Product Type: Salter health products
Newest Review: ... did try Amazon, but they appear (and still are) unavailable. The scales not only measure weight in stones and kilograms, but they also mea... more
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Salter 9115 Glass Analyser Scale
Member Name: carlz2001uk
Salter 9115 Glass Analyser Scale
Advantages: Precise, durable, hydration even measurement, accuracy to decimal point
Disadvantages: None for me
Over recent months I have started to become conscious of my weight and have regularly been going to the supermarket to get myself weighed on the super accurate readers they have there. I wasn't bothered about the 50p weekly cost, I was more worried about the dent on my ego weighing myself in the supermarket! I decided it was time to invest in some decent scales in order that I can keep my eye on my weight as I am a bridesmaid the day after Boxing Day this year (cracking timing for not being able to over indulge!).
After a little looking around, I decided that this particular set of scales were what I was looking for and with an RRP of £35, I managed to find them on ebay for around £27 including postage. I did try Amazon, but they appear (and still are) unavailable.
The scales not only measure weight in stones and kilograms, but they also measure hydration levels and body fat percentage. Whilst my main need was for an accurate weight reading, I was interested in also knowing my body fat percentage and so was my husband. He has become almost obsessed on the latter and isn't really that concerned about his weight, so this seemed the perfect choice.
The scales are quite clever, in that they let you save the details (age, height, etc) of two different users. They easily convert between stones and kilograms, but I prefer to measure myself in stones, so it's only occasional that I move the switch at the back to read kilograms. The option is there for people who prefer to use kilograms.
The tap start is a nice way to ensure accuracy and I simply tap the scales with my toe, wait a split second for them to kick in, and then I stand firmly in the middle of the scales, ensuring my feet are the same distance from the centre.
The first time I used these, I made sure that I had weighed myself on the accurate supermarket BMI scales an hour or so before, to ensure I got the same reading, which I did. Accuracy is a major factor in weighing scales for every user, and I can safely say that these always give an accurate reading, I've lost weight when I expect to, and gained when I've drank too much wine! Aside from the readings being accurate and being what I expect them to be, they measure your weight more accurately, for example, 10 stone 0.4 lbs as apposed to lying and telling you you are 10 stone!
The LCD display is easy to read with its 8 x 4 cm display screen. The slim toughened glass platform makes them look nice, but feel durable at the same time.
It is important not to throw the instruction manual away (which I nearly always do without reading), as it holds information about hydration levels for different age groups. This was perfect for me as I had no idea what my 'ideal' hydration levels should have been, so it was nice to find out they were what they should be!
As a little tip, you need to be barefoot when taking a reading otherwise the hydration levels and body fat levels will be unable to be read.
Maximum capacity: 180kg / 28st 8lb / 400lb.
The scales come with a 15 year guarantee.
* Sorry for the shocking title!
Summary: 5 stars
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