Best Bathroom Scales 2011

It's that time again. And this time, I've dug deep to find some really nice new scales, some with pretty scary technology attached. For those of you on the Fresh Start kick, here's a great scale tip sheet. For those of you who HATE scales and don't want to have one in your home, this is just eye candy :-). And BTW, how many of you actually DO have a scale in your home?

High Tech & Concept

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Withings Wifi Body Scale - $159, perhaps not for everyone, but this new scale will not only tell you your weight (correctly), it will also send the data to your iPhone or Android phone via a free app. You can track your whole family's progress on different data lines (if you want to!).

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Pinhead Bathroom Scale by Jim Ruck - This is just for fun, as we think this is only still in concept form.

Digital

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Soehnle 63200 Legno Digital Bath Scale - $60, This is a standard digital scale, with the nice addition of a moisture-proof cherrywood veneer platform to soften its appearance.

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Seca 803 Personal Digital Scale - $60, White, spartan and affordable, this is my personal fave, and the one we have in our home.

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Tanita HD-357 Portable Scale - $65, Very slim, easy to carry and store.

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Soehnle 63538 Slim Design Quattrotronic Scale - $50, Very nice. Very slim.

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Alessi Bathroom Scale by Stefano Giovannoni - $170. Super svelte at only 1.5" thick. Made in 18/10 stainless steel mirror polished and thermoplastic resin. LED display.

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The GS-1 Siltec Digital Scale - $80, Might be the closest thing to invisible you can get: the platform is made of tempered glass.

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Salter 9007 Chocolate Black Glass Bathroom Scale - £29.99, Available in the UK only right now.

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Tanita HD351 Digital Scale with Memory - $72.

Analog

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Seca 760 mechanical scale - $130, It's not tiny, but in a range of bright colors, it's arguably the most attractive of the bunch.

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Health-o-Meter Analog Bathroom Scale - $72.87. Classic shape and a big, easy-to-read dial make this a great low-tech choice.

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The Detecto 437 eye-level physician scale - $209, This is totally old school for those retro punk folks out there. It may be tall but it's very narrow at 10.5" wide.

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.

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