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Old 01-27-06, 10:59 AM   #1
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Recommend me a bathroom scale

I'm looking to purchase a bathroom scale. Sub-$30, analog or digital. I've read that there can be accuracy problems with cheap scales, so I'm trying to get some advice on any good brands/models anyone likes. Don't really care about appearance, etc- price is really the only consideration.
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Old 01-27-06, 11:20 AM   #2
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http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg.../-/B000063XG7/

This was only $19 when I bought it end of Dec. I'm too tall/athletic to use any of the body fat monitoring stuff, but the weight is incredibly repeatable and lines up very well with all of the full size balance scales at the gym.
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Old 01-27-06, 11:34 AM   #3
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A rich couple are having an argument:

Her: You forgot my B-day you SOB! There better be something in the driveway tomorrow morning that can go from 0 to 200 in 2 sec. flat!

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Old 01-27-06, 11:41 AM   #4
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Ok - big pet peeve here.

It's not "recommend me."

It's "recommed TO me."

Carry on.
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Old 01-27-06, 11:49 AM   #5
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Ok - big pet peeve here.

It's not "recommend me."

It's "recommed TO me."

Carry on.
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Old 01-27-06, 12:51 PM   #6
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I picked up a nice one at Target for under $50. It's digital and works really nice. I'll see if I can find it for you later, right now I have to drag my sorry butt down to Starbucks for a non-fat latte.
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Old 01-27-06, 02:02 PM   #7
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I got one of those body fat/weight scales from Target around $45.00...I think the brand is Bodymedics?? Its ok, dont think the body fat testing is all that accurate because it says I have 5% body fat. While I know Im fairly low, pretty sure Im not a skeleton.
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Old 01-27-06, 02:08 PM   #8
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Hmm. I'm skeptical of these bodyfat measuring scales, mostly because I don't really want to know that information. How do they work?
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Old 01-27-06, 02:22 PM   #9
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Old 01-27-06, 02:28 PM   #10
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1=bad bathroom
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Old 01-27-06, 06:28 PM   #11
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Hmm. I'm skeptical of these bodyfat measuring scales, mostly because I don't really want to know that information. How do they work?
That's a good question...I havent quite figured it out yet. Mine sure looks fancy and can do some neat things, but dont trust it at all.
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Old 07-25-06, 09:30 AM   #12
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Did we ever get anywhere on this?

I'm looking for one myself and would like one that is digital and tells body fat. I am concerned about accuracy, but if it's off by 1 or 2% I'm not too worried. Does anybody have one and been able to compare their results to a Dr. visit?
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Old 07-25-06, 11:22 AM   #13
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Same here. I'm looking for a decent scale that measures body fat and isn't going to cost too much. Suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 07-25-06, 11:42 AM   #14
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I bought the one BigPete recommended and I have no complaints.
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Old 08-02-06, 09:50 PM   #15
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I bought the one BigPete recommended and I have no complaints.
Actually, so did I! Works great.
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Old 08-02-06, 11:25 PM   #16
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That's a good question...I havent quite figured it out yet. Mine sure looks fancy and can do some neat things, but dont trust it at all.
I've got one (Health o Meter) and I think it's pretty accurate. I had my body fat measured (is that the correct phrase) in my weight training class a little over a year ago. I've put on some weight since that time and my scale seems to indicate that, since it says my body fat is two or three percentage points higher than it was then.
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Old 08-02-06, 11:45 PM   #17
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This should do at least for now. 500lbs
But I am afraid it is a little over budget.
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