It’s time to talk about every woman’s favorite thing, weighing herself!

I know, for most of us get queasy/annoyed/anxious about that number that pops up. I even know women who have sworn off the scale altogether. And I get it! Scales are tricky because that one number, your weight, leaves out a lot of information. My number may be lower than yours, but you may be healthier and in better shape than me. We let that little number drive us crazy, but there’s really so much more that goes into our health.

Brecknell BFS 150 Scale

When I was asked to review a Brecknell Electronic Scale, I was skeptical for that very reason. I stand on the thing; it tells me a number I probably won’t like. What’s left to review? But the Brecknel scale I received (the BFS-150) does a lot more than tell you how much you weigh.

So what does it tell you? Here’s the rundown:

  • Body Fat
  • Body Water
  • BMI
  • Body Muscle
  • Body Bone
  • Basal Metabolism (kCal)

And all of this is in addition to your weight. By programming some basic information into the scale before you weigh yourself, you can get a more complete picture of your health, and make decisions for your body based on the guidance of these measurements (with the help of a medical professional, of course).

Brecknell BFS 150 Scale

I got to spend some time playing around with this scale, and there’s a lot I really like about it, and a few things that were so-so. Here’s my rundown…

Pros:

  • Easy to program and use. The instructions were intimidating, but once I dove in, it was easy.
  • Very quickly gives you lots of info.
  • Stylish! Silly I know, but I love the clear glass top.
  • Affordable! I figured this scale retailed for about $100, but it’s an affordable $49.99.
  • 396 lb. capacity means most people can use it.
  • There are enough memory spots that everyone in the family can have a profile.
  • You don’t have to use all the extended features.  You can jump on for a quick weigh-in if needed.

Cons:

  • It’s confusing for  a newbie like me to know what to do with all this information. The instruction manual has some good tips, but all the provided charts are set up for the metric system and I’m bad at math.
  • It’s easy to program my settings into one of the 12 (!) memory spots, but I can’t get it to save. This could be operator error, but I’ve not found a remedy in the manual.
  • Didn’t come with batteries (takes 4 AA).

Overall, would I recommend this scale? Definitely, especially if you’re into fitness or are monitoring your weight and other stats closely. I don’t think you’ll find all these tools at this price in many other scales.

Ready to face that number? I’m giving away a BFS 150 to one lucky reader. Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  Good luck!

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Giveaway ends June 20th at noon EDT and the winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email. Odds of winning based on number of entries. Value of prize is $49.99. Thanks Medical Arts Press for providing my scale for review and the winner’s scale.