EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale Review

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EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale Review
Bottom Line

The EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale is a solid performer with good accuracy and reliability in a sleek, attractive package. It's easy to use, with no tap-on required to calibrate the scale before use and a large, backlit display for readability. The company has also established a track record for proactively reaching out to users that report less than perfect satisfaction to make sure any issues are fully addressed.

ProsLarge, 3.5-inch backlit display, 400-pound weight capacity, 0.2-pound measurement increments, Company has well regarded customer serviceConsSome small quibbles about accuracy

Breaking it down

Performance

Excellent performance. While the experts at Good Housekeeping say that the EatSmart Precision isn't the most accurate it has tested, most owners don't share similar quibbles. User reviews regarding accuracy largely say they are pleased. Among those that aren't, EatSmart offers responsive customer service, contacting each reviewer leaving negative feedback at Amazon.com to address concerns; in some cases even sending along a free replacement when one wasn't requested. The majority of those users come back to report that their new scales are highly accurate performers.

Ease of use

No tap-on calibration necessary. The EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale couldn't be simpler to use. One issue with earlier versions was that they required a toe tap to turn on and calibrate the scale, but that's been eliminated in a 2014 update. The scale's large 3.5-inch backlit display offers easy readability, even in dim lighting conditions.

Durability

Strong track record. The EatSmart scale has been available for quite a few years, and feedback indicates that while some initial quality issues are not unheard of, those are usually quickly addressed by the company. We also saw lots of user reviews at Amazon.com that reflected long-term use, often after several years, and most owners say that their scales are still going strong. The Precision digital scale is backed by EatSmart's two-year guarantee.

Appearance

Sleek, slim design attractive in any setting. Users praise the EatSmart Precision's slim, sleek appearance, which they say fits in well with nearly any décor. The 12- by 13-inch platform isn't the best for large users, but helps keep the footprint small, a plus in a tight bathroom.

Our Sources

1. Good Housekeeping

EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale, Editors of Good Housekeeping, September 2013

Editors of Good Housekeeping test a ton of bathroom scales, including the EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale. Its 4-star rating puts it near the top of the pack. Editors highlight that while some scales are a little more accurate, the EatSmart is "user-friendly and easy to read.

2. Amazon.com

EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale w/ Extra Large Lighted Display, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of January 2016

More than 20,500 Amazon.com users have left feedback on the EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale, and most couldn't be happier as the scale earns a rating of 4.5 stars. Satisfaction is largely based on performance and value, but also on the company's proactive customer service, which has turned more than a few initial frowns into smiles.

3. BestBuy.com

EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale, Contributors to BestBuy.com, As of January 2016

We found far fewer user reviews at BestBuy.com -- just around 100 -- but no less satisfaction. The EatSmart scale earns a rating of 4.8 stars here, with 99 percent of owners saying that they would recommend it to a friend.

4. RickandKathy.com

Bathroom Scales: Consumer Reports vs Good Housekeeping vs Amazon, Rick Jamison and Kathy Schmidt Jamison, Sept. 26, 2014

Rick Jamison and Kathy Schmidt Jamison name the EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale as the best bathroom scale, at least for them. This long blog post details the search this couple conducted, how they settled on the EatSmart, and their satisfaction with their purchase.