As you all know, I have been working on losing weight since June of this year. I had used the same scale that we have had for so many years, that I lost count! When I was offered the opportunity to review the Ozeri Touch II Total Body Scale with touch sensitive user controls, I immediately accepted.
When it arrived and I took it out of the box and saw the user manual, lets just say, I thought- what have I gotten myself into! Reading through the manual was not difficult and made the process of setting it up and understanding all the features completely frustration free. Let's just clarify, the manual, although thick, actually only has 15 actual pages for each language.
After installing the included batteries, you can set up a profile for each person in your home. Unlike other scales that have the option for more than one profile, I have never seen one that can have up to 8 different profiles...yes, that's right, 8! There are only 4 in my household, so if for some reason, my sisters or other relatives wanted to come over to weigh themselves, I can add their profile's! Setting the profiles is as simple as pushing the set button and going through the options for male or female, age, and height. Which each one, you simply use the arrows to go up or down to choose the appropriate selection.
The only downside I found is that it will not go down below age 10, so my younger son, doesn't have accurate information for the body fat, water, muscle, and bone ratios. Yes, I know what you are thinking, why would a 6 year old be into monitoring his weight...well my boys love to know this information and actually will check their weight 3-4 times a week! For them, this is how they monitor that they are growing!
When you set up each profile, you have to have the person there to be ready to step on the scale, they must be barefoot, and have to place their feet on the silver rings, so it can measure everything accurately. Then you can set up the next profile after that, going through the same sets mentioned before. Now, a really cool feature...if another person in your home is within 6.6 pounds of another person, the scale will display a choice of the profiles that are within that 6.6 pounds, so you can select your profile! Seriously, they have thought of everything!
Now for some more cool info...when you step on the scale, stay on after it displays your weight, you will see a flashing "0" as it is measuring your body fat (FAT), water (TBW), muscle (MUS), and bone (bone). Once it completes the measurement, your information will display for each one and repeats 3 times. Each one has a corresponding icon that lights up on the scale in the above order from left to right. Now, refer back to the manual on pages 12-15 for the normal ranges for each and has more information regarding each one.
Other than the age only going down to 10, I have found no issues with this scale and every one in my family loves to use it. An added feature, that is great for people with pets and infants, it has a "TARE" setting that allows you to weigh by either stepping on the scale by yourself first and then with the baby or the pet and then stepping on it without them in your arms...it will display your weight and the baby or pet's weight separately! I mean seriously, wow! And it can detect a weight from 4.4 lbs to 99.2 lbs! This would be great for parents of preemies, if you are worried about whether your preemie is gaining weight!
Okay now the price...$39.95 with free shipping if you have Amazon Prime! I know, I know, I sound like one of those cheesy infomercials on TV but really, I am memorized by this! My niece recently had her son and he was born at 33 weeks 5 days and weighed 4 lbs 12 oz. I have let her borrow this for the very reason above. First time mom of a preemie and worried constantly about whether he is gaining weight...When it comes to preemies, they have to learn to feed and they can burn A LOT of energy just drinking a mere 2 ounces, so they have to be monitored closely to ensure they are gaining weight and maintaining their body temperature. This is the perfect solution to help keep track easily of the progress and can let a mom see quickly if they are not, so mom can follow up with the doctor.
Here is the link to the Ozeri product page on Amazon.com: simply click on the hashtag #ozeri
Disclosure: Yes, I did receive this for free to review the item, no, I did not receive any money or anything else in exchange. I was not promised commission, a vacation, luxurious house, fancy cars, or anything else. My review is based off of my personal use and my families personal use of the scale. All words are my own and the review was written entirely by ME!