Try It Tuesday: Smart Weigh SMS500 Digital Bathroom Scale


Smart Weigh SMS500 Digital Bathroom Scale, High Accuracy, Dual Color Weight Change Detection and Smart Step-On Auto Recognition for 8 Users, Silver
Manufacturer:  SmartWeigh
Weight / Size:  4.4 lbs/12..6″ x 12.6″ x 0.75″
Source:  product provided by the manufacturer for review

  • Advanced memory for ease of use, Stores up to eight user profiles with auto recognition technology, Step-on technology triggers power upon impact
  • Increased functionality Recalls prior weight readings and displays the difference between current and previous Readings Track loss or gain easily
  • Stay motivated Easy-to-read dual color screen lights up green when weight decreases and red when weight increases from prior weight measurements
  • Sleek, modern and durable, This contemporary design features a tempered glass platform for added durability Backlit LCD provides easy visibility
  • Use of precision mechanics and components that will alert you if your scale has been moved or needs to be recalibrated

Your search is over! The Smart Weigh SMS500 is the perfect match for what you have been seeking in a memory scale and its advanced step-on technology makes using a scale easier than ever before. Simply step on and receive your precise readings immediately. No set up is needed and you can be on your way to tracking your weight in no time. Why the SMS500? That’s easy, because it knows you! In addition to its ease of use, it features an incredible auto recognition functionality that utilizes memory to store and recall the information of up to eight user profiles. That’s right, eight users! This is the decisive solution for health, wellness tracking and weight loss, as it differentiates between measurements every time you step on this scale. It will tell you whether you have gained weight or lost it and its large LED display will light up with a color in accordance. Red if you’ve gained weight and green if you have lost weight, or seen no weight gain. Tracking your results could not be simpler. What sets Smart Weigh apart from everyone else is the advanced sensor technology featured in this scale. It’s our way of ensuring our scales are one of the most accurate on the market. We use precision mechanics and components that will alert you if your scale has been moved or needs to be recalibrated. This further enforces the benefit of the innovation and accuracy found within a Smart Weigh scale. The SMS500 records measurements in lbs. and oz. and has a very high capacity, 440 lbs.! It uses 4 AAA batteries and includes a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.


Review:  The list price is $59.95  but it is currently on sale for $39.64 which is a nice savings.  It also comes with the 4 AAA batteries that are needed which is a nice touch.  The scale is more modern than I would like and I was concerned that you step on a glass platform even though it is tempered glass.  I like that it’s a digital display but I did find the numbers to be a little small and hard to read.  It lights up in green or red to show whether you’ve lost or gained weight since it does remember what you previously weighed BUT not the type of scale I’d use unless I’d lived alone since I wouldn’t want someone else seeing the readout as I weighed myself and even if they can’t see the numbers the color would be a giveaway.  It can keep track of up to eight people’s weight but if your weight is close to someone else’s there could be confusion and you have to do several things to make sure it’s in your memory bank.  The directions were a little confusing especially regarding the calibration that could be needed. The scale seemed to register accurately since I used my current scale for comparison.  It did have to be on a flat surface and not be moved or you might need to recalibrate it.  The scale did perform as the manufacturer stated it would which is always nice.

The packaging was attractive and the scale was wrapped in plastic inside the box with the batteries separate along with an instruction book in several languages.  There was also information on the box regarding the scale and what was included along with what it looks like.  It also gave specifications of the scale and scale features.

Overall, a well made product at a reasonable price especially on sale and with the batteries included.  Just a little too modern looking for my taste.