I just love this scale, the price conveniently worked with my budget. I'd been looking for a scale that does ALL that this one does, but couldn't afford it...one day I just checked on Overstock.com and there it was!!! I would highly recommend this scale to anyone, it gives you much more than your weight, including body fat, suggested calorie intake, etc. so you can track ALL of your progress.
don't waste your money! or you will always be wondering how much you weigh! this worked for about a month, then we started noticing inconsistencies. one day i would weigh at 15 lbs less than the previous day. it always remained unmoved on a hard surface floor, so that wasn't the issue. we relplaced the battery and that wasn't the issue. it just isnt worth anything... i wouldnt even sell it in a garage sale.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? same
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? great
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. cheap!
I bought this scale because of the price and features, but am disappointed because it doesn't accurately give you your weight. One day I could weigh 88 pounds and another 147 pounds. It never is consistent, the more you stand on it, the more the numbers adjust up and down. It's not worth the money, if I wanted an inaccurate scale I would've just kept the one I already had and saved myself the money.
I know it's cheap -- but it's NOT WORTH IT! First off, the lithium batteries in this scale die quickly and it's difficult to find replacements. It would give me three different readings after stepping on it three times in the SAME weigh session -- up to 5lbs difference! In under 6 months, the scale just broke. Now, it seems to be stuck at 233.5 lbs, and reads this same number whenever turned on, before I even step on it (I weigh half that). EIther I have a 233.5-pound ghost in my apartment, or this scale sucks.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? fair
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? poor
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. terrible
First, this scale is very, very light, making it feel cheap. But once I set it on the floor and stepped on it, it seemed steady enough.The weight reading on this scale can vary by up to 2 lbs daily. The body fat percentage readings are high relative to my prior scale by 4-5%. And the LB weights are in .2lb increments, NOT the .1lb increments mentioned in the product blurb here and in the enclosed documentation.When you use the scale, instead of going to zero immediately once you choose your personal ID, it has to SLOWLY cycle through the 5 previous measurements (weight, body fat%, H2O%, Body Mass% and daily calories) in memory BEFORE you can step on and get your current reading. This is annoying.Overall, I give it an average rating.
I have had this scale for about 2 years now, and it has been helpful and still working great. It is nice to have more information than just weight, so I can see when I am actually building muscle or decreasing fat over time even if my weight does not change much. The one thing I can't figure out is that the percent body fat, percent water, and percent muscle ALWAYS add up to more than 100%??? (On the box it says something about "mass percentage" for muscle rather than just "percentage" for fat and water, so maybe that is it, but it is still a little confusing). However, it is definitely consistent over time so I can make sure I am staying on track, staying hydrated etc., that's what is important to me anyhow.
This is pretty much what I wanted, however it doesn't do all that it says it does in the description. Basically you can program 12 people into the machine, and input gender, height and age then it calculates, weight, body fat %, water %, fat %, and daily recommended calorie intake. Another issue is... though I've never been fat, nor heavy it is saying that my fat % is just above normal and into the fat zone... I find this very hard to believe, and (though I'm not saying I'm in extreme good health) I think that it might not be set right... I haven't tried the scale on anyone else, but those I've told that it tells me I'm fat, just laugh.
This scale measures a host of stuff including body weight, water in your body, muscle strength, and other stuff. Be aware, when I opened the scale it kept saying kilos. There is a little switch on the underside that you press to switch to pounds. It took me a long time to figure that out. But it is a great scale.