What are some of the most accurate weight scales?


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As of 2015, the top-rated scales are the EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale, the Healthometer 402KL Beam Scale, and the Tanita BC554 Ironman Body Composition Monitor. All three scales have an minimum user rating of 4.5 out of five stars on Amazon.com.

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The EatSmart GetFit Digital Body Scale measure body fat, body water, bone mass and muscle tone. Its touch-screen interface identifies users as soon as they step on the scale, and the device sends an undetectable electrical current through the user's body to obtain accurate information for database storage.

The Healthometer 402KL Balance Beam Scale is a heavy-duty scale with a large platform for leg room. The scale offers accurate weigh-ins and is easy to read. It holds a maximum capacity of 390 pounds, but can reach up to 490 pounds with a weight extender. Its reliability lies in its sturdy zinc die-cast beam, which is composed of nickel and cooper with chrome-plated edges.

The Tanita BC554 Ironman uses an advanced form of bioelectrical impedance analysis, which allows accurate readings for weight, body fat, muscle mass, body water percentage, basal metabolic rate and metabolic age. The scale also measures bone mass and visceral fat and has the ability to rate the user's physique. A muscle-mass feature tracks the weight of muscle a user has in his body.

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