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Which is better: analog or digital scale?

 
 
Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2014 05:47 pm
In terms of price, overall build quality, and accuracy?

Do you weigh yourself everyday? Once a week? Once a month? Half past never?

Also: Not knowing my own present weight, if I overestimate my weight when inputting it on the treadmill, am I making it harder or easier then if I put in the correct number in?
 
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jespah
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2014 05:59 pm
@tsarstepan,
Digital - we got one pretty cheap on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002MK6QKO/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1 $35

Once per week. Daily weighings will drive you crazy. It's overkill, and it's inaccurate anyway. Weekly weighings (make sure it's the same day, and more or less the same time every week) make more sense as that takes advantage of the fact that weight fluctuates not only based on food and drink consumed, and exercise, but also because of the weather (how much you sweat), when you last had a bowel movement, and the contents of your meals for the past week or so, even if the calories were the same. E. g. 100 calories of skinless chicken breast is going to affect you differently from 100 calories of Oreos.

I don't think the weight estimate on the treadmill matters vis a vis how hard you work on the treadmill. What it does, instead, is it changes the expended calorie estimate. Heavier people expend more calories for identical exercise because they are hauling around more weight no matter what they do.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2014 06:03 pm
@tsarstepan,
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In terms of price, overall build quality, and accuracy?
You might try Google or Consumer Reports. I do wonder however about some of the digitals. In one case I get a reading far more quickly than I'd expect for best accuracy. In another case of extraordinarily stupid programming it doesn't display my present weight but instead its value the last time I used it

These devices must be programmed by the same Mac editing geniuses who can't recognize "isd" as a misspelling of "is"

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Do you weigh yourself everyday?
Yes and no offense but why do you ask Tsar

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am I making it harder or easier then if I put in the correct number in?
I'd suppose that depends upon whether your guess high or low
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2014 06:04 pm
@jespah,
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Heavier people expend more calories for identical exercise because they are hauling around more weight no matter what they do.

That makes sense. So I should assume that my calorie count at the end is a bit higher then what it actually is?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2014 06:06 pm
@dalehileman,
dalehileman wrote:

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Do you weigh yourself everyday?
Yes and no offense but why do you ask Tsar

Just curious.

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am I making it harder or easier then if I put in the correct number in?
I'd suppose that depends upon whether your guess high or low

I'm certain I'm guessing high.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2014 06:11 pm
@tsarstepan,
I'd guess that guessing high Tsar makes it easier but that's only a guess
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jespah
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2014 08:11 pm
@tsarstepan,
I'm not sure I understand the question. But if you're overestimating your weight when you punch the # into the treadmill, you'll be expending fewer calories than the device claims.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jan, 2014 05:11 am
@jespah,
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But if you're overestimating your weight when you punch the # into the treadmill, you'll be expending fewer calories than the device claims.

I understand that now. Then that's why I would want to get a hold of a scale. They don't have scales at Planet Fitness. I would like to know a more accurate number of calories burned on the treadmill.

What question do you need clarification on?
jespah
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jan, 2014 07:44 am
@tsarstepan,
Ah, that was the question. So, nemmind.

Most of the gyms I've gone to have had scales. It might just be hidden, tucked away in some weird corner. Have you asked the staff?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jan, 2014 08:19 am
@jespah,
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Have you asked the staff?

Embarrassed Um.... Embarrassed
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jan, 2014 08:49 am
@tsarstepan,
or you could start a new topic here.

what do planet fitness workers eat, and where do they hide the scales.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jan, 2014 09:03 am
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:

what do planet fitness workers eat, and where do they hide the scales.

Maybe the scales will fall off of my eyes and I will find the truth on where/why they hide their scales (if they exist)? Wink
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roseadam
 
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Reply Tue 7 Mar, 2017 12:36 am
@tsarstepan,
I used analog scale before and now i am using digital scale. To me, i think digital scale is my favorite
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