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Postby gea » Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:54 am

Hi all, my scales aren't working well, what brand of scales do you have and would you recommend it? Thanks.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:04 am

hi gea a lot of people swear by the WW ones but i have heard some of them are shonky so keep your receipt. i just have a cheapy pair from woolies- home collection and they cost about 30 bucks
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Postby electrongirl » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:00 am

As a member of Choice Magazine online I can look up what they have done tests on.

They have tested Body Fat scales so this may help. This is what they recommend to buy:

What to buy

TANITA InnerScan Body Composition Monitor BC-532 $399
TEFAL Bodymaster Vision 79570 $210
TANITA Body Fat Monitor/Scale BF-679W $175
PROPERT Glass Body Fat Electronic Bathroom Scale 3040 $79
OREGON SCIENTIFIC High Precision Body Weight Monitor with Body Fat Index GA101 $180
SOEHNLE Body Balance Chicago GSM-63671 $180-200
SOEHNLE Volga 63674 $90

The Weight Watchers ones apparently scored the worst.
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Postby Ally » Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:44 am

:shock: Geez I hope you have a healthy bank account!!! Wow some of those prices are quite high.....ok all of them are!!

Thanks for the reminder Kate!! yeah the ww ones are pretty good, the ones I have now are going really well and they are of much studier construction than the first pair I got.....
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Postby Roar2Life » Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:08 pm

I brought the TANITA InnerScan Body Composition Monitor BC-53 5 for $150 with a RRP of $300. I love them. They measure body fat %, weight, water %, muscle %, muscle mass and rate you on a scale based on body fat % and weight. I think they go up to 150kg.
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Postby Jisgone » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:45 am

i use $30 big w digital ones, they tell me my weight, fat% and water% and work a charm! they are metalic plasticy colour and weighed me when i was 125kgs so i assume they go upto 150 or so, i didnt want to spend hundreds on scales and these do the job great
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Postby Ally » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:31 am

That was why I had to buy scales that weighed me!! Most only went up to 150kg and I knew I was heavier than that, hence having to spend twice as much on scales!! GGRRRRR :evil:
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Postby KimE » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:08 pm

Nikki you are like me, I always check out Choice they have some great info.
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Postby gea » Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:33 pm

Thanks everyone for your replies.

I was thinking of the Tanita scales but they are a bit expensive compared to the rest, are they really that much better?
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Postby milo » Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:38 pm

We just buy ones from the shops or the markets, but they are digital.

Our latest ones are from the markets and there pretty good. The sign say $20 down from $80 but you can never really trust that
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