I hate my new scale

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

I have had the same scale for 4 years and it is extremely unreliable. I can stand on it 4 times and it will give me 4 different numbers. Well today i decided it was time for a new one. I went online did my research found one with really great reviews for accuracy and consistency, went to my local wally world and purchased it, and then brought it home. And it consistently, down to the tenth of a pound, weighed me 11 pounds heavier than my old scale. So very very frustrating. I feel like I have taken a huge step backward.
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    I have to say thats a very large difference. Are you making sure to calibrate it? Weight on a solid surface (not a carpet)? Are you weighing yourself naked? I would try a first thing in the morning weigh and see how it goes.

    I had a scale from Walmart that got FANTASTIC reviews ... except the damn thing never worked after the first week - Id get wildly different readings. I have this scale myself:

    It was a bit of an "investment" BUT it measures Fat, Muscle, Water, and Bone. I was amazed comparing the day I bought it to one month later ... I had lost like 25 lbs in fat but only lost 20 lbs on the scale ...

    Oh ... and when I bough this scale - my weight was down 5.5 lbs from the Walmart scale. So I guess the old saying is right- You get what you pay for!

    (Oh and the Walmart scale I had was Health-0-Meter brand which is suppose to be the best of the best but Im sure that company is just as guilty as others of making a "less expensive" version for Walmart/Target type places .... think of Targets "Neiman Marcus" line ....)

    Oh and please dont take offense to this ... but I noticed on your main page that your weight is close to 300 lbs. Some scales have a top accuracy weight of 250 lbs., 300 lbs, etc. Id say the closer you were to that number the less accurate the result. So if the limit is 300 ... you might be getting an incorrect read because of that... Id be very suspicious of an 11 lbs jump ... just saying. Doesnt sound right.
    1898 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/9/2013 8:39:21 PM
  • KMM1123
    Sorry to hear that. I don't know why scales are so different all the time. Why is that? Aren't they all supposed to ACCURATELY weigh things? I mean that their job! Why in the world are scales so different? It doesn't make any sense. Have you thought about taking it back and getting a different one? Maybe something's wrong with it? 11 pounds seems like a big difference.
    1899 days ago
  • *MAMA*2*BOYS*
    Aw, I'm sorry! :( This is why I am refusing to buy a new scale, even though mine sometimes works and sometimes does not.

    I know it must feel like a huge step backwards, but remember that it is just a number. You don't look any different, your clothes didn't get tighter, etc. And honestly, most people wouldn't care a bit about how much they weighed as long as they looked and felt a certain way.

    Try not to get too down about it! Just emoticon emoticon !!
    1899 days ago
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