Ozeri WeightMaster Digital Bathroom Scale Review

As you know, if you have been reading my blog for awhile, I have been on a weight loss journey for a few years now.  After 25 pounds lost, I got stuck at the same weight for almost a year.  Then, a month or so ago, I finally broke that plateau and I am happy to report that I finally broke 150!!!

As part of the journey to a healthier me, I have been buying (or acquiring) various tools to help me along my way.  Recent purchases have included exercise clothes and some new videos.  But I have been stuck with the same old scale for the past fifteen years.

scale

 It was a very nice, serviceable little scale.  It was still accurate within .5 pounds of the doctor’s office.  But it would only measure to the nearest .5 pound which meant I could go more than a week without seeing any movement sometimes.

A few weeks ago, the folks at Ozeri asked me to review their Weightmaster Digital Bathroom Scale.  I had already reviewed the Ozeri CardioTech Premium Series Blood Pressure Monitor, which I absolutely love (you can see my review here), so I was excited to see what they could do with a scale.

About the Scale:

  • Industry exclusive scale features Microban® antimicrobial product protection that helps prevent the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria.
  • Features the industry’s largest blue-backlit LCD with xBright technology for easy-to-read results from afar.
  • Ultra sturdy scale combines ABS slip-resistant material on the outside with 6mm impact-resistant tempered glass on the inside.
  • Step-on Activation captures the precise weight measurements upon stepping on the scale (no tapping required).
  • Auto-calibrated and automatically turns off to conserve battery life. Runs on 2 AAA batteries with a Low Battery Indicator (batteries included).

My Review:

I have to admit, I wasn’t as thorough as I usually am at the beginning of the review process.  I took the scale out of the box, put in the batteries, threw the instructions to the side (I mean it’s a scale, who needs instructions, right?), set it on a flat surface, and turned it on. I had just weighed on the old scale, which I knew was within a pound of the doctor’s office, so I was pretty confident. But when I stepped on the new scale, it read 5 pounds MORE than the old one!!

I panicked!! I can’t go into a new challenge weighing 5 pounds more just because of a new scale. And how was it possible that it wasn’t even accurate? Or what if it was and the doctor’s office scale was wrong? (You see how quickly my brain goes to crazy emoticon
I moved the scale to the bathroom and tried again. Same reading. I was ready to cry. In desperation I grabbed the instructions to see if I needed to calibrate something. There I read this note:

Your scale will auto-calibrate once before first use and after each time the scale detects it has been picked up or moved. As part of this calibration process, the scale may add its weight to the weight being displayed. Please disregard the first reading, step off the scale and try again.

I went back to the bathroom and stepped back on the scale (without moving it). Lo and behold my weight was within 0.3 pounds of what it read on the old scale. What a relief!!
So the lessons to be learned here are:
1. Always read the instructions
2. Don’t judge yourself by a number on the scale. I was upset one minute and relieved the next but realistically, my weight NEVER changed – just the number on the screen. Do you feel me????

Anyway, so this scale is super accurate, which I love!!  It is the first bath scale to champion Microban® antimicrobial technology that inhibits the growth of odor and stain-causing bacteria. Infused at the point of manufacturing, Microban® antimicrobial protection works for the lifetime of the product to disrupt the growth of bacteria and helps maintain surface cleanliness.  Various members of my family have suffered with athlete’s foot from time to time.  I don’t really want that being spread through the bathroom scale, you know?  So I think this antimicrobial protection is a great feature.  I also like the large backlit screen – I mean I could even read it in the dark if I wanted to!!

Ozeri Weightmaster Digital Bathroom Scale ReviewIf you are in the market for a new bathroom scale, I highly recommend this product.  It has a great price point (under $30) and all the features you need.  You can read more about it and/or purchase on Amazon.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Ozeri CardioTech Premium Series Digital Blood Pressure Monitor Review

One of the unfortunate side effects of an extremely stressful life, for me, has been high blood pressure.  Losing weight did not help.  Medication and monitoring are the only way for me to keep it under control.  I have also been working on reducing and managing my stress, but that’s a story for another day.

My previous blood pressure monitor was a cheap wrist model which always read way lower than the doctor’s office.  So I was excited to test out the Ozeri CardioTech Premium Series BP3T Digital Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Intelligent Hypertension Indicator.

ozeri cardiotech premium series digital blood pressure monitor review

Product Info:

from Amazon.com:

  • Powered by a state-of-the-art CPU that utilizes a double pulse detection algorithm to enhance pulse wave detection, thereby improving accuracy.

  • Features a Blue LCD with LED backlight, touch sensitive buttons, and a slider switch for easy user selection (stores 120 blood pressure readings with date and time recordings for 2 users).

  • Advanced one-step operation with fully automatic inflation and dynamic measurement technology that adjusts the cuff inflation according to real-time blood pressure detection to reduce measurement time and increase user comfort.

  • Automatic Irregular heartbeat (Arrhythmia) detection and Hypertension indicator using an intelligent graphical display.

  • Push-button access to average blood pressure reading and clock, date & time stamp for each blood pressure reading.

My Review:

I love how easy this monitor is to use.  I had it up and running in less than 5 minutes with the easy-to-read instruction manual.  The monitor is battery operated, but you can also buy an optional A/C power adapter.  I like that it will store readings for 2 different people, so Art can monitor his blood pressure also.

Most importantly, I believe that the Ozeri monitor was very accurate.  I took my blood pressure and pulse for a week, using both the wrist monitor and the Ozeri CardioTech Premium.  Here are the results:

Wrist MonitorOzeri CardioTech Premium
BP:96/70
Pulse: 80
BP: 104/71
Pulse: 78
BP: 111/74
Pulse: 93
BP: 137/73
Pulse: 93
BP: 83/49
Pulse: 96
BP: 117/65
Pulse: 102
BP: 86/58
Pulse: 89
BP: 111/64
Pulse: 92
BP: 83/57
Pulse: 83
BP: 122/59
Pulse: 83
BP: 98/73
Pulse: 89
BP: 124/75
Pulse: 94

As you can see, there was a significant difference in readings, although they were taken at the same time and with my arm elevated above my heart.  I am very impressed with the Ozeri CardioTech Premium and feel it would be a wonderful tool for anyone who needs to monitor their blood pressure on a regular basis.

To purchase one of your own or for more information, you can check out the Ozerio CardioTech Premium Series digital blood pressure monitor on Amazon.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.