Before Using Scale
1. Remove all packaging materials.
2. Set switch on the base of scale to measure in KG (kilograms) or LB (pounds).
3. Set scale on floor. Surface must be level for accurate operation and safety.
To Measure Weight
• Tap the center of the scale with your foot to turn it on. The display lights up.
• Wait until “00.0” appears.
• Step onto the scale and stand still. You will see the display “000” flash for a few
seconds before your weight displays.
• The scale will turn off automatically.
1. “Err” will appear if the scale is overloaded (over 182KG/400LB).
2. If you step on the scale before “00.0” appears, the scale will not function properly.
3. “Lo” will appear if battery is low and needs to be replaced.
Facts You Should Know
Your Weight Watchers
scale is a precise measuring instrument that is most
accurate when weighing a stationary object. To ensure the most accurate
readings, always try to stand on the same area of the scale platform and DO NOT
MOVE. Should the weight on the scale exceed the scale’s capacity, you may see
an error message ”ERR”.
Electronic sensors are sensitive. Be careful not to drop or jar the scale. Place it
gently onto floor surface, and store where it will be protected from impact. The
scale is an electronic instrument and should never be submerged in water. Clean
with damp cloth and/or glass cleaner.
Battery Replacement Instructions
1. Turn over the scale and open the battery door.
2. Replace old battery with a new 3V lithium battery (CR2032)
3. Close battery door.
4. Properly dispose of old battery.
Do not attempt to open the scale or to remove any components.
Servicing should be done by qualified technicians only. See warranty
Important Information Concerning
Your scale is the best tool for monitoring weight. While not the only measure of
weight loss, scales are the most popular method used to gauge weight-loss success.
A scale measures the sum of your total body weight.
Body weight fluctuates during the day, and from day to day, depending on a
variety of factors.
• Salt and carbohydrate intake can affect the body’s water retention.
• A large meal adds weight and can cause water retention.
• Dehydration from exercise, illness, or low fluid intake can result in weight loss.
• Muscle is also a factor. Heavy-duty resistance training can build muscle, which can
• The menstrual cycle can cause temporary weight gains and losses.
When You’re Losing Weight
It’s important not to put too much stock in the exact number on the scale,
because it can and will vary. This is especially true when you’re dieting. Small weight
gains and losses are common as your body adjusts to fewer calories and more
exercise. Your scale is a valuable tool when used to track weight over a
period of weeks and months. Be aware that different scales often give different
results. The scale at your doctor’s office may show one weight, and your scale at
home another. So don’t get too caught up with a single number.
Don’t Overdo It!
A surefire way to get overly concerned with your weight is to weigh yourself too often.
Weigh yourself no more than once a week when you’re dieting. Though it’s hard to
stick to this pattern, it’s the best way to prevent unnecessary concern with normal
weight fluctuations, which are unrelated to your weight-loss efforts. Regardless of
your weighing habits, it’s important that you’re consistent.
Here are 5 rules for effectively monitoring your weight – weigh yourself:
• Once a week, on the same day
of the week
• At the same time of day
• In the same place
• Wearing the same clothes
• Using the same scale
To keep track of your weight, record only one number for the week.
This will give you a clear picture of any trend your weight is following.
When You’re Maintaining Weight
Fluctuations in day-to-day weight tend to be smaller when weight is stable, so a more
frequent weigh-in pattern is helpful. To maintain a stable weight:
• Weigh yourself more often than once a week.
• Use the “5-pound rule” – research shows that people who keep weight within
a 5-pound range are more likely to maintain a healthy body weight over the
While a scale can be a useful tool on your weight-loss journey, it’s not in and
of itself a program for losing weight. Studies show that people lose three
times more weight on Weight Watchers than they do on their own*.
Come to a meeting and learn from us the best way to lose and maintain
weight. Call 1-800-651-6000 or go to WeightWatchers.com to find a
meeting near you.
*Heshka S et al. Weight loss with self-help compared to a structured commercial program: a randomized controlled trial.
JAMA 2003, 289(14): 1792-1798.