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Helping You Find the Best Body Fat Scale

best body fat scaleTanita and Omron are generally recognized as producing the best body fat scale models. Unfortunately, it is virtually impossible to find any independent surveys of these products. In fact, the best guidance probably comes from the user reviews at Amazon.com.

So here is a customer satisfaction list of the top 15 body fat scales, based on Amazon.com reviews. (The criteria: any device that had received at least 15 reviews - at the time of writing - listed in order of the percentage of four-star and five-star reviews.)

1. Withings WiFi Body Scale - Measures fat mass, BMI and sends data via Wifi (picture) - 93.8% (16 reviews)

2. Omron HBF-306 Body Fat Analyzer - 86.9% (61 reviews)

3. Tanita UM-080 Scale with Body Fat and Body Water Monitor - 84.2% (38 reviews)

4. Escali High-Capacity Bathroom Scale with Body Fat/Body Water Monitoring - 84.0% (75 reviews)

5. Omron HBF-514C Full Body Sensor Body Fat and Body Composition Monitor - 83.3% (18 reviews)

6. Tanita BF-679W Duo Scale Plus Body Fat Monitor with Body Water - 80.8% (104 reviews)

7=. Omron HBF-306C Fat Loss Monitor 79.2% (192 reviews)

7=. Taylor 5596W Body Fat and Body Water Scale with Daily Caloric reference - 79.2% (24 reviews)

9. Tanita BF-679 Body Fat Monitor - 79.1% (43 reviews)

10. Tanita BF-680W Duo Scale Plus Body Fat Monitor with Athletic Mode and Body Water - 78.9% (76 reviews)

11. Tanita BC-554 Ironman Glass InnerScan Body Composition Monitor Elite Series - 78.7% (108 reviews)

12. Tanita BC-533 Glass Innerscan Body Composition Monitor - 76.7% (146 reviews)

13. Omron HBF-510W Full Body Composition Monitor with Scale - 75.0% (40 reviews)

14. Omron HBF-400 Body Fat Monitor and Scale - 73.9% (426 reviews)

15. Tanita BF-680 Duo Scale Plus Body Fat Monitor with Athletic Mode - 62.1% (29 reviews)

Certainly the more reviews the better, as an indication of customer satisfaction.

But, at the same time, note that some models - especially the newest ones - have too few reviews to make the list, yet might be more advanced and of better quality than those on the list.

Note too that the Withings scale that topped the list had received, at the time of writing, just 16 reviews, but 15 of these were five-star reviews. Read my report on the Withings body scale here.

See also the Bestsellers in Body Fat Monitors rankings at Amazon.com - updated hourly - to see what people are currently buying.

I have written reports on the following models:

Escali Body Fat Calculators
Omron HBF-306 Body Fat Analyzer
Omron HBF-400 Body Fat Monitor and Scale
Tanita BC 533 Innerscan Body Composition Monitor
Tanita Body Fat Scale
Tanita Innerscan BC-545 Segmental Body Composition Monitor
Tanita InnerScan Body Composition Monitor Series
Tanita Ironman Body Composition Monitor Series
Taylor Body Fat Scale
Taylor Glass Body Fat Analyzer & Scale
Withings WiFi Body Scale - Does More Than Calculate Body Fat Percentage

December 16th, 2009

 

 

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