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For some reason I thought that because these were ' Weight Watchers' scales, they would be more accurate and somehow, better, than your average scale. I think I paid around £20 for mine, which was more expensive than others but I thought I was getting something a bit, well, special.
I suppose the special bit about my particular Weight Watcher scales depended on how I was feeling. Did I want an honest answer about how much I weighed or was I getting weighed in the hope that a good result would make me feel better? If I was in the mood for the latter then these scales were ideal. Just step on and check the weight and if it wasn't favourable, simply jump off and try again.I cannot recall one occasion when these scales gave me the same answer twice in a row.
Perhaps it was just the ones I had, but my daughter also hated them because although you never got the same weight twice you could be very sure that they would weigh you a good 2lbs heavier than if you tried somebody else's scales.
They looked nice in the bathroom and were basic enough to use but as a useful aid to healthy living,these scales were nothing short of useless.
In fact one day I just got so fed up with them that I chucked them onto the load of other useless stuff in my car boot destined for the dump. I haven't bothered replacing them yet, but if and when I do I won't be tempted to spend more money because of any brand association.
I am a regular at Weight Watchers, and decided to go all out by purchasing all the WW merchandise, as well as the foods. I purchased these scales from Argos and from what I can remember, they were around £22 pounds, around average for an electronic scale.
The scales are very, well, average. They are plain metallic silver and have a small display in the middle. The Weight Watchers logo is displayed above the display, and they are relatively lightweight. On the underneath of the scale is a button which you can swtich between KG and Stones and Lbs. The feet are padded which is designed to stop your weight from changing on uneven surfaces. The scales do not go above 23 St 7Lbs which is a little ironic, considering Weight Watchers is aimed at those who are overweight, and many other ordinary scales reach around that weight. As I attend WW weekly and attend meetings, I am aware of my actual weight (I am weighed on proffesional scales) and these scales seem to add about 1-2 lbs onto me, which can mean a lot to someone who is overweight anyway. The screen is not an LED display or anything like that making it difficult to see in poor light, bearing in mind I have a dark bathroom anyway, this is not very useful.
If you have read my previous reviews on Weight Watchers, you will be aware that I generally speak highly of the Weight Watchers merchandise, so these scales have disappointed me. If not worse, they are not different in any way to an ordinary, basic weighing scales, which I am aware you can purchase for cheaper than these scales. I wouldn't recommend these scales to anyone, just buy a basic weighing scale, if you ask me.