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98 of 100 people found the following review helpful
on 2 March 2011
I've only had these a couple of days but I've input all the users and tested them several times because I was concerned that other reviewers had repeatability/reliablity issues with readings. Ive had none of these - I found it straight forward to program my settings and even if I keep getting on and off them moving them around my kitchen floor (flat tiled surface) and my lounge (carpet - using the carpet feet) I never got a bigger variation than 1/2 a pound. I think the body fat percentage is reasonably accurate as its only 1% off my caliper measurement at the gym - though this does vary more on the scales than the weight (around 3% less on carpet than tiles). I'm not sure how useful the water content reading is or how accurate but it seems to make sense because mine is much, much lower when I get up in the morning than in the evening.

Oh and contrary to another reviewers report its very easy to change your user settings - you just select the user and re-input the values as if there were none already there!

So whether you like what they tell you or not - they seem pretty accurate to me!
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120 of 128 people found the following review helpful
on 25 November 2007
I've been using this for a little over a week now. It was very easy to set up for my age, height, and current fitness (ignore the other reviewer who hasn't worked out how to set your fitness level - the manual explains it very clearly). Once set it is the tap of two toes to get going (one tap to switch it on, one to select your user settings - you can set up to 10 users, but each extra user requires one more toe-tap!). I haven't experienced the fluctuation in weight readings that another reviewer reports - if I step off, switch it back on and step on again I get the same weight reading every time. The body fat / water readings can vary slightly when doing this, but so far only by 1/4 to 1/2 a pound or so (about 110-220g, or the weight of a medium sized potato). The only slight quibble I have is that the large and easy-to-read display screen isn't backlit. That means that, if you cast a shadow over it whilst standing on the scale, it can be hard to make out the green-black-red status indicators. However, position it so the light falls on the display and even this isn't a problem. Overall, an excellent piece of kit.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 29 April 2012
These scales are ideal for the family - programme in the details and you can keep track of your BMI, weight, water content, etc. Make sure you do it at the same time every day though, as it does fluctuate if you weigh yourself one morning and then the next week in the evening. On the whole, great value for money.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on 4 January 2010
These scales are easy to use and very easy to read. You can set them up to show your BMI and your hydration levels
too. Would recommend them.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
I was fortunate to find these scales in a sale and they arrived promptly complete with battery and understandable instructions.

I can't give them a 5 star rating (I don't "love them") but they are excellent, the description on Amazon is accurate and they are an excellent aid to achieving weight loss and fitness.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on 11 July 2011
I have owned these scales for 2 years now and they are still 100% accurate and have never let me down once. Great value for money
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 31 March 2008
OK I hate the fact it reads my weight... The bells and whistles seem a bit complicated, but I had the scales now for nearly a year, same batteries and still working as new. If you like scales that are easy to read, stores your profile etc go for it. If not, save your money and buy a basic set.
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
I bought the Weight Watchers 8991BU Precision Body Analyser Electronic Scale in May 2006. Initially we used all of the functionality, checking not just weight but BMI, body fat level etc. It wasn't long before we all forgot how to use the functionality other than checking weight, so if you are like us I would suggest keeping the instructions somewhere safe. The battery lasted a reasonable length of time before being replaced. However, these scales have always given fluctuating weight readings, depending partly on how you balance your weight between heels and toes, but also from day to day. Some days they are particularly flattering to everybody and other days they are presumably accurate!

After four years of use, one foot had broken off the scale (not the end of the world - it can be put back on easily enough) but more seriously the fluctuating weight reading became so ridiculous that they became effectively unusable. Thankfully though, they come with a 10 year guarantee, which has been honoured - a new set was sent out to replace the failed one.

So, to summarise, slightly over-complicated, not completely accurate, reasonable battery life, reasonably sturdy and with a long (and honoured) guarantee.

Recommended, although if I had the space and the money, I would still choose to buy an old-fashioned scale where you move weights along a bar.
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42 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on 11 November 2007
I bought this scale based on its functions and price and I have not been disappointed. It is well balanced, quick to programme if you read the instructions carefully and can be used for more than one person. I went on a weight loss programme last year through raising fitness level and changing what I eat and it helped to show me I had lost 2.5 stone, gone from 47% fat to 34% fat and 37% water to 45% water.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 22 February 2014
Ordered because my old (v cheap) scales didn't want to play any more (after about 2 months), so I thought I'd rather pay a bit more on a 'brand' I can trust. Delivered in 1 week. Now, I can't fault them, they do exactly what they say, spring to life straight away when putting on the floor. I especially like that there is a little slide- button on the back which lets you change between kg/lbs/st. I've only had the product now for 2 weeks, so can't speak on durability, but looks sturdy. I would recommend this product to others without hesitation.
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