Used to work...
I’ve had these scales for over 8 years. They used to work well - but recently I’m having the same issues as everyone else - wide variances in weight - changes of 1-2 kg between weigh in’s after a couple of minutes. I also did the same testing - moving between one place and another to see where was the best place in my bathroom to weigh-in.
From looking at these reviews I’m glad that mine worked for as long as they did. Not sure how long digital scales should work - but I think now it is time to look for something new.
Extremely disappointed! I will NEVER EVER trust the WEIGHT WATCHERS Brand again!!!
I would give minus 5 Stars if I could, and really, I don’t understand how Weight Watchers can give their name for such a useless thing! I was going to sign up for the Weight Watchers Program when I saw this scale at BigW and paid over $100.00 for it! From day one these scales have rendered inaccurate readings. It will permanently repeat the previous weight. I have tested this by weighing myself with and without clothes - same weight is shown. Then I asked my husband to step on the scale to reset the last weight, jumped back on and came up with ...a completely different weight again. It has the habit of changes drastically (up to 3kg) within a few minutes, even though I am using the scale in the same place every time and on a flat tiled service. I also tried an experiment (a couple of times): I placed the scale in some different places and weighed myself 3 times, and it reads always the same weight as the previous 9 days, when I then place the scale in a different location, I astonishingly have gained (or lost) about 1-3kg. Then, when I place the scale back to its original location it will “read’ the “new” weight for the next week or so… That is very annoying, now I have to purchase a new scale Needless to say that, after this experience, I DID NOT sign up for the Weight Watchers Program and never will, and I will never buy anything with their name on it again!!!
Inconsistent reading +/- 2kg. Battery hardly lasts. Body fat ready varies ridiculous amounts.
Inconsistent reading +/- 2kg. Battery hardly lasts. Body fat ready varies massive amounts amounts.
Also a very expensive scale.
Looks to have happened to lots of people.
Should be a product recall and full refund.
Amazing to read the reviews of others and find what we thought were issues peculiar to us are broadspread. Repeats the same weight time after time. Put them on a soft surface and weigh something, then back to a hard surface, and sometimes it will give you a new weight. Pretty much the same as everyone else.
Poor reliability. Very disappointed
Got on scales. Reading A.
Get on scales 2 minutes later reading A.
Next husband gets on scales Reading X.
I get back on scales reading A + or - 3kg than reading 3 minutes ago.
Yes put in new batteries - same issue.
Out of warranty.
All my hard earned $$$$$$ down the drain.
Back to cheap and reliable Kmart scales. Very sad. Thought they’d be reliable coming from WW
Inconsistent readings that are +/- 2kg at the same time, although it does take 20 attempts to get those readings. I step on the scales and wait... only for the damned things to switch off. These scales would be poor value at any price. Simply does not perform it's intended function.
Don’t buy weight watcher scales
I have never been so frustrated with a product that cost over $100.00. I get on them and they read the last week measure, I get off and try again, same. The next day I get on them and I’ve lost 1.2 kg, so the next week I get on them and they now weigh the same as the 1.2 loss measure. The next day I’ve lost .8, what the hell. Worst Morrell breaking device ever, I’m going to axe them so at least I will use energy in the destroying process. And I thought you people were here to help us loose weight, not send us insane.
Unreliable waste of money
Ok for 2 years then recently decided to provide a reading 1 in 5 times. Changed batteries, made no difference. I just smashed them and will clean up the remains before placing in the bin. Yet another waste of time and money with an ironic name. Weight watchers, it stopped doing that and will definitely not do that again.
Repeats the last weight
Not sure why, but these scales have a habit of repeating the previous weight. I have tested this by weighing myself before and after breakfast - same weight is shown. Then I weighed something else to reset the last weight, jumped back on and came up with a different weight again - which was probably accurate this time. Just stupid really.
Worst scales I've ever had!
From day one these scales have rendered inaccurate readings. At times the same weight for weeks on end while weight has not remained exactly the same. Now the scales don't work at all displaying an ERR1 message which no amount of Google searching can shed any light on. They are only 1 year old and already rendered useless. Warranty isn't worth the paper it's written on.
Never had an issue
I must admit I'm surprised by the negative reviews. I bought these scales two and a half years ago, and have never had a problem with them (apart from my brothers cat peeing on them when I first got them and the display now a little patchy, digits still black & easy to read). I replaced the batteries yesterday for the first time since purchase, too. The readings have always been accurate and have not had fluctuations in readings as reported by others. Must have got the lucky set. Based on my personal experience with the WW WW125A scales, I would recommend them.
Totally Annoying Scale. Not Worth the Money
Purchased this from BigW. Thought it would be OK considering it has been endorsed by Weight Watchers. It is very temperamental. It seems to give different weights every time I step on it. It switches itself off after 3 seconds which is absolutely ridiculous especially when you are trying to program it. It should have a 10-12 second switch off minimum. Not at all happy with this product and would not advise anyone to purchase one.
It doesn't work properly at all I want Big W in Renmark to refund me right now
many people have seen how this scale doesn't work properly and you should see yourself that this scale i Purchase for $69.00 you didn't even deliver the paperwork for the instruction manual..i have weight scales that are very exact in my factory and in three goes the original scale measured my weight in three different actions saying i am 73 kg then 71 kg then 72 kg lower than what my correct weight is which is 76 KG.
Questions & Answers
have replaced batteries in WW Scale WW125A batteries in correctly but scale will not switch on ??
Retrieve the batteries and use them in something which works, and find an alternative use for the naff scales. Suggestions which come to mind include renting them out as a Donald Trump impersonator (they lie to you all the time as well), a heat shield for a space shuttle (they're not in service anymore and so are also defunct just like these scales), or a sunroof for a bicycle (about as useful as this set of scales is to the person who wants to know what their weight is).
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