Despite enjoying more exercise lately, and tracking what I get up to, I still find that my diet affects my weight on the scales a LOT. Ten years ago, I think I could have gotten away with eating what I want a little bit more, but as age creeps up on me, then I have to be a little more aware.
I have had Ozeri scales previously, and liked the style and functionality of them, so I was more than happy to try the newest version which also checks out your BMI. I take a BMI reading with a pinch of salt on most occasions, but it’s good to get a guideline of where you are.
The Ozeri Weightmaster bathroom scales are available in either black or white and retail for £29.99. They are designed to show you the fluctuation in your weight by a colour change on the screen.
Immediately, the scales look sleek and are very lightweight. They are also quite thin in design compared to many other scales I have owned in the past, meaning they will fit in small areas in your bathroom.The scales take two CR2032 batteries which are already included.
The first time you use the scales you will have to set up your profile by entering your height in centimeters. This is a simple process by following the instructions on the screen. Once you have your height entered you will step onto the scales to determine your weight and BMI.
The scales will only record your weight in either lbs or KGs. I like to see my weight in stones but this isn’t an option on these scales so KG it’ll have to be for me.
The scales can save up to eight different profiles which is more than enough for the average family to all use the scales if they wanted to. Each profile can save the last 30 weight recordings, which is useful to look back on progress (or not) if you are aiming for a target weight.
As you can see from the picture, the scales will show you different colours. Blue is the default colour you will see when the screen lights up and you step onto the scales. It will stay blue until your weight is recorded, and then change if the scales remember a previous time you have stepped onto the scales. Red means you have gained weight and green means you have lost weight. The weight difference is shown as and average weight loss or gain since the last time you stepped on the scales.
I have been using the scales for a couple of weeks now, and they fit well into my bathroom and space available. I like the accuracy of the scales (but they do work better on a hard surface), but I was disappointed that I couldn’t track my progress in stones.
If you weren’t the first person to be set up as a user on the scales, it’s worth noting that you shouldn’t just step on the scales to weigh yourself as you will be tracked against a different user. It’s just a case of clicking the arrow buttons on the screen and pressing “set” when you are ready to step on.
Overall I am impressed with these scales. They are slightly more expensive than I may have chosen to purchase, however they give good motivation when the screen turns a different colour. You don’t need to think about the difference in weight since you last stepped on as it’s all done for you which is nice.
Disclosure – we received the product free of charge but all opinions are our own