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Postby Dave » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:25 pm

Hi all,
What Scale are you all using & how do you rate them? I find most supermarket brands dont rate well for people over 100kg. What are you thoughts???
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Postby Zero » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:52 pm

I use the teraillon glass scale. it gives me basically the exact reading that i get at the doctors so im pleased with that
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Postby KimE » Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:12 pm

I use Tanita with the body fat counter. The body fat counter is good I guess but I belive it is reasonably accurate. Althought the more hydrated you are the lower the figure so I tend to take weight readings in the morning and body fat readings in the arvo.

Just for a bit of info. Choice magazine rated the Tanita scales very highly but they start at $175 mark (I got mine for $100 at target reduced from $175 over a year ago), however, the 'best buy' at $79 was PROPERT Glass Body Fat Electronic Bathroom Scale 3040 which came in overall 4th on their test. Choice are independent and buy the products they test, they are not 'given' to them by the manufacturers to test. Weight and body fat measurements rated very accurate. Not sure how they go for over 100kg but my Tanita scales seem to have no problem.
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Postby Ses » Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:02 pm

I have a Tanita too, which seems good for wt but I am not sure of the body fat and water. Like Kim says, it seems to change at the drop of a hat, but as long as I see an overall trend I am happy.
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Postby Dancing Queen » Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:12 am

I got some off ebay. I can't find any now, they had heaps at the time though, I think maybe an illegal shipment 8) because I paid about $30.00 including P&H. Elcetronic digital ones with a glass plate.

They weigh exactly the same as the scales at weight watchers. So, that does me fine.
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Postby Dave » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:45 am

Thank you very much all,
I only ask as the electronic glass ones I got from Direct Deals had to be replaced and the second one is like up to 4kg out.
I'll be sure to look into all those recommendations. I don’t intend on being 100kg for long, so hopefully that will help with accuracy :)

Thanks again
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Postby Maraver » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:52 am

I think if we just use the same one all the time it helps
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Postby sassi » Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:50 am

hi dave, not sure if i'm too late here - but i'm another one with tanita scales. they're not fancy ones - they're digital but no body fat measurement or anything. i got them about 18 months ago & i think they were between $60-70.

they're not always kind to me, but i still like em :wink:
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Postby SarahC » Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:49 am

I've got a Homedics one, with the BIA body fat measurements. I find the body fat is highly innacurate. It tells me anything ranging from 24% to 35%. I have really yucky skin on my feet, and they are generally quite cold too, which makes a difference to the measurement. The weight measurement is fairly accurate I find, give or take a few hundred grams... Not sure if it goes over 100 though :?
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Postby Ally » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:01 am

Dave I use the weight watchers scales they go up to 172kg and are quite accurate, I had trouble with the first pair I bought....they worked well for about 2 months then I went to weigh in and they told me I had lost 20kg in a week....I changed the battery but to no avail, I had lost a further 8kg in 2 hours.....however the new ones are made of a different plastic and have been really good

another good brand that go up to 150kg are the propert digital scales, they are also quite accurate.....
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Postby Dave » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:51 pm

Thanks ally,
could you send me a link for an online price.
PS...also put in a post in the exercise area about your little gym...you might find it worth a read :wink: Hope it's still working for ya
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Postby Ally » Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:00 pm

sorry I forgot to mention that I bought them from target for $70.00 for the weight watchers ones...will check out the gym thingey now!
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:58 pm

ummm I bought mine on ebay for about $20 its really basic, just digital and it only tells your weight :)
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Postby Jisgone » Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:59 pm

mine are digital ones from target, they do weight and fat% and only cost $40 :)
im not sure how accurate they are but work great for me :)
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