can you recommend a good bathroom scale ?

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Hildi72

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Posted: 19 Sep 2012, 13:44
Ok, first things first. Whatever you get, make sure its a digital scale. Something where you can see the weight in at least tenths of a lb/kg. Those old spring loaded dials are hard to read. Secondly, always weigh yourself at the same time everyday. Me, I prefer to weigh myself in the morning when I get up. That is why I keep mine in the bathroom. Brush teeth then weigh myself...Good luck in your search for a scale.
Hildi72

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Posted: 19 Sep 2012, 16:53
Yes, i bought my digital scale at Ebay. It was like 20 dollars and it has worked for over 3 years. It doesn't have to be pricey to work well. The key is weighing yourself around the same time everyday (if you do everyday weighings) and in the same location (for me its the bathroom). that way you control the factors for measurement and you will get consistency in measurements.
celestialnob...

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Posted: 19 Sep 2012, 20:49
I've been disappointed with my Weight Watchers brand digital scale. I weigh myself two or three times back to back and it gives me different numbers, so I'm really not getting an accurate reading. So I guess I can tell you which one to avoid. Smile
SmartyMommy

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Posted: 20 Sep 2012, 15:45
Same problem here. I can get my spring loaded scale to the right weight and it is consistent until it gets bumped...I want a better one that actually zeros at zero, not 7 lbs!!
Asarver

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Posted: 20 Sep 2012, 16:33
Digital scales are the way to go! And you can get a pretty good one for under 20 bucks. I got mine at Wal-Mart even!
lisakp71

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Posted: 20 Sep 2012, 16:49
I bought this one (in white) not quite two years ago, and I LOVE it. I bought it on sale ($35-$40ish?), so watch for the price to go down.

You give it information about you (such as your age, sex, height, whether you're of athletic or normal build) and store it, then it remembers you when you step on the scale (!) and then uses that information to provide the "extra" info (!!): bone mass, water %, muscle%, and fat %.

It's been really accurate for me, and I've only had to change the batteries once (very recently) after nearly two years of multiple daily weighings, ha! Batteries are about $4 per replacement (2 batteries) and easy to find. And this thing is just plain pretty.

Like I said, I love that damn thing like it's my favorite toy. I may or may not get a kick out of weighing before and after a tinkle and seeing that it captures the difference. Ahem.

Absurdly pleased with this scale. Like, ridiculous.
evelyn64

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Posted: 20 Sep 2012, 21:56
I have the same scale as lisakp71 and have no complaints about it, either. I didn't get it on sale but they sent me a free kitchen food scale when I gave them a positive review on amazon.ca!

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jud10

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Posted: 26 Sep 2012, 08:17
I love my weight watchers scale it is always consistent and is the same as my doctors scale.
Neptunebch

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Posted: 26 Sep 2012, 08:25
I like my Tanita.Smile

Tanita Weight and Body Fat Scale
The Blue Box

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Posted: 26 Sep 2012, 10:03
I really enjoy my EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale. It's not too expensive, a body tape measure is included, and if you have any problems with it, their customer service is awesome.

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NCNOLE

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Posted: 26 Sep 2012, 10:39
I have the same scale blue box, except mine is black. I like it, but found the BF% to be way off - I had my body fat % tested several months ago and it was twice what my scale says (I didn't expect it to be that off). But I had only been using that part as a tool to make sure I was losing the right kind of pounds.
sw21204

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Posted: 20 Oct 2012, 13:57
Last month, after doing research on Consumer Reports, I bought a Taylor 7506 Glass and Chrome Digital Scale. It got high marks for consistency, etc. I like it a lot - and because it's glass, it doesn't appear to take up as much room as my old spring scale. It only cost a bit over $20 on Amazon.
Hildi72

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Posted: 20 Oct 2012, 14:12
UPDATE: I bought a FitBit Aria scale and I love it. It relays my weight to fitbit.com. I also purchased a FitBit one which will track my activity. Should keep me very well monitored and I can see where my exercise gaps are.
SmartyMommy

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Posted: 22 Oct 2012, 07:36
I also just bought the EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale on amazon for just under $30. Its simple just weighs you, but I really like it, it was a HUGE improvement from my last scale!
cashoefman

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Posted: 11 Jun 2013, 15:27
You can now sync your weight from Withings, iHealth or Fitbit scales to FatSecret using SyncMetrics.com
Albert83

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Posted: 11 Jan 2014, 01:50
There are many companies that offering a range of quality scale on Ebay and amazon. I think you must try one of them as they have a lot of features in affordable price. You can visit there and find one according to your needs.
ltshears

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Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 07:40
I know this post is old but thought i would post the scale i got that i love, just in case anyone else is looking for a new scale. I have the biggest Loser body fat scale by taylor and i really like it. It is all glass with 2 silver strips that read your baby fat and stuff. I bought this one at walmart or meijer, i can't remember. I think it was around $30



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