is relatively inexpensive. I have been very happy with it thus far.


u/mlpjunior · 1 pointr/keto

It's the Weight Gurus app. I bought their scale and it's terrific. I weigh in every morning before I get in the shower, and the scale connects to my phone automatically to upload the results. It also tracks BMI, Body Fat, Lean Mass, Bone Mass, and Water Weight. The best part is that it's only $60.

Here's the Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N9ENKDI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_m-5dzbB6824Q1

u/mrandish · 2 pointsr/keto

Congrats on losing weight!

> I go to rite aid to weigh myself and I probably way the same as I did. (Although I can't remember)

If you want to lose weight consistently and keep it off then you need to get serious. First thing, you cannot manage that which you do not measure. Getting results in anything worthwhile is all about the data.

Here's a picture of me today and 34 days ago: http://imgur.com/a/sRDI1

See that cool chart of my daily weight on the right? It's from a bluetooth bathroom scale that syncs with my phone. It never forgets and I don't have to do anything to have an actionable record of my results. You can get a bluetooth scale for $28 delivered on Amazon. Think of it as an investment in your future. (https://www.amazon.com/1byone-Bluetooth-Wireless-Bathroom-Visceral/dp/B01FHELB56).

> Very lazy, meaning I eat a regular meal some days and some days I'm all in.

Lazy keto gets lazy results. The good news is, doing keto right is simple and almost no more effort than what you're doing now.

Install the free app My Fitness Pal on your phone and start tracking everything you eat. It scans barcodes and already has entries for everything, so it's just a few taps to log your intake. Once you know what you're eating and how that impacts your weight, it's much easier to make consistent and rapid progress.

u/helloalone · 2 pointsr/loseit

Seconding! This is my scale and I love it. I get the same weight even when I step on it multiple times, so it seems pretty accurate.

u/guyman3 · 2 pointsr/fitbit

Well think of it this way, you always see stuff on this sub of people complaining about bugs, and missing features that they want on the CURRENT products, and as you can see they are losing money so it's pretty hard to rationalize whole new product lines like your describing which would require hiring more designers, managers, and engineers, and manufacturing devices... Those are expensive... Not to mention a lot of the things you mentioned have a relatively small market compared to smart watches and fitness trackers so they probably don't stand to profit off of it anyway

That said there ARE some companies that have integrated with Fitbits stuff
Water bottles

Other scales

And you can make apps for their watches

Would be great to see more products built to sync with it

u/Measured-Success · 2 pointsr/intermittentfasting

I highly recommend this scale.

I bought it in 2016 and zero issues and never changed the batteries. I was on the market for a scale and bought a few and this was the winner. Bottomline, it’s accurate and extremely consistent. (Inconsistent scales are a huge pet peeve of mine.)

u/ChaoticHungry · 1 pointr/loseit

This is the scale I bought though the price might be higher than what you're looking for. I'm very satisfied with the purchase. It's easy to use (just step on to it) and the readout is large and bright.

u/akadaisy · 2 pointsr/xxketo

Bought this one on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IFYLARO/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It was packaged wonderfully and setup was a breeze; the only "hurdle" is that each user has to setup an app account if they want to track anything. Since it's wifi the data will sync from the scale to my phone no matter where the phone is, and without having the app open. Data can sync from the Weight Gurus app to MFP, Fitbit, and Google Fit which is handy. More importantly, if you log in to the website for the app you can download a CSV of your entries.

u/Mogwoggle · 7 pointsr/fitnesscirclejerk

For lulz, click here - 1 star reviews.

>Like several others who have complained, my body fat percentage increased by 7% on this scale. Because my fat % is now so much higher than on my other scale, my water weight is also off.

>I have had to return 2 of these scales in a row (black model) because they are defective. They add 25-40 pounds to the actual weight

>No matter WHEN I step on the scale (morning or evening) my weight stays the same. This is just not possible. I followed the instructions to a "T" when setting this up.

>Thought it'd be cool, especially with the hydration and body fat measurements, but it doesn't give me an accurate reading of my weight. I checked my weight with a scale at the gym and my old one, and this one is about 5 pounds off for me and about 9 pounds off for my husband. What's the point?

That last one make me think her gym is fucking with their scales which is FUCKING HILARIOUS

u/AntisocialDiggle · 1 pointr/TTChealthy

I got this scale on Amazon it tells me what my muscle gain and other stuff is. It really helped me when I would struggle with not seeing the loss I wanted to see. It stores that in an app too so you can compare. I don't use the app so much now but when I was going hardcore it was great.

u/misoranomegami · 2 pointsr/loseit

I don't know about reliability or what not, but I saw an add for [this] (http://www.amazon.com/Etekcity-Digital-Weight-Technology-Pounds/dp/B00F3J9G1W) scale on Amazon the other day for $20 and it goes up to 400 lbs if you're just looking to have a digital scale at home.
It really depends on you though. I like being able to weigh myself in the privacy of my own house, after using the bathroom in the morning and before eating anything or putting anything on. I just accept that it's going to go up and down and at time significantly.

u/AvesAvi · 3 pointsr/loseit

The Etekcity scale is the Amazon's Choice scale, but there's a worrying amount of reviews saying the scale randomly shattered without being touched.

The EatSmart scale has super good reviews praising its accuracy, and a lot less reports of the thing spontaneously shattering.

Anybody have some anecdotes with these?

u/CulturalPomegranate · 2 pointsr/wls

I purchased this one from Amazon! It’s like $25 and I’ve loved it so far!

u/alovejoy · 4 pointsr/keto

Correct me if I’m wrong, OP, but I believe it’s the Renpho Body Fat scale. It’s super cool, I use it too!

u/signalwave · 2 pointsr/Brogress

That screenshot is from google spreadsheets. I export from my app to that spreadsheet and it updates the charts.


Thats the scale I have, but there are lots like it. I paid $31 for it, so $22 is a good deal on prime.

u/Rawrtin · 3 pointsr/loseit
  1. Read the FAQ. It's full of useful information.
  2. Buy a scale. This one should probably work for you. http://www.amazon.com/Eatsmart-Precision-Bathroom-Technology-440-Pounds/dp/B0032TNPOE/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1348544133&sr=8-4&keywords=weight+scale+500
  3. Find your BMR.
  4. Always strive to burn more calories than you consume each day.
  5. Be patient. Though at your weight you should be able to lose weight pretty fast considering your bmr should be very high. Just be dedicated with your diet and you'll do well.
u/AreoHotahSpeedWagon · 2 pointsr/keto

I've got this etekcity scale and I love it. I've got nothing but good things to say. Great scale for under $20.


u/CabinFeverBob · 8 pointsr/keto

Just did a quick search and came across this one that weighs up to 550lbs for $38 with free shipping. Great reviews too. http://www.amazon.com/My-Weigh-XL-550-Talking-Bathroom/dp/B0014ZQH84

u/masiad · 1 pointr/loseit

Hey thanks! I do plan to eventually do it. I actually went to the gym a few weeks ago... wanted to start up a regular schedule for it, but haven't had the motivation to go again.

I use the scale listed below https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F3J9G1W?ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00&redirect=true&psc=1&pldnSite=1, but it's clear as opposed to black (not like it really matters).

u/dante437 · 3 pointsr/loseit

I used this scale for a long time: https://www.amazon.com/My-Weigh-XL-550-Talking-Bathroom/dp/B0014ZQH84

It worked very well for me and served its purpose. I found it was within a pound or two of the doctor's scale too.

Good luck.

u/Paulingtons · 4 pointsr/loseit

Something like this will do the job just fine. I personally use a Withings scale that is an investment but the app makes it worth it in my opinion.

EDIT: I should wear stronger glasses.

u/HighlyEdgeMecated · 1 pointr/keto

I ordered Greater Good's Weight Guru:


I looked at the ones you suggested but chose this one bc of price and current rating/reviews. I hope it works as well as the ones you suggested.
My husband does not use MyFitnessPal. He uses Fitbit.
One of the cons I read is that is didn't sync to MFP, but they very recently made it so it can sync to Fitbit and THEN to MFP.
Once we get it I'll see if I can do that and let you know how it goes.

u/reggiesan · 2 pointsr/keto

Etekcity (link) has a scale that is $18 and is pretty accurate. Doesn't do anything fancy, but it looks nice and goes up to 400 lbs.
EDIT: Not the best scale. But a good scale.

u/zamiboy · 1 pointr/orangetheory

It is like a regular scale but with bioimpedance sensors built into it and does some rough calculations to determine your body fat %, muscle mass weight, subcutaneous fat weight, etc. Along with giving you your actual weight.

I have one at home. It also logs your previous weigh-ins and things like that on its connecting app. The major downside to the scale is that bioimpedance has been shown to not be super accurate, especially not as much so as DEXA scans (also cost more per scan vs 1-$25 purchase). I just use the scale as a good baseline to compare myself against in my weekly weight checks.

u/FuckTheAdmins · 1 pointr/AppleWatch

Just received this one from WeightGurus as a Christmas present. I've only been using it with Apple Health, but it says it supports FitBit too. Does FitBit support HealthKit?

u/Fit-irl · 1 pointr/gainit

I'm pretty satisfied with mine, here's the link:

I shot a video and posted to YouTube doing the test you described above. (I shot landscape don't know wtf happened) and I got the same number each time.


u/Urban_Empress · 1 pointr/loseit

I bought this one from Amazon a few weeks ago. I love it and it does have bluetooth for tracking weight and other metrics on an app. You can create multiple accounts for this. This was cheaper than anything that I've seen in stores.


u/GetOffMyRedditMom · 1 pointr/fasting

This is the scale I use if you wanted to look into it. I'm not exactly sure what you were gonna look into lol

RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale - FDA Approved - Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale, Body Composition Analyzer with Smartphone App, 396 lbs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1UX8RW?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

u/justanothergeekygirl · 3 pointsr/1200isplenty

Mine was $80 (sorry I know that's above your budget).

I love it because it syncs with my phone and MyFitnessPal which is what I use to track calories.

Withings / Nokia | Body+ - Smart Body Composition Wi-Fi Digital Scale with smartphone app, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071XW4C5Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_9kG4CbEG2SKWH

u/heathbarrrr · 1 pointr/intermittentfasting

I just recently bought the Weight Gurus scale from amazon, i think we spent $55 on it? it has an app that you can connect via bluetooth and it sends all the metrics to your phone and creates a neat little graph. i had a body fat scan in the doctors office and my scale was about 2% off. so it's not 100% reliable but you can't expect to get that kind of technology for a bathroom scale under $100. :) but it gives you your weight, body fat %, muscle mass, bone, and hydration levels. scale

u/justintrains · 2 pointsr/nSuns

Honestly, just go buy a scale. They aren't that expensive. You don't have to have a super fancy one.

u/skibbi9 · 1 pointr/intermittentfasting

I would look at some of the recent top posts-

There are a lot of people here who have been trimming from the 300-400 lb range and have posted their CICO and method.

Get the Zero App, Get a good water bottle, bunch of people use the renpho scale (
https://www.amazon.com/RENPHO-Bluetooth-Bathroom-Composition-Smartphone/dp/B01N1UX8RW/ )
Read up from Dr Fung, Dr Rhonda Patrick, Dr Panda, Etc
Consider a good multivitamin and electrolytes and get moving!

u/4orty1savage · 1 pointr/omad

It’s an app that comes with this RENPHO scale and automatically syncs up with the scale. I probably owe 80% of my progress to this scale because of how much stuff it tracks so easily. I always used to forget to weigh in and all this other stuff and lost track of progress...this scale literally syncs in seconds without you having to do anything. Sorry to sound like a salesman I just love it it’s been a game changer!!!

u/selflessGene · 1 pointr/leangains

Get a bodyfat scale. I just bought one and it's fucking awesome. My bodyfat matches up with the caliper numbers. It syncs the data to a app on your phone so you can see trends. You could also export the data to Google Fit

Here's the one I got:

u/tucson_lepton · 2 pointsr/loseit

For what it's worth, you can buy a scale for about $35 on amazon that is both accurate and precise.

Here. It matches the scale at the doctor perfectly and is very reliable measurement to measurement.

u/rharmelink · 19 pointsr/ketoscience

I was there. I was about 650 pounds in December -- bariatric beds gave widely varying weights: Error (meaning over 700), 650, and 615. I know I was quite a bit more than the 600 I weighed on a doctor's scale several years ago, so I just used the 650 as my starting weight (my highest?).

But I'm 6'5", so I am a lot taller than most people on the show, and carried the weight differently.

I finally found a good bariatric scale at Amazon that goes up to 700 pounds. It's a wide one so it can handle my wider stance and I don't lose my balance while on it. They didn't have such a scale a year or so ago when I looked, so it was a great (and timely) find.

Down 140 pounds so far, and haven't needed insulin at all this year. Last year, I was using a third of a vial every day. I've spent nearly $10K on insulin over the past 6 years. Now, A1C has dropped to 5.4 and blood sugars are normal.

u/CaveatEmpress · 7 pointsr/orangetheory

Suggestion - get a scale like this. I have it, and love that while my weight has varied by less than a pound for 5 weeks, I’ve watched as my composition has changed in other ways.

RENPHO Bluetooth Scale


u/HopNine · 2 pointsr/90daysgoal

Cool site! I seem to fluctate between 17-22% BF. Measurements come from a Omron HBF-400 scale.

BF measurements can vary wildly between different products. The best advice is to pick one method and stick with it. The individual numbers by themselves don't really matter - you are comparing the numbers against themselves over time to identify trends. (If it wasn't obvious my day job involves data analyst stuff. :-P)

u/KnuffCed · 1 pointr/intermittentfasting

Yeah, it sounds like you need a new scale 🤔

I got mine on Amazon and it has 4 sensors. As long as I have it on a hard surface it doesn't matter how I stand on it. I even tried weighing myself multiple times standing differently every time and it always settles on the same weight down to the 1/10th of a pound. If you're interested, here's the link.


u/PositivePh · 1 pointr/xxketo

We got this one https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N9ENKDI as a milestone reward and I love it. Several looked good, but this one Auto synced for multiple users ( and can push to mfp). One unique thing is that it also keeps data private between users. My husband and I both use it, but he still has no idea what my numbers are ( thank goodness)!

u/Eat2Live2Run · 1 pointr/orangetheory

I have this one and love it! It does BF% as well as weight and remembers up to 8 different users. Syncs via bluetooth with the app on my phone and then you can set it to automatically update to other apps such as FitBit and MFP. Its all I can imagine needing in a scale.


u/SgtWoodcock · 2 pointsr/keto

That withings scale is awesome, but a bit pricey at $160.
I use an "EatSmart Precision Premium Digital Bathroom Scale" that I got from Amazon for $32.95. Amazon.

If I had the extra cash though the withings scale looks freaking awesome.

u/humbled · 2 pointsr/keto

Wow, that is disconcerting. Obesity is a disease of many causes, and keto mostly addresses the metabolic/dietary cause of excess glucose & insulin. Ever thought about getting your thyroid levels checked? You may want to consider getting a BIA device; that way if you are losing fat and gaining muscle, you may have a better chance of noticing it and keeping up with your plan.

Some more in-depth exploration of the science of obesity may be in order. This video is long, but you may find it highly interesting. Pay attention to the part about caloric intake, delta E, compensatory behavior, and so forth. This is the main reason I don't believe in calorie restriction.

u/fire_n_ice · 1 pointr/keto

It came with my Renpho scale. The scale has bluetooth and connects with your phone via the app. It's pretty neat!

u/Helloitslate · 2 pointsr/loseit

I have this one by Eatsmart. It's always accurate as well. Most of the eatsmart ones on amazon are rated really well.

It is normal to have your weight jump around all day. I can weigh myself in the morning, and then have breakfast with coffee and a huge cup of water and be 3 lbs up.

u/seeker1938 · 5 pointsr/AppleWatch

I would be very interested to know how you accomplished that.

I have a Weight Gurus scale...


...and have downloaded the Weight Gurus app to the iPhone and it syncs my weight, BMI, etc. to my iPhone via that Weight Gurus app.

When I go iPhone > Apple Health.app \> Sources, I see Weight Gurus there.

When I continue to the next screen, Weight Gurus, I see I have allowed it to write and read the following data: Body Fat Percentage, Lean Body Mass, and weight.

Where, in the Apple Health.app, do your find your weigh-in data?.

u/Ken_Thomas · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I got an EatSmart Precision Plus - mostly because the screen lights up when you step on it, so I don't have to turn on the lights to see the readout, but also because I was kind of blown away by the Amazon review score. 5 stars with over 7000 reviews is unreal.

But anyway, the part that is relevant to you is that the platform is really big. Plus, it's consistent and seems pretty reliable.

u/stowm3 · 0 pointsr/leangains

i can’t speak to its efficacy from personal experience yet, but I’ve been looking into them as a way to get more information about my body composition than weight can provide alone. You can get a relatively inexpensive body fat scale that uses “a technology called bioelectrical impedance analysis to measure body fat. A small, unnoticeable electrical current is sent from one foot, up one leg and down the other leg. Fat is a poor conductor of electricity compared to other components of the body such as muscle. The more resistance the electrical current experiences, the higher the fat.”

I’ve just purchased one for about $40 CAD on Amazon, I’ve never used one before but it has thousands of good reviews. I’m also insanely curious if there is a legitimate, reliable way to measure %BF without having to go to the doctor or have someone at my gym do it for me. I’m also keen on this option as it works with an iOS app that allows me to keep track of more than my weight over long periods of time. I’m keeping myself skeptical but hopefully nonetheless!

Referenced example

Body fat scale

u/quarl0w · 4 pointsr/dataisbeautiful

I used Excel to make the graph, using data I exported from Apple Health. Weight was tracked manually originally, but I moved to a smart scale to make that easier each day.

I knew weight would vary day to day, so I started with the thought that I would weigh in once a week, to avoid disappointment. But I love data too much, and quickly switched to daily.

What triggered the focus was getting an Apple Watch, and the motivation daily to be active. I also had a wake up call at the Dr this year, I moved from high-normal to low-danger on cholesterol, blood sugar, etc. we started talking daily medications for this and that. It really hit me. I started right away eating better. But it wasn't until a month later I got the Apple Watch and added exercise. I work from home at a desk job. I have three kids, but never exercised. Once I got the Watch, I started exercising almost daily. Long walks with the dog (that had her own weight problem), indoor bike, treadmill, etc.

I wasn't progressing as fast as I wanted to (I have ~100 lbs to drop), so I added in calorie tracking with LoseIt. The difference in the rate of loss isn't huge, but there is no denying it made a difference.

u/6BakerBaker6 · 1 pointr/WeightLossAdvice

RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale, Body Composition Analyzer with Smartphone App 396 lbs - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1UX8RW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_3fQzCbV007PV6

I have this one.

I was surprised when I saw smart scales are that cheap. I thought they were closer to $100.

u/nauticaI · 3 pointsr/proED

I just ordered one from Amazon and love it! I've put multiple weights on it and it's right on the dot. It was a little pricier than I was hoping but I'm really happy with it. I'm not sure it's available on Prime anymore though :(


u/asclepias · 1 pointr/Fitness

I recently got the Omron HBF 400

are you saying scales, going through soles of feet, are less effective? it might not be accurate, but it seems to be fairly good telling me when my body has changed for whatever reason

u/therightclique · 1 pointr/keto

I just bought this scale from Amazon.

If I weight myself (wearing the same thing) 3 times in 5 minutes, I'll get 3 different weights, with as much as 8 pounds difference.

The thing is rated for 440lbs, which I'm more than 100lbs under, and I'm not moving it or standing in a different way each time. It's on a stable, hard, linoleum floor. It went completely batshit when I tried to use it on carpet.

If you make a scale, please make sure it can do the one thing it's supposed to do.

u/DomesticSlacker · 1 pointr/fitness30plus

I have this one and I have been happy with it. It may not be as nice as you want, but it was a good starter scale at $30 for me. The app is old looking, but it keeps a history.


u/LeaneGenova · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I use this one: http://www.amazon.com/Etekcity-Digital-Weight-Bathroom-Elegant/dp/B00F3J9G1W?ie=UTF8&qid=1465318826&ref_=lp_85968011_1_2_s_it&s=hpc&sr=1-2

It seems to work really well, and it's accurate at all weights, I've found. It's apparently the highest rated on Amazon, which also tells you something. :)

u/kittenwon713 · 3 pointsr/proED

Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale by Balance, High Accuracy, Large Glass Top, Backlit Display, Precision Measurements https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01929N69G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_CEGFAb06XTBJH

Just purchased this one via Amazon! Much better than the old scale my parents had!

u/Shots-and-squats · 1 pointr/bodyweightfitness

There's a bunch of different ways, some are easy and not very accurate and others are accurate but take money and time.

The easiest is a tape measure and a calculator. But I wouldn't trust that too much.

I use a scale that measures body fat by sending electric signals through your body. Also not super accurate, but it gives you an idea. I do it everyday, first thing in the morning, to make it as accurate as possible.

Once I get close to my goal I'll go get something like this done. But that cost money, and takes time. But you can really count on those measurements.

u/cleanenergy425 · 1 pointr/loseit

I did a ton of research and have had this scale for a year and a half and LOVE it: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N9ENKDI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_od3ozbWE9DXXJ

u/remembertosmilebot · 1 pointr/keto

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u/rayne7 · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Here you go =)

Wifi Smart Connected Body Fat Bathroom Scale by Weight Gurus, Backlit LCD, ITO Conductive Surface Technology, Accurate Precision Health Alerts, Measurements, and Monitoring https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IFYLARO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_iI3WAbDSB9VFX

u/holdstheenemy · 1 pointr/loseit

I like the eat smart scale from amazon, its been very accurate for me since I bought it a year ago.

EatSmart Precision Plus

u/KinkyMcDreamy · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I don't know if this is allowed but I would love to enter my hubby. He struggles with his weight and tries so hard to lose it. Including running 2-4 miles and going to the gym a few times a week. He is over 300lbs and would love to lose 25 or more pounds.This would help him stick to a goal. It is in my for him list. His weight causes him back pain so him losing weight would help out tremendously.

u/cheerful_cunt · 6 pointsr/xxfitness

Ive used and liked this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F3J9G1W/

However, different reading can be due to an old battery or using it on an uneven surface. Even if you are using it somewhere solid like on bathroom tiles, the floor can still be uneven - I'd check that it actually doesn't wobble before using it and see if it still gives you inconsistent readings before buying anew one.

u/danielnewsome723 · 1 pointr/SwingDancing

I have one of these: https://www.amazon.com/1byone-Bluetooth-Wireless-Bathroom-Visceral/dp/B01FHELB56

And it will tell you if you are gaining fat, muscle or retaining water, and allow you to track a graph over time. Very handy to see if you are gaining muscle, or just eating more because of increased appetite due to exercise.

Also, any kind of bent leg posture like African dance or Lindy Hop will shorten the hamstrings and cause lower back pain. It's just something you need to keep counteracting with stretching.

u/acciointernet · 1 pointr/loseit

We have this one, which I really like so far (it came with a measuring tape too, which was a nice touch!) - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F3J9G1W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/rabidstoat · 2 pointsr/weightwatchers

I haven't used it very long so I can't really say if it's a good long-term solution but I recently bought this scale: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N1UX8RW/

It's blue tooth enabled and, though I've not tried it yet, their app claims to sync with the Fitbit app (along with a couple of other apps). I've not used that functionality yet. If it did work, though, it's a much cheaper alternative for automatically syncing with Fitbit, as it's $32 instead of $100.

I also like that it uses AAA batteries. My last scale used those small, round disk-like batteries, and they're a lot more expensive. Plus you can get rechargeable AAA batteries but I've never seen rechargeables for those disc-like batteries.

u/IthacanPenny · 1 pointr/wls

I had one of those. I used to average my various weights that it gave from stepping on and back off.

I highly recommend this scale from amazon. Only $16.80, and free one day shipping from prime. It is super precise (though I find it tells me I'm about 1.5lbs heavier than the doctor's scale, but consistently).

u/cantlikethat · 1 pointr/keto

I just bought [this](Innotech Digital Bathroom Scale with Easy-to-Read Backlit LCD https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFBUSEB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_MJqXzbZFRNPPM) scale on Amazon a couple weeks ago and it’s been great. I get the same readings on the scale as I do on my doctor’s fancy scale, so I’d say it’s very accurate.

u/smith1894 · 10 pointsr/keto

We have this one from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N1UX8RW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Each of us use it and it tracks separately on our phones. Works great

u/yungpandulce · 1 pointr/loseit

This is the one I bought. It's very straight forward, only $19, accurate, available for Amazon Prime shipping, and no-frills. Also, lots of good reviews.

u/needketohelp · 1 pointr/keto

Thanks for the reply!

I currently use this digital bathroom scale and also a digital kitchen scale from the same company. Both have very good reviews on amazon, so I always assume my data is pretty accurate when entering it on MFP.

As for pre-prepared foods, I think this low carb pita bread is the only one I eat 1-3 times a week, and I even sometimes cut it in half making it 2 net carbs instead of 4 (I use it to make tiny pizzas) along with 1tbsp low carb pasta sauce which I guess is also considered pre-prepared food.

I already eat lots of eggs, meat, cheese, salmon, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and lettuce. Sometimes half a medium-sized tomato in salad with creamy cucumber dressing. I can't stand avocados (or rather, have no clue how to make it taste good by my standards) so I stay away from it. I suppose I could start using oil more though.

u/some_keto_man · 1 pointr/keto

I have one of the Eatsmart scales and it is very accurate. I let it re-calibrate every time I use it. Tap it, let it re-calibrate, then weight. On a very rare occasion it will be off a little. I weight myself twice and if it gets the same both times I record that. On a rare occasion it will take three weigh ins to get two that are the same. Make sure you are standing up straight and standing still. Also weight wearing the same thing for each weigh in, for me that is just my boxers.

Scale I have and would recommend: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0032TNPOE

u/Drichthy · 5 pointsr/fatlogic

I bought this scale from Amazon. I haven't had any issues with it thus far. There are a number of other scales that are cheaper, I just picked this one because it was within budget and had high reviews.

Happy shopping.

u/FallOutYoungMan · 2 pointsr/loseit

Etekcity Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale with Step-On Technology, 400 Pounds, Body Tape Measure Included, Elegant Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F3J9G1W?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

I really like this one and haven't had accuracy issues (I leave it on tile in the same place for every weigh in).

u/TheDude4527 · 2 pointsr/keto

I got this one:


Super cheap and works great! It has its own app to keep all the data but I also synced it with my fitbit app.

u/stephbethmaz · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Here is the scale I use from amazon . It measures BF, muscle mass, water weight, and calculates your BMI daily and has an app that will track it all and also links to MyFitnessPal. I love it. Like others said, take it with a grain of salt and it's not super accurate I'm sure but I enjoy weighing myself every day and just tracking my progress. My only complaint is that the scale I think is set primarily to kg and I weigh in lbs, so when it displays my weight on the scale, say i'm 150.0 on the scale, in the app i'm actually 150.2. I emailed the company asking if something was wrong with mine but they just said it's the conversion working once it uploads to the app. Very minor fluctuation but a little flaw nonetheless.

u/ringo_24601 · 2 pointsr/AskUK

'Smart' weighing scales if you're bothered about tracking your weight. They've been great as my missus and I tracked our weightloss. £24.99

Or.. save it until the next time Amazon Echo dot's go on sale.. they normally drop to £25-30ish.

u/loofawah · 1 pointr/amiugly

I think you should start to look at your physique. Get your body fat percentage taken. For a quite fit woman you're looking to be at 20% or lower. If you can get down to ~20% then you can tell where else you can improve. Personally my goal is 10%, and I'm around 12.5-9% depending on the day. I just use

this: https://www.amazon.com/RENPHO-Bluetooth-Body-Fat-Scale/dp/B01N1UX8RW?ref_=Oct_RAsinC_Ajax_85968011_4&th=1

Per Google:

Description Women Men

Essential fat 10–13% 3–5%

Athletes 14–20% 6–13%

Fitness 21–24% 14–17%