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Ozeri To Their Credit Sends Me A Brand New Ozeri Gen II ZB011. I Am Impressed. Thanks, Ozeri.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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>> The ‘BalanceFrom’ scales … — June 6, 2013.
>> Ozeri Gen II goes on the blink — June 1, 2013.
>> Ozeri Gen II (ZB011) Digital Bath Scales … — Feb. 14, 2013.
>> Automatically BMI Calculating Digital Scales … — Jan. 27, 2013.
>> It Sure Is Cold. I Vetoed My 5°F (-15°C) Threshold …
>> — Jan 24, 2013.

Ozeri Gen II on the left. Click to ENLARGE.

Well Ozeri was true to their word. They sent me a brand new unit which arrived Tuesday. I didn’t get a chance to check them out until ‘today’ [i.e., Wednesday, though it is now Thursday as I write this].

It works. Works perfectly. Its readings are 0.4 pounds higher than that of the ‘BalanceFrom‘. That was consistent for both Deanna and I, and was still the same 0.4 delta after my run. Of course we can’t tell which one is correct! That is why spacecraft have 3 computers — because with two of anything, either can be right. No big deal. That is 6.4 ounces. I am not that worried.

I could be wrong but the new Ozeri’s BMI reading is higher than what I think was the readings with the older one. That might be a good thing. I had always thought that the BMI readings were a tad on the low side. According to the new unit I am ’24’ — which puts me smack in the middle of the ‘normal’ range for old men. I think overweight starts at 28. I don’t have the manual at hand.

So, I am happy. I am not going to return the ‘BalanceFrom’ to Amazon. That would be unethical. So we are going to keep both. I am keeping the ‘BalanceFrom’. Now that I am at (or below) 169 I really am not worried about BMI etc. I just want my weight. So the Ozeri is going to be in the other bathroom, which is next door.

Thanks Ozeri. I am impressed. 

The Saga Of My Digital Bathroom Scales — I Get A Rather Nifty ‘BalanceFrom’ Scales From Amazon With No Bells & Whistles.


Anura Guruge

Related posts:
>> Ozeri Gen II goes on the blink — June 1, 2013.
>> Ozeri Gen II (ZB011) Digital Bath Scales … — Feb. 14, 2013.
>> Automatically BMI Calculating Digital Scales … — Jan. 27, 2013.
It Sure Is Cold. I Vetoed My 5°F (-15°C) Threshold …
>>Jan 24, 2013.



Nice big display and I like what it reads, 168.4 lb. That is below my target 169.

When my much prized Ozeri packed up last Friday (and I could not get hold of their Customer Support by telephone) I had little choice but to get another scale since i have to keep track of my weight — now that I am diagnosed pre-diabetic.

I decided that I did not need automatic BMI calculations — now that I know that my BMI is way below 25, plus I know how to manually calculate BMI. So decided to just get a ‘good’, reasonably priced digital scale with no features — other than giving me a readout of my weight.

Deanna found some for me but she was looking in the $40 mark. I did a quick perusal and saw this ‘BalanceFrom‘, reduced from $59.95 to $49.95 to $25 with FREE SHIPPING. It also had 990 decent reviews. I ordered it on Saturday, June 1 and got it on Tuesday, June 4! That is pretty damn good. Thanks.

I like the scales. The box was a work of art. The scales are simple but elegant with a nice large readout. I, so far, like what it says. I weighed myself before and after my run and there was a drop in weight. So, so far, so good.

On Sunday, no less, the day after I had placed the order for the new scales I get an e-mail from a very nice lady at Ozeri! She had seen my post (no doubt through a Twitter monitoring APP, given that WordPress automatically tweets all my posts).

She was very nice and wanted to send me a replacement Ozeri. I acquiesced because I did like my Ozeri. So I am supposed to be getting a new Ozeri with a return label for the old, malfunctioning unit.

Deanna wanted to know what I was going to do with the order I had placed. Obviously I did nothing. I was not going to cancel the order or return the product. It is not Amazon’s fault that I am getting a replacement and I am very reluctant to return things unless they are no good.

So, if the Ozeri arrives we will be a proud, two digital scales family. We have decided that we will have his and her scales. It will be fun to see how the two compare in terms of readings. Interestingly I might give the Ozeri to Deanna. I don’t need the BMI stuff. So if they are roughly in the same ball park in terms of readings I will keep this ‘BalanceFrom’. Of course I will share my tale.