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Old 05-26-2013, 10:31 AM   #1
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scale recommendations

I am going to purchase a new scale soon. I threw my last one away when it stopped working over a year ago. The last time I weighed myself was at the doctor, that I have no need to visit now.

Not weighing myself at first helped me to focus on eating lc for health reasons rather than weight loss. Now I feel pretty firm in my resolve to eat lc for life, and DH is lc with me. I find that I feel a little 'adrift' not knowing what I weigh.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a scale, after looking on amazon I feel overwhelmed trying to pick one out! Help please.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:42 AM   #2
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I used a Health-O-Meter from WalMaart for years. It weighed to .5 pound. Years later I got a Tanita & found the Health-O-Meter was close to what the Tanita weighed. It proved to me that HOM is a good scale.

I am currently using a Tanita Ironman ordered from Amazon. It weighs to .2 lbs. It has BF% & water weight features but I don't use them. I don't have weight or BF% goals but I use the scale as a tool.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:49 AM   #3
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I have a weight watchers digital scale and I love it. I have had it for three years now. It works perfect, I was shocked that when I recently when to the doctors office my scale was within one pound of the doctor's scale. The only thing I have had to change was the battery one time which cost a few bucks, no biggie. The scale was from costco and only $23.00 dollars, was a great buy.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:05 PM   #4
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I also have a Health o Meter scale that is over 10 yrs old now and in perfect condition. Only thing with mine is that it goes in .5 weight. However, these days Health 0 Meter has the .2 ounces available.

It's nice to see the other recommendations too.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:23 PM   #5
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I have a WW digital scale that was purchased at Walmart in 2007. I know it was less than $30. It's still working well.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:55 PM   #6
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I have a high tech scale, the Aria, which links to my FitBit account. I love that I can step on it and it uploads my data for me. There are other scales that do that too, i.e. Withings (I believe it's called.)

It's far from necessary though...just a fun toy.
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I have two scales, a Tanita that measures BF% as well, and a much cheaper EatSmart scale. Both measure down to 0.2 lbs, and both are accurate for weight (the BF% depends on a couple of factors, but it's in the range).

The EatSmart was under $30 on amazon, and I like it because you don't have to tap it to turn it on, just step on and get the number.

The Tanita, which I've had for over ten years now, still works well, but you have to program it and so on, and if a new person wants to get their weight, they have to be programmed in. Sometimes you just want to get a stinkin' weight, ya know. Regardless, I still like it fine.

I really want one of the wifi scales that would connect to my iPhone, though. I'm a gadget ho, and this is right up my alley. I weigh daily, and chart my weight already, so I don't need it, but I want one!


ETA: Annette JUST posted about the scale I want.
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Ntombi, if you want it and can afford it, buy it! I really love it.

Oh, and I forgot to mention, it goes down to 0.1 lbs, and sometimes we just need to see that 0.1 lb down.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:06 PM   #9
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Good point! I'll add that to the "do it!" column.
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I have a weight watchers digital scale and I love it. I have had it for three years now. It works perfect, I was shocked that when I recently when to the doctors office my scale was within one pound of the doctor's scale. The only thing I have had to change was the battery one time which cost a few bucks, no biggie. The scale was from costco and only $23.00 dollars, was a great buy.
I don't think mine is a weight watchers, but I got it from costco for about the same price and it has worked well. I feel like costco only sells pretty high quality products so if its for sale there, it's good in my book.

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I have a high tech scale, the Aria, which links to my FitBit account. I love that I can step on it and it uploads my data for me. There are other scales that do that too, i.e. Withings (I believe it's called.)

It's far from necessary though...just a fun toy.
I may have to get one of these at some point, though. I love those kind of gadgety things, too! I always find that when I get a new diabetes gadget, it breathes new life into my ability to focus on it for a while. I may need this for weightloss sooner or later, too.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:49 PM   #11
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Thanks so much for the recommendations! I like the idea of the gadgety type that can work with my smartphone, but I don't really NEED it to, so I'll get a little less expensive for now
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:08 PM   #12
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If you're looking on amazon, the EatSmart scale is one of the first results.
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:36 PM   #13
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It was one of the one I was looking at, and then got overwhelmed by the multitude of choices on there
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:41 PM   #14
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I get that! I'm a bit of a scale snob, but I've been happy with it as a cheap option.
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:02 PM   #15
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The Eat Smart ones interests me, they have a lot of recommendations for one thing. But I move my scale daily from the wall to the middle of my bathroom scale for ease of getting on and off, if you move the non-tap on scales daily (which sound like a great invention), does it still weigh accurately each time you move it? According to one of the non-recommendations, you have to recalibrate everytime by removing and replacing the batteries! Obviously that would be very inconvenient and why one would want one to stick with the 'tap' scales instead. Any help with this or did that person just get a lemon? tia

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Old 05-27-2013, 04:31 PM   #16
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I think the person got a lemon. Mine usually stays in a spot where I can use it without moving it, but when I had company last week, I moved it to under the bathroom sink, where I had to bring it out to weigh in every morning. No difference between my weights there and when it went back to its normal spot.
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Hmmn, okay. I will probably give it a try then unless my starts working again by some miracle. Thanks.
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