Detecto™ Wide Body Platform Glass Digital Scale
So far, so good
I was nervous about the reviews but I didn't want a scale with fancy features and I like the wide base. The display is easy to read too, and it's ready to go after you insert the batteries. Some scales require you to tap it first but not this one. I just had a doctor's appointment today so I know what my weight should read. The first reading was higher than the doctor office and I thought uh-oh, the scale is wrong right from the beginning. But that was with me looking down while it registered. Then I decided to stand straight up and look ahead. After about four seconds I looked down and it matched the doctor's office. I weighed myself again at different intervals, using the same technique, and got the same reading every time. So for those who are getting readings all over the place I suggest 1) Don't look down while you weigh yourself 2) don't weigh on carpet or slanted floor 3) Make sure your batteries are good and 4) make sure it's on lb and not kg. If it acts up on me in the coming days I'll come back to update my review.
November 13, 2014
Gives an immediate reading and a nice wide platform. Happy with product.
November 4, 2014
Poor - Will be returning
This scale is very very inaccurate! I am on a very strict diet and I need to know if I gain or lose. This scale varies 10+ pounds in 5 minutes. For my husband it was 15 lbs over his real weight and mine was under by 10+ from my Dr.'s office scale. The cheap $10 scale I got from CVS is more accurate than this one. Don't buy
October 8, 2014
Weight reading inaccurately preposterous
I am returning the device because it said I lost 22 lbs. in one week, which is impossible. the next week it said I gained six pounds, which would not have happened from the amount of food I ate. I would not have gained that much weight in a week if I had eaten like before I went on this diet.
September 12, 2014
Just replaced a problematic scale.
I love the size of the platform and that it is so easy to clean. It does not require special button cell batteries.
September 12, 2014
EXTREMELY INACCURATE SCALE
Sadly this beautiful scale is going back to Bed, Bath and Beyond. The scale is extremely inaccurate, and I do mean inaccurate. It not only has never weighed my weight correctly, it is off by 30-40 pounds, sometimes less than my weight and most of the time more than my weight by 100 pounds. I kept the scale for several days thinking that it only needed calibrating, but the scale is a dismal failure. The last time I got on the scale my weight was 350 pounds. Thankfully I have never weighed 350 pounds in my life. My current weight is 139 pounds, the closest this scale came to my correct weight when it registered 80 pounds. Yesterday it registered 14 pounds, that is the weight of my dog. No more Detecto scales for me.
July 5, 2014
Very nice digital scale Nice and wide and features are nice and bold in the numbers
June 30, 2014
Pleased So Far
I just impulsively bought this scale today. Then after reading the previous reviews, I thought, oh no, I've made a mistake. When I first stood on it the reading was all over the place, then stopped about 20 lbs lighter than I know I am. Then I realized, it was because I had it on top of carpet, so after I moved it to my tile floor, it read fine. I've tried it about 5 times now and it's the same. So, maybe the people that had bad readings hadn't placed it on the floor correctly, just thinking. But I'm pleased so far.
March 18, 2014