Decades ago, supermarkets and other retailers placed towering scales at the front of their stores because bathroom models were too expensive for most consumers. While the tradition of those behemoth scales continues thanks largely to an enduring sense of nostalgia, today’s bathroom scales are not only super affordable but can also provide a wide array of measurements our grandparents couldn’t have dreamed of. Here are three scales that would make great tools for your weight loss goals.

RENPHO Bluetooth BMI Scale

This “smart scale” tracks 13 essential measurements and connects with your phone for regular progress reports.Amazon

Don't ask this smart scale "if you look fat" because the answer will be longer than the line at the DMV. This scale keeps track of your body weight, BMI, body fat percentage, water percentage, skeletal muscle, fat-free body weight, muscle mass, bone mass, protein, BMR, subcutaneous fat, visceral fat and metabolic age. It also syncs seamlessly with the most popular fitness apps for your phone. Frankly it does about everything a doctor can do short of asking you to "say ahhhhh."

Etekcity Digital Bathroom Scale

The large tempered glass platform and sizable backlit LCD display provide instant measurements every time.Amazon

If you’re looking for a reliable scale that covers all the basics, this is it. [Etekcity’s super slim design]({rel=nofollow} means the scale can be easily stored in tight spaces. A set of precision sensors provide accurate measurements down to 0.2 pounds. An extra large platform and anti-skid pads provide safety, while the backlit LCD display gives you a result that’s easier to read.

BalanceFrom Bathroom Scale

Get instant-on performance and great backlit readings with this no-frills model by BalanceFrom.Amazon

Sometimes you really don't need all the gizmos and gadgets that today's bathroom scales provide. If that's the case, we recommend this impressive model by BalanceForm. The basic model still has the precision sensors for accurate measurements and the easy-to-read backlit display. A slightly advanced model also shows your previous weight.