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Old 03-29-2005, 06:09 AM   #1  
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Im not sure if this is the correct place or not.. But here is my question.. I bought a digital scale yesterday and I notice that it is off.. Now Im not saying that because I dont like what the scale sees.. LOL.. My Mom stepped on it and its off for her as well.. Exactly 5 pounds off from what the regular scale says.. 5 pounds more than the regular scale says.. Is this normal? Has anyone else noticed this difference between regular and digital scales? By regular I mean the dial scales, I guess is what you'd call them.. Just a regular bathroom scale
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Old 03-29-2005, 06:19 AM   #2  
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In my experience, digital scales are much more accurate than standard bathroom scales (sorry! ). But to find out for sure about yours, grab something that you know the weight of - like a 5# sack of flour or 20# box of kitty litter - and weigh it. See if your new scales are accurate or not. If they're off, take 'em back!
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Every scale I find is a bit off. I have a digital scale and it weighs me 3 lbs more than the scale at my TOPS chapter meeting does(it's one of those scales that the doctor's use with the big metal clunkers).

My son gets weighed quite a bit at the children's hospital in all different areas of the hospital(for appts) and they are all a bit off from each other too(like a couple kg).
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:51 AM   #4  
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I've tried different brands of digitals, finding Homedics to be the cheeziest (flimsey) and Tanita to be most accurate (testing it with a 15 lb. dumbbell it was right on target). my Maine Coone cat weighed in at 22 lbs.....but he showed to be 23 lbs. on the vet's infant-type scale.

If you have a Bed Bath & Beyond, they were having a sale last week and there were 10 different types of scales to choose from, plus a 20% coupon.
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I have digital Taylor lithium and they are accurate. I really like them a lot.
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I have to agree with the others with a digital scale. I too have a digital scale and have found it to be more accurate than the other type. Of course I like what the standard scale says but I know it's not right.
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Old 03-29-2005, 02:59 PM   #7  
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I have a Tanita, which I love. It's very consistent, where my old analog scale used to give me 3 different readings in 3 consecutive weighings! One word of caution, however... my weight was a full 15 pounds heavier on the Tanita than the old analog scale, so it definitely was a psychological blow. One gets over it, but it's definitely a shock!!!!
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I just bought a digital scale this morning, because my old scale was old and would always give different readings, was hard to read and I was darn sure it was inaccurate. I weigh a couple more pounds on the digital scale but that was expected. When I put the 5 lbs weights on the scale it didnt seem to register anything but then I weighed myself with the weights and it showed exactly 10 lbs up so I guess that means it is accurate to the tee
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You ladies are telling me thing I dont want to hear
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Old 03-30-2005, 07:18 AM   #10  
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I was thinking of getting a digital scale (esp now that they're running cheaper). I have an analog scale which puts me a good 10 lbs OVER what the doctor's scale does (I love that doctor's scale) So you can see, since it's so inaccurate, I want something that's more so...especially since my husband has decided he wants to get on the wagon with me!
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I got mine at WalMart for $20.. Ive been wanting to get one and finally did.. I like it.. I really do.. Im learning to live with it being a few pounds more than the regular scale.. LOL.. Ive been getting on both and notice about a 3 pound difference which isnt bad I suppose
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I agree with Marbleflys, Tanita is very accurate..my healthometer gives me all sorts of bad readings so I bought a Tanita.
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Old 04-05-2005, 11:57 PM   #13  
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I have a Taylor.. And Im still not sure if I like it or not.. My weight one day, according to it, fluctuated like 7lbs!! LOL.. Geez! I guess I'll have to deal with it, but I still like the regular scale better.. LOL
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