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5/31/12 8:25 A

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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5/31/12 8:21 A

Digital emoticon

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5/31/12 8:11 A

Weight Watchers have a great digital one for $20.

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5/30/12 10:53 P


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4/6/12 11:48 A


I need a new one. Any suggestions?

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4/6/12 11:41 A

I prefer digital even though the number can change depending on how I stand on the scale

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4/6/12 11:34 A

I prefer the digital scale. I actually have a "Biggest Loser" scale that I caught on clearence, that I really love. I initially purchased it because the maximum weight was 350. emoticon

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4/6/12 11:25 A

My digital scales always seem to it may be time for a switch soon!

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4/6/12 4:46 A

I use a standard scale emoticon

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4/5/12 11:56 P

I have both and find them to be spot on with each other.

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4/5/12 8:57 P


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4/5/12 8:52 P

I don't own one, but I like the sliding one at my gym!

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4/5/12 1:39 P


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4/5/12 1:28 P


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4/5/12 12:54 P

I use the standard model and it serves me fine!

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4/5/12 12:46 P


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4/5/12 12:44 P

I use both...the digital always says I weigh more by at least 1-2 lbs!

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4/5/12 12:31 P

Definitely a digital, like the one I have a Soehnle, with fat and water measures.

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4/3/12 8:34 P

I had trouble reading my old, old analog scale and got a digital one. It only read "even pounds" so a couple years ago I got a digital that reads .2 of a pound. I LOVE IT! I don't think I'll go back.

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4/3/12 2:13 P

We have an analogue scale, but I'm planning on getting a digital scale in the next couple months--I can't read the scale, the lines are too small.

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4/3/12 1:45 P

digital is the only way to weigh

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4/3/12 1:27 P

Digital by far

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4/3/12 1:25 P

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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4/3/12 9:55 A

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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4/3/12 9:52 A


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4/3/12 9:46 A


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4/3/12 9:45 A

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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3/29/12 1:31 P

WII fitness board seems to be pretty accurate. Have to use the carpet extensions with mine.

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3/29/12 12:40 P

I've found that our analog scale's needle sticks giving a 5# discrepancy.

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3/28/12 7:34 A

analog- digital was being very "kind" for some reason, got on the analog at the gym and home- yikes

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3/28/12 6:58 A

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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3/27/12 6:29 P

Digital because it's the most accurate. (Weigh in grams.)

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3/27/12 6:12 P

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.

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3/27/12 6:00 P

I prefer digital scales. Maybe cause I can't remember the last time I seen anoter type of scale.

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3/27/12 4:40 P

I have a digital and it seems pretty good. All of them seem to vary up or down depending on how I shift my weight, so I don't know how accurate any are.

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3/27/12 4:38 P

I hate to check my weight!! emoticon

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3/27/12 4:05 P

I prefer the digital scale, it can measure by the ounce. Analog cant do that and it can get discouraging when you think the scale is not moving

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3/27/12 1:08 P

Digital. But, honestly, a tape measure and a quick check on how you're feeling is probably the best measure (and you never have to replace the batteries :D)

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3/27/12 12:53 P

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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3/27/12 10:39 A

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.

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3/27/12 10:29 A

I use a video game system to measure my weight! emoticon

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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3/27/12 10:22 A

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.

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3/27/12 9:57 A

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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