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Old 03-15-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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A Good Scale

Anyone have a scale that they really like? Mine is from the 1950's. It seems to be ok, but I'd like a new one that isn't such an eye sore! Tell me your brands that you like and where you found it.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:12 AM   #2
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I recently got the Eatsmart Precision Plus and like it a lot. they also make the Eatsmart Precision. Lots of great reviews for both.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:22 AM   #3
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We have the Eatsmart Precision and it works well for us. Nice product and I remember being impressed with the packaging and information that came with it.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:02 PM   #4
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I actually have a weight watchers scale someone gave me as a christmas gift about 7 years ago. It weighs up to 375 pounds. It matches what my doctor's scale reads so I trust it's accuracy. I think I saw them in walmart for around $35.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:03 PM   #5
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I have the Eatsmart Precision Plus also.
I love it.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:07 PM   #6
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Have a weight watchers electronic scale...even though I'm bare when I weigh at home, this scale actually weighs me at about 2 lbs. higher than when I'm getting weighed fully clothed at the doctor's office, so I'm always happier when getting weighed for doctors appointments. I have hypothyroidism so doc wants to see me about twice a year, minimum. So I get to have my scale's accuracy "checked" this way often enough to be satisfied with it.

I got it at Walmart a year or so ago, seems like it was around $30. It does give me several different weights if I get on & off, so my pattern is to weigh myself until I get the same weight twice. Some days that's just twice, some days takes getting on & off 5 times to get 2 same-weights.

I know I could spend a lot more...just don't see the point. So far, it's always within a couple of pounds of doctor's ultra fancy/expensive digital scale so it's close enough for me.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:15 PM   #7
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Anyone know any that measure body fat percentage too?
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:30 AM   #8
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After the recommendations on here, I picked up the eatsmart precision. LOVE it.
It registered the same as my old scale right out of the box. It's easy to read - BIG display that is backlit. It's a step on, no tapping. The platform is large. 2 "AA" batteries, no weird ones.
I liked mine so much I got my mother one because she could never read the display on hers.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:50 AM   #9
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I ordered an electronic talking high capacity scale from eBay. Not sure of the brand but it weighs up to 550 lbs ... and talks ... loud. When she yells the wrong number at me I like to yell back. I paid around $50.00 with free shipping and it's always been within 1/2 lb accuracy to my doctor's scale.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:04 AM   #10
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Hey Mello,
I have the same scale........I didn't have a clue what I weighed and was afraid a 440lb scale wouldn't have enough range. Does your scale have trouble "making up its mind" when you weigh?
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:21 AM   #11
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Hey Mello,
I have the same scale........I didn't have a clue what I weighed and was afraid a 440lb scale wouldn't have enough range. Does your scale have trouble "making up its mind" when you weigh?
Not usually as long as I stand very still. I tend to want to hop off when the numbers get too high. lol
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:24 AM   #12
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Still like my Tanita after 7 years.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:00 PM   #13
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I have a Tanita digital. It's accurate and measures in .2 lb increments, which I like.

It supposedly measures body fat, but I don't believe that home scales can measure body fat accurately. I wouldn't have chosen the body-fat-measuring feature, but it was a floor model on sale cheap at Bed Bath & Beyond. I think I paid around $40 for it.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:08 AM   #14
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Mine is an old-fashioned spring scale: a Health-o-meter with a giant round dial. Very accurate.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:41 AM   #15
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Eatsmart Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale with Ultra Wide Platform and Step-on Technology, 440-Pounds. We got this one a few months ago and love it.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:07 AM   #16
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I have Taylor Lithium and love it. "The Biggest Loser" endorses it. It always gives me the same weight as when I check in at Weight Watchers.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:06 PM   #17
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My Tanita is still going strong after 9 years of daily use!
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:57 AM   #18
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Ok, you conned me into it and I just went to Amazon and bought the Eatsmart Precission Plus, and the numbers go up to the old man, who's down to about 325 now. $36.95 with free shipping.

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Old 03-23-2012, 03:38 AM   #19
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Ok, you conned me into it and I just went to Amazon and bought the Eatsmart Precission Plus, and the numbers go up to the old man, who's down to about 325 now. $36.95 with free shipping.

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Old 03-24-2012, 01:32 AM   #20
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Holy Schmoly! It's been shipped already and due to me via USPS next Wednesday. Never EVER did i think I'd be this excited for new scales!
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:21 AM   #21
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I was googling for a new scale and found this thread! I just purchased the EatSmart Precision Plus! $36.95 with free shipping from Amazon. I am super excited to get it!!! It had awesome ratings, looks like wonderful customer service, and I love that it takes AAA batteries.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:27 AM   #22
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I also have the tanita scale which measures weight to the tenth percentage and body fat (and percent water). Not sure if the body fat is perfectly accurate, but I use it to measure general trends. It also stores the weight and heights of up to four people. I am very satisfied.
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