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The best smart scale of 2021

January 14, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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We tested eight top-rated smart scales, paying close attention to how well these scales pair with devices, how accurate weigh-ins are, how they look and how they work overall. Check out our pick for the best smart scale of 2021.

While their tracking of BMI and other biometrics are iffy (you can read more about that below), one thing is undisputed: An app-connected smart scale is one of the easiest ways to record your weight, allowing you to more easily track fitness goals over time.

Over the course of a month, we tested eight top-rated smart scales, paying close attention to how well these scales pair with devices, how accurate weigh-ins are, how they look and how they work overall.

If you already have Wyze cameras in your home, you’ll use the same app; otherwise just download the app and pair it with the scale.

After inputting basic info like birthdate and height, hop on the scale for your first reading, then set up any weight goals you have.

The Wyze scale, however, proved to be one of the most accurate scales we tested in terms of weight.

If you’re already using a different fitness app, the Wyze scale will send your information to multiple apps like Apple Health, Google Fit and Fitbit (the company promises it will work soon with Samsung as well).

The Wyze Scale can pair with up to eight devices, and we had no problem connecting an iPhone, iPad and an Android phone during our testing.

Note that like several other scales, the recognized users you add can toggle to see your information in the app as well.

The Wyze Scale’s accuracy, easy-to-read display and simple but useful app — not to mention its sleek design — make it your best option when searching for a smart scale, especially considering its relatively cheap price of $19. 54.

The testing process for the smart scales was in-depth, lasting almost a month, and involved downloading plenty of apps, learning a lot about different metrics, and speaking with Volpe about how the measurements worked — and if they worked at all.

It’s a nice-looking scale, and the app was simple to follow (you can also pair with Apple Health, Google Health and Fitbit).

The Withings Body Plus, one of three we tested from Withings, who also make sleep trackers and fitness watches, was another scale we really liked.

Also, the scale works with WiFi, so if you’re logged in, you don’t need the app open or your phone close by to register a reading.

This scale is essentially the same as the Withings Body Plus, but it only tracks weight and BMI.

The most expensive of the Withings scales we tested, this option was also easy to set up, and it was consistent and accurate on a tile floor, a wood floor and on a rug.

Eufy Smart Scale C1 ($29. 99, originally $32. 99; amazon. com)

Weight readings were accurate, but not being able to access any other info — the app didn’t always sync — took a lot of points away from this scale.

Greater Goods WiFi Smart Body Composition Scale ($49. 95; amazon. com)

Of all the smart scales we tested, the Greater Goods was the wildest ride, even though we never got it to work.

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