difference in scale readings

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  1. Nightmist

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    Today after doing my workout at the gym I decided to weigh myself because I haven't weighed myself in a long time. So I hopped on an analog scale and it said i was 190 pounds. I went to the next room and weighed myself on the kind in the doctors office, those manual ones, and it said I weigh 198 pounds. I did it correctly and I had shoes off with both. Im just curious which I should believe?
     
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    I'd trust the kind they have in the doctors office
     
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    I just cant believe there would be an 8 pound difference but then again maybe I fucked up the manual one somehow. I dont think I did but who knows
     
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    well how long apart were these weigh-ins? same time of day? etc. Lots of people fluctuate 5-10 lbs throughout the day
     
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    The ones in the doctors office use little balanced weights and are easily fucked up. Personally I'd trust a digital scale more then one of those.
     
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    It depends. Both scales have an adjuster on them usually, so it depends which one is set correctly.
     
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    I weighed myself like a minute apart. The first scale is one of the ones where the needle circles around to your weight so there was no adjusting needed for that one. Maybe I will go out and buy a good scale. Are digital ones good?
     
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    Based on that, it sounds like the first one is a cheapy. I would trust the Dr's over that one.
    You can usually make the weight vary a bit depending where you step and how much weight you shift between your feet. :mamoru:
     
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    Borrow a weight from the weight room and calibrate both scales. Then see which one is right.
     
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    ahh good idea, thanks
     
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    It isn't the scale, it is the calibration. You need to find something that you know how much it weighs and put it on the scale to calibrate it. I had to calibrate my scale today using two medical scales in the science building.
     
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    I want to buy a scale for home, what kind do you guys recommend? Digital, analog?
     
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