Recommend Your Scale

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Ugh! I hate digital scales.
A couple years ago we bought one and it seemed to do ok, until it started giving us wonky numbers (we'd step on, step off and back on again, and the weight would be like 4 or 6 pounds different) so we changed the batteries
the problem still kept happening.
I bought a new scale a few months ago. It was working fantastically. Until today. I stepped on it anticipating a slightly higher number due to the halloween party last night, but I was shocked to see a lower number.
I got off and got back on again, only to see a number 8 pounds higher! (even higher than my starting weight of a month ago) Stepped back on it again, being careful each time to step on it in the same manner, and I got a third number that fell between the other two. So WTF is wrong with my scale?
How am I supposed to keep track of my weight if this keeps happening?
Does any place still sell the old style of scales where the arrow points to your weight?
Do any of you have a tried and true digital scale you'd recommend?
FWIW the first scale we had was from walmart and I forget what brand it was. The one we have now was from target, it was about $30. I also can't recall the brand at the moment.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
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    Does your gym have a scale? I know that might not be as convenient as you hope. We have a medical scale due from when my husband was a massage therapist. This morning I was checking my weight and realized I had the 50 lb block on the wrong part. Doh!
    1849 days ago
    We have that problem, too. My only advice is not to buy one that is too $$ because chances are that it won't last too long. My first digital scale was like $40. It only lasted six months. The one I have now was the cheapest one ($25, I think) and it's still going strong.
    1850 days ago
  • DIANE7786
    I like my Tanita scale. It matches the scale at my doctors office. I bought it a few years ago at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
    1850 days ago
    I have an issue with digital scales. Move it around and it says different things. I just try to make sure it is the EXACT same place as last week, while perhaps the exact weight is a little off (I hope not), the weight CHANGE should be accurate.
    1850 days ago
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