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Old 10-10-2016, 02:31 PM
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Default In need of a new body weight scale.

The two that get the most ratings on Amazon and 4.5 stars are both the biggest piles of $h!t I have ever seen.

Anyone got any other recomendations on a decent scale for the house?
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Haha I was gonna say just buy whatever is rated number one on Amazon.

Our scale is a simple digi from Amazon that works well. Maybe $25 five years ago. My wife (all 115 pounds of her) loves it because it's about 3 pounds off from doctors office one.
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I just bought this one a month ago and it seems good so far.

https://www.amazon.com/EatSmart-Prec...Bathroom+scale
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I just bought this one a month ago and it seems good so far.

https://www.amazon.com/EatSmart-Prec...Bathroom+scale
Plus 2 Jay, had this one for well over a year no issues.
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Got a great one from Marshalls for $15. no sense spending a bunch on one.
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The best scale you can get is called a MIRROR
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Originally Posted by TheRealMacGyver View Post
I just bought this one a month ago and it seems good so far.

https://www.amazon.com/EatSmart-Prec...Bathroom+scale
I've had this one for 5 years. Works great and is accurate. I went through a few before this one that were awful.
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If $$$ were not a consideration, it would be this: https://www.inbodyusa.com/pages/inbody270

No tricking the system. I hired a Nutrionist last year, she used it...changed-forced the way I approached "weigh-in"... accept that it's not how much you weigh, but what is it that contributes to the number on the scale.
Very telling, and motivational...
...the last 14 mos. I use the scale my wife bought from TJMaxx for $15.00.
The number stays about the same, but I know for certain if I jumped on the one at the nutritionist, I'd be told a different story.

Not for daily use, but if your committing to a change and/or program, find a professional that uses one. AWESOME !
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Bought one at Walmart years ago, electronic, within 1 lb of doctor's scale. Don't over think home scales. You can pay a bunch or a little, get the same results.
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Originally Posted by freedbaby View Post
The two that get the most ratings on Amazon and 4.5 stars are both the biggest piles of $h!t I have ever seen.

Anyone got any other recomendations on a decent scale for the house?
Bought this one 4 months ago. Tested it against a Deli Scale at first and test it now & then with a pre tested 11lb 2oz weight. Has been 100% accurate so far. Appears human & pet animal weight typically vary daily; so the test weight important if you really want daily accuracy down to tenths.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Wife just bought a talking scale. She got on, scale said "one at a time"...................
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Scale Tronix a part of Welch Allen makes the best scales on the market period.
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Whichever one you buy just know that they all lie
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I new a new scale too. I had two doughnuts this morning.
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The best scale you can get is called a MIRROR
This. Or a picture someone took of you when you were not paying attention.
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I have one of the Eatsmarts since January and have not been impressed.

https://eatsmartproducts.com/collect...-on-technology


Varies a lot and it is installed on concrete and calibrated to their specs. In an exchange with their customer service , they admitted that it is +/- 1 to 1.5%. Seems to average up if the last person to use it weighs more than you, and down if vice-versa. Most accurate if I am the first one on in the morning (as compared to a doctor's scale). I agree a mirror and a cloth tape measure are the best tools. Otherwise, the scale I have is only useful to measure trends.

Weigh oneself everyday at the same time at the same point in the digestive cycle (after a full trip to the can in my case) then average out the readings at the end of the week; the weekly averages will give you a pretty accurate reading of pounds gained or lost over time.
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Originally Posted by welder View Post
The best scale you can get is called a MIRROR
Mirrors are expensive and crack almost every-time you step on one.

I think you have given poor advice here.
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Got one from BB&B for 15 bucks. Digital, works great other than I can't read it without my contacts worth a damn.
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I bought an extra wide scale from Walmart. Very functional for what I needed. Looks great too. But it turned out to be crap. Scale numbers didn't light up, though they were supposed to. A couple months later, the thing did not work at all anymore. My Weigh SCMELITE-XXL Digital Bathroom Scale With Extra-Large Platform Should have returned it from the get go.
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I bought one from Wall Mart that was a piece of crap it had to be off 15 lbs. So I tossed it out and decided they were over rated.
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