Weight Loss Support - Wii Fit Users- Bathroom Scale or Wii Fit Scale?




willow650
02-24-2009, 12:54 PM
there is about a 3lb difference between scales. Wii Fit weighs me less that bathroom. Which do you think is more accurate? My bathroom scale only does .0 or .5 where the Wii Fit does .1 or.2 and so on.


kestrel
02-24-2009, 12:59 PM
My Wii Fit weighs me a little less too, so I go by my bathroom scale.

MandiK
02-24-2009, 01:20 PM
My wii fit is always wrong. It says I'm less than the scale at weight watchers, which I know is right. So I'd stick with the bathroom scale!


Mickeypnd
02-24-2009, 01:26 PM
Yeah, I don't trust my wii fit either, I was hoping it was wrong, but oh well.

Symphony
02-24-2009, 01:33 PM
The Wii Fit and the scale in my home weighed me about the same (the difference was only .4 pounds). I only use the Fit scale now though so that I don't get concerned with too many numbers!

asparagus4sale
02-24-2009, 01:40 PM
I swear I am the only person whose Wii Fit weighs heavier than the bathroom scale. Drives me nuts! I go by the bathroom scale because it makes me happier. :)

Aiela
02-24-2009, 02:22 PM
I don't think it matters which one you use as long as you consistently use that one. I weigh myself on the WiiFit twice a week, and while it might be a pound or two off "reality", it still tells me if I'm going up or down just the same.

asparagus4sale
02-24-2009, 02:38 PM
I don't think it matters which one you use as long as you consistently use that one. I weigh myself on the WiiFit twice a week, and while it might be a pound or two off "reality", it still tells me if I'm going up or down just the same.

Actually that has been a problem too. There are several times that my bathroom scale has said I lost weight (or more commonly stayed the same) and the Wii Fit had me gaining over a pound! I really don't get it!!

kestrel
02-24-2009, 09:04 PM
I'm more concerned about the change in weight (a general downward trend) than the actual number too, in the big picture. So I guess the real reason I don't use the Wii Fit Scale is because the Wii is downstairs in the family room, and I don't want to have to go down there in my nightie first thing in the morning and fire up the Wii and projector just to do my weigh in when I've got 3 kids clamoring at me for breakfast. ;)

Bear
02-24-2009, 09:16 PM
My bathroom scale is pretty horrible in terms of accuracy because it's always getting knocked around by the dog or you touch it wrong and the dial moves. So I'll weigh myself on the wii every day before dinner. It may not be completely accurate either, but I really love that it charts it. So even if it's weighing me more or less than a calibrated scale, at least I can see the trend moving in a direction.

Thin4Good
02-24-2009, 09:31 PM
I use the wii fit at home and the trainer I have been seeing has one too. They are about the same. Hers is slightly heavier than the fit but then I am always fully dressed in the office and there is no accounting for my clothes going on.

katie3181
02-24-2009, 10:07 PM
it's been awhile since i've used my wii fit but I think i remember that you can set it to take into account clothing whereas a home scale doesn't, so you may want to check your settings.

Thin4Good
02-24-2009, 10:24 PM
it's been awhile since i've used my wii fit but I think i remember that you can set it to take into account clothing whereas a home scale doesn't, so you may want to check your settings.

I do use that feature on the fit but I meant the trainer's scale doesn't account for the clothes. :)

katie3181
02-24-2009, 11:29 PM
I see......hmmmm....

well, i think it's most important to always use the same scale to measure your progress.

beautybooty
02-25-2009, 12:03 AM
the wiifit always tells me i gained, even if the bathroom says i lost. i go with the one that makes me want to keep working at it :)

tkm256
02-25-2009, 09:24 AM
Gosh, I haven't checked to see if there's a difference. I've been avoiding Wii fit since I got my bathroom scale because it says I'm heavier and I was waiting until I lost a pound or two so the Wii wouldn't chart me as gaining and ask me what I've been doing wrong >.>

fatmad
02-25-2009, 09:32 AM
mine are fairly similar, I do a weigh in with the wii when the bathroom scale says I've lost and seems to work for me. Use what is convenient, I am with not going down to the family room and firing up the wii etc. if I am not about to work out. Its the general trend that is more important.
also, my family room has a carpet, which is not thick but may have an effect on accuracy for the fit. Ditto some bathroom scales if the floor isn't quite level.

willow650
02-25-2009, 09:45 AM
both scales showed a loss this morning, Wii Fit weighs my less, about a 2lb difference but my bathroom scale is very old, like 7yrs or so if not more, so I think I will go with the wii fit. I always send my son out of the room and weigh myself naked, before I eat breakfast...lol.

willow650
02-26-2009, 02:54 PM
So, today I decided to test the scales. I have 2 3lb weights I put them on my bathroom school, it read 6.5 (my scale on does .0 and .5)I made up a Mii and weighed the weights, it read 6.2. Yet for me, its a about 2.5 weight difference. weird huh??

2Tired
02-26-2009, 03:12 PM
I got weighed at the doctor last week, and comparing it with the wii fit, they were nearly the same.

Of course, both have a number I wasn't too happy about.........