Smart technology can is making it’s way into every part of our homes – even the bathroom scales can now connect to your phone and give you loads of handy extra info. If you’re getting some new smart fitness scales, perhaps to help you get back in shape, lose some weight or for a get fit challenge, then picking a good set of wireless smart scales could make your life a lot easier.
Weighing up the competition: the #1 smart fitness scales in 2021 are the Withings Body+ Wi-Fi Smart Scales (Amazon). They’re accurate, easy to use and you can create profiles for other family members. The smart features are also superb.
This guide will get you up to speed and show you the main smart weight scales that people are buying in 2021 are, along with what you need to look out for in our easy Buyer’s Guide.
What’s the best smart fitness scales for UK users?
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a seriously sexy set of new smart scales. In fact, some of the most popular one start at around the £40 mark. Check out the buyer’s guide below if you’re not sure what you should be looking for. But before that lets get straight to the best smart scales you can get for your money in 2021.
As always, if there’s anything that’s not covered here, please email or post in the comments! My name is Tom and I’m happy to help in any way I can.
The top recommended smart fitness scales are:
- Withings / Nokia Body+ – Smart Body Composition
- Fitbit Unisex Aria 2
- iTeknic Bluetooth Body Fat Scale
- Mpow Body Fat Bathroom Scale
- Omron BF511 Full Body Composition Monitor
#1 – Withings / Nokia Body+ Smart Body Composition Scales
Nokia’s smart fitness scales let you keep track of how your fitness program is doing with comprehensive stats on weight, body fat and water, muscle and bone mass and more. The built in pregnancy tracker in the app is ideal for mums-to-be. It’s also designed to be extremely easy to use. And if you love your fitness app, the Nokia scales support over 100 of the top fit apps.
Smart Scale Features
- Full body composition including weight, BMI, water%
- Syncs with Apple Watch and 100+ top health apps
- Connects and updates your stats automatically
- Built in pregnancy tracker
- Mange your daily calorie diet
#2 – Fitbit Unisex Aria 2
Unlike old mechanical scales, the Fitbit Aria 2 actually gives you fast accurate measurements. It will track everything from your weight to your fat level and BMI. It’s compatible with all Fitbit and over 200 other devices. You can automatically track your progress as you lose weight and get in shape with loads of handy charts and graphs. Syncing is done straight to the FitBit quickly and easily.
Smart Scale Features
- Syncs straight to your Fitbit app
- Log important stats like weight, fat and BMI
- Easy to set up
- Accurate reading every time
- Tracks progress with graphs and more
#3 – iTeknic Bluetooth Body Fat Scale
The pictures of the ITeknic smart fitness scales don’t really do it justice – it has fantastic sleek glass contoured edges and feels lovely to step on. Under it’s pretty exterior there’s lots of powerful tech to get you back in shape. Track 13 measurements with top precision. And there’s unlimited users so everyone can have their own profile. The app keeps track of your progress and it’s all very easy to use. Sync quickly with your smartphone over Bluetooth.
Smart Scale Features
- Sleek, tempered glass edges
- Extremely accurate
- Takes seconds to pair with phone over Bluetooth
- Precise measurement of 13 essential stats
- Unlimited apps and users
#4 – Smart Scales, Mpow Body Fat Bathroom Scale
If you’re looking for a set of smart scales that do a wide range of features but don’t cost the earth, then you might want to look at the Mpow smart fitness scales. This budget priced set of smart scales will give you a full 13-point body composition analysis and log everything in useful charts on your smart phone. With 20 users, there’s plenty of room for all the family to hop on and improve their fitness.
Smart Scale Features
- Great app that helps get you in shape
- Syncs easily over bluetooth
- Automatic fitness chart generation
- Full body composition analysis
- Up to 20 users
#5 – Omron BF511 Full Body Composition Monitor
If you want some serious data from your smart fitness scales then you can’t do better than the Omron BF511 scales. The it has an extra hand sensor that measures all kinds of handy data, including your resting heart rate and your hand to foot measurement. It will keep track of all your fitness goals and really help you achieve them. Shows very reliable and accurate information.
Smart Scale Features
- Clinically validated medical level gadget
- 8 sensor bio-electrical analysis
- Measure body fat, resting metabolism and much more
- Allows 4 users and a guest
- Hand to foot measurement
Smart Fitness Scales – so what’s new?
If you’ve ever had a ‘bad’ set of scales then you’ll know how frustrating inconsistent measurements, inaccurate readings and scales that take forever just to give your weight can be. Thankfully there’s a fab range of super-speedy and modern fit scales out in 2021 that give fast readings that are accurate and reliable.
But they do a hell of a lot more than that too…
New scales vs. old school non-connected ones
So what’s the big deal about scales. You stand on them. They give your weight. You’re either “yeyyy!” or “I really need to give up donuts”. Modern smart scales do a lot more than the clunky old ones most people had in their bathrooms growing up.
Some cool stuff you can do is:
- Accurately measure your BMI
- Monitor advanced stuff like hydration % and skeletal bone mass
- Track the impact your workout program is having
- Have different profiles for different users in your home
- Work with your Apple Watch or Fit Bit
- Give you detailed info live on your smart phone
- Chart your progress in handy graphs
Connecting your Android or Apple Phone to your smart scales
One thing you’ll definitely want to do with your new smart fitness scales is hook up your smart phone so you can get accurate info on your body. You’ll also be able to easily send data to the scales such as your height, age and other stats so the two can work together and give important info about BMI and a lot more.
Adding your phone is really easy. All you’ll need to do is:
- Download the relevant app from the Android play store, or Apple App store
- Create a simple profile
- Turn on Bluetooth on your mobile device
- Step on the scales!
Smart technology is all about making life EASIER after all!
Smart fitness scales UK Buyer’s Guide
Got a FitBit or an apple watch? Have an app you use for your fitness program that you can’t do without? Then have a check on the product description you’re interested in and check to see if it’s compatible. Most scales worth their salt will work with the big brands like Apple and Fitbit, and the popular apps. But definitely check up before buying.
If there’s more than you planning to use your lovely new smart fitness scales (and when people find out how cool they are, who know how many users you’ll get!) it’s definitely worth checking that your new scales and app support at least 4 different family members. The profiles will normally be stored on individual phones, which makes it easy for everyone to track their own weight goals.
Check the Scales Build quality
This is a bit of a subjective term but your new smart fitness scales should have a solid, robust build and tolerate all the use they’ll get over the years. If it’s a glass plate, then make sure it’s at least 5 – 6mm thick. It’s also checking the reviews on cheaper smart scales to check that people are generally happy with the materials and quality of their scales. It’s really hard to tell from just the pics!
Startup speed and no-messing readouts
Some scales make you do the Hokey-Cokey to get them started. You have to jump on, jump off, wait. Who has time for that! The best scales know that you don’t always need a full set of stats every time you step on the scales. Sometimes you just want to now what your darn weight is! Good scales should start FAST and give you a reading straight away, whether or not you have your smart phone.
What are the units displayed in?
As obvious as it sounds, not all scales have the ‘THREE BIG’ units – pounds, stones and kilograms. to complicate things, if you’re using a third party fitness app, and your scales doesn’t support the units used by that app, things can get a bit messy. The best scales will of course support all of these units. A little thing but worth mentioning.
Let me know in the comments down below how your smart home is coming along. Did you use any of these security products? Which smart fitness scales are you using that you think our readers will love?