Review of Ozeri WeightMaster 400 lbs Digital Bath Scale10:41 PM
I had a hate/hate relationship with my scale. Prior to receiving this new one to review, I had a digital scale that was so fickle. It was always starting out at 4.4 pounds, not adjusting to being placed on its side, and it had fluctuations of 2 pounds or more within minutes of weighing my self a few times. When you are a larger person, 2 pounds night not seem like a deal-breaker. 2-3 pounds on my frame, however, is a sign that I'm gaining or losing too quickly, or that something else may be wrong.
When I received the Ozeri WeightMaster 400 lbs Digital Bath Scale with BMI and Weight Differential Detection, I was happy to see it was thin and very low-profile. It was glass, but I didn't worry about it breaking, as it really seemed be sturdy. I took a moment to read the manual that came with it, as there were a few steps to setting it up for getting the most use out of it.
I set it down, make sure it "zeroed" out, and stepped on it. Once my weight was taken, I could set up my user profile, which gave me profile one, and recorded my height -- as well as my current weight. Now, whenever I would step on the scale, it would recognize that it was me and record my weight daily. My husband could set up his own profile, too. (If two people are too close together in weight, the scale cannot tell who is who; you'll have to select the correct profile before weighing in this case.)
While I am not a total believer in the value of BMI (I'm nursing, so BMI is always a bit skewed), I do think it's a great idea to track weight gain or loss -- especially over a period of time. This scale not only tells you your weight change from day to day (shown as either a red or green light against your net change in pounds), it also shows a total over the last 3, and the last 7 days, as well. So, while you may have gained weight after a bit birthday party from earlier in the day, you can see if you lost or gained compared to a week ago, which may be a more accurate picture of how you are doing.
While I rarely have to change scale batteries, the auto power-off function is very fast on this scale. I'm certain the batteries should last a long while.
You can find this scale for purchase at Amazon.com.
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