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Ok, but not great. Long guarantee period.
on 26 October 2010
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.