The 5 Best Bathroom Scales of 2020

Stay on top of your fitness goals.

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Withings Body+ Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale at Amazon

"Syncs your information to an accompanying app."

Best for Accuracy: Greater Goods Digital Bathroom Scale at Amazon

"Four weighing sensors work together to ensure accuracy."

Best Smart Scale: Fitbit Aria 2 Wi-Fi Smart Scale at Amazon

"Track exercise, log food, and set health goals."

Best Analog: Conair Extra-Large Dial Analog Scale at Amazon

"Great if you prefer a no-frills scale."

Best for Travel: NewlineNY Mini Travel Bathroom Scale at Amazon

"Clocks in at just 1.5 lbs."

If you have a love-hate relationship with your digital bathroom scale, you’re not alone? When you’re working out and eating right, the last thing you want to do is step on the scale and see that the number has gone up, only to get off and get back on to see that it’s gone down. But finding the most accurate digital bathroom scale could take a lot of trial and error. The good news? Our experts narrowed down the list of the best bathroom scales to help you get a jump start on shopping. 

Our Top Picks

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Best Overall: Withings Body+ Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale

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Scales that analyze full body composition give you a more complete picture of your health. After all, there’s more to your well-being than how much you weigh. If you’ve been strength training and adding on healthy muscle, for example, your body weight might go up. This Withings scale goes above and beyond by monitoring weight, body fat, water percentage, muscle mass, and body mass (it even informs you about the weather—seriously). It then syncs your information via WiFi or Bluetooth to an accompanying app so that you can view your ups and downs over time.

Our product tester thought that this was a great purchase for those who want to not only monitor their weight but also track their fitness progress since this takes muscle mass into account.

Joline Buscemi, Product Tester

"The scale’s ability to connect to your phone takes it a step above the scales of yesteryear."

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Best for Accuracy: Greater Goods Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale

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Raise your hand if you’ve done this: You step on the scale, don’t like the reading, so you get off and try again until a number appears that you’re happy with. With this Greater Goods scale, those days are done (for better or worse!) thanks to four weighing sensors that work together to ensure an accuracy of +/- 0.2 lb. Users say that this spot-on digital device—which supports up to 400 lbs.—is consistent with its readings.

Even better, this is a product that gives back. A portion of proceeds from the purchase goes toward Love146, an organization that fights to end child trafficking and provides care for survivors.

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Best Smart Scale: Fitbit Aria 2 Wi-Fi Smart Scale

3.8

More and more scales sync to your phone these days, allowing you to check on your weight loss progress when away from home. The Fitbit Aria 2 is one of them, using WiFi to transfer your weight data (including weight, lean mass, and body fat percentage) to a Fitbit app. Not only can you view your weight trends over time on the app, but you can also track exercise, log food, and set health goals.

If weight loss is a priority for you, being consistent about weighing yourself on this scale could help you slim down. According to Fitbit, 70 percent of daily Aria users lost weight in the first six months. One of our favorite features: Up to eight users can weigh themselves on the scale, and the device will know who is who when they step on it (but will keep your stats private!), which is so useful if your family shares the scale with you.

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Best Analog: Conair Extra-Large Dial Analog Precision Scale

If you prefer a no-frills scale or are tired of changing the batteries on a digital model, a basic analog scale is for you. The Conair features an oversized, easy-to-read rotating dial, and the large (13’’ x 7’’) platform is constructed from a non-slip, pebbly material, making it safe to weigh yourself if you’re wet from a shower or bath.

Owners of this scale say that the old-fashioned shape is bulky and heavy, but explain that this is part of the appeal, since its heft ensures that the scale won’t slide out from underfoot (the device has a maximum weight limit of 350 lbs). The retro style will look great in both traditional and modern bathrooms.

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Best for Travel: NewlineNY Mini Travel Bathroom Scale

Whether you live in a small apartment or are a frequent flier, a pint-sized scale will work well with your lifestyle. The NewlineNY Mini scale clocks in at just 1.5 lbs. (it’s 12.2’’ x 6.3’’ x 0.8’’), allowing it to easily tuck into luggage or tight spaces.

Reviewers say that despite its small size, the scale can still accommodate large adults (FYI, it’s normal for your feet to hang off the edges when you weigh yourself), and that they’ve taken it on cruises, airplanes, the gym and more. Basically, wherever you go, this compact scale can go too.

What to Look for in a Bathroom Scale

Precision: How precise do you want your weight measurements to be? Analog scales and basic digital models tend to measure to the nearest pound or half pound, but more advanced products can give you measurements within 0.2 pounds. If you’re just looking to generally track your weight, broad measurements may be fine, but if you’re a more serious athlete, you might prefer great precision.

Additional measurements: If you want to measure just your weight, a basic, inexpensive bathroom scale will do the trick. However, if you’re serious about fitness, you might want a scale that provides additional measurements, such as body fat, water percentage, muscle mass, and body mass.

Smart capabilities: Many of today’s newest bathroom scales include smart features. These scales connect to your home’s Wi-Fi and export data right to your smartphone. If you’re on a weight loss program or are carefully tracking your weight, these features may be beneficial. However, keep in mind smart scales are often significantly more expensive.

What Experts Say

“I recommend getting a scale that will sync with your device, whether it is your smartphone or watch. For example, if you use FitBit, get the FitBit scale or a scale that will sync with this device. This makes technology a breeze!”—Nicole German Morgan, RDN, LD, CLT

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