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Absolutely worth the money for the price point
on 11 March 2014
I have waited to write this review because I wanted to see how my replacement scale compared to this one first. I first purchased an Omron HN286 scale because I thought the photo looked nice, modern, clean and it was priced well. Unfortunately, I did not read enough of the reviews for the product before making my final decision. I should have paid attention to the ratings that described the inconsistency of the scale, and difficult to read numbers. I think I would have been persuaded not to buy this particular model. Once I had the scale and had a chance to try it out I thought I would be pleased enough to keep it and not go through the return process, which, by the way, Amazon is superior in all respects for returns.
After an agonising product search, review process, I decided the best course of action was to return this scale and I purchased from Amazon this Soehnle 63536 scale. It was a bit more money, but now that I have used it for a fair length of time, I know that I made the right choice between the two scales. On this Soehnle scale the numbers are LED's and not LCD's. I know they use a bit more battery time, but the advantage of the very easy to read numbers, even in very low or no available light, makes up for any of the issue for battery replacement. When all the other manufacturers are using LCD readings it seems counter intuitive to be the last hold out for LED technology. Well, I can tell you I am very happy they did.
My goal from the beginning was to purchase an accurate, fast displaying scale that was easy to operate if I wanted to change from pounds, to kilos, to stones, at a price point that didn't break the bank. I would have loved to purchase a Class III scale for its absolute guaranteed accuracy, but the difference in the money was just too much. This Soehnle scale does the job quite well. We have it on a hard floor surface, so if you need to put it on carpet I can't say how well it will work, but if I remember correctly, it will do the job there too. The display is very fast with the weight, never difficult to read and the base of the scale is just a little larger than the others on the market. Not too big though.
This Soehnle 63536 displays with a very high degree of accuracy. It will adjust in small increments when your weight changes due to drinking fluids, or eating a bit, or whatever. My wife and I are very pleased with this scale and feel that it is worth the little extra that it costs. Probably the last scale we will ever have to buy.