Best bathroom scales to track your weight, body fat, muscle mass and more

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For fitness and health, an accurate set of bathroom scales can be helpful to measure your progress

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No matter your reason for stepping on the scale, there's one thing we can all agree on: the readings need to be accurate.

There are now many more options available in the scales section that aren't just limited to clunky mechanical models. 

Most are digital, with glass plates and electronic screens, with some that can measure body fat, muscle mass, bone mass and more, and also be controlled through a smartphone, usually synced with an app. 

Designed to be used barefoot, they are typically the most accurate measurement of weight you can find and for some, can be a useful measurement of fitness goals or an overall look at your health. 

If you're in the market for one, we've rounded up the best you can buy, from major retailers such as John Lewis, Amazon, La Redoute and more, spanning different budgets and needs. 

The best bathroom scales for tracking weight at home

Salter Eco Rechargeable Digital Bathroom Scale | £39.99 from John Lewis 

Salter Eco Rechargeable Digital Bathroom Scale
This slim scale from Salter doesn't need batteries and only requires charging every three months

With no need for batteries, this rechargeable set of scales from Salter is ready to use as soon as you take it out of the box. On a full charge, it will last you up to three months, taking just 90 minutes to charge. The display screen lights up with the weight information when you step on it, and if you're short on space, it's slim enough to neatly tuck away. 

Eufy C1 Smart Scale | £29.99 from Currys PC World 

EUFY C1 Smart Scale
This Eufy smart scale can calcutae weight, body fat, muscle mass and more

Eufy is well known for its robot vacuum cleaners, but it has also designed a modern, slick set of scales. As it's a smart scale, it can be used with Apple Health, Google Fit or FitBit, and has the ability to record 12 different body measurements ranging from weight, muscle mass and visceral fat. Providing your results via the Eufy app, it creates health reports and suggestions for planning. It can also recognise up to 16 users, so the whole family can make the most of it. 

Fitbit Aria Air Smart Scale | £44 (was £49.99) from Amazon 

Fitbit Aria Air Smart Scale
This Fitbit smart scale syncs with the Fitbit app

Another slick design for your bathroom is this model from fitness tracking experts Fitbit. Along with doing the usual weight tracking, it also syncs your stats to your Fitbit dashboard along with your workouts via the Fitbit watches. Multiple users can enjoy it too, and it can be used with the Fitbit app to log your health your journey.

Tanita BC-731 Family Health Monitor Scales | £41.25 from John Lewis 

Tanita BC-731 Family Health Monitor Scales
This Tanita set of scales can measure body fat and body composition

For monitoring weight, this Tanita scales set has a body fat and body composition monitor that allows you to measure changes over time. All your results are easy to read on the two-line LCD screen with footpads so you'll always get a correct reading when standing on it. 

Beurer GS235 Non-Slip Electronic Bathroom Scale | £23.80 (was £28) from La Redoute

Beurer GS235 Non-Slip Electronic Bathroom Scale
This non-slip set of scales from Beurer is modern and budget-friendly

For a sleek black design that adds the look of luxury to your bathroom floor, this is the set of scales for you. Reasonably priced, it has a large display, a non-slip surface and an automatic start and stop feature. All it needs is three 1.5V AAA batteries.

Aquarius 9 in 1 Digital Bathroom Weighing Scales Gold | £24.99 from Feel Unique 

Aquarius 9 in 1 Digital Bathroom Weighing Scales Gold
This luxury gold set of scales doesn't just look good – it also has multiple functions

Bathroom scales may not be the most exciting bathroom accessory but it doesn't mean you need to compromise on style. This luxury-looking gold option not only looks good but has an impressive list of features too. It can read body weight, fat, water, muscle mass, bone mass, BMI, body age and visceral fat. 

Garmin Index S2 Smart Scale | £129 from John Lewis 

Garmin Index S2 Smart Scale
Fitness tracker experts Garmin also make scales to allow you to measure your weight

While Garmin is well known, and loved, for its high-tech fitness tracking device, it has also made this set of scales which allow users to track changes in weight, body fat percentage, BMI and skeletal muscle mass. You can sync it with the Garmin Connect app to store your data and access trend graphs, and it's able to track health data for up to 16 people. 

Salter Doctor Style Mechanical Bathroom Scales | £32 (was £34.99) from Amazon 

Salter Doctor Style Mechanical Bathroom Scales
These Salter doctor style bathroom Scales are traditional and simple to use

If you're seeking a traditional set of scales to tell you the basics about your weight, this set from Salter via Amazon is all you need. The analogue dial face displays all your measurements in kg, st and Ibs and the surface is non-slip to prevent any accidents. 

John Lewis & Partners Coastal Bathroom Scales | £28 from John Lewis

John Lewis & Partners Coastal Bathroom Scales
This colourful set of scales from John Lewis is great for families

Bathroom scales don't need to be boring. Instead, jazz up your space with this colourful number from John Lewis thanks to a marine life inspired design. It's only 1.5cm high so it can be neatly tucked away when not in use and to keep away from little, curious fingers. 

Renpho Digital Bathroom Scales | £15.99 (was £17.99) from Amazon 

RENPHO Digital Bathroom Scales
This affordable set of scales from Amazon is simple and easy to clean

For a cheap and cheerful set of scales, Amazon is the place to shop. This black design has a tempered glass platform with a large LED display for easy reading. It's self-calibrating too and has an automatic on-off function. 

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