Instructions for Weight Watchers Scales

Weight Watchers scales are designed to be used in conjunction with a Weight Watchers weight-loss program. They are electronic scales, meaning that they give a digital reading of your weight to the tenth of a pound. Setting up a Weight Watchers scale is very simple, and can be a helpful guide toward weight-loss success when used to monitor progress on the Weight Watchers nutrition program.

Setting It Up

To set up the Weight Watchers scale, remove all of the outer packaging and flip it over. There is a switch on the underside of the scale that allows you to select pounds or kilograms as your weight measurement of choice. Flip the switch to the appropriate side. Slide open the top of the battery compartment, also located on the underside of the scale, and slide a 3V lithium battery inside. Set the scale on a level surface.

Using the Scale

Tap the center of the scale with your toe to turn on the digital display. The screen will read "888.8" while the Weight Watchers scale is powering up. When the screen reading switches to "00.0," it is ready to measure your weight. If you attempt to use the scale before "00.0" appears, the Weight Watchers scale will not be able to weigh you.

Step onto the scale, placing one foot on each of the metal sensor plates, and hold still. The digital display will flash several times, then show your weight. If the message "Err" is displayed on the screen, that means that your weight exceeds the Weight Watchers scale's limit (400 pounds). If "Lo" shows up on the screen, that means that the batteries need to be changed.

For Best Results

When using the Weight Watchers scale to monitor your progress, consistency is key. Weigh yourself once a week, at the same time of day, in the same location and wearing the same clothing. This will give you the best idea of how you're doing.

Never drop or jostle the Weight Watchers scale, as it is very sensitive and easily broken. Do not get it wet.