I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the right answer. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I discover an answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably could answer your Nutrisystem question..
Pick the one that seems the most accurate to you and throw out the other or buy a new one and toss both. Don't keep 2 scales that read differently around. That can mess with your head. Hopefully someone will chime in on a good brand to shop. I wish I'd spent more time at the start to get a better one, but now that I've been tracking on one scale all this time, I won't change. Many days, I've got to weigh myself 3 times, the middle time holding a couple pounds in my hands just to get it to register the correct new weight.
Pathetic, but it's the one I've got..
I've never seen 2 digital scales read the same, so pick one and stick with it the length of your program. The absolute number is not as important as the changes..
Put a 5lb, unopen, bag of sugar or flour on each scale ( or if you have a hand weight, use that, this way you "know" the weight)..
The scale that measures the weight correctly, keep...the other, get rid of it..
5 lbs is so far from mid-point, it's not really useful for determining accuracy. The "best" one at the 200 lb range may totally fail at 5 lbs. To really check a scale, you need certified weights to zero, span (full scale) and midpoint. It might be useful to hold 10 lbs in your hands and see if both scales register the same difference. Another thing to try would be if you have access to a good balance beam scale, weigh on that, then run home without drinking, peeing or even breathing heavy and hop on your home scales..
Believe it or not, the best scale I have run across is one my wife bought at a garge sale. It was an old sliding weight doctors scale that was dusty, dirty and didn't really look like it was worth the $10 she paid for it. I cleaned it up, have checked it several times against weighing in at the doctor, it is right on as far as I can tell..
Before we got that scale, I don't think we ever found one that was acurate. We bought some that were cheap and some that were quite expensive, none of them were worth the box they came in......
Amen, Cowboy! I'd take any balance beam scale over a digital any day of the week. Your wife made a really good score there. Digital does NOT mean better. We live in an analog world..
I agree, especially at my age.... The more digital the world becomes, the more confused I get!!!!!..
I'd just pick one and live with it. You could test the resolution by weighing yourself with and without an additional 1,2,5 and 10lb weight dumbell (or bag of whatever food product from the grocer) in your hand. If it can resolve the additional weights OK reliably, then it's probably reliable enough to track your weight loss...