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TheVikingNinja
02-13-2012, 08:11 AM
We have a very cheap one that always needs to be re-calibrated every single time you step on it, so I was wondering what a (cheap/decently priced) one would be, if anyone has any suggestions. Should I go digital, or do they have the same problem? I'm tired of using scales elsewhere and finding it says I'm 20lbs heavier or 10lbs lighter. It makes me feel I have no accurate idea of what I actually weigh. Thanks.


HannahBoo23
02-13-2012, 11:27 AM
I usually good/cheap scale is around 20-30 bucks. At least that's what I paid for mine, I know it's not perfect, it might be a pound off or so but it's sturdy and doesn't have to be re calibrated everyday.

TheVikingNinja
02-13-2012, 12:39 PM
Yeah i think ours was like ten just because we needed one after moving. It works to know we are fat, but how fat is a mystery haha.
My mom weighs 117-120 without fail, at home, doctors, etc. here she is at least 130 so it's a bit off haha
I'd like to think because of this by default I'm lighter...but that's just wishful hah and could get me in trouble with my diet fast


LAgreeneyes
02-13-2012, 12:44 PM
I bought a $10.00 scale at WalMart a few months ago but the numbers and the little lines were so small, I couldn't tell what my weight was when I looked down. I was fed up with that type of scale, so I went to WalMart and bought a digital Health-O-Meter ($20.00) and I LOVE LOVE IT! I feel that it is VERY accurate. The first time I used it, I got off and on the scale 3 times and each time it read the exact same weight. I am very pleased with it. I prefer the digital scale. It was definitely worth it.

tessendicott
02-15-2012, 11:38 PM
I was fed up with that type of scale, so I went to WalMart and bought a digital Health-O-Meter ($20.00) and I LOVE LOVE IT! I feel that it is VERY accurate.

I just posted this same questions elsewhere, this is good to know, need to go buy a new one on Friday. Mine is all kinds of messed up.

LAgreeneyes
02-16-2012, 11:18 AM
I just posted this same questions elsewhere, this is good to know, need to go buy a new one on Friday. Mine is all kinds of messed up.

I am sooooooooooooo loving this new scale. It also weighs in ounces. My weight last week was 196.0. I weighed myself 2 days ago (because I have been doing terrible with my eating - too much snacking). Well, the scale let me know that. My weight was 196.4 ounces. So the snacking packed on .4 oz. A few more snacks and the weight would have been 1 more lb.

You will NOT be disappointed at all. I am a tough consumer when it comes to finding a good product that I'm happy with. I am very picky and hardly nothing can satisfy me or make me happy but this scale did it.

Good luck and keep us posted. :D

TheVikingNinja
02-17-2012, 08:11 AM
I need to take a trip over to Wallyworld soon then, if it works that good and is that cheap I'm all over it.

Gemmi85
01-27-2013, 12:09 AM
I use a Biggest Loser glass scale that i purchased from Bed Bath and Beyond. I like it. It is very accurate and dont forget to use your 20% off coupon!

Stars
01-27-2013, 09:03 AM
cvs has a digital one for 10 bucks. I have this one. Not sure the accuracy, if I get on it, then off then again, the weight will stay the same (I guess it has a short term memory). If I get on it, put a totally different weight on, such as touching my foot lightly on it, then I get on it again, the weight will be different. Sometimes within a pound difference. It could also be that my 4 year old got ahold of it and dropped it, not far but who knows, maybe that damaged it.

pumpkinpie
02-20-2013, 06:57 PM
If you haven't bought the scale yet, and you're going digital, don't forget to make sure the batteries are cheap and available. I once bought a digital scale and had to buy another one when it died because the batteries were really expensive.

bubblybarrister
02-21-2013, 07:21 PM
I have this one (http://www.amazon.com/Gurin-Precision-Digital-Bathroom-Technology/dp/B006JTNWVK/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1361488830&sr=8-13&keywords=scale) and really, really like it. I've had it for months now and I think it seems to be very accurate.

Candeka
02-21-2013, 07:49 PM
Mine is a glass weight watchers one. I bought it at Wal-Mart two-three years ago for about $35 I think.

susanjean
02-24-2013, 05:30 PM
I bought this scale at WalMart,and honestly thinking of returning it. It was 45.00,and the reason I bought it was it also measures,BMI,water,bone,goals and target. weight. I am disappointed,as I can weigh one weight,5 minutes later,over a pound difference. Also,the WW digital scale at the meeting weighed me almost 2 pounds heavier. Not good. Too expensive not to be accurate.

Suzanne 3FC
02-24-2013, 09:41 PM
I have a scale by Soehnle. It's the most consistent scale I've ever owned. You can get on and off it 10 times in a row and it will say the same thing. I've had it a few years. They make a variety of scales and they are available on Amazon.

susanjean
03-04-2013, 01:33 PM
How often do you weigh? I usually weigh once a day,but my daughter says I should only way once a week. It helps me stay on track. I had a crummy day and overate,and it showed I gained over 2 pounds. Arrgh.... Right back to it the next day. I know I am in trouble,when I avoid the scale. DENIAL. Feedback?

Kisigin
03-04-2013, 05:58 PM
I don't know, there's usually small fluctuations in your body weight based on solid/liquids in and out. I wouldn't beat myself up over 2 lbs if I were you, just stick to your diet. Maybe split the difference and weigh every few days or so.

About scales, I have a Taylor digital. I don't have a whole lot of faith in it. The battery is a lithium one and when it goes I may have to just get another scale.

mygirlvj
03-06-2013, 11:56 AM
I bought a weight watchers scale digital from Walmart 29.95 and I love it. It also shows ounces. It keeps me on track and seeing a .2 loss is still a loss and I get encouragement from that.

Dawny
03-10-2013, 04:14 PM
I have a great scale I bought on line at Wal-Mart and picked it up at the store it was around $18.00. Works so much better than my old one. My weight changed by where it was sitting on the floor. It would change by pounds even in the same setting. I could not get the same number to duplicate itself ever, I recommend Health o meter, big display to.

straightahead
03-17-2013, 06:11 PM
What I hate about my digital scale is that it is not reliable. Like today, I stepped on it 6 times in a row and these were my readings:
-192.0
-192.0
-193.6
-192.8
-192.8

The variation isn't too wide, but when you are counting on it to detect small losses, it is annoying. I usually just pick one of the readings in the middle that came up more than once (the 192.8 in this example) to be my weigh-in number. Do the scales being recommended give you a consistent weight every time you stand on it, or is it normal for scales to be just a little unreliable?

Amarantha2
03-17-2013, 09:51 PM
Also love my $18 Health-o-Meter digital from Wal-Mart. Best scale ever.

I believe inexpensive scales with no frills work better than ones that cost more and have a lot of features.

Saga
03-17-2013, 11:09 PM
I really like my scale - it's a Eatsmart Precision Digital Scale. I think it was around $30 or so on Amazon. It doesn't really have extra functions like tell you body fat or BMI, but it seems accurate (gives me the same readings if I weigh myself a few times in a row), and lights up and has big display numbers. I've had it for eight months so far, and it's still working just as well as when I first got it.

Skinnyminnie Wannabe
06-04-2013, 12:30 AM
How often do you weigh? I usually weigh once a day,but my daughter says I should only way once a week. It helps me stay on track. I had a crummy day and overate,and it showed I gained over 2 pounds. Arrgh.... Right back to it the next day. I know I am in trouble,when I avoid the scale. DENIAL. Feedback?

We're probably all different. Some people get upset at daily fluctuations, others find it helps them feel more on track. Some people I've heard of only weigh monthly because they have negative associations with being weighed in the past.

Me, I'm a several times a week person. I need the feedback. If I'm doing well and losing at least week by week, it inspires me to do even better.

Looked up this thread because I don't have a scale of my own and am wondering whether to purchase one. But I can also use the ones at the gym so maybe I don't need to be in a hurry. I'm just getting "back in the saddle" after being sloppy and gaining some. :p The brand recommendations are handy to know in case I do make a purchase. Thanks!

MAK247
06-04-2013, 05:47 PM
My scale is a digital one from walmart, I believe it was in the $20-30 range. It says taylor on it, so I assume that's the brand. It works pretty well, I have nothing to compare it to as far as accuracy goes, but it seems relatively consistent.

I weigh myself at least once a day, I would prefer to do it once a week but I can't help it. I have even put it on the top shelf in the back of my linen closet, I still pulled it out to weigh myself the next morning. lol I do try to weigh myself first thing in the morning after uh taking care of business lol but before eating or drinking anything, that way it is the lowest possible number for the day. :)

bigpinkbowz
07-16-2013, 10:42 PM
My boyfriend and I use this one made by Taylor that was about 30 dollars at target. The previous one we bought that was about 20 kind of sucked as it was way off from the expensive one my mother has.

CherryChan
07-16-2013, 11:08 PM
i am using Omron Karada scan... it's pretty good! :)

Miss Fitt
07-17-2013, 06:44 PM
My current scale is a Taylor that we bought at Costco. It's digital, and tells you your fat percentage, hydration, muscle mass and bone density. I don't take those aspects too seriously, as I've heard the readings just aren't dependable. But, I've also found the weight readings don't seem dependable, either. One morning I stepped on, and it said 2 pounds less than I normally am. I was elated and suspicious, so I got off and on again. The two pounds were back...bah! Also, if I move it from one tile square to another, it gives me different weights. Now I put it in the exact same spot every morning.
The previous scale I had was Tanita, which I really liked. It was way more accurate. It was pretty expensive, so when it broke I didn't buy the same one again; bought the Talor instead.
I just hope I really am 134 pounds.....maybe I'm not.....

ps Do you really think 2 cups of coffee weigh 2 pounds? I weighed myself first thing in the morning, then drank 2 cups of coffee and stepped on the scale again and it said I was 136. What? I know liquid is heavy, but that's really disheartening....

pnkrckpixikat
07-21-2013, 05:44 PM
ps Do you really think 2 cups of coffee weigh 2 pounds? I weighed myself first thing in the morning, then drank 2 cups of coffee and stepped on the scale again and it said I was 136. What? I know liquid is heavy, but that's really disheartening....

It could up you by that much pretty easily. 16oz = 1lb Idk how big your cup is but most people's coffe cups are closer to 12 or 14 oz in size X2 =24-28oz plus you have to remember as soon as you put anything in your mouth your body starts producing liquids (stomach acids, spit, etc) so 2 cups of coffee could cause a 2lb spike

KindaSortaAthlete
07-21-2013, 06:54 PM
I splurged recently and got the Tanita BC-1000. It takes 9 body measurements like weight, body fat, hydration level, lean body mass, viceral fat, etc. I've only had it for a few days, but it's exciting having a new toy :)

NightowlAnnie
07-21-2013, 10:31 PM
I recently bought a digital Health-O-Meter from Walmart also as my old one was always different and I am totally happy with it..best scale ever :carrot:

ShyHeather
08-15-2013, 06:44 PM
Just replaced mine with one of the glass, weight watcher ones. It seems pretty accurate. I think I paid like $36 for it, and to me, it's worth the few extra bucks. But, I do know a lot of the digital ones work pretty good. My last scale was a cheap-o $10 one from wallyworld that was hard to read.

lettingslenderin
02-16-2014, 09:17 PM
Great thread. I am frustrated with our scale which showed a 17 pound loss overnight. New batteries and a 2 pound gain from the previous morning. I want a good, accurate scale. I gave away our expensive balance beam scale because it was too easy to fudge it and it was huge. What do you recommend this year?