I like the Renpho ES-CS20M. Very reproducible weight and it
changes when you add something small in your hand like the
cellphone. Loads the reading into your smartphone and tracks that.
Some of the feedback on Amazon that it does on a battery
change is a bit of a worry but most don’t seem to get that
and I havent change the batterys yet and its covered by
the warranty if that does happen anyway.
On Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:34:50 PM UTC-5, Rod Speed wrote:
I'm of the opinion that a high level of precision is unimportant on a scale
I use a physician's balance beam scale. It does nothing fancy, and weighs
only to the quarter pound. But, the battery never dies, and how much preci
sion do you need? Your weight varies all day long with fluid intake and ou
tput, meals, exercise, etc. Weighing to the ounce or gram is just silly.
You're insisting on decimal points for a weight that varies slowly all day
and night long. Which one is your real weight?
The common advice to weigh once a week is silly too. That doesn't avoid th
e individual variation. You'd be mathematically correct to weigh every day
and calculate a 5 or 7 day running average. By the central limit theorem
cell means are normally distributed so you could do statistics.
On Monday, March 4, 2019 at 12:03:45 PM UTC-5, Rod Speed wrote:
You're just incredibly stupid, even for a troll. Tim is right. You're
not going to determine which meals produce a net gain, whether exercise
helps, by looking at gram or ounce changes in your weight. You can't.
You need to maintain a diet and check after a week or two, at which point
Tim's doctor type scale is perfectly adequate. And anyone who's been on a
diet and monitored their weight, can tell you that your weight can go up or
down by a pound or two or more, seemingly randomly, while you haven't
changed what you eat or the amount of exercise. And then suddenly after
your weight has been staying the same, it will suddenly be a couple pounds
less on a day when you measure it. I've gone for several weeks, the scale
registering the same weight, then suddenly two pounds lighter one day,
without changing anything. And then it tends to level off there again for
some period. Thinking you can weigh to the gram and figure out what's work
is totally nuts. I've never heard such BS.
More BS, as anyone who'd dieted would know.
Much easier to just focus on the longer term, a week to week timeframe,
as Tim said and no need to average anything. The more complicated you make
it, the more likely people are to fail. Most diets probably fail because
people have stupid expectations. They put 30 pounds on over 5 years, then
expect to lose it in a month and thinking that they need to and can track
in by the gram is equally dumb. First week the BS numbers don't seem right
they quit and it's back to the old ways.
I never said that and the scales I recommended doesn’t even do that.
Nope, how much the previous day's meals and exercise has affect
your weight given that I said repeatedly that the only way to do it
is with the same config every day, like just after getting up after the
first piss of the day wearing the same clothes or nothing every day.
<reams of your lies any 2 year old could leave for dead flushed where they
Do you want any of the bloated features beyond displaying your
weight on a screen?
If you want more, that should be your guide.
One thing I discovered too late is that your scale
should have a display big enough that you can read it without
your glasses...remembering that you'll have the same scale
20 years from now and your eyesight probably won't be getting
My $2 garage sale scale displays all manner of crap like BMI.
Why do I care? For most of us, the scale does one thing.
It tells us to put the padlock back on the cookie jar if
the number is too big. Having a BMI graph on your
iPhone is worthless if you can still access the cookie jar.
There's a marketing opportunity. A scale that has the cookie
jar attached that won't open if you're too heavy.
Much more convenient to have the weight automatically
loaded into your phone etc than to have to do that manually.
And it doesn’t need to be accurate either, just reproducible
so you can see trends over time and what effect various
meals and physical activity etc has too.
I find it convenient to have it calculate BMI for your supplied
height too because that’s the number that matters.
On Monday, March 4, 2019 at 9:12:00 PM UTC-5, Rod Speed wrote:
How about Andy is like most people and doesn't want to or need to
load his weight into his phone? Is that OK with you? Or does
everyone have to think they need to do that and track their weight
by the gram, thinking they can see their weight gain or loss after
This from the moron that told us that he needs a scale to tell him
if his weight is in the normal BMI range. The rest of us, of course
look up our BMI range once, and if we give a damn, we simply remember
the weight range. You need a scale and a phone and now you say it
doesn't matter if it's inaccurate. Nice. So you really weigh 190
but the inaccurate scale says you weigh 175 and tells you that your
BMI is in the normal range, while you're really overweight.
See where I'm going, moron?
IF it matters to you at all, your normal BMI weight RANGE is what
matters and everyone in this thread can remember two numbers, except you.
Ideally, all should work to keep their waist measurement less than half that of their height.
For example, a 72 inch tall person should keep their waist less than 36 inches.
So put on that XXXL jogging suit and start pounding miles.
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