Users who want an attractive scale that offers consistent weight readings will love the Taylor 7506. Its glass and chrome finish is a selling point for users, and the durable glass provides a substantial feel. Powered by a lithium battery, which users say will last for years. Those who want more advanced functionality, such as body-fat measurements, should opt for another model.
Accurate and consistent, but won't register minute changes: The Taylor 7506 Glass Lithium Digital Scale earns excellent scores for both accuracy and consistency in one professional roundup compared against 10 other scales. There are a number of users posting reviews to Amazon.com who say this scale doesn't offer consistent readouts, but others contend that this is typically due to improper use.
One owner explains, "My Taylor scale gives extremely repeatable readings in a series of measurements when I erase the memory between measurements by picking up and putting down various weights of 2 lbs or more. I find fluctuations only when the weight I want to measure lies between the readout values which are spaced 0.2 lbs apart."
In terms of accuracy, most owners agree with professional reviewers and say the Taylor 7506 is exceptionally accurate, with a number of users testifying it gives the exact same readings as the scales in their doctors' offices.
Non-backlit display, otherwise simple to operate: One owner who posts feedback to Amazon.com says the Taylor 7506 "is easy to use, attractive, and produces readings quickly." It does recall the last weight readout given, and if the user's weight doesn't change by more than a pound, the scale won't register the difference. This can be remedied by weighing something with a significant weight difference before weighing yourself again, although this can be an inconvenience if you're in a hurry.
The LCD display is not backlit, which reportedly makes it hard to read in dim lighting. In typical lighting, however, the dark numbers are easy to read within the 1.5-inch display window. Setup is minimal; one user who posts a review to Walmart.com says, "This scale comes out of the box ready to go! Just remove the protective plastic cover that keeps the batteries from making contact and you're done."
Long battery life, good durability: Among hundreds of owner-written reviews across sites like Amazon.com, Walmart.com and Overstock.com, many comment that the Taylor 7506 has a stable, durable feel. Users love the Taylor's Lithium-ion battery; a few even report owning this scale for years without ever changing the battery. In fact, one owner says she's been running this scale on the original battery for a total of seven years.
One owner posting to Amazon.com reports that the LCD display stopped working after two years of regular use, while another posting to Walmart.com reports that it malfunctioned after eight months and the reset procedure recommended by Taylor didn't solve the problem. However, these complaints are isolated to just a few among hundreds of reviews.
Stylish, modern look: The Taylor 7506 has a stylish glass and chrome finish, offering a modern look that will blend in well with any bathroom design. Its platform is approximately 12-inches long by 13-inches wide. It stores easily and won't take up much space in a confined bathroom. One satisfied review describes the Taylor 7506 as "sleek, unobtrusive, kind of retro/mod looking. I find it perfect in every way."
Review Credibility: Excellent Editors of ConsumerReports.org test 11 bathroom scales, none of which are body-fat scales. The Taylor 7506 Glass Lithium Digital Scale is among the nine digital bathroom scales included in this roundup. Each model tested is evaluated for both accuracy and consistency.
Review: Best Bathroom Scales, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, February 2010
Review Credibility: Excellent The Taylor 7506 Glass and Chrome Scale has earned a substantial number of customer reviews on Amazon.com -- just under 500 with an overall average rating of 3.9 stars out of 5. There are some complaints about this scale's accuracy, although most users say it's highly accurate if used correctly.
Review: Taylor 7506 Glass and Chrome Digital Scale, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of Dec. 7, 2012
Review Credibility: Excellent About 285 owners share their experience with the Taylor 7506, giving it an average rating of 4.6 stars out of a possible 5. Users say the scale is attractive and simple to use, very accurate and has a durable feel. There are a few complaints of scales that malfunction or don't give accurate readings, but the majority of reviewers here are highly pleased with the quality of this scale for its low price.
Review: Taylor Model 7506 Glass Electronic Bath Scale, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of Dec. 4, 2012
Review Credibility: Excellent About 235 owners have provided reviews of the Taylor 7506 on Overstock.com, where it maintains a near-perfect combined rating of 4.8 stars out of 5. A few owners say that if your weight hasn't changed by more than a pound since the last reading, the scale will display the last reading stored.
Review: Taylor 7506 Chrome and Glass Lithium Digital Scale, Contributors to Overstock.com, As of December 4, 2012