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Not quite accurate
on September 2, 2013
So I purchased this scale at Target a few days ago as I had started dieting and wanted to watch my BMI and fat percentage as well, and we only had an older version where the red needle moves to your weight. Anyway, after I set my personal attributes (height, sex, and age), I hopped right on it and immediately saw a 4-5 pound difference from our old scale. Now, a lot of that could be the old scale was off, which I do believe it was; however, the weight watchers scale definitely had its issues. Just to retest it, I got back on it several times throughout the day (often right after another) and there were times it would be as different as five pounds! Just from stepping off and getting back on moments later! Now, I have had scales similar to this before and sometimes your weight shifts 1-2 pounds, depending where your feet are placed and how you are standing. That is normal. Five pounds is out right! I even had my BMI change an entire number (not even a decimal point) so every time I weigh myself, I make sure to do it at least 2 times, and if I notice a change, I get out the old scale and see if there is a change there as well. I wouldn't advise buying this.