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Only down side is that it took a while to arrive but that is to be expected since covid-19. Super happy with my purchase. First thing I noticed was how heavy the scale was, solid build and very sleek design. Super quick to get going, pop in the batteries that it comes with, set it on a hard surface, tap it once with your foot, wait until you see 0.0 and it turns off. Then it's calibrated. Love the wide with of the scale. Can stand normally without having to balance and steady yourself like smaller scales. Love that it beeps when it has the weight and stays there for a while after you step off. Only thing i didn't like was the number that it showed. Guess I have been doing more stress eating than I thought since covid-19. Well at least now I will be able to track and get that number moving in the right direction. Thanks to the shop owner for having the product available to purchase, for Amazon having the easy platform and distribution centers and for the driver that delivered the package.
Some comments say the batteries are not included - they are. In the manual it says where the batteries are located in the packaging. Scale is sturdy, I am 6'1 and until I got the scale, hadn't weighed myself in many years - last time I checked, I was 420lbs and wanted the extra "room" in case I was heavier.
The platform is wide - much wider than a usual scale. Personally, I'd like it maybe an inch wider on either side. I do need to squish my legs together a pit to be centered on the scale, but, it's comfortable enough and I don't feel like I contorting to stand on it.
Looks nice and the screen is bright and easy to read. Even has a decimal point for a bit more info, i.e. 431.6lbs.
I recommend reading the short manual - that's how I found out the batteries were taped to the cardboard packaging because I didn't notice them at first. There is also a note about calibration - turn it on, it will say C on the display, read zero's and then turn off. Then you can stand on it again and get a reading. You only need to do this when you swap batteries or move it to a new location/change in flooring.
Does everything the item description says and I would recommend to others
There is everything to like about this scale. The finish. The security in stepping on it. The bright and big read-out. Everything that is but the reading itself.
For five days in a row my weight registered EXACTLY the same down to the 1/10 of a pound. Not one variation. Finally I took a dumbbell and placed it on the scale and the reading was almost exact to its weight and then stepped on the scale and this time the reading was different and more in line to what I thought it would be. It was like it was simply showing the previous day's weight.
Maybe I was exactly the same weight during those five days but I think that was highly unlikely.
Anyway as having confidence in the accuracy of the reading is key to a scale so I am going to return it.
Just received this scale today, so I cant say if it's reliable over time, but it has made an excellent first impression. It was easy to set up, has a large surface (my fiancee's feet are a 13 and fit him comfortably) as well as being visually appealing as stainless steel..it gave an acucrate reading very quickly, made a beep to let you know it is done, and held the number for a few seconds after getting off. The only thing I disliked was how fat I've gotten from quarentine 😅🤣
Feels sturdy, nice weight. Reactive and the display is nice.
Only just got it, but works and calibrated straight away. Can't comment on longevity yet.
The name/words "eat smart" on the face of the scale is a good choice by this company - personally when I check my weight and see "eat smart" it's a subtle and simple reminder. I am sure this was the intent behind that.
I look forward to seeing what else these people have in mind.
I wanted a scale with a wide area to stand on as I'm a very big man over 300 lbs.. It is very easy to get both my feet on the scale with room to spare. I cannot read the scale while I'm standing on it but it shows the weight on the scale long enough so that when I get off the scale I still have lots of time to see what I weighed. It takes me from 2 to more than 12 times to get my weight registered so that I can read the weight after stepping off the scale. This is exceedingly frustrating and I do at times want to just throw it against the wall!
I have balance issues due to tendons in my feet and wanted a scale with a wide base so that it was easier for me - and this scale is AWESOME! Arrived very fast, is extremely accurate and easy to use, and the durable wide base makes it so I do not struggle to balance while trying to get a reading. Highly recommend.
I bought this about a year ago and love it. It is basic in the sense that it does just one thing: it tells you your weight. But it does this with great accuracy and gives your weight down to the decimal point. I assume it is so accurate because it has a 500 pound capacity rather than the usual 300 pound capacity of most bathroom scales. It is also simple to use : you just step on it without having to push a button or anything else. Finally it looks nice with its stainless steel finish.
So if you just want to know your accurate weight and are not concerned about learning such things as your weight loss or gain for the last week or whatever this is the bathroom scale I would strongly recommend.
I tried to purchase a scale from another vendor, obviously looking for the best deal out of them all that also went up to 300 lbs. I found one that claimed to go to 350 so I purchased that one for 20 CAD. Big mistake. The package arrived and was in a very cheap looking box with poorly translated text. It didn't work, so I returned it and found this one that goes up to 550! Amazing. If you are looking for a scale and you may be heavier and scared you'll break it, this one is worth the money. It's been a few days since I've gotten it and it works wonderfully.