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what kind of scale do you have?

I've been reading that the best scale to use is your own..instead of the one in the gym, locker room, doctor's office.

What kind of scale do you have and is it worth the money you paid? Any suggestions for a cost effective but accurate scale?

Thanks :-)


Wed. May 23, 10:36pm

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I have a Tanita. It's digital and measures body fat % and hydration %. According to assorted diet and fitness professionals I've used over the years, it's an excellent choice. Check amazon.com, I think they start around $50.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 11:16 PM

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Actually the doctor's scales (the upright sliding weight scales) are the most accurate, but I presume what you're reading means something that is reliable and gets consistant use is "best." Don't bother with non-digital. Even the consistant ones are not that accurate. Think about what you'll be using it for. If you just want to monitor weight, don't feel pressed into buying one with all the bells and whistles. I too have one that measures body fat and hydration, but I only use those measurements as a rough guide as several factors can effect the reading. I always weigh at the same time of day which helps with consistancy. My scale isn't American (where I'm assuming you post from) but it cost about €45 or $60 and was a true investment that I researched. Go to a shop with a lot of models that will let you try them out. Try getting readings a few times each on your favourites and favour the ones with the most consistant reading. Best of luck finding a good one. I've always said the best purchases I've made in the past year have been a good scales and a good food scales (the stuff I use to exercise with was donated!).

Thursday, May 24, 2007, 9:13 AM

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"The scales don't lie"

I'm on Weight Watchers. I found that my Weight Watchers scale is only off by .2 pounds from my scale to the meeting scale. I always weight myself in the same outfit with 1 hour of the meeting. I find that it is consistant. Try not to move you scale around...especially from tile, carpet to wood. $28

Thursday, May 24, 2007, 9:43 PM

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