Many scales measure weight in pounds and kilograms, making it easier to determine your weight. Be on the lookout for specific features, which may include a body fat percentage indicator or a way for you to set personal goals such as weight loss or a reduction in overall body fat percentage. Find traditional electronic scales along with ones that have a Bluetooth connectivity option.
For added convenience, most scales offer at least one other form of weight measurement, most often in kilograms and pounds. However, some scales also offer measurements in stones. Keep in mind most scales have weight restrictions, such as 180 kilograms, which translates to 396 pounds or 28 stones.
There is a varied selection of scales, including options with an ultra-slim and highly portable case or a large LCD screen display with a backlight for enhanced visibility. Although basic scales indicate your body weight, you can opt for a scale that also includes an indicator to let you know your body fat percentage. Some advanced models offer more features such as a guideline ratio for your body weight or the percentage of bone mass in comparison to your body weight. Some units even provide a guideline for evaluation of your body weight or give you detailed body metrics and targets to help you achieve your optimal body weight.
Many scales can be paired with modern electronic devices such as Bluetooth or smartphones. Some scales link to a specific piece of technology, such as the iPhone or iPad. Ensure the scale you choose is compatible with your device as some units only match later versions of a phones and tablets.