Hard time with software3/21/2013
I purchased this thinking it came with software that was loaded locally on my computer for the analysis. However, it has to be loaded to a website and therefore another chance for security problems. I had a hard time setting it up and still do not use the analysis part. The time can only be set up online. Not so enchanted with this but it does seem to weigh accurately.
This is just a weighing machine. All other feature11/3/2012
I am a computer savvy user. I have tried giving compatibility to both xp vista everything and still it does not work in windows 7. Only thing you can use it is as a weight scale. Don't even think it would work for you miraculously. There should be a class action suit coming on conair's way.
Fine as a scale....9/29/2012
This scale has many advanced features. I haven't figured out how to use any of them yet. it uses CR2032 batteries. When you see your weight start to fluctuate all over the place, don't get weirded out, replace the battery. I was worried I was gaining 5 lbs a day for a few days til I changed the battery, and viola! I was at my normal weight.
Hard to tell...7/30/2012
Trying to use the Internet program is a nightmare even with Windows XP... Looks like it weighs within +/- 2 pounds... And does give the other readouts if you assume they are correct... It sure is pretty tho !!...lol...
This is a great product on an awesome price. Reading the other reviews here I was skeptical about this scale but since I got it I love it. I do have windows 7 and after I downloaded their software I right clicked on the file and changed the compatibility on the pc to be as windows xp and it works perfect. Over all very satisfied great product great price
Works fine on Win 7 for me7/11/2012
I had no problem installing the software on Windows 7. Was simple to set up and seems like a great deal for the price. Only had it for a day, but very happy so far.
GREAT so far!!7/11/2012
I received my scale in the mail in 4 days as advised. Easy to use as basic scale and quick setup of profiles for more detailed and trackable readings. My wife who is technically challenged is able to manage her profile without a problem. Happy so far
An Excellent Deal For an Ordinary Scale, but No ex7/8/2012
This is an excellent example of exactly how fast anything reliant on "smart" programming becomes obsolete. The item works just fine as an ordinary scale. It's light weight; it's attractive; it's accurate - but the removable USB unit can no longer be activated. First of all, it's incompatible with Windows 7 - there's nothing hidden about that, the instructions specify XP or Vista. Unfortunately as of July 2012 when I purchased it - the website for downloading the program and input information is no longer functioning. for XP either. A good buy for an ordinary scale - but not for an analysis scale
Good accurate scale7/6/2012
Being into health, fitness and sports (running, rowing, etc) could not resist the price. Got one to try and well worth the price. Being in I-T I had no problems getting the old software to run in comparability mode on my windows 7 laptop. Pros: Cheap, accurate (within same range as tanita), works as stated. Program a user using the software/site, after that tap the scale to turn on use the one button on the side to select the user and that's it. Other people can use it but only weight mode unless programed for them as another user. Cons: Software and site are extremely limited, it basically gives you a display of your history with no extra features at all, no export, web site integration, or any developer network behind it. Great addition to my home gym as I plan to replace my notebooks with it because it can store something like 50 readings before needing downloading.
good product for the price5/13/2012
I think that this scale gives you a good product for the price. Most other scalesthat have the BMI and water analysis functions usually cost $5-$10 more. Even though the detachable USB would not work on Windows 7, I don't mind, since I don't plan to use it anyways.
Really easy to use and compatible with my PC4/3/2012
I really like how this scale has a USB that allows one to store the data on your PC, It works as advertised. Furthermore, since this is a digital scale, it is very accurate and I really like using it to weight my luggage and stuff prior to my trip to prevent overpacking my luggage.
only works on vista and xp4/2/2012
Despite saying it works with windows 7, it doesn't. I called the company and was told it only works on xp professional and vista. they have no models that work with operating systems being sold. they said i needed to complain to buy.com for wrong information. i am outraged.
Not Mac compatible: no software for Macs3/29/2012
The product does not work with Mac computers OS advertisements, etc. indicating that it does. Even the manual I received with the product claims it works with Mac OS. I have a Mac and running 10.7 (and even earlier OS if needed) and there is NO software/apps on Conair's website for Macs so the product does not give the ability to provide information regarding mass, body fat, etc. It can only provide weight, and for $40 that is not acceptable. On Conair's website the downloadable software is only for Windows.