4 Stars By lowendmadness on 2015-07-30
This Scale -A poem by lowendmadness
As I stepped on the glass
A blue light caught my eye
As the digital numbers
Began climbing so high
And just then it hit me
as I looked at my weight
that my body is fat
but this scale is great
5 Stars By Farhan K on 2016-09-12
Accurate & Inexpensive - My One Year Long Term Review
We have been using this Etekcity digital scale for a year now in our our home are very pleased with the scale so far. We had purchased this scale to replace our previous Sunbeam manual , Spring loaded bathroom scale which was horribly inaccurate and deliberated for a considerable amount of time between this scale and the FitBit Aria smart scale . In the end because of the huge price difference and very positive reviews on this scale made us go with this one
Design, Construction & Build
- The scale is feels heavy for its size mainly due to the thick, monolithic glass sheet stepping surface of the scale
- All our fears or cracked or broken glass due to stepping on it frequently, bumping or dropping it were unfounded in the past year ( we did all of them !) , so its definitely sturdy and well built
- The two tone black-sliver finish on the scale looks ultra modern and chic
- The digital readouts are large and backlit in a pleasant not-too-strong blue which is visible both in light and complete darkness. I often check my weight on the scale during midnight bathroom visits.
Long Term Accuracy
- When we initially purchased this scale i used a 10 lb Rice bag to measure its accuracy and it was always within 0.2 lb of 10 lb with repeated tests, which is very accurate for a digital scale and well suited for measuring body weight
- Another pointer to the accuracy of this scale is that the weight that we got for our toddler son from his pediatrician using a professional balance scale matches the results we got from this scale
I tried the same accuracy test today after a whole year of use & abuse:
10 lb Basmati Rice Bag : Scale Measured = 10.4 lb
6lb Dumbbells : Scale Measured = 5.8 lb
As you can see that even after one year the scale is fairly accurate , for all I know it might be 100% accurate as well as I have no way of certifying that the 10lb rice bag or the dumbbells are infact their true stated weights.
- The scale is still using the two original AAA that came with the package even after a year of frequent, daily use so I'd say its great!
- About the only con about this scale is that the glass surface, being glass, needs frequent cleaning as it shows water stains. we usually wipe it with a damp cloth once every week so its not too bad. If you are going worry about keeping it spotless always then you'll going to have a hard time :)
Overall we are very pleased with our purchase and couple of our family friends have also purchased it after seeing it in our home and can highly recommend this scale if your are looking for a good looking , inexpensive and accurate digital scale.
4 Stars By mechiegrad on 2015-07-17
Great, Simple Scale
First of all, this scale NEEDS TO BE ON A SOLID, FLAT SURFACE. A lot of reviews have complained about the scale not working when placed on a carpet, but scales don't work on carpets. It has to do with the sensors in them. Before you get upset that your scale isn't working, place it on a hard surface. This is a great, simple scale. It comes on quickly and automatically when you step on. The output is backlit, so its easy to read even in dark environments. It is precise within a tenth of a pound, which is really more precision than anyone needs but at least you know you are getting an accurate reading. The scale is sleek and looks good in a bathroom. Its the perfect scale for someone who just wants a scale. It seems like all scales are becoming smart scales one way or another and becoming outrageously expensive in the name of being able to track your weight automatically on your smart phone. This scale is perfect and at a great price for someone who just wants a scale.
After owning this scale for a little while I've noticed some negatives. First, this scale shows every smudge and water mark. Going to the bathroom and a little droplet splashes out? It shows. Flicking water off your hands after washing and some falls on the scale? It shows. It's a little bit annoying because it makes the sleek scale look messy. You have to clean it like every week if you want it to look at its top. Secondly, the scale kind of cheats. If your weight falls within 0.6 pounds of your last measure, it will just revert to the previous measurement. It gives the scale the illusion of being accurate (because the weight readout doesn't jump around) but it can actually be inaccurate if you actually lost half a pound.
I still think its a great scale that is very accurate for the most part but these two pitfalls are a bit annoying.
4 Stars By M. N. on 2016-07-25
For the love of God
I have been using this scale since the beginning of the year. So far it has managed to weigh with an accuracy of up to +/- 0.02 lbs which is more than acceptable for a simple body weight scale. Its auto on/auto off feature has been quite convenient. Since Etekcity reached out to me and asked me to do a review, I decided to break out official Department of Weights and Measures certified weights and placed thirty pounds on the scale. To little surprise, it weighed precisely thirty pounds. For the price, it cannot be beat.
For the love of God, please do not be silly like another reviewer on here and have this scale half on carpet and half on hard surface. On second thought, don't do that with any scale. If it doesn't break the scale, it will surely wear out (and destroy) the load cell inside any scale.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2016-02-12
This is a good price and does exactly what you bought it for
This is a good price and does exactly what you bought it for. This is no frills, just a basic digital scale with accurate results. Item was very easy to set up. Just put in two AAA batteries that were included and it's good to go.
1 Stars By emmy on 2016-10-15
Worked great until...
I've had this scale about 6 months. It displayed weights accurately, the display was large, clear and bright and I liked the look of it. Today I heard a loud bang in my bathroom and when I went to see what happened, the scale had shattered spontaneously and pieces of it were all over the floor. There was nothing that could have fallen on top of it because it was under my sink at the time (see pictures). I'm very confused about what could have happened, but I am absolutely not going to trust this brand anymore.
1 Stars By Katie D on 2015-11-30
High ratings and positive reviews are a SCAM
I have never in my life wrote an BTA-MALL review, HOWEVER, in this instance I felt compelled to do so. Let me explain.
I almost always read the reviews written before making a purchase. I was needing a new scale and was looking between a few different scales similar in price. I ended up picking this scale simply based on the amount of reviews and the high stars.It wasn't until I received my new scale that I understood why it had so many reviews and why it was rated so highly. It's because there's a little business card in there that gives instructions on how to gain free Etekcity products simply for writing reviews. Intrigued I went to the website mentioned and it had you apply for the products with the suggestion that the better review you gave, the better chance you would have at being selected for free product...
So take that into consideration when reviewing the reviews and ratings.
1 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2016-03-08
We liked this product at first and we've had it for only a month then my husband went to pull it out, it just tapped the side of the wall, and completely shattered. He wasn't standing on it (thankfully) and it did tap the wall but with hardly any force at all. We were so shocked. It was an accurate scale but that was really crazy and a bit frightening. Maybe we got a faulty one? I dunno. But please be careful.
4 Stars By BigdoginTexas on 2015-06-02
Great Looks - Easy to Use - Accurate
Nice slim and lightweight design. This complements my bathroom decor, though perhaps options for different colors or see-through might be a good ordering option. Large and bright backlit display showing the numbers, easy to read - a real plus in either a lit or dark room as the numbers show up very well with the blue backlit display.
Simple setup, take out of the box insert the batteries, use. This is pretty much all the easy to read and fully illustrated user documentation that comes with it has as well - some suggestions for proper use and details on three error codes that could be displayed are in the instruction document as well. One instruction says to be sure and install the batteries in the correct polarity direction and this is my one negative observation - the markings for which way the batteries go in are very small and on the edge / lip of the compartment, not on the bottom of each battery area. I am talking REAL small indicators. The direction is not shown in the instruction diagram either. For reference or those without really good eyes, and perhaps 'obvious' is the negative, or flat side of the battery goes against the spring.
If you want to change the reading to kilos, the button on the back (clearly marked) is pressed to change back and forth from Lbs. to Kilo - defaulted to Lbs. for me.
Although this is slim and lightweight it is not fragile, I had no fear of just stepping right up onto it. I have read several reviews indicating inaccurate readings when used several times. For me this has not occurred or been noticed, I stepped on, noted my weight (which matched my doctors office calibrated scale), stepped off and then my wife stepped on it, again the weight shown matched the calibrated scale at the doctors office. A few hours later I stepped on the scale again, same weight as noted before.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2016-12-26
Accurate and has a Sleek Design
This scale has a sleek design and is 100% accurate. It is lightweight and easy to move; I keep it in the hallway to avoid condensation from the shower and then I move it into the bathroom to weigh myself.
1) You need to place this on a hard, flat surface - NOT on carpeting! I almost want to laugh at the reviews where people show photos of scales on carpeting and then give the item one star and claim the scale is a piece of junk. No one reads instructions.
2) I always tap the right bottom corner with my foot to turn it on. Once the scale reads '0.00' I step on.
3) It is recommended to weigh yourself in the morning after you've used the bathroom and before you've eaten or drank anything.