The EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale is a great choice for users who want a basic bathroom scale to accurately measure their weight. It doesn't offer a lot of fancy extras, but it does perform well for its intended purpose. Users with larger feet may want to opt for a model with a wider platform; the EatSmart Precision's 13-by-12-inch platform is too small for some.
Initial issues, but good performance over time: More than 7,000 owners review the EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale on Amazon.com, but a large number of those reviewers initially gave this scale a 1- or 2-star rating. EatSmart contacts these reviewers and offers a free replacement in exchange for an upgraded review. Many users say their replacement scales work flawlessly, but the volume of users who initially receive a malfunctioning product is an issue.
That said, there are also many users who praise this scale's accuracy and consistency. One such individual who posted a review to Viewpoints.com explains, "I have a doctor's type scale that just takes up too much room, but I weighed myself on both scales and the result was identical. Then I moved the EatSmart Scale around to various spots on my bathroom floor and my weight was the same each time. Final test for me, I stepped on and off several times and got the same weight each time."
The EatSmart Precision operates using four high-precision sensors and has a capacity of 400 pounds. Weight is displayed in increments of 0.2 pounds. Several reviewers say after ordering this scale, the company sent them an email with detailed instructions for best performance.
Simple to use and easy to calibrate, but the platform is small: The EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale couldn't be simpler to use, reviewers say. It has step-on technology, meaning there's no need to first tap on the scale in order to calibrate it. It also has an automatic power-off function to extend the life of the required four AAA batteries.
The EatSmart Precision's 3.5-inch display is effective, and the backlighting makes it easy to read even in dim lighting conditions. The platform has a non-slip surface for safety and measures 12 inches by 13 inches. This is smaller than comparable models, and some owners say it's not wide enough.
Will last for years: Users who received models that did not work straight out of the box have updated their reviews on Amazon.com to say their replacement models have performed accurately for years. The EatSmart Precision is backed by a two-year warranty.
Attractive design, easy to store: The EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale has a glass and chrome finish, making it an unobtrusive and attractive fixture that fits with most bathroom décor. It's also smaller than other bathroom scales, so it fits easily into corners and tight spaces.
Review Credibility: Very Good There are more than 7,000 owner-written reviews for the EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale on Amazon.com. The reason we gave this review a grade of "Very Good" instead of "Excellent" is because a large number of reviewers initially gave this scale a 1- or 2-star rating. Many of these users received a free replacement from EatSmart in exchange for an upgraded review, which makes it difficult to get a clear picture of performance.
Review: EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale w/ Extra Large Backlit 3.5" Display and "Step-On" Technology, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of December 7, 2012
2. Good Housekeeping
Review Credibility: Very Good Editors of Good Housekeeping magazine test 26 digital bathroom scales by weighing three volunteers of different weights. The EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale is one of only two scales with no downsides listed, along with the EatSmart Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale. Editors say it's accurate, easy to use and has a large, easy-to-read display.
Review: How We Tested Bathroom Scales, Editors of Good Housekeeping magazine, Undated
Review Credibility: Good Less than 30 owners have weighed in with feedback on the EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale, but this model is one of the top-rated scales on Viewpoints.com with an average rating of 96 out of a possible 100. Users say it's accurate, offers consistent readings and has an easy-to-read display.
Review: EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com, As of November 30, 2012
Review Credibility: Fair Kim Hill names the five top bathroom scales in each of three categories. The EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale is the top pick in the digital bathroom scale category. However, it's not clear why these models are chosen over others, and it doesn't appear as though the scales have been personally tested.
Review: EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale w/ Extra Large Backlit 3.5" Display and "Step-On" Technology Review, Kim Hill, Aug. 31, 2012