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This Eufy smart scale has helped mend my hatred of scales

After years of hating stepping on the scale, I finally have a favorite

Eufy C1 Smart Scale, $29.99 at Amazon (Currently 15% off)

Eufy C1 Smart Scale, $29.99 at Amazon (Currently 15% off)


For many years now, I have not been a fan of scales. Even at my smallest, I always felt bigger than my friends, and I never wanted to own a device to remind me of that. However, some recent changes in my life made getting a scale necessary. Because I wanted one that showed more than just my weight, I bought the Eufy C1 Smart Scale.

I want to start this out by saying that I have no intentions of perpetuating diet culture. I know there is a lot of stigma around scales – and with good reason. The focus people and the media put on a person's weight is both intense and troublesome. I grew up when the media tore apart my favorite celebrities for their size; even the ones much tinier than me. However, in my health journey, my doctor told me that I needed to lose weight, and she suggested focusing on my body fat percentage as well.

I also want to note that I've written about this exact Eufy scale (and the slightly more expensive P1 smart scale) a number of times in my career.

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There's research into why lowering body fat percentage is more important than losing weight, and why it's a better metric than the archaic body mass index (BMI) scale. My goal was to lose weight and then continue working on my overall health to eventually lower my body fat percentage even more. While I am currently losing weight (almost 20 pounds for 2021!), my body fat percentage has decreased by 3% so far.

This smart scale tracks 12 different health measurements when you step on it, and it remembers those numbers to track trends over time. The scale measures:

  • Weight
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Body fat percentage
  • Water percentage
  • Muscle mass percentage
  • Bone mass percentage
  • Basal metabolic rate (BMR)
  • Visceral fat
  • Lean body mass
  • Body fat mass
  • Bone mass
  • Muscle mass

The scale also tracks if those measurements are low, normal, or high.

My one issue with the Eufy is with the target goals that it offers fore each measurement. The scale told me that my normal body range should be between 110 and 135 pounds, but according to my doctor, that is not the case for my body, so you can see how it plays into that diet culture obsession. Aside from that, it does seem to measure accurately.

What I liked best about this scale is how easy it is to use. Aside from needing to be barefoot so the Eufy can use electrical signals to get a proper reading for all its advanced measurements, it doesn't require any special effort on my part. I was also able to connect it to my Fitbit app, my Apple Health app, and the Noom app, and as long as the Eufy app was open on my phone when I used the device, all of the information instantly synced. This made tracking my weight loss goals easy.

While the Eufy did not magically make me love the number on the scale, it has made me happy to watch other progress over the last two months. As I continue to lose weight, I will hit periods where my weight will plateau while the other numbers continue to change, so I'm able to see progress at times when, on a normal scale, it would seem like I had stalled out.

The Eufy C1 Smart Scale is $25.49 at Amazon when you clip the coupon code at checkout.