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May have an annoying fault?
on 4 May 2012
Firstly, this is not a great product, the way of entering your information and then selecting your presets is not exactly user friendly. It reminding me of setting the time on an old casio digital watch. So in 2012, the electronics feel antiquated.
The build quality is OK, but nothing to rave about, there isn't a solid feel to them or anything - but they are small and slim - so perhaps the two are not compatible. The stand is OK, just a bit of plastic - not exactly classy. Again it feels dated.
BUT.... the big problem, and I suspect others have had this problem, the battery drains in the scales even if not in use.
I have come back to my scales after not using them for a few weeks and puzzled why they didn't switch on. Since I hadn't used them very much it didn't occur to me to change the battery for a while - when I did, hey presto, it worked. Then I returned to the scales, again after a few weeks and they didn't work again?????? Yes, you guessed it the battery was flat. Unless you have a huge stock of CV3 batteries and don't mind changing them regularly - this makes them a real annoyance. Again a bit like electronics in the 80s!
Amazon, as ever, have been great and offered to refund, and i will be buying a different pair of scales - perhaps a simpler set with less promised features - the features seem more fuss than they are worth.
Don't bother with these scales, BMI and all the other readings - are easier enough to work out - without having to set up the machine to do it for you, which sound convenient but actually not.