100 lb. Club - scale question

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03-03-2008, 05:07 PM
it's time to buy a new scale...i'm not so happy with the one that i got anymore.so what do you guys have? do you recomand any brand name? any advice would be apreciated.

03-03-2008, 05:16 PM
I have a Taylor digital, from WalMart. I paid around 60 dollars for it.
I'm quite happy with it :) It measures body fat, and water content, and has memory for (I think) 4 people.

03-03-2008, 05:24 PM
I have Thinner from Wal-mart it is digital but only measures to the half pound as in 135.5 and not 135.6 etc. I can't remember how much I paid but it was less than $40 I think

03-03-2008, 05:29 PM
I recently bought a Taylor Lithium digital scale from Target. However I'm taking that PCoS back. The fluctuations in measurement has been insane. One time I measured myself about a minute apart and had a 5 lb difference. So in my advice don't buy that one. It was 25 dollars from Target.

So does anyone else know of a good scale?

03-03-2008, 05:32 PM
Hi have a HealthOMeter digital scale. I have had it for 3 years now. Love it - I always get the same reading, even if I move the scale around or get on and off it (not that I do that or anything :D )

03-03-2008, 05:39 PM
thanks for taking the time to answer my question :)
i'm gonna check them out.
the one that i have one is a pretty basic one...and i got mad at it last night after i weight myself and than i got back on the scale after taking the shower-not even half an hour apart...and it shows me like 2 lb more :(, my hairs was wet but it couldn't be that much of a difference...then i weight my daughter (she's 28 lb) so i knew that she can'thave 2 lb over a single day...anyways i need a new scale...

03-03-2008, 05:44 PM
fiberlover-this scale must be a good one....see mine if i was gonna move it around it was gonna show different weight...like in the bathroom i have to keep it in the same spot...
i had fun wit it once- i took it into the carpet area and showed me about 20 lb less....it would be nice...but no...it takes time

03-03-2008, 06:36 PM
I had the biggest loser taylor one and it was pretty bad. Not sure if it was just cheap or what. I ended up getting the Tanita brand. It was only like $29.99 at Bed, Bath, & Beyond and I had the 20% coupon they always send out. I know it seems cheap too...but it is seriously one of the best scales. Google it. The brand is great!

Forgot to mention it measures body fat and has a two person memory. I tested the accuracy with my little 4.2lb chihuahua. The first scale I got didnt register anything under 25lbs. Should have been my first clue!

03-03-2008, 06:49 PM
thank you kara:)
29.99 sounds good and also measure body fat...

03-03-2008, 07:02 PM
I use a Weight Watchers brand scale I got at Bed Bath & Beyond. It's very stable glass and weighs in .10 increments. I can't remember the price but it wasn't too bad and I had a coupon. It has 400 lb capacity if I recall correctly.

03-03-2008, 07:58 PM
I second the HealthOMeter brand. I have had my scale for 5 or 6 years. I've never had to replace the battery and it's absolutely consistent no matter how many times I get on. I don't remember the cost but it was well worth it, whatever it was!


03-03-2008, 08:00 PM
I also have a WW brand and love it !! I recommended it to co-workers and friends. I think it is very accurate.

03-03-2008, 08:43 PM
I just bought a Tanita scale. I had a Taylor scale before and it was just awful - gave 5 different readings if you stepped on 5 times in a row. The Tanita gives the same reading if you step on 3, 5, etc times in a row - it's great!

03-04-2008, 09:24 AM
I second the "Thinner" digital recommendation.

I've had one for years now, and it's very accurate. It always weighs the same when I get on and off of it, and it also weighs the same as all of my doctors' scales.

Accuracy to 1/2 lb seems like plenty to me . . . it's normal for weight to fluctuate by 1-2 pounds per day, and even if you weigh only 100 lbs, that's accurate to half of a percent.

03-04-2008, 09:46 AM
I have a Taylor digital, from WalMart. I paid around 60 dollars for it.
I'm quite happy with it :) It measures body fat, and water content, and has memory for (I think) 4 people.

I contemplated for a brief second buying one of these to replace my own, but then opted for the Weight Watchers brand instead. I did not trust those extra features. With the amount of working out I do, those results couldn't be very accurate. I had my bodyfat tested at a local college (FSU) and the results showed I was 29.2% bodyfat, compared to the BMI chart of 34.

I decided on the WW brand, I assume that since it is a major corporation, the scale would have to conform to some standards. I do like the lb/kg switch, so I can weigh myself in kilograms to see how I compare to the Biggest Losers in Australia (although a simple online calculator, or a ticker would show these results as well).

I believe I paid about $35 for mine at Wally World (Wal-Mart to those of you who haven't heard this term)

03-04-2008, 12:40 PM
Yeah Fresnobeedude, I agree :)
I hardly EVER use the fat and water setting. If you just get on the scale without setting it to your personal stuff, you get just a weight. That's what I do every morning.
In hindsight I'd probably skip those features. But for weight, my Taylor has been quite good.

I always hear good things about Tanita...and usually about WW scales too :)