Product Type: Tesco Bathroom Scale
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What A Way To Weigh!
Tesco Glass Digital Scale
Member Name: bilbobaginz
Tesco Glass Digital Scale
Advantages: Great looks, accurate seeming, and cheap!
Disadvantages: Nothing really - maybe the display could be better.
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.
Summary: A nice little set of scales for your bathroom!
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