What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Health o Meter HDR743 Digital Bathroom Scale, 350 lb Capacity?

A total of 3 reviews of this product on Reddit.

1 point

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16th May 2017

I use this model. The Amazon reviews are not good, but I’ve been very happy with it. I’ve used another model of Health-o-meter scale at my parents’ house and haven’t seen anything that would concern me with it either. They should be $20-30 at Wal-mart.

In the reviews, several people say that the numbers fluctuate and aren’t consistent. That has not been my experience at all. I feel like they must not have their scales on a good hard surface or something. It’s also possible that the battery was weak, as that’s caused weird readings for me. These scales do have a memory built in, so that if you step off and back on, the scales will recognize that the weight is about the same, so they will just display the same number to give the illusion of higher precision. However, even when you defeat that “feature,” they are very repeatable. I’ve also weighed myself fully dressed, on my way out the door to my doctor’s office, and their scales were very close to mine (within a pound or so), so I trust the accuracy as well as the precision.

Just for fun, I grabbed a 15 pound weight to hold so I could clear the memory on my scales. I stepped on, recorded my weight, then stepped on with the 15 pound weight to erase my actual weight from memory, and repeated. I did this ten times. The measurements were:

  • 202.6
  • 202.8
  • 203.2
  • 202.2
  • 202.8
  • 202.8
  • 202.6
  • 202.6
  • 202.8
  • 202.8

That’s plenty repeatable for me. After the two minor outliers early on, I made a point to wait 10 seconds between measurements, and my remaining measurements were all within 0.2 lbs.

Long story short, despite the negative reviews, I highly recommend Health-o-meter brand digital bathroom scales. Just make sure they are on a solid surface and the battery is good.

3 points

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30th Jun 2017

I use this one. I’m a fan. I find it very accurate. I’ve weighed on it fully clothed before going to the doctor and it’s been within a pound of their scales. It’s got a “feature” that is apparently common on a lot of digital scales where if you reweigh shortly after, and the weight is pretty close, it will give you the weight out of memory, which makes it appear that it is perfectly repeatable. I’ve reweighed holding a weight to reset it, then let it sit for a few seconds, then reweighed normally, and when doing that ten times, the weights were all within a 1 pound window. Good enough for me. And it’s $15 at Wal-mart or $30 on Amazon.

1 point

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16th Jul 2017

I definitely agree with changing the battery first. But if that doesn’t fix it, I use this one ($18 at Walmart) and have been happy with it. The same scale is $31 on Amazon.