n a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you want to eat better, get more exercise and lose a few pounds in the coming year? If the number is above 5, you could be looking for a new bathroom scale, and you may be surprised by the new generation of pound squealers.
Sleek designs. Smart technology. Weigh cool!
Get smart: The Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale tracks your weight, body mass index and body fat percentage – and talks wirelessly with your computer. Spotted on www.brookstone.com, $129.95.
Red all over: It goes by the name Seca 760 Colorata Mechanical Flat Bathroom Scale, but we just like the color. It comes in blue, too. At www.brookstone.com, originally $149.99.
Loud and clear: The AWS Round Digital Talking- Or-Silent Mode Bath Scale speaks your weight in English and Spanish and also works in silent mode – which we would prefer. Available through www.jcp.com, $30.
Teak performance: Conair’s “Thinner” TH326 Teak Digital Scale is naturally water-resistant and quite attractive. Priced $59.99 at select Bed, Bath and Beyond stores, www.bedbathandbeyond.com.
Simply silver: HoMedics Speedometer Dial Scale promises an easy-to-read dial. Spotted on www.macys.com, regularly priced $25.