The ten best bathroom scales
SALTER PEBBLE: Scales don't come much prettier than the Salter Pebble. Resembling a large, smooth-surfaced pebble it comes in a minimalist grey-black finish. £27.58, boots.com
TANITA SOLAR POWERED: These Tanitas are an environmentalist slimmer's dream. They're made from biodegradable plastic and use a mini solar panel instead of batteries. £51, ourweigh.co.uk
TAYLOR 7330 NO-SLIP: If you jump straight out of the shower onto the scales in the morning you'll know the perils of a wet foot plate. This lithium battery powered set removes the perennial slip risk with a specially designed non-slip rubber surface; it also has a large backlit digital display. £47.73, discount-cabin.com
OMRON BODY COMPOSITION: This whiz-bang machine doesn't just tell you your weight, it also tells you your body fat make-up and Body Mass Index. £40, amazon.co.uk
SECA BLACK: Seca's offering may have a retro look but it certainly doesn't compromise on accuracy, coming with a super-sensitive mechanical weighing plate. Not only that, but its restrained good looks mean it doesn't look out of place in even the most stylish bathroom. £66, scalesexpress.com
AQUABOURNE: Get the Scandi look in your bathroom with these wood-clad scales which have an automatic on/off function and a maximum measuring weight of 150kg. £14.95, gadgetsuk.com
BEURER GSXXL: This accurate and inexpensive set of scales has a 'memory programme' which keep tabs on how much weight you've lost and how much more you need to shift before you reach your target weight. £46.50, dietandfitnessresources.co.uk
JENNINGS TALKING: Jump on these digital scales and a firm, authoritative voice tells you your weight (alas, you can't programme the same voice to tell you keep away from the biscuit tin). £29.60, e-scales.co.uk
WEST ONE BATHROOMS: These cheery scales are as thin as a floor tile, so they're easy to store. They also have a highly sensitive footplate for scales in this price range, giving your weight in 100g gradations. £51.50, selfridges.com
SOEHNLE BODY BALANCE: The Soehnle is just the thing for budding athletes. It gives precise measurements of weight and body fat make up, plots your weight trend, and even creates an individual weight-loss/gain plan. £150, contemporaryheaven.co.uk
These days bathroom scales come with solar panels, hyper-sensitive digital readings and some can even talk to you. Here, we weigh them up...
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