“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Bathroom Scales „
I had been meaning to purchase digital scales for a while, I like to know my exact weight and I often found analog scales a tad innaccurate!
Whilst doing my regular online grocery shop at Tesco I did a quick search and found these at just £9 (currenty down from £12). They had decent reviews, would look nice in my bathroom and I'd say a great price too. I also liked the convinience of them coming with my shopping (although you do sometimes have the annoyance of them not having the item that didn't happen to me this time!)
The scales measure 35cm x 31cm x 3.5cm I find them a perfect size for scales. They are mainly glass and square in shape. The digital display is on tope of the scales and come up in a nice big font so no straining to see what you weigh!
The scales will measure in 3 different measurements- stone, lbs or kgs. You can select which one you want by removing the battery cover on the bottom and sliding a small switch (wear your glasses when changing this switch the writing can be a strain to read otherwise!). I chose stones as thats what I'm used to but I know a lot of friends who use kg.
The scales do have a limit but this is 23 stone/330lb or 150kg.
As well as weighing yourself these could be ideal for weighing your suitcase before heading to the airport to avoid those extra baggage fees!
They use a lithium battery which comes included. I've only had the scales a couple of weeks so I cant personally comment on the battery life, I took a brief glance at other reviews to confirm this and it seems that others have had the scales for over a year and have not yet had the battery run out.
Usage wise these scales are very easy. Place them on a flat surface (obviously) and just step on.
As I said they are made of glas so you won't be wanting to step on right out the shower with wet feet. They are really easy to clean. I just wipe them over with a bit of anti bac spray and a cloth whilst doing my bathroom cleaning.
Overall I'm really pleased with them so far and love their simple design.
I bought these scales to finish off our bathroom as I wanted something which looked modern but also something which didn't cost too much as we had gone way over budget with renovating the bathroom. I had seen these in the Tesco catalogue and thought they looked okay but I wasn't sure as sometimes things can look different to how they look in the catalogue when you get them home. However I spotted them in store at Tesco the next time I went and as they were only £12.00 I bought them straight away as I was quite impressed with the general look and feel of them.
They measure 35cm x 31cm x 3.5cm and are mainly glass which was perfect as I wanted to still see the floor covering and didn't want anything too obtrusive. You can see the four chunky silver metal pillars through the glass which are where the actual weighing scales are located and are joined by a thin silver rod. The digital display is at the top of the scale and is about 9cm x 4cm which is plenty big enough for me to read even without my glasses on.
They will weigh up to 23 stone, or 330lb or 150k so I still have a while to go before I can't use them any more! This is easily changed by removing the black cover to the battery and sliding a small switch to your required choice of stones, pounds or kilograms. My personal choice is stones as this is what I have always used but I am sure that other people would prefer kilograms but it is really easy to change. They use a lithium battery which is included when you buy the scales. I have had these for over a year now and they are still going strong.
As with all scales you need to place these on a flat surface and not use them if you have just done any strenuous exercise as this will give you a false reading. Also it is best to weigh yourself at around the same time each day, for me it is when I first get up in the morning. I did use them more at first but the novelty soon wore off and I now use them about twice a week. They do feel very sturdy when you step on them and they have never moved or slipped, but I would think you need to be careful if your feet are a bit wet as you could slip on the glass. I have occasionally given them a quick wipe over with a cloth when I have been cleaning the bathroom and also the underneath as dust can collect around the pillars but apart from this they haven't needed any other cleaning or maintenance.
I do love the way that they are quite unnoticeable in my bathroom and your eye isn't drawn to them when you first go into the room. I think that for £12.00 these are very good value and like the majority of the female population I couldn't do without my scales. I cannot say exactly how accurate these scales are as I only use these ones now but I know myself when I have lost or gained weight and the scales always confirm this change. These come highly recommended from me as a smart, modern and neat set of scales.
It was May. Allan and I had been growing decreasingly enthused with the gym as we had been seeing absolutely no results in weight loss despite doing our best to completely knacker ourselves regularly. Our weight simply wasn't budging. After Allan saw our holiday snaps and got a little down, I decided we had to do something else: a dreaded diet. As it turns out, the diet we went on hasn't been bad at all and in less than three months it has totally changed our eating habits and the way we look at food. It was one of the best things I've ever set my mind to do. Since we had decided to go on a diet, we also needed to be weighing ourselves to make sure it was working. We had some bathroom scales already that were a bit tatty and quite difficult to read so eventually I got fed up of trying to figure out what weight I was and we decided to invest in a new set of bathroom scales.
Off we trotted to Tesco and discovered that they had a range of machines that could weigh you. Our only stipulation was that it had to have a digital read out so that we knew exactly what we weighed and that it looked better than the tatty orange Ikea scales that had followed me around for years and years. Tempting as it was to get the fancy scales that give you your body fat percentage and various other things, the set we went for was probably decided more on price. For £11.99 of your finest pounds and pence we picked up a very stylish looking set of Tesco brand LCD digital scales. That's lightly more than the old style pointer-n-springs type set of scales but definitely the cheapest digital ones that we had seen.
Being that they were the cheapest set you might think that compromises would have to be made on looks. You'd be pleasantly surprised by these. There is an almost square, clear glass platform (which measures 31 cm across and 35 cm in length). The LCD display is in a little unit at the top and you can see silvery metal supports under the glass platform. It's completely inconspicuous. Even the picture on the box took a little bit of squinting to really see the picture of the scales (which is very large on the front). Due to it being so unobtrusive on the eye, I really can't imagine any bathroom where these would look truly out of place. They are very stylish but simple enough to fit any colour scheme and look. Great!
===Stones in your shoes===
Using the scales could not be easier. Once you've taken them out of the simple box (cardboard, very planet friendly!) you'll find that they come with a battery already installed, although you will have to take the panel off the back of the unit that gives you the readout and remove a little clear plastic strip for it to work. It's a Lithium battery similar to ones you get for small clocks (a little silvery disc) so it's not going to be incredibly difficult to replace if it eventually runs down.
There's a little bit on the back of the unit hidden in the same bit that the battery goes into that lets you select whether you want the scales to display your weight in Kilograms (KG), Stones (St) or Pounds (Lb) so set that however you prefer. I work in Stones and Pounds myself so the little switch is sitting in the middle position.
As with any scales you need to make sure you set these on a firm surface. If you sit them on carpet you can take off nearly a whole stone from your true weight which would rather defeat the purpose of weighing yourself in the first place. It could also give you a nasty shock if you later move them to a firm surface and see your weight shoot up! Personally I thought that was common knowledge but after a quick Google there are plenty of people who have had that shock. I may have laughed a little at their expense. I know, I'm mean.
===Big Guys, you are beautiful!===
One other thing you'll need to know is that if you are a particularly heavy person, you may not be able to use the scales. If you are over 23st 8lb (which is 330lb or 150kg) then the scales won't be able to measure your weight and you may also run a risk of breaking them. Ouch. At that point though, I would imagine you should probably be consulting a doctor about your weight and they'll have scales that you can use. Another fun way you can break your scales and possibly your neck is by stepping out of the shower and standing on them. As you can imagine a pane of glass and wet feet don't make for much traction so it's best to avoid standing on them when you or they are wet.
===Display how much you Weigh===
Once you've got it all set up and in place, all you need to do to check your weight is step on the scales. This is something I love about these scales. Every other electronic set I have encountered required you to push them down with your foot and then take it off again before you got on to turn them on. This set, however, simply goes on and measures as soon as you stand on it. If you are shifting around getting yourself into a position you feel is proper for weighing, the scales will detect this and you'll see the numbers whizzing round. Once you are stood still, the numbers will settle and when the scales decide it has your weight, the numbers on the screen will flash.
One of my main problems with scales is that I am crazy and blind. Ok, not actually blind, but my sight is terrible without my glasses and something that is five feet and 8 inches away from me, unless it's written in characters 6 inches tall, is practically indecipherable to my eyes. Let's face it, my glasses aren't going to add a hell of a lot of weight to the scales but it makes my mind feel better if I weigh myself with my glasses off. Crouching down can change your weight so I can't do that to read it. Spring scales reset as soon as you get off and it's not always possible to have someone there to read it for me. If you are a crazy like me, you'll be glad to know that these scales continue displaying your weight for about 20 seconds after you step off, giving you plenty of time to either pop your glasses on again or crouch down and read the numbers with your specs off. Huzzah! For those who are a bit better in the sight department, you'll be glad to know that the read out is quite big anyway, with the larger numbers being about an inch and a half big!
These scales tend to be terribly accurate. Not only does it display stones and pounds, it displays decimal points of a pound as well. It adds a whole new layer of precision to your weight loss that you'll either love or hate. Since precision is the reason I bought them, I was impressed. I even tested out how accurate they were by weighing myself three or four times in a row on at least ten different instances. Only once out of all the times I tried did the scales get a little confused with where to place me and instantly on the next try it went back to matching what it had told me previously. Impressive to say the least.
Coincidentally if you do think it's landed on the wrong figure, you don't even need to get off the scales to get it to re-measure. Simply stand on your tiptoes for a second and then go back to your normal stance and it recognises that there's been a change and re-weighs.
===Tips and tricks===
So the scales work fantastically, there is no doubt about that; now a little advice. Weighing yourself should always be done at the same time every day (or every time you weigh in). You get heavier throughout the day thanks to eating and gravity so it's always best to weigh yourself in the morning, preferably butt naked, or at the very least in the same clothing each time. It sounds horrid but going to the toilet first also will help you get a much more accurate weight. Thinking this was a terrible myth, I've weighed both before and after and I hold my hands up, waste weighs a good few pounds. Gross.
As well as this, it's a good idea to know yourself and set a schedule for weighing that won't drive you crazy. Your weight can fluctuate a good few pounds from day to day so if you can't handle seeing the pounds jump up and down, weigh yourself once a week and you'll not go nuts with it. If, like myself, you can put your sensible head on and remember that your weight will fluctuate, then you can probably get away with daily weigh-ins.
===Doing the dirty===
I thought that cleaning would be a total pain for these. Surely the dust and footprints would show up like a sore thumb on them constantly? I was wrong. The dust and grime just wipes right off of them. That and because they are clear you tend not to actually see any dust and grime on them unless you get very close up to them. As you're normally standing on them, they aren't close enough to see any dust and grime. Obviously you should still clean them, but at least they won't look dirty even when they are, unlike our black glass TV stands that looks dusty even when it isn't.
These scales are fantastic. They are sleek and sexy and unobtrusive on the eye all while being totally affordable. They work brilliantly and smoothly without any need to prod them to turn them on first. The accuracy of them is fantastic and really allows you to get to know your proper weight which is more than handy when you are trying to make your weight move either up or down. They've certainly given both Allan and I the peace of mind we needed to prove the change in our diet was working and without them I'd have been driven crazy trying to figure out where the needle on our old scales was pointing to. I can't think of one issue I've had with them. We've both lost nearly 2 stone since May and these scales really gave us the accuracy and the encouragement we needed to get there.
We spend a lot of time between our house and our caravan and I decided we needed a pair of scales at both. I like to try and keep on top of my weight and so this means weighing myself regularly. I chose these ones from Tesco as they were a reasonable price.
They cost just £12 which I thought was a reasonable price.
They are very simple looking scales which is what I like. It doesn't look cheap at all and it also doesn't attract attention to them, they are just very simple. It is a square of toughened glass with four metal circles in each corner and some wire joining them together. The design is so smooth that it makes it very easy to clean, there are no parts for germs or dust to hide, all smooth surfaces so that it's easy to clean them which is important as we keep ours in our bathroom.
The display is digital and at the top of the scales. It is quite small so sometimes I struggle to see what the reading is if I don't have my glasses on but once my glasses are on I can read them no problem.
You can choose whether it reads in pounds, stones or kilograms. This is easy enough to do by using the battery section underneath the scales.
The scales are very sturdy, I was a bit worried when I saw they were literally just glass but they support my weight fine and I didn't feel as though they were going to break or anything! When using them make sure you lie them on a flat, hard surface. I find if I use them on carpet it is inaccurate so I always put it on the laminate flooring instead. You just stand on it and it takes a few seconds before your reading comes up.
I find these very accurate, they don't measure much differently than the scales that I have at home so this is good to know!
They are perfectly fine, they are reliable, look nice enough and are a decent price.
When you want to achieve physical improvements to your person, scales are a relevant investment as they allow you to quickly and accurately ascertain your weight at the beginning or end of the day (always keep this the same as your weight varies throughout the day). Knowing your weight allows you to attempt to increase or decrease it over time (depending on your personal preference for bodily improvement). Though scales like this one from Tesco - made, unusually, of glass - fail to give additional information, such as BMI (body mass index), or a persons height / width, they do confidently display your weight through a clear and concise digital LCD screen.
FEATURES (and opinion):
The features of the contraption are limited as I have already mentioned. However, the physical properties of the device could be conceived as features; they help procure a more enjoyable and accurate weighing experience as a result I believe. The creamy glass surface of the scales sits on four stumpy columns of steel which evenly spread loads of up to the maximum 150kg (23 stone) without failure. The pillars are arranged so that flooring beneath the scales is not damaged, and the glass of the surface is not splintered (which could cause injury to the user). The physical arrangement of the scales' components means the skeleton of the device - its four legs, adjoining metal reinforcements and embedded digital display unit - can be seen through the glass. I like this as it gives the scales an individual style I haven't come across before.
The digital display is mounted within the framework of the device (behind the glass and level with the pillars). You can stand over the LCD display without it damaging (one advantage of having a resistant transparent covering, covering the entire 'foot-able' area of the device). The digits appears black against a grey background and are easy to read from head height - despite the small size of the screen its self. The screen occupies less than a 20th of the 350 x 310 mm surface area. Its depth is not quite equal to the 35 mm of the overall scales, which gives it more protection if the scales are kicked or dropped. It's worth bearing in mind you cannot read this well in dimly lit rooms or darkness - there has to be sufficient day or artificial lighting.
USABILITY (and opinion):
The scales are set-up structurally to sit horizontal, strong and un-moving when mounted. If you sway from side to side they will not move, and they therefore offer as much stability as the ground below - despite their precarious-seeming nature (with the glass and metal combination in full view). The stability is combined with that clear and concise digital screen I have already described, and the two work excellently to represent what I can only presume is an accurate account of my overall weight. I have tried these next to another set of scales and I received differing results, but as the others were far older I trusted in the new glass variety - but as for hard evidence of accuracy I have none.
The scales themselves weigh just a few kilograms - but when picked up feel slightly 'wobbly' (probably due to the internal components formation) - so they are easy enough to transport. The great thing about scales is the lack of a need to transport them unless you're moving house or something - So I'm not sure how helpful keeping their weight low is.
These are some of the most aesthetically pleasing scales I've come across in recent times. They have fled from the 'retro' look many devices of the same theme occupy, and opted for a clean and futuristic alternative. I think they would fit into most bathroom environments (especially as the colour tone of the flooring can be glimpsed through the creamy glass - allowing it to suit its place). The display is simple but effective, and the combination of accuracy and clarity with good looks gives this device a 5 / 5 (5-star) from me.
AVAILABILITY: Only available in Tesco, online or in store.
When I was planning my wedding last year I decided that I needed to loose a bit of weight before hand, I managed to do it through counting calories, going to the gym and using my weighted hula hoop and various other things I have at home. I monitored my weight mainly by going on my Wii Fit each day as this showed me even slight changes in my weight, however I decided that I would like a pair of scales that I could use to weigh myself on if I didn't want to be bothered with getting the Wii out. I decided that digital scales would be better for me and had a hunt around for some which were reasonably priced, I came across Tesco Glass Digital Scales, they were ideal for what I wanted, digital, not to large and bulky and quite a plain modern design that would go in any room I decided to keep them in.
I actually ordered my Glass Digital scales online as my local Tesco did not sell them. When the scales first arrived I was particularly pleased with the design of them, they are quite minimalist to a certain extent, the main part of the scales is just plain, but tough glass, it has a silver circle in each corner joined together with a thick silver wire, I am assuming these are the sensors which measure your weight as you stand on the scales.
There is a silver oval at the top of the scales which contains the digital display screen. The digital screen itself isn't massive, however the numbers are of a reasonable size and you can easily read your weight whilst standing on the scales, the display is an ideal size as it was not over the top so that it detracted away from the design of the scales yet it wasn't too small, I could just about read it without my contact lenses in which is handy. That is basically it for the appearance of the Tesco Glass Digital Scales, they really are quite plain, but personally I like this about them as it means I can have them in the bathroom or bedroom and they do not look out of place, the glass and silver colouring means that they do not stand out in a room and can just be stood discreetly in a corner.
For me another ideal feature of the scales was the size, again I didn't want anything too massive or bulky, we only have a small bathroom so if they are in there anything too big is going to get in the way, and again out bedroom is an ok size but I don't want a massive bulky set of scales sat in the corner. The actual measurements of the Tesco Glass Digital Scales are depth 3.5cm, height 35cm and width 31cm, I had a look at some of the reviews about this product on the Tesco website where I ordered it from and some people had commented how the scales were a bit on the small size, however I have to disagree, whilst they are not the largest set of scales for me the size of these is ideal, they are plenty big enough for me to stand on and my husband on occasions when he decides to weigh himself, after all you only stand on them, there's no need for them to be huge. Despite the thickness of the scales and the smaller size of them they are very strong and sturdy, they do not feel flimsy when you stand on them and the glass which they are made of is of a reasonable thickness, due to the low price of the scales I did wonder about how strong they would be and whether they would feel flimsy and unstable when you stand on them, however this is not the case, I have tried mine on different surfaces and every time I step on them they feel strong and stable beneath my feet.
As with any product like this there is a weight limit with them and for Tesco Glass Digital Scales the weight limit is 23 stone or 150kg. The scales are run on batteries and actually come with some included so you can use the scales straight away. You can view your weight in stones, pounds or kilograms whatever you prefer. Since having my scales they have had quite a lot of use, they have worn extremely well and still look as good as new. Personally I would say that these scales are pretty accurate, when I weigh myself on these scales and then on my Wii my weight is the same, some scales I have tried in the past have not been overly accurate and my weight has actually varied depending on what room I was using them in, with these scales the weight is consistent and accurate, I could happily weigh myself on these and know that the result it gave me was going to be pretty much correct.
As I have mentioned I got my Glass Digital Scales from Tesco, ordering them online, they cost me just £11.99, I thought this was excellent value for money, I could have gone for a similar product that was a lot more expensive but did more or less the same thing, however I wasn't prepared to pay out a massive amount of money for a set of scales, for me the main thing was they would weigh me and allow me to keep an eye on my weight loss before my wedding, these certainly did that and worked perfectly and were accurate despite the low price. In my opinion these are well worth the money,
I would definitely recommend the Tesco Glass Digital Scales, if you are looking or a nice simple easy to use set of scales that do not do anything fancy but just weigh you then these are ideal. I have found mine to be very reliable and I particularly like the design of them, the have a stylish look about them and blend in nicely to any room. They are an ideal size, not too bulky or large again meaning they are ideal if your rooms are a bit on the small side. For me the main attraction was the look of them but mainly the price at £11.99 they are extremely good value for money, when I was looking around for a set of scales I found several products which were basically the same, and were a lot more expensive. The scales are very accurate and the display screen is very clear to read. For me there are no disadvantages for this product and I would recommend these to anyone.
In the past I have never felt the need to have weighing scales in the house. Around this time last year when I was preparing for my wedding, I knew Christmas had been unkind to my waist line so I bought the cheapest set of scales I could find whilst shopping in Tesco one day.
On first impressions this set of scales look quite nice and not basic in the slightest. They have a clear glass base with the supporting feet showing through the base in contrasting metal tones. The screen of the scales is digital but will read in stones, pounds or kilograms.
The appearance of the scales makes them look like they cost a lot more than the £11.99 they retail for.
Size wise the scales measure around 30cm wide and are quite thin at 3.5cm deep. I thought this was too thin for a grown adult to stand on, but they support weights up to 23stone (150 KG).
To differentiate between the readings in stone, pounds or kilograms, you need to remove the battery cover on the underneath side of the scales. This is easy to locate in the black area underneath the digital screen.
You will see the battery first which is a lithium battery and just to the side is a small switch and even smaller wording to determine which reading you wish to see. This is quite difficult for people with larger hands, and don't be afraid of you can't see it without your glasses. The writing really is that small.
To use the scales, I have found that you really have to place them on level ground to get an accurate reading. I was a little disappointed in this as when experimenting one day, I was pulling out numbers that were almost half a stone different when I was weighing in two different areas of the same room.
My advice if you do use these scales is to find the most accurate place in your home and use the same spot to weigh each time. I have been both pleased and disappointed by not following my own advice there.
Despite my concerns with the difference in weight, I do think the scales are weighing accurately, and it's more the fact that my flooring / carpet is the issue in this case.
Getting a reading is a very simple process. You literally just have to stand on the scales to let them know you want a reading. The digital screen will adjust and flash when it has set on its last reading. This figure will stay in place for quite a few seconds once you have stepped off before disappearing. Occasionally I find that if I try to re weigh myself too quickly, the screen will flash up the error code of "C" at me. When this happens you just need to step off and let the scales revert back to zero before you step on again.
Storing the scales is really easy no matter how much or little room you have available as they are so thin in depth, I have found they slide nicely behind small areas in the bathroom when they're not in use.
Overall, as long as you have a hard level floor to use these scales on then they are a good buy. The battery is still going strong after a year of use so I can't complain there.
I bought these scales about three years ago and they are still going strong.
At £13 per set I'd say they were good value, as they are very accurate and consistent, yet cheaper than other sets of bathroom scales that are available on the market.
The dimensions of the actual scales are pretty standard. The depth is 3.5cm; height is 35cm; and the width is 31cm.
They are very simply to use, you just push the scales slightly with your foot and 0:0 will then appear. You then stand on the scales and your weight will be recorded after a few seconds.
You can get your weight in pounds, kg or stones and pounds and you can change the recording by switching a little plastic switch on the back.
The maximum weight the scales will take is: 150 kg / 330 lb / 23 stones. This is fine for most people, but if you're severely overweight then obviously they won't suffice and I am not sure what the scales do if you exceed the limit.
I usually weigh myself in stones and pounds and each quarter of a pound is shown. For example, if you weighed 9st4lb¼ - the quarter pound would be illustrated in the reading.
These scales take a small lithium coin battery and so far I have only had to replace the battery once. You can tell when the battery is on its way out because its hard to get the scales to read 0:0 - which is the marker you need before you stand on the scales to get your weight.
To change the battery you remove the battery protector, pop the old battery out and slip the new battery in. It is very easy to change and the batteries are also cheap easy to get hold of.
I think these digital scales are better than scales with a dial and they have lasted me a long time. If you decided to invest in some bathroom scales then these are great value and do the job well. Four stars.