Review of Ozeri Digital Bathroom Scale with BMI & Weight Change Detection

Written by: Helen

I don’t weigh myself very often.  This is because I don’t want to obsess too much over what my scales are saying.  I generally have a pretty good idea about what my weight is doing just by how my clothes fit and the way I feel.  Saying that, I will weigh myself every so often just as a form of ‘checking in’ so to speak.

When Ozeri offered to send me these scales I found them interesting because of the technology behind them.  These scales are very clever; they don’t just tell me my weight, they tell me my BMI and they remember me so they keep a track of my weight and tell me when I’ve gained or lost weight by changing colour and they can do this for my entire family (up to 8 different users).

Before starting, check your height as you need to input this beforehand.  Then you simply step on to the scales and they save your details.  Then it will recognise you the next time you step on them.  If there is more than one person in your household at the same weight then it won’t recognise you so you will have to select your user number which is straightforward.  Actually, that is a great thing about these scales, they are easy to use.

I like that these scales record BMI.  BMI isn’t perfect because it doesn’t take into account the difference in weight between fat and muscle so it doesn’t work for everyone.  However, for many people BMI is a reliable indicator of whether you are at a healthy weight or not.

If you are trying to lose weight then these scales could be really helpful because they show you the difference in your weight from the last time you weighed, they also give you your net weight change from the last 3 recorded weighings, 7 recorded weighings and 30 recorded weighings.  It displays this information in a way that is easy to understand at a glance because it flashes red if you have gained weight or green if you have lost weight.

In some ways this is my only negative about these scales and really that is down to personal preference.  If you are trying to lose weight then I think the colour changing is really useful.  However, for me it is a little off-putting.  If you aren’t focused on losing weight you may not want your scales flashing red at you each morning.  For some people the aim is to put on weight.  The information booklet does address this and says to just ignore the colour if you are trying to put on weight and that’s easy enough to do.

I haven’t had these scales for long so I can’t really comment on the battery life.  However, they power off when not in use to preserve battery and it looks straightforward enough to change the batteries anyway.

As well as being super clever these scales also look good.  They are thin and lightweight and look smart in my bathroom.  These scales are particularly good as an aid to weight loss or just for anyone who likes to keep a track of what their weight is doing.

There is a link to the scales here

I was sent these scales by Ozeri for free but all opinions here are honest and my own.

Thanks for reading 🙂

  1. Veronica says:

    Interesting, Helen. I may be alone in being miffed at seeing green and chuffed at a daily red flash. If a person’s weight has not altered does it not flash at all?

    • Helen says:

      Yes it wouldn’t be green or red if you were exactly the same. If you wanted to put on weight, like yourself, you’d just have to think in terms of green is bad & red is good. Thanks for reading x

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