40-Somethings - weight scales?

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10-25-2007, 10:40 AM
Hi everyone,:D
I need help, my scale is old and I'm throwing it out,and need a new one. Does anyone know anything about these ones that also measure body fat and water? or could you recomend one from your experience as being a good buy. :thanks:

10-25-2007, 08:33 PM
The scales that claim to calculate body fat - or bmi - don't really do an accurate job. It just uses a mathematical calculation that doesn't take into account your real body composition -- if you've got a lot of muscle mass, it's going to count it as weight in that equation. Hope I'm making sense.

I never heard of a scale that measures water-- again, how can a scale "know" what your physical makeup is?

I have a cheap Weight Watcher's brand digital scale that I got at Walmart several years ago. Never needed to replace the batteries, and I like that it measures in half-pound increments. Oh, and I can read the numbers without my glasses!

Good luck with your search - hope you find something you'll be happy with!

10-28-2007, 02:22 PM
I also have a WW scale, about $25 at WalMart and mine measures in .2 increments. I love it. My old scale varied 4-5 lbs from one minute to the next, not this one. As amatter of fact that was our test to see if it was a keeper and DH and both boys get on 2x each, was the same both times for each of them.

The bad part was when I got the new one, I weighed 10 lbs more than I thounght!!

10-29-2007, 11:05 AM
Thanks, I think I'll try the WW scales :goodscaleit sounds like a good one.:carrot: