Garmin Index Smart Scale

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Garmin Index Smart Scale and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 74 (out of 100)
User Rating: 3.9 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.3 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 976

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Compatible with Garmin connect account.
  • Automatically records your weight into your account.
  • Able to track how your body fat and weight changes over time through your Garmin account.
  • Easy to set up and use.

Expert Reviews

  • Able to attach to a laptop with a USB cord.
  • Can track data for up to 16 different people.
  • Very quick at determining your weight after stepping on the scale.
  • The weight shown and recorded on this scale is accurate.
  • Can wirelessly send the measurements to a smartphone or app for easy compatibility
  • Easy to use and quick; when it works.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Not able to easily sync with other technology devices besides the one registered with Garmin account.
  • Some reports of the body fat percentage not being the most accurate.
  • Have to switch users if you are a similar weight to another user, since it may record as the wrong person.
  • Despite some reviews of the set up being fairly easy, some users can’t get it to work.
  • Sometimes the scale may not pair well with your home WiFi, reducing compatibility.

Expert Reviews

  • Uses AA batteries and isn’t rechargeable, limiting the versatility.
  • Only able to record your weight once per day, possibly limiting accuracy depending on what time of day you record your data.
  • Issues with the scale not connecting to WiFi
  • Reports of the body fat percentage not being accurate due to the software needing improvement.


The Garmin Index Smart Scale is designed for compatibility with Garmin software in mind. The ability to connect the data from the scale to your Garmin account wirelessly is nice. However, the multiple reports of the software not being accurate, the WiFi not connecting, and the set-up being unreliable should be considered before purchasing.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.