I’ve been given the wonderful opportunity to try out and review the brand new to the U.K. market, Ozeri WeightMaster II 200kg/440IbDigital Bathroom Scales which feature BMI and Weight Change Detection.
In light of my battle against the bulge I was thrilled when this opportunity came up, convinced that my ancient bathroom scales were the cause of my misery. They weren’t, of course, but accurate they were not. Of course I will miss those good days when they weren’t accurate and weighed light.
I’ve been using these scales for a week now and from the outset I blooming loved them. What a fantastic bit of kit! They’re fairly light and slim making storage easy and I find them attractive to look at.
Once again, as with all the Ozeri products I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing, the packaging of the product isn’t excessive at all. The scales come in a plastic bag, 2x recyclable cardboard protective strips, an instruction book (in all languages known to man) all contained in a recyclable cardboard box. The less things that go in my bin the happier I am, as is the environment.
What They Say
Setting up the scales couldn’t be easier, to the point I didn’t even need to open the manual other than for explanation of codes.
To change between Kg and Ibs hit the switch on the underside of the unit. I stumbled across this as no hint was given in the manual.
1. Press the SET button
2. Use arrow keys to scroll through the programme number (P1-P8) and select appropriate programme number.
3. Press the SET button
4. Set your height by using directional arrows
5. Press the SET button
6. Stand on scales
What the scales do:
The scales have Step On Technology meaning, well just that… Step on them to start. They power off after a short period of time to conserve battery life so no need to turn them off.
Once you’ve set up the scales and inputted your personal programme information the scales automatically recognise who you are, so no need to select your individual programme before weighing.
Wait until the scales stop flashing which means your current weight is locked in and then watch to see whether you’ve gained, lost or maintained.
The scales display your current weight and BMI then will scroll through a series of coded averages:
L1 – Net weight change since last weigh in.
L3 – Net weight change of last 3 weigh ins.
L7 – Net weight change of last 7 weigh ins.
L30 – Net weight change of last 30 weigh ins.
The scales Colour Alert Technology will also give you a visual indicator of whether you have lost, gained or maintained. If the display turns Red, you’ve gained. If it turns Green, you’ve lost. If it remains Blue, you’ve maintained. I personally find this the best indicator for me, having spent a lot of my life suffering with eating disorders I find that I can’t afford to start obsessing about numbers so I’m just happy when the display shows Green.
The scales are really robust, as my toddler has kindly tested by launching them across the kitchen floor on a number of occasions, and the fact they’re treated with Microban is an added bonus.
On the whole I love these scales, I like the way they look and what they do, they are simply the best scales I’ve ever had.
Unfortunately, like every other scale on the market I’ve found you have to use them on a hard, flat surface. Not only this but I am having to use them in exactly the same place on the floor. I’ve found that if moved to a different location (by only a couple of inches) I can go from losing 2 oz to gaining 3. Whether we have a particularly uneven floor is unknown, I just make sure I use them in the same place.
They certainly get a great big thumbs up from me.
**This product was gifted to me for the purpose of this review.