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Old 05-29-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
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Question Weight Watcher Scale giving different Weights

I don't know why but my digital Weight Watcher scale weighs me different weights when I step on it a few times in a row. I don't know if the floor is uneven or my scale isn't accurate? I usually weigh first thing in the morning before I eat anything. So I usually take the weight that shows up three times. I have been weighing daily.
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:07 PM   #2
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I personally have found that I can get a huge variation with a digital scale. I can hop on and off four times and get four different numbers. And I found this frustrating, especially when I was weighing every day.
So what I chose to do was ditch the digital, get a balance scale, and weigh in once a week. Just once!!!! Not 3 or 4 times at one weigh-in session!!! And then I'd graph it to note the trend...
This works for me, and my moods aren't a slave to the electronic number...
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:35 PM   #3
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Hm I don't have my problem with my scale at all, but it only weighs in 0.5 lb increments...

My scale is in the bathroom.
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:54 PM   #4
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My old digital did that. Both of my old digitals did actually. I bought a Taylor digital (expensive one) and though I've heard that people hate them, mine gives the same number no matter how many times you step on it.

One pet peeve though. If it gets bumped or thumped it reads wrong so you have to take the battery out to reset it.
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Old 05-29-2009, 04:57 PM   #5
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There are a couple factors that could be at work here:

*What you do between weigh-in: everything from peeing to drinking to eating

*Where your scale sits: try to keep it in the same spot every weigh-in.

*Digit or not: moisture in the bathroom has been known to get inside the scale and alter the reading. If its in the bathroom, keep it in a bag or cupboard. Or... try the kitchen.

*Brand. I'd research the brand, it could be a really common problems with the model you own. I have a health-o-meter and love it.
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:22 PM   #6
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I bought a Tanita Large Capacity Digital scale and its wonderful, never gives wrong readings.....it was like $70 but oh so worth it.
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:33 PM   #7
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The only real time my WW scale gives me different readings in a row is when the battery needs to be changed...I've had it for a few years too and it is only like one tenth off of the WW scales at my meeting.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:18 PM   #8
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I have a health-o-meter digital scale that I have had for a few years, and I almost never get a weight variation if I step on and off the scale (not that I ever do that.....)
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:30 PM   #9
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I bought a Tanita Large Capacity Digital scale and its wonderful, never gives wrong readings.....it was like $70 but oh so worth it.


Yes, I LOVE my Tanita, if I take multiple readings it is never off my more than a tenth of a pound. Heck, I even keep that sucker in my bathroom, and have had it for half a decade. LOVE!
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Old 05-30-2009, 12:51 AM   #10
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I have a WW scale and have the same issue. I usually jump on and off 5 times and take the weight that comes up most often.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:22 AM   #11
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Change the battery!
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:43 AM   #12
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i have a ww scale that I bought brand new when I started in '07. It has ALWAYS been like that.... I've changed the battery like six times...
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:39 PM   #13
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My ww scale has always been like that too. I just accept it.
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Old 05-30-2009, 03:53 PM   #14
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My ww scale does the same thing. I was at my sisters house the other day and she has the old scale with the round thing that spins when you step on it. Her scale said the same weight that the scale at WW said, so I'm thinking about ditching my digital scale and getting a regular old school scale.
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Old 05-30-2009, 06:45 PM   #15
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i am somewhat in awe of you people who have the courage to have one of those scale things in your home!

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