In my search for good looking, reasonably priced accurate scales I decided to try Salter 907 Glass Electronic Bathroom Scales when I spotted them in my local supermarket. Even though I have tried scales that can calculate your BMI and body fat percentage I have never really been interested in these, I just want a set of scales that will weigh me accurately.
APPEARANCE OF PRODUCT
The scales are a very sleek and modern design, which is one of the main things that caught my eye. He scales consist of a glass square with rounded corners, and the corners are covered with stainless steel. The LCD screen in fairly large around 1/1.5'' in size and is surround by silver stainless steel. These scale would definitely look very stylish and modern in any bathroom. The scales are battery operated and come with the appropriate battery, (a large circular one).
FEATURES AND USE
The scales only measure your weight, which is perfect for me as I just want a simple set of scales. They have a switch on the back of the LCD screen that allows you to switch between stone, kilograms and lbs. The instructions say to turn on the scales you should apply pressure to the bottom left hand side of the scales, which will cause the LCD screen to show 0:00, indicating that they are ready. I have found that if you just tap firmly the scales firmly in the bottom corner they turn on, if you just apply pressure they do not turn on.
I have only had the scales a few weeks and so far they have been fairly accurate, they are only a pound difference between my doctor's readings. This means that they are not perfect but they are not a bad set of scales
The scales cost £15, which is reasonable, however you can get the same brand of scale but with the added features of B MI and body fat percentage for the same price, so I would consider them slightly over priced. The scales are available at most larger supermarkets, making them easy to buy, plus if your buy them from Sainsbury's or Tesco's you can get clubcard or nectar card points too.
Overall a fairly good set of scales, not the best on the market and maybe slightly pricey for what they are. I probably would buy other set in future.
I bought this Salter weighing scales from my local supermarket. I wanted a weighing scales that offered acuracy, whilst still remaining at a reasonable price. I had no intention of buying a weighing scales that had space age ability in telling you how much body fat and water you were retaining. I just wanted a weighing scales that I could jump on, in order to keep an eye on my weight.
This weighing scales first appealed to me because of it's design. It is quite modern and stylish. With a glass plate and four stainless steel edges. I was quite convinced that this would not only serve it's purpose, but also add a stylish flair to my bathroom.
Not only was the weighing scales trendy and stylish. It also offered excellent value at only £15. I thought that this was a really good price, considering that this scales is electronic and well designed. I was also reassured by the brand of the weighing scale, as salter is a reputable provider of good quality weighing scales.
At first I was very pleased with this weighing scales. It had a button/switch on the back which you could alter to suit your preference. I prefer to see my weight in stones. However there is both a kilogram and pound option. I was very suprised at the speed in which the scales is able to provide you with your weight. Also, I was very impressed by the scales accuracy. I joined a slimming class and my scales read exactly the same as the weighing club's.
To activate the weighing scales, you should put pressure to the left bottom area of the plate. This should promote the scales into working mode. This will be signified by 0:00 showing up on the digital screen.
This is where the first of my problems started. Only a short while after having the scales, I found it increasingly difficult to get the scales to come on. I found this really frustrating. I would be stepping frantically on the scales and nothing would happen. Then out of the blue they would suddenly activate. I found this annoying and their unreliability began to make me resent these scales.
Now to make matters worse, I have today noticed that one of the four sponge cushions that attaches to the bottom four corners of the scales is loose. This sponge element is fundementally important in order for the scales to remain accurate. However, this one sponge cushion has totally become loose and unsteady.
I have only had this scales a few months. I am really frustrated and angry with the poor quality of this product. I am also very suprised as I had expected better from a reputable brand like Salter. Initially I found the scales to be very reliable and useful but this consumer pleasure soon turned to consumer frustration when the machine would not turn on.
This weighing scale does take a large circular battery. This is to be inserted towards the back of where the digital screen is fitted. My husband did try and change the battery, but this made no difference to the scales at all.
One good thing regarding this scales, is that it is easy to keep clean and free from germs. Some scales have dials and handles and this can be an area prone to harbouring bugs. But with this scale a hygenic area is easily maintained by rubbing the whole scales down with a damp, clean cloth.
I would like to remain positive and air on the side of doubt. Maybe I am just one unfortunate customer who picked out a dodgy scale. I have a feeling that if all these scales performed in this manner, the shops would stop selling them. I am very disappointed in the outcome of my purchasing this weighing scale. I now have to go and buy another.