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As many of you will know, I have been following the Weight Watchers' plan for around four months now and am currently just four pounds short of losing two stone. There is no way that I could have lost all this weight alone, without the help of Weight Watchers. The Weight Watcher's gadgets have been invaluable in helping me on my weight loss journey; one of which gadgets is this Weight Watchers' scales which I bought from my meeting for £29.95. It's more than I would normally spend on a scales, but I think I was so 'swept up in the moment' that I decided to purchase it, and am pleased I am.
The scales are made of glass; to begin with I was a bit scared to go on them in case they broke - although don't worry they hold up to 28 stones in weight which is good as it is more than the average 'normal' scales which only go up to 19 stones. The scales are very strong and have a good 'grip' on the bottom, so that the scales stay put when you step on them.
Using the scales is very easy - obviously, make sure that the scales are on a flat surface then simply hop on and wait (no pun intended!) for the correct digit to appear. You can weigh yourself in either stones and pounds or kilograms. I always weigh myself in stones and pounds, as one I find that it is easier to work out, and two it is the same method used in my Weight Watchers' meetings. It's probably easier to weigh in stones as if you do it with pounds then you have to work out how many stones and pounds it is.
The scales has a good display panel; it's very clear and easy to see and I find that I am not squinting like I am with 'normal' scales. There is also a feature on the scale where you can put in your age, height etc and then it records your weight for you. This is helpful if you are on a weight loss journey as you can see if you have stayed the same, lost weight or put on weight without having to keep a record yourself.
I previously had a 'normal' scales; what I would describe as one which the 'finger waves over the notches' as opposed to being a digital one like this. One thing which I like about this scales is that it tells me exactly how many pounds I am and so is similar to the one which the use in our Weight Watchers' meeting - this means that I can keep an eye on what I weigh during the week and in-between my Weight Watchers' meetings, as opposed to my old scales where I had to guess what my weight was as it wasn't easy to see which exact notch the finger was pointing at.
I would definitely recommend these scales - I find them to be very accurate. They are a great tool to have to make sure I am keeping on track in-between my Weight Watcher meetings. I do think that these scales are a bit pricey though, and so you can probably find a scale like this cheaper, or even cheaper on Amazon than it is in meetings.
Thanks for reading!
Seeing as my scales have been doing over time this week I thought I'd review them as I'm sure I'm not alone to having eaten too much over the Xmas and new year session. I've had some of these Weight Watchers scales for about 4 years now. They were on offer in Tesco's and seeing as about the third time I went shopping they still had some left on offer they jumped into my trolley. I think they were originally £29.99 if I remember rightly. Looking online now they are £19.99 in Tesco or about £25 with other online stores.
They were n a white box with the Weight watchers logo on them, I just wanted the scales as they look nice and modern, I'm not doing Weight Watchers. The older style scales I found difficult to use as would have to bend trying to read the dial and then it would move as I wasn't stood still etc. The reading on these is very clear and easy to see.
I was very careful with these at first and after each use they'd go back into the box but nowadays they remain on my toilet floor for regular use. I do remember thinking twice before buying them after they jumped into my trolley about the fact I would be standing on a piece of glass to weigh myself but I assure you they hold a lot of weight and even my then 24 stone father had tried them out.
The main glass panel is on four plastic stoppers and the figures reading panel, these keep the sales flat on the ground for use.
The control button for these is on the base and you can switch them to weigh in stones /pounds or in kilo /grams. I used to just use stones but my partner only uses kilos so I tend to keep them on that and have got used to that now. When you are ready to weigh yourself you need to tap the top of scales with your foot to bring them to life as when they go unused for approx 15 seconds they turn themselves off. When you stand on them you can see the figures climb up then take a few seconds to settle on the exact number and once they have decided if you've lost that extra kilo or not they will flash with the final weight. Repeat this method 2 or 3 times to convince yourself that you did read them correctly and they aren't lying lol.
I would recommend these and they are lasting well. They take the flat kind of batteries and I've only recently changed them for the first time since having them.
When I started doing Weight Watchers a few months ago I decided to treat myself to a decent pair of scales so that I could keep a track of how I was doing. As luck would have it my daughter had sold some text books on Amazon so she used some of her vouchers to buy these Weight Watchers Precision scales for me. They were £20 on Amazon at the time and included an offer where you save £32.95 when you join Weight Watchers online so a really good deal in my opinion!
The scales themselves come securely packaged in a box with clear instructions on how to set them up. They are very stylish looking with a thick glass top and brushed metal feet. The digital display is large and easy to read. To begin, you simply program in your personal details, height, gender, age etc. and these are stored in the memory to be recalled each time you weigh. The scales weigh in quarter pound increments and are extremely accurate. They go up to a maximum weight of just over 28 stones so should be suitable for most people. No matter where I put them, and on what type of surface the readings are always the same. Gone are the days of those dodgy rubber topped scales with a dial so you could adjust them back to 0 each time!
Overall this is a useful tool for managing weight loss and although I don't always like what they say, I at least know that they are correct.
I do not follow weight watchers and I am only familiar with the brand from seeing it advertised on television and listening to my friends who use their diet plans. I like to have bathroom scales though as it it important to know when those extra cakes and buns are catching up on me! Both my partner and I weigh ourselves and like to know if our weight is changing or fluctuating. I do not do this on a regular basis but I keep them out by the sink and every now and then to fill those boring minutes of brushing my teeth I will hop on and see how my weight is doing. When my last scales completely gave up the ghost, I saw these on offer and I thought I would give them a go. Weight watchers are a reputable brand name and specialise in losing weight so I would imagine that there scales are accurate and reliable. However I was wrong and I have been really disappointed with the scales.
==Price and availability==
The scales cost £14.99 and are available online or in stores. I bought mine from Costco who were selling them for £8.99. This is a good price for scales but I would not be recommending them despite the price.
The scales are a mixture of silver metal and glass. They are quite heavy really and I think this is down to the glass. The scales are set on four level feet and at the top of the glass plate is a large LCD strip that is easy to read and follow. The scales come with a lithium battery which is supposed to be long life last you for a long time.
The scales will measure in kg or stone and this is altered by a small switch underneath. The scales measure in really small exact figures, I work in metrics so in terms of measuring my weight this means it will be accurate down to 100g.
To work the scales, you need to lay them on a flat surface that is not carpeted and step on them once and step off. This sparks up the LCD and it will flash with two dashes when it is ready to go. Once ready, step on and stand still the LCD display with display the weight. Once you have finished step off and the scales go back to sleep mode.
My partner and I have had a mixed impression with the scales. I weigh myself quite randomly and have found not much changes from week to week. If I was taking dieting seriously I would make an effort to weigh myself at the same time each week as this will help get the best possible results. After my boyfriend complained scales were inaccurate I conducted a few tests. I thought that as my partner had been weighing himself at different times of the day this could account for some of the discrepancies he found. For example one day he said he weighed himself at 7am and then at 11am and there was 4 lbs difference. We sat for 10 minutes both of us getting on and off the scales and we did actually get different readings. We moved the scales into the kitchen where we have laminate and the scales were working much better and completely accurate so it turns out that the scales do not like the Lino of my bathroom! Boo! Now we have to take the scales downstairs when we want to use them. I have never experienced a problem such as this before and my old scales worked fine on the lino.
There is no where else to use them upstairs as it is either Lino or carpet so the scales have been thrown in a cupboard and if we want to use them we take them downstairs. I feel let down by this product, they should not be that sensitive. Scales in the home need to be accurate but there is no need for super sensitivity. I would not recommend them unfortunately.