As experts in bathroom scales, we wanted to share with you a few facts about digital scales. We’ve summed up our customer’s frequently asked questions into the following important facts about bathroom scales:
#1 Every time a digital scale is moved it needs to be calibrated.
Initializing the scale resets the internal parts allowing the scale to find the correct “zero” weight and ensure accurate readings. If the scale is moved and you do NOT calibrate it, you are likely to see fluctuations in your weight. Moving any digital scale can potentially affect accuracy and dependability.
Also, when certain EatSmart models are placed on the floor with the LCD light already on, the scale will display the weight of the platform (4.6lb to 5.6lb – depending on model). Always allow the scale to shut off before you stand on it for your weight reading.
The following steps can be used to calibrate any of our EatSmart Products bathroom scales:
- Place the scale back on a hard, flat surface (see #2 below for optimal flooring surfaces).
- With one foot, press the platform of the scale so that numbers appear on the display. Once you see zeros or dashes remove your foot.
- Wait for the scale to turn off again.
- Your scale is now calibrated. Step up onto the scale for a weight reading.
Here’s a video on how to calibrate the Precision Digital Bathroom Scale:
#2 EatSmart scales are engineered to provide maximum accuracy and will NOT provide accurate readings on carpeting.
Linoleum, vinyl and other softer flooring can cause small variations in weight depending on how much cushion there is. Every EatSmart Bathroom Scale has four high precision sensors in each one of its feet. We suggest placing the scale on a hard, flat surface. Optimal surfaces include ceramic or porcelain tile, hard wood or concrete.
#3 For the most accurate results, step onto the scale, stand completely still and count to three.
Moving around and shifting your weight while standing on the scale may cause inaccurate readings. Once you step onto the scale, do not to move until your weight is locked in and displayed on the LCD screen.
Do you have any questions regarding Digital Bathroom Scales? Please ask us in the comments below or tweet to us @eatsmartscales.
About the Author: Karen Welby is the Marketing Director of EatSmart Products. Outside of EatSmart, she is a Certified Health Coach and Running Coach. You can find her on Twitter @coach_karenw.