Product Type: Weight Watchers health products
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Member Name: xmum2threex
Weight Watchers Slim Glass Analysis Scale
Advantages: Look nice
Disadvantages: Work for a while then wrong weight, hard to turn on
With four children I have of course put on a little weight in the last few years so I decided it was time to step up and face it. I brought myself these weight watcher scales from Argos. They retail at around £30 however I purchased them on offer at £20 as they were weight watchers I thought they would be really good.
The scales them self look very stylish made of glass they look sleek and modern in the bathroom and very easy to wipe down and clean. The LCD display is clear and a fair size so you can always see what is displayed no matter what angle you are looking at it. They are a nice size so you can stand on them steadily but also do not take up a lot of room in the bathroom. These scales show more than just you weight if you add some simple details like height, age and gender then the will calculate the water mass and body mass of the person using them.
This is fairly easy to do I did not need the instructions and simply pressing the user button and then switching between programs is easy too. It only took a few minutes to set up and we were good to go. You can add up to four different profiles perfect for if you have a number of people in your household with the information stored for each time you would like to use the scales.Both my husband and I have a profile saved on the scales and with a quick push of a button it is easy to access both. It even saves your last weight so if you forgot how much you previously weighed it is very easy to check. Everything seemed great, they were stylish with a number of functions and until after we used them for a few months, it all went wrong.
The scales sit on four little legs that are like a little spring type system and have a fair amount of grip so that they do not move about under your feet while getting on or off. This works well at keeping them steady while in use which is a big plus for me.The scales claim to begin work when you tap the sharply well this is not the case at all. No matter where you hit, tap or jump on the scales they will not switch on. To activate you have to lift the front of the scales up and put it down on the floor again and then they will finally begin to load. We made sure we set these scales on a flat surface so they would be accurate in weighing us and at first we were very pleased with them as they seemed fine and for two months they seemed to work perfectly.
The digital screen is great at displaying the weight clearly and as it measures in small amounts. I love that it gives measurements including ¼ of a pound so if you're having a bad week there is a little hope. It also works out your BMI, can tell you how many calories you burn while resting and a lot of other measurements including an athletic mode. To be honest I usually just check my weight, maybe scroll back to my previous weight if I have forgotten but that is it. I did try it all out when I first purchased it don't get me wrong but in day to day use it never gets used so is wasted on me.
Then after around three months of use I stepped on the scales to find I had lost a stone. I knew there was no way this was possible within a day so stepped back off waited for them to reset and then lifted them back up to turn them on. This time I had lost 7 pounds within the matter of a day. I decided that maybe they were having a bad day checked they were still sitting flat and gave up for the day. The next day they seemed to go back to normal until my husband came in saying he had put on 8lbs in two days! The scales were unreliable with changing your weight by different amounts within a few minutes so totally useless. The scales still sat at 0 when you first stepped on them but the measurement was way out compared to scales such as the ones at boots. These huge losses and jumps in weight continued for a few weeks and we gave up with the scales altogether.
The batteries last very well in the scales we still have the same ones from when we purchased it over a year ago which is great. The scales also shut them self of fairly quickly after you step off the scales and as it is such a hassle to get them to turn on there is no chance of you doing so by accident so I think that is a big factor in the high battery life. It has a maximum weight level of 28 stone and although it is small you do not struggle to stand on the scales they are a nice size to stand comfortably.
I cannot recommend these scales at all as I find that they are impossible to turn on and then when you do manage to do so they give inaccurate weights that can jump by 7lb within a few minutes. I am not sure if this is because of the lifting up and down of the product every time you wish to use them so they eventually fall out of balance but it is honestly the only way you can turn them on. They were great when we first began to use them and worked perfectly but within time they went downhill very quickly. They look nice sitting in my bathroom but as they are inaccurate there is no point of trying to use them.
Summary: A useless pair of scales.