“ Brand: Weight Watchers „
I bought these scales about 18 months ago. I decided I needed to lose a bit of weight, as my clothes were getting tight. I didn't have any scales in the house so I wasn't sure how much I did weigh. I looked through the Argos catalogue just to find some cheap scales when I came across the weight watchers 4 in 1 scales. They had been reduced to £20 so I thought it would be worth a go.
The scales not only weigh you but they also do your BMI (body mass index), your body fat and body water. You can weigh yourself with your socks on but to use the rest of the features you have to take your socks off.
There is a switch on the back so you can choose whether to weigh yourself in kilos, stones or pounds. If you have your scales set to stones it does give you a reading in stones and pounds. Be warned the scales are so precise they also give fractions! For example 9 stone 3 ¼ pounds. It does give you an incentive to stick to your diet when it is so precise.
You can also program your scales to you, as an individual. In fact you have to do this to get your BMI, body fat and body water. It's not difficult to do though; the instruction manual is quite concise. It asks for your, sex, age, height and fitness level. It says you can store up to 10 people's details but there is only myself and my husband in our house hold so we have no use for the other 8 slots.
There are also additional feet that you can put on your scales if you have a carpet, we don't have carpet any more in our bathroom so I took the feet off.
All in all quite a fun product to use with the added features. I'm still not sure what a good rate for body water is and body fat but I keep readings when I am dieting to see if it going up or down.
I can't fault the scales, they seem accurate to me. I lost weight when I was dieting and put on weight when I wasn't dieting. That seems accurate to me. If you're looking for a set of scales I think these are a really good buy if they are on offer. I'm not sure I would have paid full price for them as there are some really good digital scales on the market. The added features are great if you know what the figures mean but you can work out your BMI easily anyway. I'm sure everything is explained in the booklet about the readings and what they mean.
Thanks for taking the time to read my review
I have had these scales for a couple of years now. They are fairly accurate - they work best on a wooden or hard floor though they say you can use them on carpet.
With my old manual scales i used to be able to lean back and it would look like i was about 3 pounds lighter, with these ones you can maybe lose half a pound or so by wiggly about on the scales (yes i know this is pointless but sometimes you just want to see the lowest number possible to make yourself feel better!) but ultimately they are alot more accurate than manual scales. So much so that 2 of my friends always weigh themselves when they come over to my house!.
As well as giving your weight it also tells you your BMI (body mass index, body fat and body water amounts. In order to use this function you have to input some information about yourself when you set the scales up (it has options to input up to 10 peoples data). You need to give your age, height and fitness level and then the readings it gives will supposedly be more accurate.
In terms of the body water amount - i take this with a pinch of salt. You have to have bare feet for it to work and it apparantly senses through your toes how much water is in your body. I'm a bit sceptical on that one to be honest! Though to be fair both my friend and I got very different readings (and i am the one who doesn't drink enough water and sure enough my body water reading was lower than hers!)
They are easy to turn on - you just lightly tap once with your foot, weight for the display to show then step on.
There is a switch on the back that lets you choose whether you want to be weighed in kilograms or stone.
I bought mine in the sale and they were only £20 - they are now £29.99 in Argos but they seem to be the indentical scales to the ones i bought in Argos 2 years ago for £20. For £20 they are an absolute bargain. For nearly £30 i'm not sure i would buy them, however now i have them i would be loathe to give them up.
very good functions, but 1/10 for accuracy. You can get different results varying by up to 1kg if you use the scale repeatedly. Sometimes I even weigh slightly more if i remove an item of clothing. Poor precision
Silver painted platform / Measures weight, BMI (body mass index), body fat, and body water / Easy read large 33mm clear LCD display, colour coded for instant easy analysis / Memory with 5 fitness levels, including athlete mode.