Advantages look nice, option of body analysis
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A month ago I decided enough was enough in terms of avoiding the issue with how much I weigh. I was well aware that I had let myself go significantly and wanted to take steps to improve my weight, fitness and all round general health. I of course wanted to monitor my weight and when I came to use my old weight watchers scales I found that they were no longer working and so decided to replace them. I was very pleased with my scales previously and so decided to look to the weight watchers brand again on my look again catalogue where I spotted the slim glass analysis scale for £22.00 and decided to order them.The scales came very quickly and were well packed in a sturdy cardboard box with a carry handle. Inside the box the scales are securely packed in to some extra cardboard so that they can’t move around inside the box in transit because obviously being made of glass they are quite fragile. When I unpacked the scales I was very happy indeed with the look of the scales. Made from glass the scales were mainly see through apart from some silver panels and the screen which would tell you your weight and details and so I felt they would look very stylish in my bathroom.
There are two ways in which you can use these scales and you can opt to have them just measure your weight or if you input a few details it will give you a body analysis reading which will also tell you your BMI, body fat, body water and bone mass readings. I used the scales in both ways but usually opted to just step on them to be weighed quickly in the morning as opposed to having a full reading. Inputting the data required for the body analysis was quite complicated despite there being instructions in the manual provided but it basically involves pressing some of the buttons above the LCD display to pop in your height, age, sex and such like. You can input this data for up to four people where as on my last scales I am pretty sure you could do it for more than four people but to be honest this isn’t really an issue for me as there is only me who would really want all of my details popping in the scales as my son doesn’t need that kind of information being that he is only a child.A useful feature with these scales is that they can be used to give you a weight in either stones, kilograms or pounds just by flicking a switch on the bottom of the scale. They can measure people up to 28 stone 8lb which I am nowhere near and so these scales were suitable for my needs. They also measure your weight in quite small amounts and so sometimes it would tell me I had lost a quarter of a pound in weight! The LCD screen which displays your information is 1.5” but plenty big enough to see the reading as the numbers on it are quite large and so I was never leaning down trying to see a reading or anything.
All in all you are probably thinking that these scales sound great! They look lovely and stylish in my opinion, they measure other things as well as just your weight and the LCD display works well. However, I no longer have these scales because after two weeks I had to send them back to the catalogue as they were just completely inaccurate all of the time. I placed the scales in my bathroom and made sure that they were on a flat area and as my bathroom has laminate flooring there was no issue with the carpet interfering with the weight reading as can sometimes happen. When I stepped on the scales though more than half of the time it just wouldn’t register that I had stepped on and so I would need to lift the scales to allow the zero’s on the LCD to flash before getting on to weigh myself. This issue, annoying as it was, I think I could have lived with but then there was the matter of the scales just not weighing consistently or accurately. Depending on the mood of the scale it would weigh me at anything up to half a stone either heavier or lighter than I actually am over the course of just a couple of minutes. It did the same with my sisters weight and actually added half a stone on to her minutes after she had been to the gym and been weighed there. Had I been constantly moving the scales around or moving about on the scales as I was being weighed I would have thought that perhaps it was my own fault because the scales are really meant to be kept in the same place for accurate readings but I followed all of the advice in the manual that came with the scales and still had issues.Given that I paid £22 for the scales I decided there was no way I was happy paying that kind of money for something which I wasn’t really sure was going to give me an accurate reading, or certainly which reading would be accurate at least and so I decided to contact the catalogue with my concerns and arrange to send them back so I now go to the swimming baths to get weighed each week as these seem more accurate.
I was left really disappointed with this product especially because I had had such a positive experience with the last set of weight watchers scales I had bought. The design of these scales is made to look great but in my opinion performance just doesn’t live up to the look of them and so I cannot give them my recommendation at all.Thank you for reading my review!
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