I have stepped on a scale every morning since high school and have tested a LOT of scales. I've had the normal, non-digital scales that give iffy results- The digital scales that just give you a weight reading and those that give you everything from weight to water % to fat % and tells you whether or not you gained or lost weight since the last time you stepped on it...The problem with these is that the springs wear down and the scale has to be re-calibrated often or you just have to remember that it's a few pounds off. The good thing about this medical scale is that there ARE no springs to wear down, so it's consistently accurate in it's readings. It does take up a bit of space, however, and it's a little pricey, but overall I think it was worth the money. This scale has lasted longer than any other that I've owned and in that amount of time I may have had two or three digital scales, which would have probably equaled the same price altogether as the medical scale. This is a definite recommendation!
Baton Rouge, LA