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1 I would like to buy a weight scale for one or more of the following reasons:
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3 * I'd like to measure my weight, body fat, BMI, resting metabolism, visceral fat and even cardio health
4 * I'd like to be able to track how much weight I've gained/lost because of my most recent diet
5 * I'd like to be able to track how much I've eaten (in terms of grams) on my last meal
6 * I'd like to get an estimate of muscle mass, bone mass, and body water percentage
7 * I'd like to track how much I've lost after going to the bathroom :)
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11 In addition to weight measure, weight scales might measure/estimate one or more of the following:
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13 * Muscle mass
14 * Bone mass
15 * Body water percentage
16 * Body fat percentage
17 * Water percentage
18 * Skeletal Muscle
19 * Fat-free Body Weight
20 * Muscle Mass
21 * Bone Mass
22 * Protein
23 * Basal Metabolism
24 * Metabolic Age
25 * Subcutaneous Fat
26 * Visceral fat - the more dangerous fats that surround the stomach and vital organs3
27 * BMI – a weight-to-height ratio (fairly useful for calculating obesity){{footnote}}https://www.t3.com/features/best-bathroom-scales{{/footnote}}
28 * Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) – the number of calories you burn daily just by existing{{footnote}}https://www.t3.com/features/best-bathroom-scales{{/footnote}}
29 * Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV) - calculates your 'arterial health' via PWV. This measures the velocity at which your heart pulses blood into your arteries and so is related to (but not the same as) blood pressure, and a faster PWV can be a symptom of a less healthy heart. {{footnote}}
30 https://www.t3.com/features/best-bathroom-scales{{/footnote}}
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33 Additional features to look for are:
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35 * Scale accuracy
36 * Wi-Fi/Bluetooth connectivity with your phone/laptop/smart devices.
37 * How many users can it track statistics for
38 * Can it distinguish automatically between the different users
39 * Size of the weighing platform
40 * Baby mode
41 * How bright the display is, how large are the numbers and/or whether it can say out loud what's written on the display
42 * Scale weight limit
43 * Ease of use
44 * Looks.
45 * Battery life duration
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48 It seems that the number one issue with weight scales is their accuracy in measuring the body weight, which, sadly, is their main purpose.
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