A Buyer’s Guide To The Best Scales For Every Room In The House
Scales have come a long way since they just told us the weight of something. Nowadays? They can fill you in on everything from your overall health and wellbeing to your body fat %, while keeping this information stored in the cloud so it’s easily accessible via your phone anytime, anywhere.
If you’re looking to get on board the scale revolution, then you’ve come to the right place. Maybe you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen scales? Or perhaps even your bathroom scales? We’re ‘weighing up’ the overwhelming selection to bring you some of our top scale picks for every room in the house.
Let’s take a look:
Ah, the humble bathroom scale.
They’re usually the first purchase when you enter the ‘bikini body season’ in preparation for summer…which lasts all of a month before life gets in the way and your motivation dries up. After that? You’ll usually find these stashed in the hot water cupboard or garage where they can’t judge you anymore.
Or…they couldn’t. Until now. The bathroom scale has come a long way since the analog days. These days you’ll find all kinds of digital options, some of which can even talk to you! How would you feel about your scales announcing your weight out loud? Or shouting about being locked in a cupboard, for that matter?
While this option may not suit everyone, it’s bound to keep you accountable!
The days of turning the dial to zero your scales or getting down to eye level to measure each increment so the scones come out just perfectly are long gone.
These days the butcher, baker, and…ok, well maybe not the candlestick maker are spoiled for choice when it comes to fancy new kitchen technology, with a range of electronic options that are waterproof for easy cleaning (because let’s face it, sifted flour goes everywhere), and feature LCD displays large enough that even Grandma won’t need her glasses to read them.
If you’re willing to splash out a little extra cash, scales like the Salter Waterproof Kitchen Scales provide added weight functionality so that you can measure multiple ingredients in the same bowl, while the aquatronic feature allows you to measure a variety of liquids without needing a measuring jug.
Who would have thought the modest kitchen scale could evolve so much?
If you’re a fitness guru, then chances are you already own a set of smart scales in your bathroom.
If not? Let us shed a bit of light on this new concept.
The recent developments in at-home weighing technology is pretty astounding, helping you to monitor not only your weight but your overall health as well. They’ve brought a whole new meaning to measuring your weight!
With the right fitness scale, you can now measure a super long list of health and fitness related variables from the comfort of your own home, including:
- Body fat percentage
- BMI (Body Mass Index)
- Water levels
- Muscle percentage
- Bone density
- BMR (Basic Metabolic Rate)… even I had to Google that one
- Visceral Fat
- Lean body mass
- Body fat mass
- Bone mass
- Body age
- AND muscle mass!
Of course, they also come equipped with Bluetooth, full app integrated, as well as health, fitness, and well-being tracking. Some highlights include the Beurer Glass Body Fat Scale (With Bluetooth), Garmin Index Smart Scale(great for Garmin users out there), and the fully-featured Tanita BC-1500 on the pricier end of the…scale.
At-Home Business Scales
Whether you’re an avid at-home baker, sell your own fruit or veggies by weight at the local market, or require high-precision scales for your line of work then a business or trade approved scale could be what you’re looking for.
In fact, many countries require that scales used in the sale of goods be approved for trade before you start selling, so it makes sense to read up on your local rules and regulations, even if you’re just operating out of the back of a truck or a spare bedroom.
Some of our favourite picks for the business-savvy scale purchaser include most everything from Meltrons’ list of trade approved scales, depending on the size of your weighing requirements.
Weighing up the best choice
With the sheer scale of…well, scales on the market and new technologies arriving on shelves each and every day, it’s no surprise that something seemingly so simple as choosing a weighing scale to suit your needs can prove so difficult. But whether you require something for the kitchen, bathroom, or your home business, there’s a scale out there that’s right for you.
Hopefully our round-up has helped highlight just a few of your best options!