“ Brand: Hanson / Type: Bathroom Scales „
~ Why I Bought This Scale ~
I have had this bathroom scale for around two years now and I bought it simply because it was on offer at the time. I bought it from B&Q of all places and it was actually a bit of an impulse buy as I already had a bathroom scale at the time, though this one is so much better than my old one and I binned the other one as soon as I got this one home!
I paid around £10 for mine which was very good value considering that the scale is still in perfect working condition after all the time I've had it. The recommended retail price is currently around the £15 mark, which is still a real bargain and really good value for money. The scales are still very widely available and can be purchased from a range of places.
~ My Opinion ~
The design of these electric scales is simple, but they look nice and the glass design with the silver makes them look quite stylish. The design although simple is practical, as the digital display is a good size making the numbers displayed on the screen easy to read without squinting or squatting down! The numbers are clear and I find that the scales are always accurate. If I do feel that the numbers look a bit high or a bit low, I tend to step off, move them slightly and step back on. Most of the time when I do this the number is the same, so the increase is obviously down to weight gain and the decrease is down to weight loss. I keep the scales in my bathroom and they kind of just merge in, they don't look out of place as the design is so plain.
The scales have got four little rubber bits on the bottom of them - one in each corner, which makes the scales grip the bathroom floor and not slip around. I always feels completely stable when I'm standing on them, and I've never had any problem with them slipping around or anything. Me and my fiancé have got Lino flooring in our bathroom though I'm sure they will be fine on all hard surfaces. I would not recommend using them on carpet, purely because the reading is not as accurate. The scales are a good size and I find them big enough to stand on with my feet spaced apart, rather than having to squeeze both of my feet on and stand really still/balance on them!
They have a hard surface but I don't find this uncomfortable to stand on and it feels very strong and durable. As the surface is smooth and a glass-like material, it is very easy to clean. It does tend to get dusty after a few days of not being used, but a very quick wipe with a cloth does the job in cleaning it up. The scales have a maximum weight limit of 150 kilograms, which equates to around 23 and a half stone.I think if anyone who weighed more than this tried using them the scale would not be capable of giving a weight reading. In my opinion this weight limit is quite high and very generous - it is higher than the weight limit on my old scales, which will be an advantage to some people.
The scales themselves are well made and feel solid, but they are still light enough to transport from room to room. Me and my friends have been doing our own at home version of weight watchers and when it comes to getting the scales out and taking them down stairs for us all to use, I never struggle. Turning the scales on & off is quick, simple and not fiddly. The scales turn on instantly as soon as they are turned on - no waiting around for the digital display to load. I do find that after turning them on and weighing my self once, if I want a second reading I need to lift them up then put them back down to get the digital display to be on zero and ready for use, as the number showing my weight stays there without resetting to zero. This might be a fault as I can not think of any logical purpose for this, though it only takes me a second to sort the problem out so it is not really that much of a disadvantage.
The scale did come with an instruction manual but I threw it out ages ago, so maybe it mentions re-setting it to zero properly in that. The scales measure weight in kilograms, pounds and stone & pounds. There is a switch on the back of the scales and you simply need to put the switch on to the setting you want. I tend to choose the stone and pounds option, though I've tried the other options a couple of times.The scale runs on just one lithium battery and in two years of using it once every week (sometimes more!) I have only needed to change it around three times. I find this very easy to do and not at all fiddly or awkward, and it is a big advantage that it doesn't eat batteries up quickly as obviously it would get expensive to keep replacing them.
~ All in All ~
I'd definitely recommend these scales as they are accurate, good quality and durable. They have a high weight limit, a good size display screen and the battery lasts for a long time.
Four out of five stars.
I was in the market for a decent set of scales. My previous two sets had been a smart price set, then a more pricey Rosemary Conley set, but when the expensive set was just as useless and broke, I decided to look for a more mid-range set for myself.
I do like to have some awareness of my weight. I know roughly when I am getting too heavy from my clothes, but I know that to work out my body mass index and see how healthy I am I need to know my weight more accurately.
I saw a few reviews for this set back in February, so I decided to get some with my amazon vouchers. The price seems to fluctuate between £10-15. Currently they are £12.
The set is battery operated, but instead of having to use a ridiculous amount of batteries to hold a control panel in my hand, this one is all on the scales, and thankfully my gut is not so big that I can see down and read what it is saying I weigh. The display is digital, and it is large enough for me to read without any difficulty.
The set came with a lithium battery inside it. This is a 3V CR2032. The battery has lasted so far several months of me using it. This is a lot better than my last set, as it would be turned on at the slightest knock and would drain the 7 AA batteries between uses, and it was very expensive to replace them. Here, I notice the display comes on as I pick the set up, and it then tares to zero by the time I place it on the floor. The scales pick up my weight within seconds of me standing on them, and then the scales can be away and back in the cupboard within a minute.
If more than one person wants to get weighed, I have found I need to leave the scale to turn off before we knock it again to turn it on, as otherwise it is a bit temperamental and it does not pick up the 2nd persons weight. This could be because it is usually the kids saying let me have a turn, and there weight is only round about 3 and a half stone each. Therefore it is a lot less than my weight which was originally being measured.
I was worried at first that the main body of the scales is an 8mm thick glass plate. I thought it would either scratch or chip getting it in and out of the cupboard, but it has stayed looking really good. It hasn't even got any dirt or scuffs on it and it is used quite a lot. I am always quite careful, and the rubber feet and metal pieces that calculate the weight underneath the glass protect it from coming too close to my kitchen tiles when I am using it. I have deliberately kept it out of the bathroom where the floor and my feet might be wet causing the product to slip and break.
This set of scales is capable of measuring up to 24 stones in weight, and is said to be accurate to 100g or 1/4 of a pound. My only comment on this is I wish it wasn't. You can't fool this one by standing it on a different tile and pretending you didn't eat two doughnuts yesterday.
You can choose to view your weight in kilograms, the traditional format of stones and pounds, or just pounds. I personally prefer using traditional format as it is the one I grew up with and is quickest for me to know how well or badly I am doing. To switch between modes there is a simple slide switch in the battery compartment.
My overall impression of these is that they are good value. They look quite smart in glass and brushed steel effect. The usage is not too draining on the battery, and it seems reasonably accurate in that if I eat more my weight goes up, less and it goes down, and otherwise pretty much stays the same. I also found it was close to what the nurse weighed me at on her scales at the doctors last time I visited. Battery life has been impressive, and it is refreshing that the money spent includes the battery.
My last set had body fat percentage measurement, and could also store a few readings, and although that sort of thing can be useful, this set is better because it is not trying to be too clever and just works as you expect it to. So I can heartily recommend this set. There is nothing to dislike or complain about, as it just does its job quietly when you want it too, and nothing on it can really go wrong unless you drop it and break it.
These bathroom scales from Hanson incorporate a stylish design that looks really cool with a very attractive price as well at only £9.99 on Amazon. They come with a clear glass top that despite the frail looks is very strong and robust, at the top there is a flattened circular digital display and in the four corners there are circular pads for it to rest upon.
I really do like the simple styling of this product, it has an accurate digital display that can be set to show your weight in either kilo grams or stone and pounds. The display is nice and easy to read from and stays consistent over time. The power source is provided by a lithium battery that comes included and mine has been going for the last eight months with no issues. It can handle weights up to 150kg in total so it has a good enough range unless you are obese. I like this range as it makes weighing my luggage before going away nice and easy, I weigh myself and then myself holding my bags to make sure I'm within the allowance. It should be noted that it works best when on a hard floor, I use the bathroom or kitchen, both of which are tiled, it does not work accurately on a carpet surface.
The digital display only becomes alive when you apply a slight tap to the scales and teh zero appears, then you stand fully upon it, this brings up the display and it only takes seconds to record your weight. These have given so far eight months of use and they still look as good as the day they arrived. They are easy to clean with a damp cloth or any glass cleaner to keep them nice and clear and shiny. Personally they have proven to be a stylish purchase, being clear they blend in and are hardly noticeable which means they work well with any bathroom colour scheme.
Costing £11.99 from Amazon, Hanson's HX500 electronic bathroom scales are a popular choice for those who want to keep an eye on their weight whilst keeping an eye on the pennies at the same time.
Design & Appearance
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With a transparent glass top, the HX500 is an inoffensive looking device which allows you to see whatever flooring surface is underneath it - because of this, the scales blend seamlessly into whatever room they're in. The toughened glass feels thick, and will probably survive without cracking if miscellaneous objects are dropped onto it - not something I particularly want to test however! Because it's glass, the Hanson is easy to clean - I use Windolene wipes which do the job perfectly.
The scales feature a digital screen which displays the weight in digits which are easily large enough to see. To operate, the device requires one of the large flat button cell battery (included), which lasts a long time before it needs replacing - i've owned the product for a couple of years, and it hasn't yet needed a new one. In the battery compartment there's a selector switch which allows you to choose whether you want the display to show your weight in kilogram, stones, or pounds - I keep it set on stone, as it's the only measurement I can fully comprehend (none of this metric nonsense for me!).
Using the Hansen
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To operate, simply tap the top of the scales with your foot, upon which the display will activate and a numeric pattern will run across the screen. When a '0' shows in the centre of the display, it's time to hop on. The weight will take a while to settle, but when it does, the number on the screen flashes a few times to confirm your weight. I've found that the HX500 is very accurate - providing you use it on hard flooring that is! If you're planning to use the scales on carpet, don't bother - the weight will be completely wrong! Personally, I don't find this to be an issue - I know it's not trustworthy on carpet, so I don't use it on carpet - simple.
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Overall, i've been very happy with the Hanson HX5000 Glass Electronic Bathroom Scales in the couple of years since i've owned them. As well as measuring my own weight, they're also accurate enough for me to assess the weight of items i'm holding whilst on the scales - very useful when determining the post office prices for items i've sold on eBay. Recommended
When I decided to invest in some bathroom scales, I wanted some that were accurate, easy to use and that fitted with my bathroom. In these scales, I found my perfect combination.
What initially attracted me to these was their very reasonable price (I think I got them for about £20, which is pretty good value in my book). At this price, I think that I found the perfect compromise between quality and affordability. In terms of quality, don't let the glass fool you: it's much sturdier than it looks. The feet are made of a material which somehow manages to even out little bumps in the floor, which in turn gives you a more accurate result. (I've compared these scales with my old ones and the weight I got from the doctor's, and my others were off by over 3lbs!) But that shows the accuracy of these scales; they're just as good as those from the doctors.
The display is powered by a battery, so one disadvantage of this is that it will eventually run out. But, having said that, it does also have a special "low battery" warning on the display, so you can have a replacement ready. But it takes lithium batteries, according to the box, which I think are those watch-battery-type things which can be quite expensive. However, scales aren't exactly something you have in use all day every day, so battery life shouldn't be too much of a problem. And, of course, it turns itself off automatically to save power.
The display works in both kilograms and stones, pounds, and ounces, so it's quite versatile. One thing I must say about this is that it can be hard to read the display from certain angles, or perhaps that's just a peculiarity of my height.
Lastly, looks. Because it's glass, the scales look quite cool and sophisticated; none of that old white plastic which looks dirty over time. These would be really easy to clean if you ever wanted/needed to, and they look so inconspicuous tucked up against a wall, or under the sink and so on.
All in all, a really good product I'd not hesitate in reccommending, for its accuracy, price and looks.
A pair of scales are a must in a bathroom as far as I am concerned. With that many now on the market it is important that you pick the ones which offer good value for money and are accurate with the readings they show. With some scales the weight shown could be wrong by in some cases upto 6lb. When you consider how much that is you need to make sure your careful with selection.
With these pair of scales being availble for around £22 they are not the cheapest but also not the most expensive set of scales. With the quality these scales are I think spending £22 on them is a good price for you to pay.
When you look at the scales you can see that they are not a cheap old model. With it being glass it makes the scales look very stylish. You need to make sure that the quality of your scales are good so you get an accurate reading.
With these set of scales having 4 feet it means you can place them on a flat floor so that nothing is uneven. Sometimes this is not the case if you place them on an uneve floor. By placing them on an uneven floor it could give a negative effect on your results. You can also vary from KG and LB if you wish to. I believe that LB is easier t use as you can measure your progression. Once you get on the scales it will usually take around 5seconds to steady itself and give you a response. The screen will stay on so you know exactly what you weigh in at.
I think that these set of scales are one of the better ones available on the market. For £22 you can be sure that you get good accuracy from them. These also give off the same results as the ones in the doctors and boots so they must be good if they are finding the same readings.
My boyfriend and I are bth trying to lose weight at the moment, by following the Slimming World footd optimising system. Now, I know you're not really supposed to, but I do like to weigh myself regularly during the week to see what progress I'm making, and get an idea of the kind of loss I'll see at weigh in, and my boyfriend likes to do the same .
The trouble is, my old bathroom scales only go up to 19 stone, and while at 18.5 I was within the threshold for using them, my boyfriend at 23
stone was clearly going to have some trouble . Add to that that the needle would bounce about all over the place on my rather old fashoned scales, and it was time to invest in a new set.
At 19.99 from Amazon, these seemed like a reasonably priced set, so I gladly paid over my money and waited for them to arrive .
This tempered glass set of LCD scales has four stable feet, allowing it to be used on smooth bathroom floors without slipping about when you stand on it . The platform is a good size even for my boyfriends big feet (size 15), and feels very sturdy and secure.
There is a small button you can use to switch between metric and imperial weights, and the scales are accurate to the nearest 100g. This enables very precise weighing , rather than the guessing I had to do with my old fashioned scales, enabling me to chart my weight loss progress at home easily. The scales themselves can support a weight up to 150g /24 stone.
It takes a few seconds to read your weight, as it allows time for your body to be still . The LCD display is clear and easy to see when standing on the platform . It also remains displayed for a few seconds after stepping off the platform, so if, like my lovely hunk of a man, you have a bit of a belly getting in the way, you can get your reading as you step off . After a few seconds, the LCD display turns off, saving on battery usage .
The scales are easy to keep clean with a quick squirt of windolene every now and again . The only negative comment I could make is that there is no grip at all on the surface of the weighing plate - not a big issue, but do remember not to weigh yourself right after a bath when your feet are still wet, as you may end up with a bruised bum like I did!
This scale requires a lithium battery, which is included and installed when you buy it. I've not had to change the battery yet, but it certainly looks easy enough .
Overall, I'm very happy with these scales - they allow me to weigh myself quickly and accurately, and really, thats all they need to do . In addition, they are sleek and smart in appearance, and won't look out of place in even the most stylish of bathrooms . I think the price of 19.99 is incredibly reasonable, hence 5 stars.
After going to university watching my weight becomes more important with the typical intake of bad food and alcohol, so I decided to try and invest in some decent scales. I decided to get electronic as it is easier to read your weight.
The scales have a glass appearance, giving it a modern, stylish and minimalistic look. As they aren't white they don't show up the dirt as much, and are easy to keep clean. Underneath the glass square are 4 black rub feet that the scales use to rest on the floor. One of the unique features of these scale is the choice of whether to weigh yourself in metric or imperial. I will always use stone and pounds but it is nice to have the option there if I need to. To change the unit of measurement there is a switch on the bottom of the screen. I haven't needed to use it yet but this is also a battery compartment underneath the screen, but as it comes with batteries this is not too important to begin with. It is worth mentioning that their maximum weight they can measure is up o 24 stone (150kg).
After having scales in the past that change their mind about how much you weigh, it is essential for me to have scale that will give me a consistent measurement. One of the key features that attracted me to the scales was the large digital screen, which indeed made it easy for me to se exactly what I weighed. As for accuracy they have agreed with several other reading I have had from the gym etc so I do believe they are accurate.
These scale cost a reasonable £19.99, but I have managed to get them online for as little as £12, so it is worth checking out the internet before you go to the shops to buy them.
Overall a great pair of scales at a decent price.
About 8 months ago, we brought home the latest addition to our household - 'Shep' our Border collie puppy. He was our first dog, and in all honesty I don't think we knew what we were getting ourselves into. The first few days were great - who doesn't enjoy sitting around all day playing with an adorable puppy. But having visited the vets we were surprised at how unprepared we were - they overloaded us with booklets and information about diets, vaccinations and so on.
To keep an eye on his health, they gave us a booklet that had to be filled in each week or so to keep track of his weight, health, treatments and vaccinations. We already had a pair of scales but having not used them in a while, we decided to test them. For a moment we stood in total disbelief, but then reasoned and realized - as a size 8, I doubt my actual weight is 12 stone - phew... :)
My dad later went shopping and brought back a Hanson HX5000 glass compact scale, I'm not sure where he bought it but it cost him £19.99. My parents usually go for the traditional mechanical scales but the digital happened to be the cheaper of the range available.
They had quite a contemporary design, with a reinforced panel of glass and a stylish black trim. It was relatively compact measuring at about 280 x 280 mm, meaning we could easily store the scales away when they weren't in use. The LCD display is clear and easily read - even for those with bad eyesight, measuring at 65 ½ x 25mm.There are 4 circular 'spots' located on each corner of the scales that I had believed to be for no purpose other than to look pretty. They actually turned out to be precision sensors that significantly add to the accuracy.
The scales have the capacity to measure weights of up to 24 stone or 150 kilograms. The appliance is powered by one CR2032 battery (which are available from Tesco in packs of two for £2.94) which came included with our purchase. You don't even have to worry about wasting the battery life as the scales have a clever auto stuff off feature so even when left on accidentally they'll detect that they're not in use and turn off. Also our scales came complete with a generous 10 year guarantee, which gives an idea of their excellent quality, and having owned them for almost year we haven't had to use it once.
I whole-heartedly recommend this purchase, they're accurate, reliable, compact, good-looking and available at a bargain price - they're the only scales you may ever need buy!
When i first finished decorating my bathroom in pale blue and chrome my old bathroom scales didnt realy match the room any more and looked rather out of place as they were white metal with a cork top. I spotted these scales in b&q for £12.98 which is a very good price for a set of digital glass scales as i have seen them retail for as much as £50.
These scales are very stylish loking with 4 circlar sensors to get an accurate measure of your weight, the glass is 8mm and is reinforced, it is capable of weighing up to 24 stone which is slightly more than a none digital scale, the digital display is a decent size and is realy clear to be able to see, they are battery operated but dont have to be switched on and off, to get them on you just tap the glass and they automatically turn off after use,
They come with a ten year guarantee as long as you keep your proof of purchase and the original box which i think is great for a set of scalesthat cose so little.
There is a 3 position switch inside the battery cover which allows you to alter the way your weight is displayed depending on your preference, i personaly prefer stone and lb.
These are a brilliant set of scales for the price.
I'm a complete health freak and make it a point to weight myself once a week. However, my old scales were the manual type- where you had to squint to read the number of grams, and it soon died out anyway. I have to admit that I first purchased these because of the wonderful design: It looks very professional, and adds a really elegant touch to the bathroom. I guess that it looks exactly like it does in the dooyoo picture above. The only thing which I don't like about the colour is that it gets quite meddlesome to clean- the white colour shows every dirty bit! However, I love the rubbery feet since it gives a very solid feel and doesn't budge with every movement. The scales are battery-operated and the batteries are inserted in a battery compartment- but the good thing is that it's very discreet and at the bottom so doesn't really mess with the overall appearance.
The box reads that the scale has an "advanced strain gauge" technology but quite honestly, I don't really know what it means! It can hold up to 150kg or approximately 300pounds. Reading is really, really easy on these scales which is why I prefer it to my old one. The digital screen is firstly really large and clear and you don't really need to crouch or squat to read them. What I love the most is that you can convert the weight display to either metric or imperial. This is also extremely accurate since it gives you everything including the tiny excess grams which I somehow never used to take into consideration! Also, the screen is made of a thick, glass like material and cleaning it is really very quick and easy.
The last time that I weighed myself was at the doctor's and it displayed exactly the same figures as my scales so I guess that it's quite accurate. I bought mine second hand from a friend and despite having been used before; six months later they still look- and work- like they're brand new. If this interests you, you can get it on Amazon.uk for £19.99.
I would certainly recommend these scales- for the accuracy, ease of use and cleanliness, and the beautiful design it adds to the bathroom!
I decided to buy these scales after putting up with years of stepping on and off my old ones and getting different weights each time I did so. It was great at first as I would take the lowest reading as the one I wanted, then I decided I wanted to know what I really weighed hence buying some new ones.
These glass scales look lovely in the bathroom, very stylish and modern and they are very easy to clean. They have 4 quite large rubbery black feet and a digital display. Under the scales there is a unit conversation switch allowing weighing in either metric or imperial. There is also a battery compartment which holds a lithium battery which is included.
It has an advanced strain gauge technology and can hold up tp 150Kg which is 24 stone.
The scales have a quite large digital screen which switches on when you step on the scale, I always tap it first, wait till the display disappears then stand on it. I like the large numbers as it means I dont have to wear my glasses when weighing myself (well my glasses may make a different to my weight, you never know!!). It is a very accurate reading as I have tested it against my doctors scales and also the scales in my gym and it is always the same as them.
The RRP for these is £19.99 but I got them from Amazon and they were £11.99 with free P&P. A bargain I would say.
One word of warning though, as they are glass they are quite heavy and see through, I have stubbed my toe on many occasions and brought tears to my eyes when half asleep and going to the bathroom. Other than this they are a great pair of scales.
This is my second bathroom scales because the first one I had stopped working after 6 years of good performance. The time without a scale was like a blind person walking on a street without a direction. So after one week without weighting myself I decided the purchase of a new one should be done sooner rather than later. Then I started to look for a suitable replacement on Amazon website.
About choices of bathroom scales on Amazon website:
When I made a search with Amazon website by typing bathroom scales the first listed one was Hanson Glass Electronic Bathroom Scale HX5000. It was £10.99 on sale with free delivery instead of RRP £19.99. The price was ideally in my budget. However I continued my searching. There were about over 200 scales in the shop and the price ranges were roughly from £10 till £200 with different functions. I just want to know my weight so other extra functions seemed too much for me. Then the options were mainly limited to 3 brands: Hanson, Salter and Weight watcher. Also I noticed most people who browsed basic scales priced among £10 and £20 at last bought Hanson HX5000. After a careful compare I concluded it would be a good choice for me too.
The story about Hanson brand can be tracked back to late 19th century. One Danish man called Marius Hansen with his younger brother William organized Hanson Brothers Scale Company in US. As the inventor Marius worked on various designs scales and received more patents. Things went well for the scale company in the 1920s. In 1926 a bath scale was introduced so the company was also decided to enter the growing market for bath scales. However prior to the millennium bath scale industry changed and most of the European and American bath scale manufacturers ceased production. Today's Hanson Ltd mainly trades with scales imported from China and has a reasonable share of the UK market under the Hanson name.
About Hanson HX5000:
It's a bathroom scale with a tempered glass platform which can stand maximum 150kg weight and is supported by 4 large stable feet. One 25mm liquid crystal display stands out above the platform. It utilizes an advanced strain gauge technology that provides accuracy with four precision sensors even can weight 100g with great precision. A unit conversation switch next to the battery under the platform allows weighing in either metric or imperial. It also has a power saving auto-off feature, low battery indicator, plus a tap-on/auto-zero feature for easy use. A Lithium battery and an instruction leaflet written in English and other 16 languages are included. By the way it comes with a 10 year guarantee.
How to use it:
It's quite easy. First you put out a plastic tongue that is sticking out the battery compartment underneath the appliance. Then the readout will display but quickly disappear. Waiting for 10 seconds you can step onto the scale where you need to remain as still as possible. When your weight has stabilized it will be displayed automatically with metric measurement lasting approximately 5 seconds. If you prefer imperial you can also get it using the switch feature. After you step off the scale shortly the readout will automatically turn off.
My personal experience:
Before I ordered it I was worried about the platform. Is the glass solid enough to stand my weight? However when I opened the box and touched the scale itself I realised I was too much worried about that. The glass is a 8 mm reinforced one so you would not feel it's fragile. However you would be sure your feet are not wet before you step onto it for the safety reason.
It looks very simple but pretty smart. When I put the scale in my bedroom I was happy with its appearance. It's easy to clean and the display is easily readable. Most importantly my weight is always displayed fast but accurately. I'm very satisfied with my purchase. Currently the scale on Amazon is £9.99, even £1 less than the time when I booked.
Overall I would like to say it's an accurate bathroom scale for basic weighting and great value for money .