Product Type: Tesco health products
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Tesco Glass Digital Scale
Member Name: abbadabbado
Tesco Glass Digital Scale
Disadvantages: has to be on a level floor
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.
Summary: your average budget scales