Digital scale

Please respond.I have read confused information about digital scales. Are there. Any safe ones people with pacemaker can use.



I use a digital scale. I

by PacedNRunning - 2021-04-30 00:48:21

I use a digital scale. It's fine. 

The issue isn't whether a scale is digital versus analogue...

by crustyg - 2021-04-30 07:33:09

.. it's that often the 'digital' scales also attempt to measure body fat.  These ones are not suitable for folk with a PM.

In theory you could wear rubber-based thin slippers and stand on one of these fat-measuring scales in safety (so you don't need two scales for you and partner).

Although I'm very sceptical about body fat measurement in this way.  Skin-fold thickness, yes, total body weight versus height (BMI) yes, but otherwise I'm not a believer.

Do they still make analog scales?

by AgentX86 - 2021-04-30 11:28:33

As Crusty says, it's not whether they're digital or not, that's just a readout device, rather if they pass current through the body to measure its resistance (and presumably the volume of water).  It's this current that can affect a PM.  For similar reasons, TENS units are proscribed.

Withings Body+?

by MinimeJer05 - 2021-09-13 23:00:01

My Withings Body+ has all of the bells and whistles that worked great before my pacemaker. Now I'm looking at it after and it said there's a way to turn off the body fat calculating and just do weight. And that it should be fine with Pacemaker. 

i made the adjustment but am afraid to test it out. What's the worst case scenario here? It zaps the pacemaker off?

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