Thursday, August 16, 2018

Bathroom Scales: Compare


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Pros
complete and accurate assessment of current fitness level; storage of up to 4 personal profiles; easy to read screen; visual characterization of BMI makes it easy to read/understand
complete and accurate assessment of current fitness level; after the initial set-up, the scale is very easy to use; instantly recognizes up to 8 different users as soon as they step on scale; automatic wireless data transmission to online tracking website; ability to set personal goals and share data through online tracking website; ability to measure fat mass vs. lean mass; low profile is especially ideal for older people concerned with falling down
accurate body weight readings; easy to use and read; good warranty; environmentally-friendly; large platform can accommodate a wide variety of food sizes
Cons
only stores most recent measurement in your personal profile; accuracy of body fat percentages can vary unless instruction manual is closely followed; short warranty; should not use if you have a cardiac pacemaker or other medical devices that could be impacted by electrical current
pricey; cannot upload any historical data to online tracking website; accuracy of body fat percentages can vary unless instruction manual is closely followed; should not use if you have a cardiac pacemaker or other medical devices that could be impacted by electrical current; some complaints about spotty customer service
needs enough light to run (artificial light has to be a certain wattage and no more than 8ft away from the scale); does not calculate body fat percentage or BMI; does not store weight measurement records
Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Price
$50 - $60
$159
$55.19
Warranty
1-year limited warranty
1-year limited warranty
3-year limited warranty
Weight Capacity
330 lbs
396 lbs
330 lbs
Dimensions
Measures 12.2" x 11.8" x 2.1" (L x W x H) and weighs 4.7 lbs
Measures 12.6" x 12.6" x 0.9" (L x W x H) and weighs 5.1 lbs.
Measures 12" x 13" x 1.9" (L x W x H) and weighs 5.1 lbs.
Fitness Indicator Measurements
Measures body weight, fat mass and BMI.
Measures body weight, fat mass and BMI.
Only measures body weight.
Measurement Accuracy
Weight is measured in .2 lb (.1 kg) increments. Body fat percentage is measured from 5 - 60% in .1% increments. BMI is rated from 7.0 to 90.0 in .1 increments.
Weight is measured in .2 lb (.1 kg) increments.
Weight is measured in .2 lb (.1 kg) increments under 200 lbs (100 kg) and in .5 lb (.2 kg) increments between 200 - 330 lbs (100 - 150 kg).
Multiple User Profiles
Stores up to 4 user profiles and will display previous measurements for comparison. It also has "guest" setting that allows others to use the scale without storing their information.
Can keep track of up to 8 users and can automatically differentiate between individual users once they step on the scale.
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Power Source
Powered by 4 "AA" batteries. Battery life is approximately 1 year when used 4 times a day.
Powered by 4 "AAA" batteries. Battery life varies depending on use (~6 months to a year)
Features built-in solar cell that can draw power from ordinary household light in addition to sunlight.
Product Design
The scale comes in chrome/silver with a large LCD screen and has a sleek, modern look.
The scale has an Apple-esque design. It comes in white or black and has a glass top.
The scale is white and has a rectangular shape. There is a small black circle around the 1.2" LCD display screen.
 
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