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2013-04-05 3:52 PM

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Subject: Low cost quality scales?

I need to replace my scale since it only works when it feels like.  Sometimes I can read the display and others I can't.  I would like something with better than .5 pound increments.  Do I just go with another Walmart type scale or is it better to have the fancy BMI and other readouts?  I'm not looking to break the bank with some crazy WiFi scale that I don't need.

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2013-04-05 4:22 PM
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Groupon has a bodyfat scale that I use, it seems to be on teh high side for bidyfat, but overall a solid scale.

http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-escali-bfbw200-scale

2013-04-06 2:27 PM
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Alex, most of the bf digital scales tend to be innaccurate. I happen to have one an pay little attention to it. I do appreciate the digital weight readout.

 

2013-04-06 10:23 PM
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Burd - 2013-04-05 3:52 PM

I need to replace my scale since it only works when it feels like.  Sometimes I can read the display and others I can't.  I would like something with better than .5 pound increments.  Do I just go with another Walmart type scale or is it better to have the fancy BMI and other readouts?  I'm not looking to break the bank with some crazy WiFi scale that I don't need.

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Health Meter - W1176BN is what I use. .5 increments.  It works great and stores your previous weight and tell you how many more to reach your goal.

Plus, it have 4 different user setings so you and your wife could keep track.

2013-05-09 8:50 AM
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timf79 - 2013-04-05 4:22 PM

Groupon has a bodyfat scale that I use, it seems to be on teh high side for bidyfat, but overall a solid scale.

http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-escali-bfbw200-scale



Plus one on this scale. I have had mine over month now and would recommend it. It gives weight in .2 lbs increments. This scale is very consistent, old scale would be off 3-5 lbs on readings back to back. Consistency is key to track trends, doesn't matter if scale is wrong just as long as it is wrong the same way every time.
2013-05-10 12:49 PM
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dixrp - 2013-05-09 7:50 AM 

This scale is very consistent, old scale would be off 3-5 lbs on readings back to back. Consistency is key to track trends, doesn't matter if scale is wrong just as long as it is wrong the same way every time.

Careful on that consistency thing.  I've found that my scale keeps track of the last weight it measured.  If there is a subsequent measurement within xx lbs (not sure where the threshold is), it simply reports the 'stored' weight.  Thus, I can weigh myself four times in a row, and get the same number every time.  But if I alternate between weighing myself, and then myself holding something (such as trying to get a bike weight measurement over a series of attempts), the reported values may change by over a pound and a half from attempt to attempt.

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2013-05-21 6:47 PM
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We've had a Taylor digital scale for aboout 4 years now. It measures in .2 lb increments, and has always been spot-on with the doc's scale and the fancy scale at the Y. We got it for under $20.

I believe it's this one: http://www.walmart.com/ip/14311191?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=2222222222...


We got it from Kohl's back then, though.
2013-05-22 10:38 AM
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One thing about BF scales I been told you should use it at night if you want BF to be more accurate. Mornings you tend to be more dehydrated causing BF to be off more.

Remember a scale is a tool and if its off 1 lbs from day to day its not a huge issue. Water weight can cause you to be off a lbs or 2 a day easy. Look at trends. As long as over 4 weeks your going down (or basically staying the same if you want to maintain) then you know your doing something right.
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One thing about BF scales I been told you should use it at night if you want BF to be more accurate. Mornings you tend to be more dehydrated causing BF to be off more.

Remember a scale is a tool and if its off 1 lbs from day to day its not a huge issue. Water weight can cause you to be off a lbs or 2 a day easy. Look at trends. As long as over 4 weeks your going down (or basically staying the same if you want to maintain) then you know your doing something right.
2013-05-22 10:52 AM
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Subject: RE: Low cost quality scales?
One thing about BF scales I been told you should use it at night if you want BF to be more accurate. Mornings you tend to be more dehydrated causing BF to be off more.

Remember a scale is a tool and if its off 1 lbs from day to day its not a huge issue. Water weight can cause you to be off a lbs or 2 a day easy. Look at trends. As long as over 4 weeks your going down (or basically staying the same if you want to maintain) then you know your doing something right.
2013-06-08 5:03 PM
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After going through 2 different taylors from the dept stores and taking them back, I ordered one online from amazon. So much better. You don't have to tap it to turn it on, it's got 8 profiles, athlete mode, it's fast, consistent and looks pretty good.

http://www.amazon.ca/Ozeri-Bathroom-Hydration-Recognition-Technolog...



2013-07-30 3:13 PM
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I just posted about this in BDAS! haha, Did you find one Alex? I have one that was 50 bucks at Canadian Tire, and it holds profiles and does body fat...etc...not sure how accurate it is though.

I like the idea of one that tracks your weight loss for you like David said.... we'll see if I can sneak another purchase past the boss here...
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