Product Type: Salter Bathroom Scale
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Body Analyser Scales
Salter 9114 Silver Body Analyser Scale
Member Name: kiss_me2070
Salter 9114 Silver Body Analyser Scale
Advantages: easy to use, ligh-weight, easy to set up information to store on memory
Disadvantages: only made from plastic so could break easily
Scales in General
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My parents used to have some really old scales when weighing ourselves, how-ever they got rid of these about a year ago and they were never replaced. Being very self conscious about my body and weight I like to keep a regular check on my weight to see if it's going up or down. I wanted to purchase some new scales but didn't want to spend a fortune on them. I looked in the Argos catalogue and found a large range of scales, varying in different prices. The one's which stood out were some Salter scales. I knew Salter were a well-known brand as I have some Salter Kitchen scales, in which I have been very impressed with the quality of them. I immediately decided I was going to purchase some scales by salter and saw they had some body analyser scales. These sounded great so I reserved the scales and went to pick them up the following morning.
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The Scales are made by Salter and come in one colour which is Silver. The scales feature and athletic mode, body fat measurement, body hydration score and a child mode making it suitable for everyone in the family. I work out a lot so thought these would be great as I could use the athletic mode and could also see my hydrations core as well as I often think I don't drink enough water during the day. The scales are very light as they are made from plastic which does mean they only take the weight of people up to 23 stone. Well, this wasn't a problem for me, so I knew these would be perfect for me to use. The scales have a large LCD display in where the information is displayed when you step onto the scales. The scales requite 2 batteries which are included with the scales and they have a low battery warning so you know when you need to purchase new batteries. The thing I like about the scales is that you can input different people into the scales and it will save this information in the memory. You can fill in the information for up to 12 people. Not only do the scales tell you how much you weight but it also measures body fat and how hydrated your body is. The scales come with a 15 year guarantee so I knew/was hoping that the scales would last a good while before they needed replacing.
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I purchased the scales from my local Argos store for £9.99 which was good value as they are normally priced at £14.99. This offer has been on for about a month now and I'm not sure when it's due to end.
How do the Scales Work?
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The scales use a measurement called a Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis which means a minute current is sent through your body, via your feet and legs. The current flows easily through the lean muscular tissue, which has high fluid content, but not easily through fat. Therefore by measuring your body's impedence (resistance to the current), the quantity of muscle can be determined. From this, the quantity of fat and water can then be estimated. The current that passes through you is very safe and is only a very small current and you will not be able to feel it. This does how-ever mean that anyone with a device such as a pacemaker should not use the scales as a precaution as it may disrupt that device.
Using the Scales
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In the box with the scales you also get an instruction manual which tells you how to use and set up the scales as well as input different people into the memory. The instruction manual tells you why you should measure things such as body water and body fat and what they mean. In the book is also a chart for a male and female, of what the normal healthy body fat and total water percentage should be. As I work out regularly and go to the gym a few times a week I would be using the athletic mode on the scales. There are various different buttons located just under the LCD screen which tell you what they are. Setting up the personal data on the scales is very simple when following the instructions in the manual. I did read the instructions a few times before attempting to do this on the scales but it only took a few minutes to input my details such as gender, age and height. I haven't used the child mode on the scales, so I can't comment on this. You can use the scales to weigh yourself as normal without finding out any other details about you such as body fat, etc. This can be done within a few minutes of switching the scales on. The athletic mode is easy to use simply be pressing the up button and when the athlete figure appears on the screen this means it's in athletic mode, when this is not on the screen this is suitable for people who don't exercise on a regular basis. I find the scales quite easy to use but do find that the information on the LCD screen disappears quite quickly, and you can't change the duration the results appear on the screen. The screen is very clear and is easy to read, how-ever if the light is shining on the screen this can make it hard to read results as you are standing on the actual scales.
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The scales are extremely light-weight, how-ever I do fear that this makes then a little flimsy and quite easy to break or snap a corner off if you are not careful with them. I keep the scales in their original box to keep them safe and from any damage. I found the scales really easy to use and they were simple to set up. So far on the scales I have input details for me and my sister so we can select our profiles when weighing ourselves and checking our body fat, etc. The instruction book that came with the scales is extremely helpful as it goes into great detail about the scales, how to use them and what the results mean. If you find any warning indicators on the LCD screen it tells you what these means in the book as well. I thought this was really handy. In terms of value I think the scales are good value, although they do feel slightly cheap due to them being made from plastic. The scales are a lovely colour and would look great in a modern looking bathroom. These scales are a great addition to our bathroom and I will continue to use them to monitor my weight.
(review also on ciao)
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