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Good quality paperback book-sized scales
on 24 August 2012
This unit is the size of a paper back book: it really is that compact. But even as a 6' tall, 98kg bloke with size-10 feet, I find I can stand on it every day and get consistent readings. Your feet WILL over hang the front and back glass edges if they're largish. I find that fine for the 5-8 seconds it takes to get a measurement. If you can't balance, even for a short time, then this unit ISN'T for you.
Like all scales, the unit needs to be placed on a flat, hard surface such as in the middle of a ceramic floor tile, or on one single plank of a wooden floor i.e. not spread across two tiles or two planks. If you don't have a hard surface, find a piece of stiff timber. It won't give accurate readings if it's placed on soft surfaces like vinyl or carpet. The simple instructions are clear but concise.
My scale is set to kg but it can give a stone & lbs reading too. Been using for several weeks and it's perfect for a small flat. That's because I take it out of its case, put it on the floor, use and then put it away again. If it was going to be used every day, by several people, as a family weight scale then I'd probably recommend a full-size one. Made of appropriate plastic underneath, nice glass top, reasonably priced good value and in white, nice-looking too - at least IMHO.