Recommendations for bathroom scales.

(11 Posts)
Jackthebodiless Thu 16-Jan-14 00:04:30

Well I bought some Tesco Value ones a couple of years ago for £4.99 and they're fab. Slimline glass and they're always consistent. Doesn't matter how many times you get on, you always get the same reading.

I don't think it matters what the surface is, op, as long as you always use the same surface.

OddBoots Wed 15-Jan-14 21:41:10

I got some new ones today (these ones) - they seem fab but they do need to be a on a flat hard surface so dh has built a little plinth for them.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 15-Jan-14 21:37:31

Needs to be a flat hard surface and non bouncy ie concrete better than bouncy laminate. A good test is to way yourself three times in a row and make sure they are the same each time. In scales precision is more important than accuracy.

TalkinPeace Wed 15-Jan-14 21:01:08

The best scales of all are this type
www.biolifemed.com/product_images/a/794/DSC07969__54847.JPG
but actually its almost better to use somebody else's set that they have to callibrate
I use the ones at my gym

5Foot5 Wed 15-Jan-14 16:13:26

Thanks

Do any of you find it matters what surface you have them on? E.g. are they OK on a carpetted room or better on a flat hard surface.

(Basically I would prefer to weigh myself naked but that pretty much means in the bathroom. DH suggested they might work better in the kitchen but I don't want to startle anyone who might be wondering through....)

graceholl Wed 15-Jan-14 15:47:10

Right they are called the Hanson HX3019 Slim Electronic Bathroom Scale and you can get them at Homebase too. 15 quid.

graceholl Wed 15-Jan-14 15:46:20

I got some cheap ones at Dunelm Mill and can't complain. They've lasted ages and get cheap replacement batteries from eBay! Think the brand is Hanson.

Megrim Wed 15-Jan-14 14:52:00

I have a set of Salter Glass Body Fat Analyser scales - seem fairly consistent and less than £20.

5Foot5 Wed 15-Jan-14 09:45:02

Wow they are considerably more expensive than I wanted to pay!!!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 15-Jan-14 09:23:27

Fitbit Aria smile

5Foot5 Wed 15-Jan-14 09:22:22

Apologies if this is not the correct place to post this, I assume there is a Product Review forum somewhere, but I thought that this forum would have plenty of people with an opinion and advice on this topic.

DH and I decided to start the 5:2 this week so we wanted something reliable we could weigh ourselves on. We have an old set of Salter mechanical scales but I have never really trusted their accuracy. They tend to stick a bit and your weight can vary by a pound or two each time you try.

At the weekend I went in to Argos and bought some electronic scales. They are Weightwatchers slimline glass precision scale. Not especially expensive but seemed to be comparable in price to most other models.

Anyway, I weighed myself on Sunday and resolved to only weight myself a week later. However, DH did not have that patience but he complained last night that he seemed to have put on 41bs since yesterday. Then this morning he got on again and had apparently lost a whole stone overnight!. So I tried myself and my first reading had me 121bs down from Sunday, but when I got on a minute later I had put 8lbs of it back on!

In other words they seem like utterly, unreliable crap.

So I would much appreciate it if people here could let me know what they use and trust.

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