There are an abundance of electronic smart body weight scales on the market at varying price points.
Scouring the market, I’ve narrowed down to three of the top smart body scales that I personally would buy at varying price points.
The Kamtron scale was the cheapest of the three that I chose, sitting at £32.99 from Amazon.co.uk with a 5% off voucher (correct as of 7 Apr 2019). The main factors that drew me to this (apart from the price) was; the simple design, clear numerical display and the ability to sync with my Fitbit app. If you are not a Fitbit user, this app also links to Apple Health and Google Fit too.
The Renpho scales gives you the most statistics such as; your hydration, bones mass, visceral fat, metabolic ages, skeletal muscle etc. Even though it gives a lot of statistics, realistically found myself questioning “do I really need all of them?”. My answer was no. None of those results would really help me in my day to day life as an average Joe with no health problems.
The Renpho scales is only available in black, so may not suit all bathroom/home interior’s. Though with 628 customer reviews (at the time of this review) with a rating of 4.4 of 5 star. I would say that this scale is not bad for its price at all!
The Withings / Nokia Body+ scales were the second most expensive option, sitting at £90.00 from Amazon.co.uk (correct as of 7 Apr 2019). The main factors that I liked about this scale was; the display digits are white in comparison to red in the Renpho giving a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
This scale can also provide daily local weather forecast, for what reason I really don’t know. Why would you combine local weather with a body scale?
Apart from measuring the typical weight, body fat and BMI, this scale also measures water percentage, bone and muscle mass. You can have up to 8 users with this scale, so great for large families.
The Withings / Nokia Body+ app can also pair with over 100 apps, making this scale more flexible (in comparison to the Renpho) to share. I don’t personally have 100 fitness apps that I need this scale to pair with, just the Fitbit one for me so I guess it does tick the box.
The Withings / Nokia Body+ comes in 4 colours: black, white, pastel green and pastel sand. So you should be able to find one that matches your bathroom interior. Also with 286 customer reviews (at the time of this review) with a rating of 3.8 of 5 star.
The Fitbit Aria 2 is the most expensive out of the three scales I compared, sitting at £119.00 from Amazon.co.uk (correct as of 7 Apr 2019). The other body weight scales on the market are less than half this price. They all do pretty much the same basic job of giving you your weight via an app.
The Fitbit Aria 2 records the least amount of stats out of the three scales, recording only; weight, BMI, body fat and lean mass.
In terms of appearance, the Fitbit Aria 2 is the sleekest looking scale out of the three I have compared. No metal plates showing anywhere. I also like the small round screen with a silver circle outlining the display. A tidy finish.
The Fitbit Aria 2 comes in just 2 colours, white or black.
As far as I’m aware, this only links to your Fitbit app. I guess if other apps are compatible with your Fitbit app, then you should be able to sync the data. You can have up to 8 users with this scale too. With 128 customer reviews (at the time of this review) and a rating of 4.8 of 5 star.
Conclusion after comparison
Overall, I would say the Renpho wins in the comparison on paper.
Unless you need your body stats in a specific app or would like a colour other than black to suit your bathroom. Then the Renpho is the best choice.
However if you don’t like the look of the Renpho Body Scale and if you don’t mind spending more for the same kind of function. Then the Withings / Nokia Body+or the Fitbit Aria 2 will work too.