EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale Review

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EatSmart Precision GetFit Review
Bottom Line

The EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale offers four measurement modes: weight, body fat, bone mass, and body water. While, like all home body-fat scales, body-fat measurements should be looked at more as a guide than as gospel, it's otherwise accurate and highly affordable compared to similar products. Setup and use is easy, and the scale can track the data for up to eight users. While there are some complaints of malfunctioning units, EatSmart is known for its superior customer service.

Pros
  • Can track up to eight users
  • Easy-to-read LCD display
  • Auto-calibration (step-on technology)
  • Terrific customer service
Cons
  • Body fat measurements can be inaccurate
  • Doesn't calculate Body Mass Index (BMI)

Breaking it down

Performance

Mostly terrific, but take body-fat measurements with a grain of salt. Because of the technology used, experts are nearly unanimous in saying that home body-fat scales can't do more than a fair job, at best, of measuring body fat. However, the EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale compares favorably to even those body-fat scales that cost considerably more in that regard, and often beats them in other ways. "One of the less expensive advanced body analysis scales, this model worked comparably to our top performers, weighing subjects both accurately and consistently," Good Housekeeping says. The GetFit can track body mass, body water, bone mass and muscle mass based on a user's weight and other settings that manually entered (height, lifestyle considerations) but, notes About.com, it can't display a Body Mass Index reading.

Ease of use

Simple to setup and intuitive to use. This scale must be set up before use by inputting statistics for each user, but most owners agree that setup is a cinch and typically takes less than 10 minutes. Reviews also praise this scale's ability to track up to eight users, making it simple for multiple family members to monitor their personal weight loss and fitness goals. Amazon.com owners consistently give kudos to the large (3.5-inch), backlit display and ample platform. Step on technology eliminates the need to tap the scale to calibrate it before stepping on it for a measurement.

Durability

Durable product, excellent customer service. Users posting reviews of the EatSmart Precision GetFit on Amazon.com generally praise construction quality. Like most EatSmart scales, there are some users who report getting a defective unit. However, EatSmart is known for its superior customer service, and many received replacement products -- sometimes without requesting them -- that have functioned flawlessly for months or years. The EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale is backed by EatSmart's two-year warranty.

Appearance

Sleek, modern finish looks great in any bathroom. The EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale has a sleek, modern look that owners love. It's available in either black or white, with a tempered glass platform and chrome-like sides and bottom.

Our Sources

1. Good Housekeeping

EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale, Editors of Good Housekeeping, September 2013

The EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale earns a 4-star rating from Good Housekeeping. It's attractive, easy to use, and both accurate and consistent, the editors say.

2. About.com

EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Bathroom Scale Review, Wendy Bumgardner, Aug. 20, 2015

Wendy Bumgardner grouses a bit that the scale does not display BMI, and doesn't have a feature that lets you know if your readings are up or down from previous times. However, she adds that the scale generally performs well, and, along with its ability to store profiles for up to eight users, "It is an easy-to-use scale suitable for families."

3. Amazon.com

EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale w/ 400 lb. Capacity & Auto Recognition Technology, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of January 2016

More than 4,570 owners have offered feedback on the EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale, contributing to an overall rating of 4.3 stars out of 5. More than 85 percent of reviewers give this scale a rating of 4 stars or better. Like other EatSmart products, there are many updated reviews from users who have been contacted by customer service and offered a replacement product if their initial review was negative.

4. BestBuy.com

EatSmart - Precision GetFit Digital Body Fat Scale, Contributors to BestBuy.com, As of January 2016

We spotted just under 50 reviews of the EatSmart body-fat scale at BestBuy.com. Most owners are highly pleased. It earns a 4.7-star rating and recommendations from 96 percent of owners. No reviews lower than 3 stars had yet been posted here as of our last visit.