Some people say to write off the scale completely when you're making healthy changes. Me, on the other hand, I say that if you're going to weigh yourself, do so every other week. Investing in an accurate scale is also sound advice, especially if your scale tends to be off by a few pounds (this can lead to decreased motivation, especially if your scale is saying one thing and another scale is saying a second thing).
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Recently, I had the opportunity to try the Coosh CBS001B Precision Digital Bathroom Scale. What I first noticed was that the scale is rather large. I didn't expect it to be so big, and because of its size, it will take up quite a bit of floor space in the bathroom.
What I noticed next was how shiny the glass is! It's so shiny, in fact, that you can see my ceiling and my door trim, just by looking at the photograph below.
Seriously. The Coosh Precision Digital Bathroom Scale could potentially double as a mirror (I'm halfway joking).
Battery installation is a breeze. It comes with a battery, but you also have the option of using AAA batteries, if you so choose. That's pretty neat, and is something that I've never actually seen on a bathroom scale before.
The feet of the scale raise it up slightly off the floor and also help to prevent slipping and scratches in your floor.
The moment of truth, however, is finding out how well it works.
I couldn't figure out how to set the scale, as it was weighing me in kilograms instead of pounds, so I read through the manual. After reading, I felt kind of silly not knowing to look on the back of the scale. I was trying to push on the display, as I'm used to touch screen digital scales.
As it turns out, there is a small switch on the back of the scale. Just slide it to choose whether you would like to be weighed in kilograms or pounds.
Once I changed the settings, I did a quick test run on the scale. At first, I thought the scale was off. I know that I am not 211 pounds right now (I didn't do all of that hard work for nothing). Then, I realized that I was wearing two sweaters, boots, and a coat, as I was getting ready to run to the grocery store (it's been a cold winter here in Ohio).
In the photograph above, you can clearly see that the display is large and easy to read. That's an added benefit, especially for those with tired or aging eyes.
When stepping on the scale, I felt a little uneasy. It makes a strange cracking sound, which happens every time that I stand on it. I'm not sure exactly what the sound is, but it certainly makes me feel uncomfortable. You see, I'm around 200 pounds even and this scale claims to be able to reach 400 pounds. I cannot say with certainty that a 400 pound individual
If I were to recommend this scale, I would recommend it to someone much lighter than myself. Also, because of its size, it's not practical for small living spaces, so that would be another factor to consider.