1 Stars By sms on 2015-06-17
You get what you pay for: Inaccurate readings and bad battery
Rather disappointed in this. I got it less than 4 weeks ago and it is already pretty useless. My first impression was how sleek looking and thin it was, which was nice for my compact bathroom. However, it is already saying the battery is low, which is befuddling since I have had it for less than a month. Not sure I want to go buy a $6 battery already, which is about half the price of the scale. I have had other economic scales and those lasted at least a year.
The weak battery is the least of the my complaint however. What I'm most frustrated with is the inaccurate readings. Every morning when I weigh myself I have to step on the scale at least three or four times to get an (alleged) accurate reading. Here is how it typically goes. I step on the scale and it will read something like 195.0. Then I'll step off for a few seconds and step on it again and it will say something like 191.6. I'll step off and then on it a third time and it will say 190.8, a third different reading. By the fourth time stepping on it I'll finally get my second consecutive reading having it read 190.8. I've just come to the conclusion that after the first time a step on the scale is to realize that I'm approximately 3-4 less than that initial reading.
Unfortunately, I have already thrown away the box for this and I'm unable to return it. You get what you pay for, so be warned. I guess I'll be in the market for a new bathroom scale, instead of replacing the battery on this POS.
2 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-03-06
I Weigh HOW MUCH???
After using this bathroom scale for a year, I decided it is time to give it a review. I am a large man. My Dr's office weighs me regularly at right around 319lbs. But I wanted to loose some weight so I bought a scales. From the very beginning, this scale has been glitchy. I know that our body weight will fluctuate from day to day, even from morning to night. Up a pound or two...down a pound or two. It's normal.
This scale on the other hand read 289lbs the other day and then 15 minuets later it read 349lbs. It never has had any consistency. And I'm not talking about a pound or two either way. I'm talking about wild swings in readings every time I step on it. To top it off, it sometimes will not reset for 15 or 30 minuets.
If you are looking for a bathroom scale for your home, I would advise that you don't choose this one.
5 Stars By My Springfield Mommy on 2015-12-20
Excellent scale, excellent price point
I received the Ozeri Percusion Scale in the hopes I would share my honest opinions. When I offered to review this scale it was for our daughter's bathroom and I did not realize it was the same exact one I purchased in here over a year ago. In the past year we have put this scale to the test either my husband, daughter or myself use it daily.
What sets Ozeri apart from other scales at this price point is that it is quiet when you step on it. Unlike most scales you do not have to step on it, step off, wait for 0.0 to get weighed. In fact you step on and it instantly reads your weight. The digital display is large so that even I can see the read out without glasses on, it is also clear. Over the year that we have owned our scale I have dropped several items, all by accident, in it and the surface has never cracked or chipped which in a few of the cases I would have expected to have ruined it.
I feel confident comparing this scale to the one used at my doctors office, the weights are always consistent with each other. Plus we have only had to change the battery once since owning it.
Based on the price point this scale is being sold for I truly do not imagine another one performing as well.
5 Stars By J. Jones on 2014-09-05
This is a high quality, good-looking scale
I really like my new scale. Shipping was faster than I expected so that was a lovely surprise.
It’s a soft creamy light bluish white (whitish blue?) that looks like some type of translucent glass. It’s thin. Really, really thin like the Apple Air pad laptops you see advertised. Nice. Sleek. It really is pretty and would look good in the most modern bathroom to Deco to Contemporary to Classic to Southwestern (which is what mine is). It’s a timeless design.
The battery (included) pops right into the slot on the bottom. I turned it over, set it on my kitchen floor, stepped on it and just about had a heart attack. I’d gained 5 pounds in 2 weeks. Nooooooo! So I read the directions. The directions say to set it down, step on it to “calibrate” it, step off, and then step back on again. You do that each time you move it which made sense after I thought about it.
Ok. I took it to the bathroom to place it in its forever spot, positioned it exactly where I wanted it, stepped on it and I lost those 5 pounds! Yaaay! I stepped on it again just to make sure I wasn’t being messed with and yes, those 5 pounds were gone! Calibrated! Just like the instructions said. Fastest 5 pounds I’ve ever lost. They stayed lost and the scale has been wonderfully consistent since then.
My eyesight isn’t great but this is easy to read and the numbers are nice looking. The scale stays on for about 10 seconds after you step off so that’s nice too. I also found that you can tap the top of the scale with your foot and it will turn off automatically. That’s nice for those of us who hate to waste battery energy.
I recommend this scale highly. The quality is good, the price is nice and the look is lovely.
4 Stars By Jan on 2014-09-06
Great Scale (and Great Customer Service by Ozeri - read review)
When I ordered this scale I did not expect anything amazing from it, because it is SO CHEAP... But I unboxed it and it actually looked quite nice. I have to say that I absolutely love the scale. You just step on it (do not even have to wake it with a "pre-step") and it tells you your weight. Some people complain that it gives varying readings each time they step on it, but I never had that problem (at least when I use common sense). When I move the scale, I make sure all four corner "stands" touch the floor, and then the scale reads perfectly EVERY SINGLE TIME. Some times, when I don't do a good job moving it on my slightly uneven floor, the four corner "stands" do not all touch the ground, and then the scale gives me different readings like other reviewers have stated. But that is not the scale's fault. That's my fault!!!
The reason I took off one star from the scale, is because after using it for about 9 months the display did not turn on again. So I changed the battery, and suddenly all the scale displayed was "8". I could not do anything with the scale. The 8 would not disappear, no matter what I did. So I decided to contact Ozeri directly. They asked me to send them my AlumiGogo invoice (which I simply took from my AlumiGogo.com account) and a picture of the display reading "8". I emailed them those two things, and then received an email stating that they would send me a FREE new scale and a prepaid label to ship my non functional scale to them so they could assess and refurbish it. This entire email correspondence occurred within 36 hours. To each email, they responded really quickly. I certainly did not expect to get a new scale (nor did I ask for a new scale. I actually only asked if I had warranty, which I didn't)!!! Hopefully, the scale will last longer than 8 months, and I just ended up with a defect one the first time. I'll update this review in the future, if the new scale Ozeri is sending me gives me trouble again.
3 Stars By Betty on 2016-02-15
If you only need an approximation this scale is a good price. Not good for super exact values
This scale is not very accurate. I have compared this scale to 2 others, and this one is over a 1lb off from the other two. It also varies a lot between weigh-ins. I believe that this scale should not be placed in the bathroom floor. I tend to keep it in the area underneath the sink, and I take it out every morning to weigh-in. Because I have a powerlifting meet coming up, I have to make sure that my weight is accurate. One problem with this scale is that it fluctuates like crazy. I almost thought I was 118lbs, when I've been 116lbs the entire time. This was very stressful because I have to make weight.
This scale is very cheap, and it is good for an estimate. But for exact situations and preferences, I would not recommend this scale.
5 Stars By Brian Siebken on 2016-02-03
Perfect scale. I think this would fit into anyone's home, because it is very sleek and minimalist. It looks great, but absolutely does not draw attention to itself. It weighs very accurately (I compared the weights to my doctor's scale and veterinarian's scale) and I love love love that you do not have to step on then step off every time you weigh yourself. It works very quickly as well, with no lag. I will buy this again in the future if I ever need a second scale.
It is definitely important to remember that you should not use it on carpet (meant for hard, flat surfaces), and that you have to do an "initial calibration," which means that you set it down, step on it, then step off to calibrate it. Then, after the calibration, it should work as normal.
The photos show bird's eye view and how flat it is (with my thumb for reference from the ground).
5 Stars By A. Mahesh on 2015-02-12
Best Weighing Scale At Any Price
I bought this weighing scale after a very thorough research on AlumiGogo before thanksgiving as I tend to gain a lot of weight during holiday season.
I have used (not bought) many high end weighing scales over the years. But this is the best I have used so far. The design is simple, elegant, tasteful. The electronic display is bright, clear, easily readable. You cannot use it on carpet, as the readings will be roughly 1/4th their actual value. It performs fairly well in bathroom unless you are taking 2-hour steam baths and creating thick moisture. Don't splash water on it or keep it on wet floor.
Place it on flat tile and it works perfectly. The readings are accurate and the error is less than +/-0.2%. Very reproducible results. The first reading is always for calibration and the letter "C" appears within 10 seconds. Ignore it. Then mount the scale again and it will show you your weight.
It comes with one battery which will last at least 3 months with almost daily use. Mine is still working although now it displays "Lo" after every use. A warning that battery will soon exhaust. This does not affect the scale accuracy. You can purchase a pack of 2-batteries for a dollar at dollar store or amazon.
The product and the battery is made in China, but its high quality. Looks like the Chinese have really upped their game. The $15.95 price tag at the time of purchase made it a no-brainer.
5 Stars By Alexis Rose on 2015-03-10
I LOVE this scale. I bought it recently as part of my drive to get back in shape. This has impressed me at every turn. We keep this scale just outside of our bathroom on a flat piece of (fake) hardwood floor where it doesn't get bumped around. I disagree with a lot of the cons I've seen in other reviews: every time I step on this scale, step off, and step back on I have the same results. Today I stepped on right after waking up and lost my balance, standing on it with only one foot wavering it still gave me an accurate result (I triple checked.) That's quality. It is also very chic looking..although we have this in a reasonably public place in our house it is not an eyesore or embarrassing to have. The smooth top makes it comfortable to stand on and easy to see the reading. Overall, I would definitely recommend. I was a little nervous after reading some of the reviews--if that's you, buy this! For the price I don't think it can be beat.
1 Stars By IBROKERNOFOOLZ on 2015-04-26
I had a bad experience but I think mine was a fluke
The scale didn't function from the very beginning. I stepped on it the very first time and I got the error code. I tweaked it and fiddled with it and took out the battery and replaced the battery and tried it on a variety of surfaces and the thing didn't work, period.
ON THE OTHER HAND, both AlumiGogo and Ozeri were both incredibly responsive and helpful when I complained. AlumiGogo told me not to even bother returning it and gave me my money back immediately, and then Ozeri sent me a separate email apologizing for the inconvenience. I had no issues with the scale in terms of looks and materials quality, so I have chalked it up to my being the 100th person after 99 people got a working scale. So, scale, 1 star, customer service, five stars, and even though I found a similar scale from a different manufacturer to replace this one with, I don't think I would avoid trying another Ozeri product.