This is probably the coolest scale I’ve ever owned. No joke.
I’ll admit, I was a little nervous when I first opened the box. I’ve never had a bathroom scale come with an instruction manual.
Turns out it’s wicked easy. You can program in up to eight different users, which is cool in our family of five. Why program in users, you may ask?
The scale keeps a memory of your past weights. It’ll read our your current weight, obviously, but it can also recall your weight difference since your last weigh in, or average weight loss/gain over the past 3, 7, or 30 weigh-ins. There’s really no need to keep a log. Best, if you’re “up” 5 pounds, the weight shows up in RED, as in – stop! If you’re losing, it shows up GREEN. If your weight doesn’t fluctuate any more than 2 kg between weigh-ins, the scale knows which user it’s keeping track of. This way, all five of us can use the same scale to monitor our weight loss (parents) and weight gain (growing kids), after some simple initial programming input.
The programming also provides the scale with the necessary information to calculate your Body Mass Index, or BMI. The World Health Organization uses BMI, which is calculated by your height and weight, as a measure of obesity. I’m not really a big fan of BMI, because if you’re heavily muscled you’ll weigh more than another guy of the same height, so your BMI will be much higher. I don’t like it as a true measure of health, but it’s good information to have for overall tracking.
It’s trim, so it hardly takes up any space, and it’s pretty cool looking, too.
I’ve had mine for about a month or so, and it works true to its word.
To review, it’s sleek looking, works great (for up to 8 users, not just the 5 of us), and I’d recommend it to anyone who wants an easy way to track their weight loss.
You can pick one up at Amazon.com when they get back in stock by using this Amazon link.