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RGRJOE175
Posts: 469
11/10/11 9:29 P

my electronic scale...if I lean slightly foward..Ie look down... I weigh more... if I lean back slightly I weigh less.... If I look straight ahead... about in the middle...

Heck if I know why.



PAT4PROG
Posts: 652
11/10/11 6:20 P

great suggestion Shel...I've had it over 2 years, so after I change the battery, I test it with a weight emoticon



SHELBSYD
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11/10/11 5:20 P

Test your scale by putting a weight on it. I found my scale changes to. I get on, get off and the results maybe be off by a pound or so. So I tested it with an 8lbs weight and it was off by 2 oz, so I guess my scale is pretty accurate. Digital scales are temperamental!



FITCHALLENGER
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11/10/11 5:12 P

A good scale usually gives very consistent consecutive readings, regardless of that reading being very accurate or not.



PAT4PROG
Posts: 652
11/10/11 4:20 P

I've notice the same thing with my digital scale lately. I was just at the doctor and weighed a good 3 lb lighter fully clothed(w/shoes) that the am at my house(unclothed). Then when I returned home, just for kicks, I stepped on it again and it was even higher. I'm replacing the battery on my next shopping visit.
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UNIDENT
Posts: 33,498
11/10/11 2:50 P

Yeah it's messed up. Try a brand new battery in it. If that doesn't help, I wouldn't trust this scale for much more than noticing 3-5lb trends over weeks/months rather than "what do I weigh today".



MYPOD88
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11/9/11 6:53 P

Just got a new digital scale and it says that I weigh 168 I then step off and get back on a few seconds later and it reads 169lbs this is on a wooden floor. I then move it to a hard surface and step back on it a few seconds later and it reads 172.. I did it again on the harder surface and it read 169 again. Why could this be happening how do I know how much I weigh?



 
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