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Best Body Fat Scales Buyer’s Guide 2017

Best Body Fat Scales 2017
Written by Lee Valentine

As is the case when trying to accomplish any task, you need the right tools for the job. This is no different for weight loss. There’s many tools to assist you – good supplements, equipment and of course, good body fat scales to measure your progress. You can, of course, measure your progress in many different ways. But with some good body fat scales that measure exact body fat percentage, you can tweak your diet or workout routine accordingly to get the exact results you’re after.

What makes good body fat scales GOOD?

There’s various factors that determine whether a set of body fat scales are good or not. The first, and most important thing, is how accurate the scales are! Body fat scales determine body fat using a some clever mathematical algorithms, taking into account your weight, height, age, gender, fitness level – even heat. How accurate the body fat scales are will usually depend on how much you’re willing to spend on the scales. The more expensive scales have better hardware and software, with more advanced algorithms that can calculate more accurately. As with all products, the more you spend the more value you get. You have to decide – how much is your health worth to you? How dedicated are you to reaching your health and fitness goals, and getting your dream body? Everyone will have a different level of dedication to their health goals, so today’s top 5 body fat scales in 2017 list will cover a budget range to suit everyone.

#5 – Weight Gurus Bluetooth Smart Connected Body Fat Scale with Large Backlit LCD, by Greater Goods

Starting at the lowest price range for good body fat scales, these Weight Gurus scales come with some great features for the price. Retailing for $99, you can pick these up at Amazon sometimes as low as $69 (that’s a 30% discount!!!). These smart body fat scales can even send the results to your smart phone via Bluetooth!

What makes Weight Gurus body fat scales good?

  • PROVEN: #1 US smart scale brand. Their community has lost 1.5M+ lbs while giving back to charity.
  • SYNC YOUR DATA WITH: FitBit, Google Fit, Apple Health, and other popular fitness apps.
  • SECURE: Unlike other Bluetooth scales, ours establishes a secure, 1:1 connection with each user.
  • PHONE NOT REQUIRED TO WEIGH: Scale shows full results and stores them to sync when phone is around.
  • PERSONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE: Get answers from the team at our St. Louis headquarters. 5-YEAR WARRANTY.


#4 – Tanita FitScan BC-601FS Segmental Body Composition Monitor with SD Card

Moving up in the price and quality range, our next best body fat scale pick is the Tanita FitScan BC-601FS. This body fat scale comes with an 8 electrode Body Composition Monitor that displays 18 readings; 8 whole body AND 10 segmental (arms, legs and trunk area) so you can see exactly how your body is responding to specific training and lifestyle changes. From tracking body fat and muscle mass trends, to recommending calorie intake and indicating hydration levels this monitor helps you tailor your exercise and dietary requirements to achieve your goals. The extra large LCD color display is easy-to-read and the retractable cord ensures the handset fits snugly into the main unit for easy storage. Note: This model includes the SD card feature.

What makes Tanita FitScan BC-601FS body fat scales good?

  • SD Card, Weight, Body Fat%, Body Water %, Muscle Mass, Bone Mass
  • Daily Caloric Intake (DCI), Metabolic Age, Visceral Fat Rating, Segmental Body Fat%
  • Segmental Muscle Mass, Easy to Read LCD Display, 4 Person Memory,
  • Guest Mode and Athlete Mode, Recall Function, BMI


#3 – Exzact EX602 Portable Body Analyser

Now we’re moving into some of the more professional body fat scales that your doctor might use. The price range is now at a point where only the top 10% most dedicated to their health and fitness would be interested in this product. Although for those who are, you’re going to be impressed by the Exzact EX602. Besides, what better investment is there than an investment in yourself?

What makes Exzact EX602 body fat scales good?

  • Portable and easy to carry, Product dimension: 23.2 x 18.2 x 2.4 cm
  • Highly accurate digital scale, graduation: 0.1 kg (0.2 lb)
  • 12 user memory track; Analyser for Body Fat, Body Water, Body Mass Index (BMI), Muscle Mass
  • Really sleek design – would look great in anyone’s home


#2 – Tanita WB-100A Professional Digital Scale

This is the professional body fat scales my nutritionist uses to give me an extremely accurate and detailed report on everything to do with my body composition. I get body fat percentage to the closest 0.1%, details of the mass of each major muscle in my body, accurate hydration levels – you name it!

Featuring a 440 lb capacity, the Tanita WB-100A is perfect for instances where absolute measurement of weight gain or loss is a necessity! Tanita’s WB Series digital weight scales use a steel frame and single point load cell system to ensure a lifetime of durability and precise accuracy. Enter height (in ft/in or cm) to automatically calculate Body Mass Index (BMI). The remote display and solid weight platform ensures comfortable, safe and accurate patient weighing. The easy to read 1″ digital display, with pounds-kilogram switch and level gauge provides a quick accurate measurement. Both models can be easily wall-mounted or placed on a counter top with the built-in desktop stand.

What makes Tanita WB-100A body fat scales good?

  • Automatic BMI readings
  • Class III Certified – NTEP
  • LB/Kg switch
  • Bi-directional RS-232 Output
  • Tare and tare preset functions


#1 – Tanita TBF-410-GS Body Composition Analyzer Scale HMS

The number 1 most accurate body fat scales on our list comes in at a solid $2200 price tag and is not for the casual dieter. Designed with the health professional in mine, the Tanita TBF-410-GS has an RS-232 port for connection to a computer for use with medical software. It can also print out a full body composition report directly from its built-in thermal printer!

Whilst this particular body fat scale is not likely to be in the average dieter’s budget any time soon, it had to be included in our list to show what the best-of-the-best scales look like in comparison to the usual consumer models. I honestly wish I could afford to have one of these babies in my house – I’d be making the most specific and minute changes to my diet and macros, printing myself a report to see the results, and creating myself a full documentation folder so I can graph out all the findings. But hey, I’m a bit of a health geek, so you’ll have to excuse my enthusiasm!

What makes Tanita TBF-410-GS body fat scales good?

  • Single point load cell
  • Integrated display and thermal printer
  • Adult & athlete modes
  • Weight-only function
  • RS-232 port for computer
  • Your friends and family will never doubt your dedication again!

About the author


Lee Valentine

Hi, I'm Lee. I am by no means a medical or nutritional professional, I am just a real life keto "success story", meaning someone who has successfully lost a lot of weight using the ketogenic diet. My information is often non-technical which I feel is better for most of my readers as most of the information available online for ketogenic dieting is too technical, too confusing and doesn't just "get to the point" and show people how to simply lose weight via ketogenic dieting.

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