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lunarsongbird
01-28-2013, 10:20 AM
My scale is really trying to be my friend. It tells me wicked low weights and often times it will try to tell me different weights in the morning to try to please me. ::sigh::
http://www.mendabodyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Mad-at-Scale.jpg
So I think it's time for a new scale. I get paid on Friday and will be picking up a new one, hopefully one that is insanely accurate and will match the one at the center.

Any recommendations? Do you like your scale? How often do you weigh?

P.S. If I looked like the woman in the picture- I probably wouldn't use a scale anymore. :lol:


fitwayoflife
01-28-2013, 10:28 AM
What a coincidence. My scale conked out the other day. I've bought like three scales in four years. I am tired of buying scales. lol

lunarsongbird
01-28-2013, 10:31 AM
I just want one that's accurate...although this one is puuurrttyyyy.....
http://www.target.com/p/taylor-digital-bamboo-scale/-/A-13951450

I weigh daily so that I can keep myself on track and see what's going (how I react to different foods, TOM, ect.) If I weighed in once a week, I probably wouldn't care so much about accuracy, as I would consistency.


SarahFairhope
01-28-2013, 10:34 AM
I love mine. But its certainly an investment (~$160):

http://www.amazon.com/Withings-WiFi-Body-Scale-Black/dp/B002JE2PSA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359383607&sr=8-1&keywords=withings+wifi+body+scale

Features:

-Accurate Weight and BMI measurement with Position Control
-Body Fat monitoring with FDA-cleared bioelectrical impedance analysis
-Wirelessly uploads using your Wi-Fi network
-Withings Health Companion app and compatible apps such as Runkeeper, LoseIt, or MyFitnessPal
-Multi-user support with automatic recognition
-Body analysis (fat mass, lean mass and bmi)
-Easy weight and fat mass monitoring on a private website secured by a password
-Free iphone application to monitor your weight and fat mass
-Graduation 0.2 lbs (0.1 kg) - 4 sensors, maximum weight 396 lbs (180 kg)
-Personnalized multi-user monitoring thanks to an automatic user recognition (up to 8 users)

April Snow
01-28-2013, 10:38 AM
I have a Biggest Loser scale - the kind that supposedly tells you the percentage of fat. I don't have a lot of faith in a cheap(ish) bathroom scale really doing that but it seems reasonably accurate as far as weight goes. I can weigh myself, then weigh myself holding a hand weight, and then re-weight and I will get the same thing the first and third times.

I think I got it a Kohls - somewhere with a coupon, anyway! lol!

Silverfire
01-28-2013, 10:39 AM
I have a taylor scale (not the cool bamboo one, but glass) that I picked up a couple years ago for 40 bucks I think. I like it, its consistent and I assume its accurate...

Angihas2
01-28-2013, 10:52 AM
I have this one

http://www.amazon.com/Jarden-Home-Environment-Healthometer-Digital/dp/B001TNMHYE/ref=sr_1_107?s=bedbath&ie=UTF8&qid=1359384520&sr=1-107&keywords=health+o+meter+scales

It does weight/body fat/bone density/water (supposedly) whether all of thats accurate...I don't know? I like that it save 4 users info, that it takes in height and you can set a goal on it, up or down. Like hubs wanted to decrease his body fat but increase muscle, and it's tracked it for him. He's got like 15% bf according to that thing. But he did lose weight while decreasing his body fat and it let him know, he needs to gain x amount of weight to be at goal. I also like that for me, I can save my weight every Monday and it will give me a weekly/daily/monthly +/- on what I've accomplished. Depending on what I tell it to save.

LebenAlles
01-28-2013, 11:05 AM
http://www.eatsmartproducts.com/products

I went through THREE scales before I founded the one I listed above. It had, by far, the best reviews on amazon and several other forums. I've been using it for several months now and I LOVE it. It is wickedly consistent, (even when I dont want it to be) and has a tap to recalibrate option which I use all the time if it ever gets moved accidently. I'm glad I found this one...those others were about to drive me insane.

CaityCait88
01-28-2013, 11:09 AM
I just use the weight watchers brand scale I bought at Target and find that it is accurate and it works for me!

berryblondeboys
01-28-2013, 11:21 AM
Speaking about accuracy of scales. I have a 8 year old scale - Tanita Ironman that tells me my body fat, etc and can record 4 people. While it can bounce around a quarter to a half pound, it's pretty consistent and it matches perfectly with the doctor's scale and with the fancy tanita scale and the bodpod scale at the gym.

What I find most interesting is that they body fat percentage thingee seems to be pretty accurate for me too. I follow the suggestions on how to use it and it is the same body fat percentage as I get on the fancy Tanita at the gym AND it's what the bodpod test gave me too.

HOWEVER, it is insanely inaccurate for bf percentage for my husband. My husband is just under 6'1" and weighs 180. He does lift weight with me (in a class), and he's fit, but he's not super duper fit, but our scale says he las like 6% body fat and we BOTH know that can't be true.

So, how can it be spot on for me and way off for him when we both follow the recommendations on how to use it? THAT is the most puzzling to me!

SmallSteps
01-28-2013, 01:09 PM
I work in a medical facility so I use the scales at work for my weigh ins. I owned a scale and it was never accurate so I finally tossed it!!

merilung
01-28-2013, 01:30 PM
I also have the eatsmart scale, but I have the old version here - http://www.amazon.com/EatSmart-Precision-Digital-Bathroom-Technology/dp/B001KXZ808/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359394070&sr=8-1&keywords=eat+smart+scale

I LOVE it. I've had it for 4 years. It's super accurate, less than 30 dollars, and has thousands of good reviews. I'm going to get their food scale for my kitchen soon, too!

lunarsongbird
01-28-2013, 01:34 PM
The Eat Smart scale was the first scale I looked at. -_- I might just have to put my patience pants on and wait for it to arrive.

thnknthin1
01-28-2013, 01:51 PM
Lunar I've been looking for a new scale as well. Mine seems to bounce around a lot too which is aggravating. I think I'll order this scale you're looking at also. I have the food scale by EatSmart and love it. So hopefully this one will be just as good!

Radiojane
01-28-2013, 02:13 PM
When I bought my scale, my primary concern was that it could handle my weight, so I bought it on ebay solely by virtue of it's 500 pound limit. It has a ll the body fat and storage options, but I've never played with it.

I think it's fairly accurate - I know the doctor's scale tells me I'm between 5 and 8 pounds more, but I think that's because it's manual and the nurse isn't balancing it right. Either way, it never gives me really whacky numbers.

This is what I have
http://www.amazon.com/TFY-High-Capacity-Scale-Composition-Analyzer/dp/B004U9FU2U

lunarsongbird
01-28-2013, 02:40 PM
I was thinking of ordering this one: http://www.amazon.com/Eatsmart-Precision-Bathroom-Technology-440-Pounds/dp/B0032TNPOE/

I have NEVER seen a product on Amazon have that many reviews (4,820!!) and have a 5 star review. This must be one amazing scale.

lunarsongbird
01-28-2013, 02:40 PM
Although I have to say...why do I need a backlit display on my scale? I don't intend to be weighing during my 4 AM bathroom run.

merilung
01-28-2013, 02:43 PM
Although I have to say...why do I need a backlit display on my scale? I don't intend to be weighing during my 4 AM bathroom run.

I actually like this, as my scale is in the bedroom, and I often weigh myself in the morning before my husband is awake.

lunarsongbird
01-28-2013, 02:47 PM
Although I am tempted to get the body composition one- http://www.amazon.com/EatSmart-Precision-Capacity-Recognition-Technology/dp/B004L6NTHU/ref=sr_1_3?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1359398776&sr=1-3

thnknthin1
01-28-2013, 02:47 PM
Lunar that's the one I just ordered about an hour ago....should be here Wednesday!

Goddess Jessica
01-28-2013, 03:24 PM
I bought this expensive thing:
http://www.withings.com/ja/bodyscale

It emails me when I am not on track to meet my goals. I think it's a jerk. But I kinda love it.

Oh and I had the Eat Smart (not the fancy one). LOVED it. But my daughter dropped it and it never read correctly again. But it was a fantastic scale.

lunarsongbird
01-28-2013, 03:33 PM
Lunar that's the one I just ordered about an hour ago....should be here Wednesday!

Oh oh! Which one? Body comp? or the ultra wide platform one?

chubbiegurl
01-28-2013, 03:35 PM
I am guilty of being a daily weigher. My scale sits lonely in the laundry room, where I come in every morning naked to see him, he has been pretty good to me, but I think he hates Monday's cause he always hurts my feeling on that day

I used weights to see if it was accurate. I think it may have been the weights that were off by ounces because one 10 lbs weight was over by .2 another one by .1. I kept trying differnt combos almost excited my scale was reading over by .2 but I came to the conclusion that it was probably accurate
Only one time my scale kept reading error. I pulled the batteries out and poof he began to work again.

AlmostMe
01-28-2013, 04:01 PM
I bought one of those withings scales. I'm a bit of a gadget geek and I love tracking it on my phone - as I'm rubbish about remembering what I weighed last week or writing it down.

I had an old cheap scale that once was pretty accurate, but my son kept messing with the zeroing dial and finally it gave up the ghost.

thnknthin1
01-28-2013, 04:06 PM
Body Comp!


Oh oh! Which one? Body comp? or the ultra wide platform one?

CherryPie99
01-28-2013, 04:16 PM
You have a lot choices but for what it's worth, this is what I have and it works really well...

http://www.amazon.com/Weight-Watchers-WW78-Conair-Chrome/dp/B002N5N336/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1359403870&sr=8-4&keywords=weight+watchers+scale

Learning 2 Live
01-28-2013, 04:24 PM
I love mine. But its certainly an investment (~$160):

http://www.amazon.com/Withings-WiFi-Body-Scale-Black/dp/B002JE2PSA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359383607&sr=8-1&keywords=withings+wifi+body+scale


OMG

I have a WeightWatchers scale, but this one that you posted looks so awesome. I think when I get to goal I will buy this one in black for maintenance. It looks so high tech. It's like I'm stepping on the future!

kendrabear
01-28-2013, 04:24 PM
I use the scale in the ladies changing room at my gym. If I had one at home I would probably be weighing myself multiple times per day.
The scale is one of the manual ones where you have to slide it. It seems pretty accurate as I've brought hand weights in before and it measured with only a .2 difference.

ghost
01-28-2013, 04:44 PM
I too am a member of the Eat Smart cult, it flippin rocks.

lunarsongbird
01-28-2013, 05:19 PM
That's it! I'm sold! I'm going to join the Eat Smart cult. We should make t-shirts. ;) I'm going to get the body comp one, as well, thiknthin- We can be scale twins! Now- if it would only show me YOUR weight... :lol3:

thnknthin1
01-28-2013, 08:40 PM
Haha! How about matching bowling type shirts? :lol3:

You're not that far behind me weight wise :hug:


That's it! I'm sold! I'm going to join the Eat Smart cult. We should make t-shirts. ;) I'm going to get the body comp one, as well, thiknthin- We can be scale twins! Now- if it would only show me YOUR weight... :lol3:

lunarsongbird
01-28-2013, 10:46 PM
Haha! How about matching bowling type shirts? :lol3:

You're not that far behind me weight wise :hug:

Yes, Yes, Yes! Definitely bowling shirts!! Can I say something totally inappropriate about your progress pictures?

.....

Yes?

Okay....Your tatas look AH-MAZING in your current pictures!!!

jenicra
01-29-2013, 12:15 AM
I'll chime in that I also have (and love) the Eatsmart scale - it's pretty darn consistent, attractive, etc.

thnknthin1
01-29-2013, 07:48 AM
Yes, Yes, Yes! Definitely bowling shirts!! Can I say something totally inappropriate about your progress pictures?

.....

Yes?

Okay....Your tatas look AH-MAZING in your current pictures!!!



Awww, well thanks! No I don't think it's inappropriate....I take it as a compliment! :)