You’d think a person with a recurring post titled “Tales from the Scale” would have a very good scale. That was far from the truth. Our scale didn’t have any features other than tracking weight and it didn’t even do that accurately.
Guests who stepped on the scale would exit the bathroom scowling and wondering why they’d gained over two pounds so quickly. This was just one of the reasons I wanted to review the Surpahs Multifunction Body Fat Scale.
Introducing the Surpahs Multifunction Body Fat Scale
The Surpahs Multifunction Body Fat scale can do much more than tell you your body weight and fat. It uses an electrical current (that you don’t feel) to detect body fat, water, muscle, bone and, of course, weight.
The calculations are based on personal information input during setup including gender, age height and activity level. The scale can track up to 8 users and assuming the weights are different enough auto-recognizes each when stepping on the scale.
The scale comes in black or white and has a capacity of up to 400 pounds. The platform is thin and the scale has a 3.5″ LED dial that’s easy to read. The display turns off automatically after a few seconds to preserve battery life.
The scale retails for $38.98 at Amazon.com (affiliate link).
Our Experience with the Surpahs Scale
While I was catching up after our Savannah vacation, my husband got tired of waiting for me and got the scale out of the box. He set up his user information by following the prompts and volunteered to help me get set up.
It was much simpler than I was expecting. Since we are close to each other in weight right now, we have to let the scale know if it’s user 1 or 2 stepping on.
I can’t say I’m necessarily happy with the numbers but it has nothing to do with the accuracy. I liked seeing the different data points which rotate twice so I can note them all without having to reweigh. I have already seen a .2% increase in muscle which is encouraging especially if the weight component isn’t changing.
The booklet that comes with the scale gives your normal ranges based on gender, age and in some cases weight. My bone mass is too low based on my weight but it’s something I can work on.
In terms of aesthetics, I really like the sleek look of the scale in black. I picked this color so it would hide dust and I think it does a great job! 🙂
Both members of the household love this scale. It is an excellent value and I don’t think you’ll find one that does more in this price range. The only reason I wouldn’t recommend the Surpahs Multifunction body fat scale is if you want a scale that interfaces with an app or computer.