Eatsmart Digital Bathroom Scale
With EatSmart’s proprietary new “step-on” technology, there is no more tapping to turn the scale on! The LCD display also contains a cool-blue backlight, allowing for easy viewing even in the most low light areas of the bathroom or home. Industry Leading Design and Accuracy: The EatSmart Digital Bathroom Scale is also not only easy to use but also extremely accurate, engineered to the highest precision standards. The four high-gauge EatSmart Precision sensors ensure that you will get an accurate measurement every time down to the nearest .2 lbs / .1 kg. Additionally the slim, tempered glass design fits perfectly into any surroundings and large non-slip platform safely allows weights to 400 lbs.
Eatsmart Digital Bathroom Scale
December 1, 2015: After testing a dozen scales for 2015, our favorite scale for most is the EatSmart Precision CalPal, an update from the makers of our previous pick. Our runner-up to the EatSmart is the accurate Taylor Glass Digital CalMax, which doesn’t have a backlit display but offers a slightly larger and sturdier-feeling platform. The Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer is still the best smart scale and the most accurate scale we found overall. If you want smart features but don’t want to spend a fortune on a bathroom scale, Weight Gurus’s Bluetooth Smart Connected Body Fat Scale is the best value for a smart scale. Collapse Most Recent Updates
Bathroom scales need to do one thing: Give you a weight measurement you can trust. After more than five months of researching and stepping on and off a dozen scales (a total of 29 hours and 464 weigh-ins), we found the EatSmart Precision CalPal to be the most accurate and precise basic digital bathroom scale with one of the easiest-to-read displays. If you’d like your scale to sync with your smartphone and estimate your body-fat percentage as well, the Withings Body is the best smart scale available today, with the best smartphone connectivity experience for both iOS and Android. Both the EatSmart and the Withings have a comfortable, wide platform and are attractive enough to leave out on your bathroom floor. Most important, both bathroom scales detect changes in weight of a few tenths of a pound, whereas most of the other scales require you to lose or gain at least half a pound before they notice, or will even pull your weight readings from memory without trying to measure you.
Looks wise, the EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale looks great. It will fit right into any bathroom made within the last couple of decades, unlike some Home Basics Digital Bath Scale, Essence Onyxother scales. The automatic-on function is great. Unlike other scales where you need to tap your toe to get started, you just need to stand on the EatSmart Precision Digital and it’s ready to go. The display is large enough to easily read, and the blue glow helps in low-light conditions (or if you’re half asleep in the morning like I am!). Also included with the package is a tape measure to watch your waistline, which is a nice addition.
Our pick for basic digital scale offers the essential features most people need in a scale—and then some. It’s comfortable to stand on, the backlit display is one of the largest available (3.5 inches), it has a 440-pound weight capacity, and the scale turns on and off instantly. Weight readings are accurate and sensitive, detecting weight changes up to four-tenths of a pound when other scales couldn’t. The scale is backed by a confidence-inspiring two-year warranty, too. Also, although it’s a relatively inexpensive bathroom scale, the EatSmart CalPal offers a few more features than just your weight reading, including last reading and memory for up to four people.
Along with your EatSmart digital scale, you also receive our easy to read instruction guide and 4 AAA batteries. Everything you need to weigh yourself right away! As a bonus, you will also receive a FREE EatSmart Body Tape Measure. Measure any body part – waist’ biceps’ thigh’ calf’ chest quickly and easily track progress!
The EatSmart Precision CalPal is an upgrade to the EatSmart Precision Digital scale we chose as our top pick in 2013. It has a higher weight limit, a better backlit display, and additional features for the same price.
Smart scales can be more than four times the price of regular digital scales. They aren’t necessarily better than all the other digital scales—they just have more connectivity features. More advanced digital bathroom scales offer more insights into your health, such as an estimate of body-fat percentage, now considered a better indicator of health than weight alone or BMI (an estimate of body-fat percentage based on weight and height). Only a handful of basic digital scales offer body-fat or other body-composition (e.g., bone-density) readings, so if you want a body-fat percentage estimate, you’ll need to invest in a smart scale. There’s another important reason you might want to spend more on a smart scale compared to one that doesn’t connect to your phone or sync your data online: effortless weight tracking. After jotting down weight readings for a dozen scales over a couple of weeks, we quickly realized the benefits of having a smart scale automatically do the tracking. Gathering that data didn’t take any thought or leave room for error, and it’s one less barrier to regularly monitoring your weight, which is already enough of a hassle for most of us.
Overall – I cannot recommend the EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale. Any measuring device which fiddles with the numbers is, in my book, a bad product. Those of you who are wanting to closely monitor your weight are just not going to be able to use this scale. And, well, those of you who don’t care as much about close monitoring? Well.. Why would you want a bad product anyway? There are many other bathrooms scales around which are more accurate, so stay clear of this one.
With introduction of the Health Box, Under Armour has entered the digital fitness arena. The Health box includes a fitness tracker, heart rate chest strap and the UA Scale. One the UA Scale’s first testers Ray Maker of DCRainmaker liked the scale and found the integration with their fitness band to be impressive. “It’s surprisingly fast, as the activity band has notified me within 2-3 seconds of stepping off the scale that a new weight measurement was recorded,” said Maker. But there is one big issue with Under Armour’s WiFi bathroom scale…the $180 price tag. Our current pick the Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer provides more metrics than body fat and body weight for considerably less.
The GoWISE USA Slim Digital Bathroom Scale measures body fat, water, and bone mass, with memory for eight users. I couldn’t find a way to see my last weight using the scale, despite reading the scale’s manual (which basically says “just step on the scale”). Its performance was also very erratic: For one test, it accurately detected every weight change (reading 0.4 pounds, then 0.6 pounds, etc. more when I held those weights), but on other days it didn’t detect any weight change at all when I stepped back on the scale with the weights.
In addition to your weight, the EatSmart Precision CalPal also measures your BMI and how many calories you should consume in a day if you want to maintain your weight. For most people looking for a basic digital scale, these are probably unnecessary features. We dispensed with the value of BMI measurement above, but your caloric needs can vary greatly depending on your body composition, activity level, and goals; if you want a change, it’s best to do some research and consult with your physician.
If you do want smart features but don’t want to spend a fortune on a bathroom scale, Weight Gurus’s Bluetooth Smart Connected Body Fat Scale (yes, it’s a mouthful) is the best value for a smart scale. Weight Gurus’s scale does sync your weight data and body-fat percentage over Bluetooth to its mobile app, which is well-designed, but it can’t connect to third-party mobile apps. This scale has the largest and nicest display of the scales we tested and a large, attractive platform. However, it was less sensitive to smaller weight changes than our top pick.
In some ways, the Weight Gurus scale is a nicer one than our top picks, even though it’s less sensitive. It was the scale most of my friends and family said they would buy, because of its easy-to-read huge blue backlit display, attractive design, and user-friendly features like beeping when the reading was done. It was actually a fun scale to use, as far as you can connect “fun” and “bathroom scale.” Although the Weight Gurus scale can’t connect to other apps, its dedicated app is nicely done, with attractive graphs and tracking of weigh-ins by week, month, and overall. From the Web interface, you can also export your weigh-in data to a CSV file. The unusually long five-year warranty also makes it a good choice.