I had one of those digital scales that supposedly measured body fat percentage, but I found that it was a piece of junk. If I weighed and stepped off and back on the numbers would change and it was almost impossible to get the same numbers twice in a row. I swithced back to an old analog I've had for a long time and I add 5 pounds to whatever it reads so that it is in line with my readings on a doctors scale.
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I don't own one, but I like the sliding one at my gym!
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I prefer digital scales because you can get a readout to 0.1 or 0.2 lb, whereas with an analogue scale, I could spend too long trying to decide whether the needle is at a half-pound, quarter-lb, etc. Moving an analog scale could also affect the reading, so regardless of what type of scale you are using, you'll want to place it on a flat, hard surface. I've played with scales on carpeting and have gotten all sorts of strange readings.
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I work at a nursing home and so I use the scales here. Can someone please tell me how to put the information on my ticker. I can choose the icon and the background but I can't see where I'm suppose to put the information for the ticker. Thanks!
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I prefer a digital scale. Mine measures to the 1/2 lb. and seems accurate. Many measure to 2/10 of a lb. I could get used to that. I agree that the Wii body test is pretty accurate too but see it as a supplement, not a substitution.
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WII fitness board seems to be pretty accurate. Have to use the carpet extensions with mine.
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I've found that our analog scale's needle sticks giving a 5# discrepancy.
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analog- digital was being very "kind" for some reason, got on the analog at the gym and home- yikes
I only use my digital scale. When I do weigh myself, I weigh two or three times in a row to make sure it says the same thing each time before I log that weight. It seems to be very accurate
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Digital because it's the most accurate. (Weigh in grams.)
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My analog does the same thing that your digital does - if i step further back or forward on the scale, I get a noticeably different reading. Kind of annoying, but I just try to make sure to always stand in the same place on it.
I have a digital and find it's a little annoying the way it can bounce around no matter what. Like yesterday It said I was 126.8 and today 129....did I actually gain 3 lbs overnight...NOPE. But that's what it does...bounce around. So I am very interested in seeing the answers to see if one is better then the other.
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i use a digital scale. my analog one never seemed to read right. my digital is pretty close to my doctor's office so i mostly trust it.
3/27/12 10:29 A
I use a video game system to measure my weight!
I also have an analog "stand on it and look down" type in the bathroom for "quick checks", but it's very old and a little off. I would think a digital scale would be more accurate, but I have never gotten the hang of the doctor's office type where you slide the bars and then get a reading.
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I prefer a digital scale if I can trust it to be accurate. I do understand what you are talking about. I have a Weight Watchers Scale and it seems to work great if I step on it once in the morning. But oddly, I can put on clothes/shoes that would weigh more than a pound more and if I step on again, it will say the same as before the added weight. The same goes for taking off heavy clothing. I don't know why but it seems the scale has a "memory" and wants to repeat the first reading, if you step on again within a few minutes' time.
I currently have a digital scale, but am considering going back to an analog one. With the digital, if I slide it a few inches to the left or right, the read out changes and I just don't feel like I am getting accurate enough readings. Maybe I just have a crappy scale, idk.
Which do you prefer and why?
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