Product Review: EatSmart Digital Bathroom Scale (Giveaway, Too)

(Disclosure: I am not affiliated with EatSmart Products in any way. This is a solicited review, but no compensation was offered or received. The company did provide the product for evaluation.)

There are probably more than a few of you who rubbed your eyes and wondered if you were at the right blog. Cammy, a.k.a. She Who Hates the Scale and Hasn’t Owned One in 20 Years, is reviewing a scale?! She’s lost her mind!

Possibly. Probably, even. But I’ve been headed that direction for a long time anyway.

When the kind folks at EatSmart Products asked me to review their scale, I almost declined their offer (politely, of course.) Reviewing it meant having it in my possession.

In. My. House.

A scale! ::tremble::

In thinking it over, though, I realized I was thinking like the Cammy from two years ago, the one who let the scale declare her success, rather than letting her actions speak the truth. I know now that the scale is a simple unit of measure, one moment in time. What I do consistently tells my story.

So I went back to the email, clicked the link, and took my first gander at the scale:

Oooh! Ahhh! Shiny! And with nifty features, too! From the EatSmart description:

# Large 3.5″ LCD display – Easy to read from any distance
# 4 high precision sensors – Consistent and accurate measurement
# Max weight 330 lbs / 150 kgs
# Sturdy tempered glass top and large 12″ x 13″ platform
# Auto Calibrated; Auto Power-Off; 4 AAA batteries (included)

Aw, they even include the batteries. Who could turn down a request to review a product that even includes the batteries? What could go wrong?

Despite some lingering reservations, I agreed to review the scale. I am pleased (and more than relieved) to report that the experience held one pleasant surprise after another.

My first surprise upon opening the box was just how pretty this scale is. Seriously. At 12″x13″, the deck is large, but it’s only 1″ high so it doesn’t feel too big. It’s sleek and actually kind of sexy looking with it’s shiny silver and glass.

The second surprise occurred when I inserted the batteries and saw the display. They promised a large, easy-to-read display, and they were right. If Google satellite was passing over my house this morning, it probably picked up this display. Perfect for the early morning blurry vision. Potential Downside: No squinting and pretending an ‘8’ is a ‘3’.

Third surprise: Since I haven’t exercised at the gym since before I went on vacation a couple months ago, I haven’t had any way to weigh myself. With a four-week road trip and Thanksgiving in my recent past, I’ll admit I was a little nervous getting on the scale this morning. Being the professional reviewer that I am, I pushed my fears aside, mostly by reminding myself that while my halo was askew a few times, my overall actions have been good. Plus, all my clothes still fit. The scale agreed and showed me at the higher end of within my goal range. Whew!

But wait. EatSmart said their scale was accurate, but how would I really know? I didn’t want to recommend an inaccurate scale! I could be sued, or worse, ostracized by the entire fitness/weight loss blogging community! Oh no! So I ran to my Professional Review Testing Center, a.k.a. the home gym, a.k.a. the spare bedroom, grabbed a couple of 10-pound dumbbells, and placed them on the scale. Scale results: 20 pounds exactly! Yippee!

It’s always a relief when I can give a thumbs up to a product offered for review.
I love reviewing products, but I’m hesitant to agree to them (and sometimes I regretfully turn down requests) because it takes a lot of time to politely say I didn’t like it. Thankfully, that wasn’t the case this time. I like the design and functionality of this scale and at $28.95 with free shipping, the price is right.

To see customer reviews and a video demo of the scale in action, click here.

To order directly from Amazon, click here.

To order from Amazon via my Amazon store*, click here.

EatSmart Products offered (and I accepted!) to send one lucky U.S. reader their very own scale. (Apologies to the international readers!)

To enter the random drawing which will occur on Sunday, Dec. 6th at 9 p.m. (Central Time), leave me a comment letting me know you want in! Oh, and you also have to promise me that if you win, you won’t weigh yourself every 15 minutes or obsess about a 0.2 pound loss or otherwise engage in any scale silliness. It’s a pledge I am taking, too!

In all seriousness, I’m interested in how other people view the scale. Keeping in mind that it’s all a process, is the scale your main measurement, or have you reached the place where it’s one of many? Or do you skip the scale entirely? Inquiring minds, and all that jazz. :)

(Disclosure #2 – Products ordered through my Amazon store generate a small commission to me. Only products that I like and use now or have used in the past are included, unless otherwise noted.)



24 thoughts on “Product Review: EatSmart Digital Bathroom Scale (Giveaway, Too)

  1. I think that I may be emotionally ready to own a scale. I would like a free one to see if I'm ready.

    Who wouldn't! Pick me! Pick me!

    thanks

  2. it sounds like a great scale! i'd love to be in the drawing, thank you. as far as how i weigh myself, it's almost every morning but i don't obsess about it. ok, maybe for a couple days before the weekly weigh-in at ww i obsess a little :) but i agree that the scale is a tool to use for weight management, but not the be-all and end-all of determining how successful we are doing on our journey to better health.

  3. This sounds like a great scale. The one that I currently own is not accurate – my weight varies up to 10 pounds on any given day.

    Once upon a time, I weighed myself daily (sometimes even more than once a day — shocking I know. But as I have shifted my focus from being "thin" to being "fit", I find myself weighing only once a week. And now I do that to solely monitor my pregnancy weight gain, as my doctor does not want me to gain too much weight too fast.

  4. Everyone says my scale is 10 pounds heavier than it should be which I guess is good.

    I've been hitting the gym regularly now that I have some time to do it but have been reluctant to get on the scale because I don't want it to affect my mindset. I'm going to try to only weigh myself every couple of weeks so I can track my progress but not make myself crazy if I don't see the numbers going down.

    I would love a new accurate scale. Thanks for the review. 😉

  5. I would love to win this scale. Hopefully, this one will not be demon possesed like the one I currently have.

  6. Count me in please!

    I'd love one that measures accurately (mine gives me something a little different each time & that is when I have a hand weights on it, lol).

    I was weighing weekly, but I've gone back to every few weeks now. I have to check on the number but I can't let it rule every move either.

    Thanks!
    Lynn

  7. I use the scale to keeps tabs on my now 9 yr. weight loss. This would be a nice modern upgrade on my current scale.

  8. Well, first of all….a SEXY scale? Really? I find that hard to believe. However, it does look better than the one that is currently sitting on my bathroom floor mocking me. :)

  9. I would LOVE to win this scale!! Mine is on it's last leg and this sounds PERFECT to replace my hunk of junk I use!! And I promise…no weighing every 15 minutes!! lol

    Great review Cammy!!

  10. Me me me!! lol Thanks for the review – I never really know how to choose a scale! How do you know if it's accurate? What if it's hideous? Etc.

    As for how I use one, sometimes I weigh daily; others I go a couple weeks without getting on. I'm getting better at relying on the fit of my clothes and how I feel to gauge where I'm at. I'm planning to go back to weekly weigh ins, so winning this scale would be a plus.

  11. Ah, the scale. I can't live without mine. Sometimes I weigh myself just before I go to bed… What's that about? It's my vice. I agree, the EatSmart scale looks sexy. Looks a little like a giant iPod! Please include me in the drawing. I'm ready to chuck my old scale since I can't see the readout without bending over completely!

  12. This sounds like a good scale, I'd love to be inlcuded in the drawing as my Biggest Loser scale is on the fritz. (It keeps saying I weigh ZERO) I promise to only weigh myself once a week :)

  13. Cammy, how cool! I so want in!! My scale is from my mom who passed away 3 years ago & she had it for a while. It is so on it's way out!

    I am a weigher, once per day, first thing in the morn before I eat but after I hit the bathroom (I know, TMI!) I use that & how my clothes fit.

    As I have aged, the scale does tell me things so I am keeping it present & I don't go all crazed but it does PO me often with these age hormones!!!

    Thx for offering this up for us!!!

  14. Don't enter me in the drawing (I like the sweet lies my Tanita scale displays every day), but I was also surprised to see this in my blog updates today. You. A scale. Whoa.

    That said, it sounds pretty nifty, and I'll consider getting it when the occasion comes when my scale meets a violent demise following a certain holiday gorge.

  15. That scale is pretty! I do weigh every day, and consider the scale my accountability partner in maintenance. That being said, I don't get hung up over the day to day normal fluctuations.

  16. Hmm… do I want in… you know, if I said yes, it would be purely greed. I have a nice analog that I can't read too well when my eyes are blurry in the morning, which works out great. I have a Wrong and Reprehensible digital that reads 3 pounds heavier than the Righteous and Correct scale. So I will regretfully remove myself from contention. But it does sound lovely.

  17. Great review!

    I've been very good about not getting on the scale more than once a day for the last 2 months! Very proud of myself. ; )

    I'd love to be considered for your giveaway. The scale would be a wonderful gift on my birthday (Dec.6)!

  18. I would LOVE to own this scale and pinky promise I won't weigh myself more than twice a week!

  19. I don't want to be in the draw but it does sound like a great scale.

    My one is a bit wonky at the moment as the number keeps increasing every morning!

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