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High Accuracy Premium Digital Bathroom Scale with 3.6" Extra Large Dual Color Backlight Display
$14.96
https://www.amazon.com/BalanceFrom-Accuracy-Bathroom-Backlight-Technology/dp/B00FX0S4DC

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$14.96 with 25% off coupon code: JALUVCO6

  • BalanceFrom MemoryTrack technology - Besides everything you can get from a regular bathroom scale, BalanceFrom digital bathroom scale will not only show your current weight in a blue back light, but also remind you the last weight it registered in a green back light every time when you step on your scale
  • BalanceFrom "Smart Step-On" technology - No more tapping or turning on a switch to use the scale. Just step on the scale to get instant readings. Non-slip feet will not scratch floors
  • Large 3.6" LCD display with dual color (blue and green) backlight with large font numbers - Easy to read from any distance, or light condition. Auto-calibrated and automatically turns off to conserve battery life. Runs on 4 AAA batteries (batteries INCLUDED)
  • Equipped with 4 latest version high precision sensors (Technology From Germany) - Consistent and accurate measurements up to 400 lb. or 180 kg; Graduation increments of 0.2 lb./0.1 kg. Measure units are available in lb., kg and st.
  • A body tape measure is included for free. Extra thick and sturdy tempered glass top (the thickest in the current market) for safety and large 12" x 12" platform. 100% BalanceFrom Satisfaction Guarantee and 2-year BalanceFrom warranty

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Thx OP
Just ordered one.

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Caution: Some funny business going with the reviews!! Fakespot found several fake reviews.

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I wasn't aware of fakespot and just looked. It offered the opportunity to update since last check and it now shows 90% are high quality reviews. Going to save the Fakespot link. Thx

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What is fake spot? Should i be concerned about this product?

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HB, Fakespot appears to be a site that verify the quality of Amazon reviews. When I went to the site it appeared to give the reviews on this product a low rating (rating of the reviewer, not the product.) After I clicked on the "update" button, and after 5 minutes of it reviewing the reviewers) it appeared to show that 90% of the reviews seemed to be real. Feel free to try it yourself.

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The problem with all of these non-medical scales is that the marketing is BS. "High Accuracy premium" is totally meaningless.
The actual accuracy is never given. Instead, the number of digits on the display is given (ie "graduation increments of 0.1 kg"). This is done in the hopes of confusing the consumers, who think that this means the scale is actually accurate to 0.1 kg. It isn't.

There is a reason that medical scales cost $200+, not $14.95.
A simple test: When you get the scale, step on it, record the weight. Have someone ELSE step on the scale, record the weight. Then, repeat the process, and see how close the new readings are to the originals. This still won't tell you if the scale has a systematic error (ie always showing 5 lbs too heavy), but it's something.

Why are two people needed? Because many of the cheap scales are designed to fool people. If you step on the scale multiple times in a row, with approximately the same weight, it will simply continually show the ORIGINAL reading, and not a NEW reading, to make it seem like the scale is incredibly accurate.
Our $15 scale (which I bought at WM before I knew better), does this. Very annoying. It's basically fraud.

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canoeguy1 said:   The problem with all of these non-medical scales is that the marketing is BS. "High Accuracy premium" is totally meaningless.
The actual accuracy is never given. Instead, the number of digits on the display is given (ie "graduation increments of 0.1 kg"). This is done in the hopes of confusing the consumers, who think that this means the scale is actually accurate to 0.1 kg. It isn't.

There is a reason that medical scales cost $200+, not $14.95.
A simple test: When you get the scale, step on it, record the weight. Have someone ELSE step on the scale, record the weight. Then, repeat the process, and see how close the new readings are to the originals. This still won't tell you if the scale has a systematic error (ie always showing 5 lbs too heavy), but it's something.

Why are two people needed? Because many of the cheap scales are designed to fool people. If you step on the scale multiple times in a row, with approximately the same weight, it will simply continually show the ORIGINAL reading, and not a NEW reading, to make it seem like the scale is incredibly accurate.
Our $15 scale (which I bought at WM before I knew better), does this. Very annoying. It's basically fraud.

  You made an argument for a $200 scale, then said what we all know - you have a $15 scale like everyone else. Therein lies the problem. Nobody is going to pay $200 to fish around for a +/- 5 pound accuracy delta.

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   You made an argument for a $200 scale, then said what we all know - you have a $15 scale like everyone else. Therein lies the problem. Nobody is going to pay $200 to fish around for a +/- 5 pound accuracy delta.
  I don't think you understood the point of my post. 
I bought a $15 scale BEFORE I KNEW BETTER. Now that I've educated myself, I wouldn't do it again, because it's so inaccurate that you basically can't tell if you're gaining or losing weight.

If the readings differ by +/- 3 lbs every time you step on the scale, it really tells you nothing.

If the software in the scale actively tries to deceive you, it's even worse than nothing since it makes you reach a completely wrong conclusion.

I can't tell you how often my wife stepped on that scale and exclaimed "Oh no! I've gained 5 lbs! I checked it four times to be sure!" (of course, the scale only showed the initial -and wholly inaccurate- reading four times in a row)


I'm attempting to pass this education on to others, before they waste money like I did.

A deal is only a deal if the product has value beyond the price paid. Cheapness alone does NOT mean it's a deal!

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canoeguy1 said:   The problem with all of these non-medical scales is that the marketing is BS. "High Accuracy premium" is totally meaningless.
The actual accuracy is never given. Instead, the number of digits on the display is given (ie "graduation increments of 0.1 kg"). This is done in the hopes of confusing the consumers, who think that this means the scale is actually accurate to 0.1 kg. It isn't.

There is a reason that medical scales cost $200+, not $14.95.
A simple test: When you get the scale, step on it, record the weight. Have someone ELSE step on the scale, record the weight. Then, repeat the process, and see how close the new readings are to the originals. This still won't tell you if the scale has a systematic error (ie always showing 5 lbs too heavy), but it's something.

Why are two people needed? Because many of the cheap scales are designed to fool people. If you step on the scale multiple times in a row, with approximately the same weight, it will simply continually show the ORIGINAL reading, and not a NEW reading, to make it seem like the scale is incredibly accurate.
Our $15 scale (which I bought at WM before I knew better), does this. Very annoying. It's basically fraud.

  I picked up a Weight Watchers scale on a deal that behaves in a similar way. If you don't lose at least a pound it will show the weight from the previous time. I have learned to tap the scale, wait for zero then step on with a box that weighs about ten pounds in my hands. Next step off and let it turn off then tap, wait for zero and step on to get an accurate weight. Even doing this multiple times the worst deviation is 4 tenths of a pound which is pretty good for a consumer scale. Sure the scale could be off two pounds from another scale but that shouldn't matter unless tracking your weight for some type of sporting competition.

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