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I just received this scale from Amazon today. The item was fine and looked great. We put it in our bathroom and both my husband and I weighed ourselves. Then just a few moments ago, my husband went to weigh our son and afterwards scooted the scale back against the wall. The corner of the scale lightly bumped the bottom of the toilet then shattered into a million pieces! We were so shocked! I understand that tempered glass shatters this way (we own cups made of tempered glass that have shattered this way when dropped on a hard floor), but I don't think this particular light bump warranted such an explosion of glass. We owned the scale for barely a couple hours and each only stepped on it once. The large number of positive reviews for this item made me believe it would be a good idea to buy a scale made out of glass, but obviously it was not. Thankfully, Amazon customer service was very understanding and prompt at issuing a refund, but I would not recommend this scale to anyone.
THis is a very nice scale! We tried a different brand before getting this one and we have not been disappointed by the Etekcity scale. When you step onto it the display lights up and gives you the weight and then turns off about ten seconds later. The day we received ours I had to go to the doctor so I weighed myself before leaving home and my weight was only .2 lbs different from the doctor's scale. I'd say that's pretty accurate! It does not save your weight from you previous weigh in but I actually prefer that. I can remember (or write it down) and it's just simpler to use without that feature to me. The scale itself is very nice to look at, sleek and modern. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase! I try to be very honest and thorough in my reviews, if this review was helpful to you please click yes, thank you!!!
Love the accuracy. Easy to use. Looks great and should go with any décor.
I'm trying to lose weight (who isn't) and the spring scale I was using before couldn't give me any accurate readings. This one calibrates easily before each weighing and gives me a dead on reading. No guessing. Now I know exactly where I'm at concerning my weight.
The digital read out is bright and large enough to easily read.
It came with a battery installed. All I had to do was pull the insulating strip and it was ready to use.
I highly recommend this scale.
UPDATE: Since I bought these scales I have lost about 2 lbs. per week. I am now 15 pounds lighter and much more energetic. Its fun to weigh in first thing each morning because I know I'm getting very accurate readings which I record on my calendar.
Before I had these scales I would stand on my old spring scales and watch the needle bounce around. If I leaned a little one way or another the weight would change. Not with these scales. You will get the same reading even if you do it 3 times in a row. Its encouraging when you can see the little amounts of progress and chart your weight loss accurately.
Its still a 5 star rating :) . I'm very happy with my choice to buy these scales.
I really enjoyed this product for about 2 months. One day while cleaning, I went to pick up the scale so I could vacuum the bathroom floor. I gently grabbed the side of the scale and it completely shattered. I was so disappointed. After I wrote my first review on Amazon, I was contacted by an Etekcity customer support representative and they were extremely kind and wanted to be sure that I was satisfied with their product. They shipped me a brand new scale at zero cost to me. I’ve had it for almost a week now and it seems to be working perfectly!
These scales were advertised as one of the more accurate. Carried out a test with certified weights up to 100 kg. It appears they read a little heavy.(0.3kg) Unfortunately that is within the general accepted tolerances for bathroom scales. I am sure there would be a calibration procedure that is not available for the general publc. As an Instrument technician I am probably being a little pedantic.