A false weight can result if the scale is not level for example if it’s on carpet and/or there are children near. If your scales break, you might want to stop weighing yourself until you purchase a new one.
Does scale give two different weights?
You are not alone. There are many variations of this problem. Usual suspects are the battery, sensor connections, and even PCB tracks. If you can get access to a multimeter start by using that instead of the scale.
If you need to use the scales to ensure your settings are accurate – it’s surprising how often this is the issue. You may need to calibrate the scale if it’s not already set to zero before weighing the component.
Another thing that can throw off your weight measurements is the type of material you are using. Different materials have different densities and so will weigh differently. Be sure to use calibration weights of the same material as your component when checking its weight. If you are really going to fly blind without a multimeter, use your eyes instead. I find that transparent materials can give a false sense of thickness and weight.
For example: If you place a piece of filament between the jaws of the scale it may read exactly 1g, but if you then take that same piece and put it on your extruder and it doesn’t fit, you will probably see that the piece is actually smaller than 1g.
How to deal with it?
- Check and adjust the settings
- Use calibration weights
- Use different materials for calibration
Why am I different weights on different scales
Whether a new scale or an older analog one, different scales are likely to differ slightly in what they report. The analog beam-balance one at your doctor’s office may give a different reading from your own scale. That’s because with every item that is purchased, the manufacturer, as well as the stores who sell these items, tend to make slight changes themselves when producing each one of their units especially during these challenging economic times since factories and vendors no longer produce or sell things in bulk but just smaller quantities for the individual consumers so consumers will end up having something unique which makes them feel special and sometimes it is just enough that might become a recognizable trademark for that specific store so to achieve something like this a manufacturer might change even minor details on the product which can easily go unnoticed by most consumers.
Why is the scale giving me two different weights?
If you’re already tracking your weight, you know that it’s an important part of staying healthy. The problem is, though, that your weight fluctuates from day to day and even from hour to hour. So how can you tell what your real weight is at any given time? The only way to do that is to take your measurements more than once a day. However, a scale that calculates your weight to the precision of a fraction of an ounce, is probably not going to be as accurate as you would like it to be.
For example, let’s say you step on your scale and it reads 234.0. What does that mean? You could be anywhere from 230.9 to 234.1. That’s not very accurate. This is why most scales have you step on them at least twice to get an average of your weight. The average of the first weigh-in and the second weigh-in is usually considered your “real” weight.
Should you use two scales to weigh yourself
Now that you know how to get the scale in your favor, it’s time to learn about how different scales operate differently from one another even though they are both calibrated. Even if two scales are properly calibrated and ready to be used for weighing, there is still a potential for slight variations in weight readings between them. However, this variance should not be so large as to throw things out of kilter – there will still be a very small margin of error in this situation where almost anything else would suffice until you have the chance to remedy the issue with your set scale or purchase a new one altogether.
Of course, your best bet is to use the same scale throughout since they may report nearly identical data on any given day. So it makes sense to remain consistent with your purchases and stick with the same brand of make and model when you choose one that works best for your individual needs!
Can my bathroom scale be wrong?
A majority of people are aware of their body weight to at least some degree. It doesn’t take a visit to the doctor or looking in a mirror to know if you are underweight, overweight, or just right. Most modern scales that measure body weight also have built-in features which will apply your personal setting automatically so you will always get an accurate reading. The exception is when they need calibration through a calibration weight – which often is overlooked! The way to ensure an accurate reading is to ensure your scale displays the measurements in pounds (lb) and not kilograms (kg). For example, 68 kilograms would be the same as 150 pounds for most computerized bathroom scales and so on. This is particularly important for those who are outside of America where Kilos tend to be used instead of Pounds and vice versa.
Do scales remember your weight?
Digital and analog scales with bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) have recently been introduced to the market. These scales determine your weight and the amount of lean muscle you have, but they can also store data in an app on your phone. The FitTrack scale keeps track of your weight from one day to the next, so that you can see any changes or patterns in your overall health.