scalesA scale used to measure body weight has been used as a tool for achieving fitness goals for years. Scales are commonly found in fitness gyms, home bathrooms, physicians’ offices and so on for one purpose – to keep track of weight. Over the years, scales have changed with innovative technology.

Types of Fitness Scales

There are many different types of scales. One can still purchase a basic scale that just reads body weight. Although there are many other scales that offer much different features. Some different scales include: digital, wireless, large display, and body composition. There is also a new Wi-Fi scale available. This type of scale offers to not only track weight, body mass index and percentage of body fat but it can even provide online graphs and mobile tools. Integrating such innovative technologies can help users reach their goals more easily through knowledge.

Another technological advancement with scales includes tracking systems that store users’ data. Some scales have built-in memories that can store a certain number of readings for a user or even possibly readings for multiple users. This allows users to compare their weight over time.

Scales also vary in weight capacity. Some scales only have regular weight capacity whereas others have up to an extra large weight capacity. This feature makes the scale also vary in physical size, even though for the most part, scales are fairly standard in size. Along with size, scales can also differ in their color – clear, stainless steel, bright colors – as well as in their shape.

Brands of Fitness Scales

There is a breadth of brands of scales that are sold in many different venues such as in stores like Wal-Mart, home décor stores, health stores and online. Escali has a wide selection of scales with some more basic models and some that are use advanced technology. Escali’s body composition scale measures a few different pieces of data: weight, body fat, body water, as well as muscle mass.

A&D Weighing is another brand of scales and offers the Lifesource scale. This scales features wireless health tracking and has a memory function that allows up to 31 readings to be recorded so the user can track weight history. Another feature of this scale is that it is compatible with Garmin training devices, such as heart rate monitors.

Omron is a manufacturer of scales and offers many products that help users to achieve their goals and track their progress, all to attain better health. Omron offers a digital scale that has an LCD display that is easy to read and has an ultra slim design. Another feature of this scale is that it is non-slip that won’t scratch floors.

Price of Fitness Scales

Fitness scales are fairly inexpensive pieces of fitness equipment but can be very helpful to achieve fitness and weight-loss goals. Basic models of scales can start anywhere from about $25 and go up to a few hundred dollars. Of course the price does depend on the features offered by the scale. Depending on the needs of the user, some may find a basic model may satisfy their needs. Others who are serious about attaining fitness goals, may want the additional features such as tracking systems, Wi-Fi capability, measurements such as body water and percent body fat and so on. If these features are desired, the cost will increase significantly.