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Choosing the Best Digital Bathroom Scale

by Juan Lopez May 12, 2022 0 Comments

Best digital scales

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your current bathroom scale or better track of your health, fitness, or weight loss journey; you’ll need to choose a digital scale equipped with the right features and functionality to meet your needs. Keep scrolling for a side-by-side comparison of the five Vive Precision scales and a breakdown of each important feature.

The Types of Digital Scales We Offer

What to Consider When Choosing your Digital Scale

Learn more about what goes into the functionality and design of the digital scales we’ve developed here.


  • Body Weight

    The basic function of any bathroom scale. Each of our digital scales accurately measures your body weight.

  • Body Fat

    If you want to learn a little more about your body composition, knowing your body fat percentage gives a bigger picture of your overall health. Our Standard Body Fat Scale, Smart Body Fat Scale, and Smart Heart Rate Scale all offer body fat measurements using bioelectric impedance analysis (explained below).

  • Visceral Fat

    Visceral fat cannot be seen, it wraps around abdominal organs deep inside your body. Too much is bad for your health and raises the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and high cholesterol. Our Smart Heart Rate Digital Scale can measure your visceral fat for a more detailed look at exactly what is going on inside your body.

  • Heart Rate

    Your heart rate helps to gauge your fitness level. A resting heart rate ranges from 60-100 beats per minute and the lower. Essentially this is how hard your heart is working. A lower resting heart rate typically means your heart is more efficient. The best time to measure this is first thing in the morning, before getting your day started and especially before caffeine.

    Our Smart Heart Rate Scale is designed to measure this for you with no extra steps, simply step on the scale and wait for the display, or pop open your Vive Precision App.

  • Water Content

    Along with many other features, the Body Fat, Smart Body Fat, and Smart Heart Rate Scales record your water weight. This number is important because our bodies need water to function properly. If you’re aware of this number you can compensate for any loss of body water by increasing your water intake.

  • Bone Mass

    Your bone density can help predict your risk of bone fractures and your bone health. Having a scale that measures this can tell you whether your bones are at normal, low, or very low density. The Body Fat, Smart Body Fat, and Smart Heart Rate Scales utilize a small electric current that travels through your fat, muscle, bones, and other tissues at different rates to calculate your bone mass.

  • BMI

    Having a scale that can quickly measure your BMI gives a more detailed glimpse into your overall health. This number is commonly used in health settings as a screen for high body fatness and weight categories. To calculate, the scale divides your body weight by height. You’ll find this feature built into our Body Fat, Smart Body Fat, or Smart Heart Rate Scales. Simply enter your height when you set up your scale and it will be able to calculate your BMI within seconds.

  • BMR

    This number refers to the number of calories that your body burns while it’s at rest. It takes into account your sex, height, weight, and age. Knowing this number will help you to understand the number of calories you may need to increase or decrease to hit goals or maintain an optimal diet. You can get this measurement using the Vive Precision Body Fat, Smart Body Fat, and Smart Heart Rate scales.

Smart Capability

Our Smart Body Fat, Smart Heart Rate, and Smart Body Weight scales are designed to connect to your smart device and come with the Vive Precision App for free. With TeleHealth gaining traction, more doctors are utilizing apps and digital data to better monitor and communicate with their patients.

Having the ability to connect your iPhone or Android to your scale makes tracking your measurements easy. You can simply store this data in the app for personal use or send it to your doctor to review.


  • Step On Activation

    Turn on the scale by stepping onto the platform. The LED display with light up and the scale will immediately begin calculating your measurements. It’s that simple and we made sure this feature on every digital scale we offer.

  • Auto Shut Off

    Similar to our step on activation, we designed all our scales to do this. There’s no need to turn off your scale after you use it. Step off the platform and the device will automatically power down when not in use. The display will remain lit for a few seconds so that you can get your readings before shutting down.

  • LED Display

    A good LED display is important so that each measurement is clear and easy to read. All of our scales have either a backlit display or LED digits that can be read from any angle. 

  • Mult-Unit Measurements

    Whether you prefer measuring in Kg, Lbs, or Stone; settings on each of the Vive Precision Scales can easily be toggled to your preference.


  • Bioelectric Impedance Analysis

    BIA is how our scales accurately assess your body composition. It uses non-invasive sensors to send a low-level electrical current through your body. The current moves through water, fat, bone, and other tissues at different rates which calculate measurements of each.

    Using bioelectric impedance analysis, each Vive Precision scale delivers measurements in .2 increments, but there are two different ways that our scales collect these measurements. Take a look at a brief explanation of each method below.

  • Precision Sensors

    These sensors are used to calculate measurements on both our Standard Body Fat and Smart Body Fat Scale. You can see the metal sensors located on the face of the scale, this is where you place your feet. These metal plates gauge the force applied and send a low-level electrical current through your body to calculate body fat.

  • Conductive ITO Coating

    You’ll often find this material used in touch-screen devices, but you can also find it on our Smart Heart Rate Scale for even better accuracy. Similar to the precision sensor used on our body fat scale, this material is what gauges weight and sends a low-level electrical current through the body to calculate body composition measurements. The use of ITO coating gives the scales a sleeker look and the material is touted for better accuracy.

Weight Limit

Check the weight limit to make sure the scale you choose can accurately measure how much you weigh. If you exceed the allotted weight, we recommend that you look for a scale designed specifically for bariatrics to get the most accurate results. The Smart Bariatric Scale is our bariatric option. It’s designed with an extra wide, stable, base and can accurately weigh up to 550 lbs. For added convenience, you can also connect your scale to your smartphone for easy weight tracking.


Batteries for each Vive Precision scale are included with your purchase. Check our chart above for battery specifics, you may need to replace them after long-term use.


Just by looking at each of our digital scales, you’ll notice a modern and sleek look with a low profile and use of tempered glass across the surface. Along with looking nice, tempered glass is durable and easy to wipe clean. With black, silver, and white color options you’ll be able to choose a scale that fits with your bathroom aesthetics and won’t have to worry about stashing it away.

Our Recommendations for . . .

Find the best digital bathroom scale for your needs, browse our recommendations below.

Smart Digital Heart Rate Scale

TeleHealth & Doctor Visits

With TeleHealth and technology on the rise, having a scale that connects to your smart device allows you to digitally send your data to the doctor or have it on hand at appointments. This makes it really easy to refer back to past measurements and track progress, painting a clear picture of your for medical professionals.


The Smart Heart Rate scale does just that. It is our most comprehensive scale, providing the most detailed measurements. If you don’t need all the bells and whistles, the Smart Bathroom Scale will also track your weight on your smartphone but won’t overwhelm you with too much data.

Smart Digital Heart Rate Scale

Health Tracking & Weight Loss

If you want a complete breakdown of your body composition to help better track and understand your health, we recommend our Smart Heart Rate scale. This scale collects all the data points from heart rate and body weight to body fat, bone mass, water weight, BMI, and BMR and sends them right to your phone.


If you just want to look at the progression of your weight loss, go with the smart bathroom scale. It connects to your smart device, logs, and displays each weigh-in on an easy-to-read graph.

Bariatric Scale Compatible with Smart Devices

Bariatric Use

The Vive Smart Bariatric Scale can accurately measure up to 550 lbs. Its durable, extra wide, tempered glass base provides a stable platform for taking daily measurements. The scale seamlessly connects to most smartphones and comes with the free Vive Precision App to make tracking your weight convenient.

Smart Body Fat Scale

Body Fat

This one is easy, our Smart Body Fat scale was specifically designed for is measuring and tracking your body fat percentage with the use of precision sensors. You will also get the added bonus of more detailed data points like muscle mass, bone density, water weight, BMI, and BMR.

Bathroom Scale

Basic Bathroom Scale

If you’re looking for quick off-hand weigh-ins just to keep tabs on your weight, go with our Standard Bathroom Scale. Simply step on the scale to activate the device and your weight will display within seconds. It has a simple and sleek design and won’t overwhelm you with various data points.


However, if you’re interested in something simple that can store your measurements, we’d recommend the Smart Bathroom Scale so you can connect to the Vive Precision App


Frequently Asked Questions

See what other customers are asking about our Vive Precision scales.

Are the Digital Scales Able to Store Previous Measurements?

Yes, if you purchase one of our smart digital scales, you are able to set up a profile with our Vive Precision App and each measurement you take will be logged.

How Do I Get the Most Accurate Measurements?

Make sure you place the scale on a hard flat surface (avoid carpet or uneven surfaces). Take your measurement at least 2 hours after waking up or eating. Don’t weigh yourself immediately after exercising, bathing, dining, and drinking; or after using a sauna or jacuzzi.

Pick one day out of the week and consistently weigh yourself on that day at the same time, using the scale in the same location.

Can the Digital Scales be Stored Upright?

Yes, if you need to tuck your scale away after using it. You can position it upright. This will not affect the accuracy or integrity of your digital bathroom scale.

Can I Clean My Digital Scale?

Yes, simply wipe the glass surface gently using alcohol or glass cleaner and a soft, lint-free, cloth.

Need More Help?

Get more information on all Vive Health products by talking to our customer service and product specialists. Call between 8:30am and 9pm EST daily at 1-800-487-3808 or email us at

Juan Lopez
Juan Lopez

Juan Lopez is part of the product development and improvement team at His understanding of products and vast knowledge of consumer needs makes it easy for him to provide helpful information on choosing the best products.

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