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Postby Mandie » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:49 am

As some of the older members know, I've had a lot of problems with scales... a lot of the cheaper ones are simply not accurate when weighing over the 100kg mark, and it's hard to monitor your progress when you don't know what you are losing!

I think I do need to go back to weighing weekly, to get that weekly motivation! But I need more accurate scales, and what's more, I need scales that will show smaller losses - currently, I need to lose 1-2kg for me to be able to tell!

So, I think I want to buy scales. Previously I used the ones at the gym, but for a lot of reasons I won't be there much anymore, so I need some for at home.

I would prefer digital, because I'm blind and I find it hard to read the analog ones accurately.. and I want to know about small losses, like a 0.1kg difference!

I know digital scales tend to be less accurate so I'm willing to spend a bit of extra money for a good one.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a good set of scales?
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:05 am

No idea Mandie, sorry! Hope you find some though!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:47 pm

ive heard great things about the weight watchers metal scales- dont get the glass ones! ive heard shockers about them, i have a cheap set of digi scales from woolies, theyre crap so dont buy them
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Postby rivenriver » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:23 pm

I got $20 digital scales from Bunnings, they seem all right. They go up to 150kg, and are glass, kinda pretty. Maybe not the most accurate things in the world, and mine take a bashing, since I have no solid ground for accurate measuring and so move them to a table every time (yes, I weigh myself on top of a low table...), but they measure the small losses, and that's what I like. I think even if it doesn't tell me exactly what I weigh, it still gives me readings relative to previous readings I've made with that scale, so it'll still be okay. :)
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Postby Mandie » Sat Oct 20, 2007 6:18 pm

Just ordered some from eBay - they were $50, but retail at $80 or so... they look pretty good, promise to be accurate up to 150kg, and they go up in 0.1kg increments. And they measure body fat percentage and stuff too!

Can't wait for them to arrive :D
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:41 pm

let us know how they go mandie :)
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Postby Jisgone » Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:16 pm

at my parents i have cheapo $20 target ones, seemed to do the job tho! at bfs ive got tonita ones which are really expensive, and i dont really see much of a difference!
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Postby Chelle » Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:41 am

Good bargain mandy. I heard that tanitia I think that's the brand is the best one to buy, but I bought some of ebay aswell it seems to do the job.
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Postby tanya » Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:51 am

I went to harris scarfe for mine. I wanted the weight watchers ones but they only had a $100 pair there so i got some soehnle digital ones. paid $30 for them and they were $80. seem to be alright.
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Postby Haylez » Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:24 pm

I got mine from Harris Scarfes. They were $250, but I got them on sale for $50, can't remember teh brand. But they do weight in ).1kg increments, %body fat, %muscle mass, %water and your BMR
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