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Bad new scale

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I have to vent here....I bought a new scale. Taylor and it is suppose to measure fat, water, and weight based on your age and height. The stupid think is off by 3lbs from my old scale. I am keeping my old friend and chucking the one. Plus, I do not understand the fat and water measurements anywho. just give me BMI!!!!

Okay rant my feet tingle after using the scale. WEIRD RIGHT.
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  • EBETH13
    Hmm totally agree i have a weight watchers scale.... it's ok, varies hourly....weird
    1676 days ago
    I got a Weight Watchers scale about 8 years ago and it is spot on. Don't give up yet, read the material that came with it - or - if nothing came with it, look up the model online and see if there is a guide that you can down load. Good luck!
    1680 days ago
    I'm surprised. I compared a Taylor to a Doctor's scale and it was dead on. % body fat is measured by putting a small current through your body and measuring your bodys resistance. Weight is best measured in the morning or at least at the same time of the day. Weight will vary by 2 lbs during the day due to normal body processes. The scales that measure body fat have metallic strips on them. They aren't accurate, actually neither are weights. You look at the trends and go to the doctor's office for an accurate weight. True % body fat measurements are measured in water tanks and are expensive.

    I have a health-o- meter but wouldn't recommend that brand. The weight varies too much. It has % body fat but one day the reading went up by 10% in a day which is impossible.

    Stick with what you like with scales newer isn't always better.

    1680 days ago
    I use mine all the time but don't quite believe the body fat % it gives me. It has an "athlete" mode that you are supposed to enter if you work out more than 4 hours a week - but - it won't let you put in athelete mode if you are over 50!!!! So I lied to it about my age... LOL. But, it puts body fat at over 34% if I'm a non-athlete and 19% if I am... I suspect somewhere in between is the reality, as I don't believe I'm either of those numbers.

    If it showed you three pounds heavier, then I agree - bad scale! bad scale!
    1680 days ago
    Never heard of a scale doing that to someone. Maybe you need to find out if it is suppose to do that. Not sure how it measures all the things that they say they do.
    1681 days ago
    Tingly feet = scary!
    1681 days ago
    I'm with you on this one - just tell me what the weight is and that is all I need to know.
    1681 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
    I'm with you. Just give me a plain, old scale. I don't need that funky garbage that is all guesstimation anyway!
    1681 days ago
    i have a similar technical scale,does water,muscle,fat etc,etc.but you know me and technic.couldnĀ“t work it out so just use it as a normal emoticon
    1681 days ago
    My Health-O-Meter is worthless when it comes to body fat percentage and water percentage. They can change by 7% within minutes and 10% within a day. Luckily, the weight is accurate. Scales are frustrating at best. Having one that is inaccurate is unacceptable; glad you are discarding it! -Marsha
    1681 days ago
    Sounds complicated. I looked it up and it seems a real chore to enter all the information, too. Then you have a have bare feet and they recommend you wipe your feet with a damp cloth before you weigh yourself.
    Good luck with it!!
    1681 days ago
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