Scales may not be the most glamorous of household items, but I believe they have a place in every home. Ignorance may be bliss, but when it comes to weight, it can also lead to a whole host of health problems, from simple aches and pains to heart disease and diabetes. Of course, not all scales are created equal, and a good, reliable scale can be hard to find.
I recently had the opportunity to try out a body analysis scale scale from Weight Watchers by Conair ($49.99). Weight Watchers is a brand that is near and dear to me–eight years ago, I weighed nearly 220 pounds and, when I finally realized how bad things had gotten, I joined Weight Watchers. I lost almost 100 pounds on the program (yeah, you read that right–ONE HUNDRED!) and after all this time, I’ve managed to keep most of it off. Sadly, not all of it–I gained some weight back after a car accident and I’ve been actively trying to lose it over the past few months. Weighing myself weekly is absolutely essential to my weight loss plan–any weight loss plan, really. It keeps me in check when I’ve strayed and encourages me when I’ve done well.
The scale has a sleek, streamlined design along with a blue backlight on the 1.9” LCD screen with 2 lines. It features impact-resistant tempered safety glass platform with stainless steel and includes bone mass analysis. The 12.2” x 12.8” scale has a 400 lb. capacity and includes long-life batteries.
While weight is an important indicator of overall health, there are certainly many other factors involved too. What I really love about this scale is that it’s not just about measuring weight–it also measures body fat, body water, bone mass, and body mass index (BMI). (Unfortunately, the down side of this is that it takes away my favorite excuse for weight gain–“Oh, it must be water weight!”). Keeping track of each of these numbers is a great way to be in control of your health and monitor your progress with whichever weight loss program you follow. And even if you’re not trying to lose weight, these are all measurements that are tied to general health and well-being.
Another thing I really appreciate with the Weight Watchers Glass Body Analysis Scale is that it has four-user memory. Honestly, one user memory is pretty impressive in my book–I had no idea scales could have memory at all! (Am I living in the Stone Age?) This is definitely a big improvement over my previous scale and it’s perfect for sharing with the entire family. One downside of this scale is that with all the bells and whistles, I found it more difficult to use than a typical scale that only measures weight and doesn’t have many buttons or settings. I figured out a lot of things simply by trial and error, since I tend not to do well with instruction manuals.
Before we moved, I kept my scale in the linen closet, but we no longer have a linen closet in the bathroom. I like this scale because it’s so nice looking, with its stainless steel and tempered-glass construction, that it’s not an eyesore in the bathroom. The scale has a backlit LCD screen and a 400 pound capacity.
Weight Watchers by Conair scales are available at Target, as well as the Conair online store.
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*Kiersten received the above product free of charge, to facilitate this review. All opinions are those of reviewer only.