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Best Bathroom Scale For The Money  
Everything You Need to Know to Get a Great Bathroom Scale at a Great Price
Top Five for the Money (Based on our Frugal5 Formula)
How do we pick these products? We spend many hours doing unbiased research to only give you the highest rated products at the best price. We first come up with a list of features, which you can see below, that we feel the majority of people will need. We then look for the highest quality products with these features and only show you the top five with the best value. Our mission is to provide you with the best five options based only on the facts. Don't see the product you were thinking about getting? Click here to calculate it's frugal score.
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NewlineNY Auto Step On Digital SBB0818Taylor 7506 Glass and Chrome DigitalNewlineNY SBB0828-NYFL DigitalOzeri Precision II DigitalThinner TH315 Brushed Aluminum and Glass
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Average Price
 
 
 
 
 
Cheap ($14)
 
 
 
 
 
Cheap ($22)
 
 
 
 
 
Cheap ($20)
 
 
 
 
 
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Cheap ($19)
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9.0
9.0
8.9
8.9
Additional Info
Max Weight
400 lbs
400 lbs
400 lbs
440 lbs
400 lbs
Features Needed
11" Platform or Larger
- 11"
- 12"
- 11"
- 13"
- 14"
Auto On/Shutoff
Battery Powered
- Lithium Battery
- Lithium Battery
- Lithium Battery
- 4 AAA
- Lithium Battery
Large Digital Display
Features Not Needed
Measures Body Fat, Muscle Mass and More
Multi-user Tracking Features
Solar Power
What You Need To Know In 5 Minutes

Bathroom scales today are much more accurate than those old needle on the dial models. That can be comforting for anyone looking to get an accurate measurement when on a diet. You’ll find today’s digital scales offer many more features than simple weight measurements, but all you really need is an accurate scale that will last a long time. 

Display

Having a large, easy to read display is important when you are looking down at a number five feet or so from your eyes. Backlighting may be helpful but isn't really necessary. Turning on the bathroom light will let you easily read any display that doesn't have a backlight.

Platform

The platform should be comfortable to stand on as well. Look for bases of 11” or wider. The most comfortable fit will be 13” wide.

Digital Features

The scale you choose should zero itself automatically. Almost all digital scales will do this. Auto shutoff is important to conserve battery life. A scale with this feature can run for years on a single battery, depending on the type of battery used by the scale.

Extra Features

Some of the extra features you may find in today’s bathroom scales include body fat measurements, tracking features for multiple users and solar power. These features don’t make much sense for several reasons:

  • Body Fat Measurements - Scales do a poor job of measuring body fat accurately, so there’s little point in paying more for such a feature. 
  • Tracking Features – Each user is likely to remember his or her weight and can easily write it down or record it in a smart phone app. It doesn’t make sense to pay extra for this type of feature. 
  • Solar Power – Solar powered scales rarely work well because of dim lighting in the bathroom. Your best bet is a battery-powered scale.
Brands & Pricing

NewlineNY has some very affordable and attractive bathroom scales. Thinner, made by Conair has an affordable model as well. Taylor and Ozeri are other affordable brands the offer style and accuracy in bathroom scales. All of these makers off great scales for under $20.

Features You Need
11" Platform or Larger, Auto On/Shutoff, Battery Powered, Large Digital Display
Features You Don't Need
Measures Body Fat, Muscle Mass and More, Multi-user Tracking Features, Solar Power
What You Should Pay
Between $14.00 - $22.00
Top Of The Line Price
Over $150.00