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Review: EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

Review: EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

We got off to a rocky start, this scale and I.  I’m glad, however, that I asked for a replacement instead of money back and going with a different scale.  The reviews on the internet for this were pretty high.  Amazon rates it 4.5/5 stars with almost 6,000 reviews.  That is pretty good in my book.

The EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale w/ Extra Large Backlit 3.5″ Display and “Step-On” Technology  is stylish, light, easy to read and, like its name indicates, precise.  It also seems to be consistent and very easy to use. Many digital scales have a tap on feature where you tap the scale and it turns on.  Then you wait while it calibrates and then step on.  The EatSmart scale can do that as well or you can just step onto it once it has been calibrated.  It sits silent, quiet, blank and unassuming but step on and the bright blue 3.5″ display lights up quickly, large and in charge, with easy to read black numbers.

Calibration was easy.  First time you start it you place it on a flat surface, wait about 10 seconds while it calibrates zero and that’s it.  The EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale comes with batteries (4 x AAA), instructions and a body tape measure.  The top platform is a generous 12″ x 13″ and is made of tempered glass.  It feels and looks sturdy enough to measure the max rating of 400lbs.  The scale uses four EatSmart precision sensors with one in each corner.  The weight is precise to about 3oz or .2lbs.

It doesn’t have some of the geek features I would like such as wifi transmitting or insta blogging my weight to Facebook but, honestly, for around $29 + shipping this is THE digital scale to have in your bathroom.

Weight Scale Arrives

When it arrived I took it out of the box, inserted the batteries, calibrated it per the instructions and stepped on.  My first reading seemed legit and a friend stepped on it to verify.  All seemed ok until he stepped off.  The numbers started flashing erratically and settled on 4.0 without anyone on it.  I noticed that one of the feet didn’t seem to return to normal position and the scale wobbled.  Not Good.

After determining there was nothing we did wrong via the instructions I assumed it faulty and called for a replacement.  No problems getting the replacement however I was disappointed with the wait on getting in a working scale.   The good news is that initial weight it showed the first time showed a 13lb loss from my starting date of 5/7/2012.  This shows about a 4lb loss per week for the first 3 weeks.  Nice!

Once the replacement arrives I’ll do a review on it.  Current internet ratings rank it pretty high for the price point so I’m excited to actually be able to use it on a daily basis.

Monday the Third Week

Catchy title, no?  Ok, I couldn’t really think of anything better.  Rough day today and not just because it was Monday.  Fought hunger most of the day and not just any hunger but the stomach gurgling, feed me now or die hunger.