A new way to track weight loss and more with these smart scales

Anna Hecht
December 27, 2017

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  • Smart scales to help you track weight loss, your BMI and more.

Today's scales are a lot more advanced than the ones you likely saw sitting in your grandparents' bathroom. Those weighted scales could only tell you a basic figure for how many pounds you weighed on a given day. When it came to body mass index and other important body composition measurements, you were out of luck.

We've rounded up smart scales that sync to an app on your phone to precisely measure your body's makeup — from your BMI to body fat percentage, bone mass and more. These scales can help with weight loss and management.

Note: The prices above reflect the listed retailer's price on the date this article was published.

Weight Gurus Bluetooth Smart Connect Body Fat Scale ($59.99, originally $99.99; amazon.com)

This scale from Weigh Gurus measures your body fat, BMI, muscle mass, water weight and bone mass. When connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth technology, it can keep you informed using a number of different apps, including the Weight Gurus app, Apple's Health App and Google Fit. On Amazon, this product received close to 3,000 reviews with an overwhelmingly positive response and an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5. And if you share your scale with family or housemates, this one can be used by up to eight people, who can each sync results individually and securely to his or her phone.

Garmin Index Smart Scale ($129.99, $149.99; garmin.com)

Garmin's advanced smart scale will accurately track your body fat, BMI, skeletal muscle mass and more. This powerhouse of a scale recognizes up to 16 users and has up to nine months of battery life. With Garmin's free online Index app, you can sync your data and observe your progress in greater detail using the Index app dashboard. Designed to keep you on track with your weight loss journey, this scale makes it easier to understand how your body responds over time to changes in diet and exercise. When you shop this scale now, you'll receive $20 savings.

Yunmai Premium Smart Scale (originally $129.95, now $65.95; amazon.com)

Another top-rated scale on Amazon, this Yunmai smart scale tracks 10 different body stats, including body fat and BMI. When using the scale, results appear instantly on the device's large backlit display and they're sent directly to the Yunmai app using Bluetooth technology. Compatible with both Android and Apple phones, the Yunmai scale is a great choice for most Smartphone users when planning their weight loss strategy. And since 16 people can use the scale at a time and track their progress individually, you'll be happy to know that your loved ones can track their progress and pursue better health right along with you.

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