Last month, I wrote about wanting to get a new scale — I’ve been in dire need of one. After my cat turned my last expensive scale into a nap spot, promptly turning it into an expensive paperweight (hello dead battery!), I went to cheap analog scale land — $9.99 on Amazon.com! But the problem with analog dial scales is they can be terribly inaccurate — lots of guess work on which number the dial is pointing to (oh, I’ll just round down!), and constantly readjusting the needle to zero.
I decided to upgrade to a digital scale — no more guesswork, or self-delusion, and nothing the cats could turn into a show-piece gathering dust. After some research and recommendations from other bloggers, I settled on the EatSmart Precision Premium Digital Bath Scale.
For starters, I’m amazed at how far the world of gadgets has come — the ES Precision Premium Digital Scale is light! I’m used to bulky old things, but the Precision Premium is thin and light — but still sturdy. It’s ridiculously easy to use — literally just step on it and voila! The numbers zip around until it settles on your weight & flashes several times in bright, bold, easy to read LED display. You can even weigh without your glasses on/contacts in — the display is 3.5 inches and the blue background/black numbers are easy to read. This particular model is made of aluminum and plastic, which I prefer to tempered glass models — I’ve always worried about breaking glass ones (silly but true!).
One of my favorite parts? The scale comes with the batteries you need! The Precision Premium uses four AAA batteries that are easy to replace when the time comes. Personally, I’m tucking this baby away, out of reach of the cats, so that time won’t come for a while. It’s nice to have a scale I can trust, not only so I know where I stand, weight-wise, but so I can’t delude myself by rounding down, or assuming the scale is inaccurate. Being accountable to your numbers is important, and a high quality, accurate scale is an essential tool for weight loss.
(note: each time you move your scale off the floor, you need to step on it once to let it calibrate, let it turn off and then step on again — if you store your scale off the floor when you’re not using it, like I do, you’ll need to do this every time. It’s worth it b/c often the first reading is heavier than the “real” reading!)
Full disclosure — the lovely marketing team at EatSmart were kind enough to send me the Precision Premium to test out. I was fully prepared to shell out cash for myself, though – it’s only $32 on Amazon.com, and if you read some of the other customer reviews, EatSmart is a company that cares — customers who reported problems with their scales (just a few!) called up customer service, and were promptly sent replacement models. It’s not just about getting a digital scale that works, but one that is backed up by the company that makes it. No one wants a big square paperweight on their floor!
So I highly recommend the Eat Smart Precision Premium Digital Bath Scale, if you’re looking for a sturdy, accurate digital scale that isn’t bulky or ugly, and won’t break the bank. For more information, you can like Eat Smart on Facebook, read their Tweets or visit their website!