Health o Meter Physician Balance Beam Scale

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Product Description

Physicians Scale, 350-Lb Capacity, 10-1/2x14x57-1/4

The Health-o-Meter 420KL Physician Balance Beam Scale is just like the scale you'll find your doctor's office. Built with a heavy gauge steel base and platform, the 420KL provides professional accuracy. The professional "silent slide" height rod delivers smooth, quiet operation and measures from 30-78 inches. Rotating poise bars allow for dual reading in both pounds and kilograms, and with a lock-in function these bars provide error-free operation. Lastly, the poise bars feature permanent, engraved numbers for long-lasting readability. This scale accurately measures weight up to 450 pounds in 0.25-pound increments.

  • Scale is just like the one you'd find in your doctor's office
  • Heavy gauge steel base and platform for professional accuracy
  • Silent slide height rod measures from 30-78 inches
  • Rotating poise bars for dual reading in pounds and kilograms
  • Accurately measures up to 450 pounds in 0.25-pound increments

Customer Reviews:

  • mad
    This scale is the best scale for accuracy. It was the easiest to put together. It sure has helped my brother on his diet who is a huge man and could not be weighed on conventional scales to see how he is doing in weight loss challenge. In 4 weeks he has lost 30 pounds and is very glad to be able to see it on the scale so he won't get so discouraged as he goes along. The scale is great and there are only a few pieces to put together. Thank you...more info
  • I really weigh that much!
    Being sick of inaccurate scales, I purchased these platform scales. How wonderful to know, you'll weigh the same on the doctors scale. My heafty dughter can weigh herself & therfore has no excuses. I love it & so will you. Price is best available.Healthometer 402EXP Balance Beam Doctor/Physician/Fitness Scale w/ Height-Rod (450 lbs/200 kgs)...more info
  • Can't get more accurate than this one
    I bought this scale because I had a digital scale that when you weighed yourself, stepped off, and then weighed again, there would be several pounds difference. I wanted a scale that was accurate. This Health O Meter Balance Beam scale is the best I have ever had, and I felt that it was reasonably priced with free shipping on Amazon. I would highly recommend this scale....more info
  • good scale but balance problem
    Good acurate scale for MD office but base mooving both ways giving impression of lack of stability, I did not have time to inspect it yet...more info
  • Great Scale!
    Very happy with this scale. No batteries needed. Very accurate. Weighs more than we'll ever weigh. Great height measure. Could have used a little more packing in box. Had 2 small paint chips, very minor. Easy to set up. Easy to use. Fairly sturdy. Would buy again!...more info
  • Excellent!!!
    I ordered the 402LB from for $[...]. It arrived very quickly via FedEx Ground. Putting it together was not difficult; it took about 15 minutes.

    The scale works perfectly and dependably... if I step on and off three times, I get the same reading each time, which was not the case with our previous digital scale.

    I am very happy!...more info
    I was tired of buying the step on scales, spring loaded and electronic, etc. They simply stop working and are inconsistent. We decided to get a balance beam model like our doctor uses. This was a good value (Cheaper than other sites) PLUS it had free shipping. We set it up and it works great. You just need to have room for it. It is very consistent and the weight matches what the doctors scale reads (less than +/- 1/2 lb difference)....more info
  • Which scale?
    If you are looking at purchasing a physician's balance beam scale, you understand they are more accurate, repeatable, and durable than other types of scales and over the long run should be cheaper than replacing the regular strain gauge and digital bathroom scales every few years. You have three brand choices: Detecto, Health-o-meter, and Seca. Price isn't a consideration because careful shopping reveals less than a 15 dollar price difference between these three brands when one compares the equivalent models. Before choosing, I searched the net for reviews and information. Finding little, I contacted 7 companies which sell them (5 sold all three, 2 didn't sell Detecto) and 2 firms which calibrate & repair medical scales. I asked each which scale they would purchase for their own home and why. On to the review:

    Detecto looked like a winner out of the gate. It is the only brand made in the U.S.A. However, looking at pictures I found on the net, the fit and finish did not appear to rise to the level of the other 2 brands. Additionally, no one I contacted recommended Detecto. The eliminating factor: Detecto has reduced their warranty from the industry standard 2 years to 1 year. Folks, this happens when the 2-year warranty is costing them too much money and it doesn't speak well for their quality.

    The Health-o-meter brand is owned by Sunbeam and is made in China. Fit and finish are very good and it has a 2-year warranty. My parents and my brother both own Health-o-meter beam scales and highly recommended them. Additionally, none of those I contacted had anything bad to say about them. One put it best when he said the Health-o-meter vs. Seca was basically a Ford vs. Chevy argument. I do not believe one could go wrong purchasing the Health-o-meter model. They are great scales and should serve the needs of anyone for many years to come. If you buy a Health-o-meter make sure to get the 402kl or the 402lb since they are the best of the line (the EXP is not as sturdy and the CERT model is not worth the extra money).

    Seca is a German company and the 700 model is made in China. Fit and finish are excellent and it has a 2-year warranty (the 5-year warranty listed all over the web is not accurate, call Seca if you don't believe me). All 700s have integrated wheels (optional and costs extra on the other 2 brands). Additionally, everyone I contacted chose Seca over Health-o-meter. Most chose on the basis of its modern, less clinical appearance, several felt it would be more durable in the long run because it outweighs the other 2 brands by at least 10 pounds, and one said she had never had a Seca returned.

    I purchased the Seca 700 'pounds only' model with integrated height rod (5 bucks extra and I liked the looks) and have had it for over a month. It arrived well packaged and took 20 minutes to assemble. It was perfectly balanced out of the box and the weight was dead-on. It is highly repeatable; the weight will remain the same no matter how many times you step on and off. The heavy extra-wide cast iron base and the inherent strength of the round column design speak well for long-term durability. The balance beam is constructed of thick aluminum and is very robust. The beam has 1/8 of a pound graduations (the other brands 1/4 of a pound), is easily read, and the design of the beam `pointer' makes it very easy for one on the scale to tell when the beam is level and the weight is accurate. I also like the sleek appearance. Bottom line: I prefer the Seca 700 and recommend it without reservations to anyone. I'm very satisfied with my decision.
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  • Good Product
    This scale is wonderful, easy set up...
    Works just like the one in the Doctors office!...more info
  • High quality tool!
    We bought this instead of yet another typical bathroom scale. Let's see the kids pull the sticker off of this! This is a NICE piece of gear, assembled by my son, and accurate out of the box. I can see the difference before/after a glass of water. It's well built, and should last a lifetime. Just like the doctor's scale, so there's no more surprises going into the clinic. No wonder people's blood pressure is higher at the Dr's office. Sudden Instant Weight Gain Syndrome! SIWGS!
    Buy this, you'll be glad you did. ...more info
  • Extra Loose Pieces - No Help from Manufacturer
    The product itself appears to be of good quality. Unfortunately, it arrived with some loose pieces, mostly from the height measuring apparatus. A call to the manufacturer to find out how to put the loose pieces back in their correct places offered no help. They could only send us the non-detailed diagrams that came in the box for assembling the scale. The instructions and diagrams tell you exactly what you need to know, if everything arrives intact. We spent a couple of hours trying to put the pieces in place and ended up securing one piece with a paper clip....more info
  • Consistent & accurate
    This product arrived as expected. Instructions were easy to follow, although there was a minor inconsistency. Also, had a little trouble locating the tool needed to tighten the screws (comes with the scale). The scale works as advertised. I use it every day (sometimes twice). Much more accurate (or should I say consistent) than the standard bathroom scales. I would weigh myself on the strain-gauge bathroom scale and there was just too much variance. ...more info
  • Missing part
    My Health O Meter scale arrived quickly. I am very disappointed with the scale because it is missing the height measurement part. I contacted the vendor and was told the missing part would be sent on or about 10/15/07. Other than that, I am very happy with my purchase and Amazon's services....more info
  • Scale meets all expectations
    The Health o Meter Physician balance Beam Scale is everything I wanted in a scale. I get consistent readings everyday. It is easy to read and really doesn't take up any more space than my old digital scale. The product was shipped promptly and was easy to assemble....more info
  • The litte weight machine that can!
    It might not be so little but this weight machine is the best on the market and more accurate than any I have found. You can even weigh small packages for the post office or however you will be shipping if it weighs more that 1/4 pound. The post office tells me I an right on when it is weighed there. Great product and built so well that I won't have to buy another hopefully. ...more info
  • Healthometer balance scale
    Great piece of equipment, no guessing how accurate the scale might be with this great Healthometer....more info
  • Excellent product
    Easy to assemble - took maybe 10 minutes. Accuracy appears to be excellent when comparing to doctor's office scale...more info
  • A Great Scale!
    I think it is built very well, especially for the price I paid. I like the accuracy and I no longer lose or gain 3 to 5 pounds a day like I did with my old scale. If you want consistency and you have the room for a scale like this, buy it you will not be disappointed. ...more info
  • Great value for a medical scale.
    This scale was purchased for an office so that we may better monitor our weight. The scale was easy to assemble and is accurately calibrated. Comparative prices were over $300 and did not include shipping. We got it shipped for free!...more info
  • fantastic scale and superior customer service
    We love this scale! Also, it arrived 2 days earlier than scheduled. Would definitely buy from this seller again....more info
  • Great Scales
    After ordering from Amazon, the scales were promptly deliveded on time at no charge.

    The Scales were easy to assemble and provide very accurate weight measures for their intended use.

    They are hardy and very well made....more info
  • Health o Meater 402KL Balance Beam Scale
    This scale takes up just about the same amount of space as my old bathroom scale but is so much more accurate. Also, as my eyes are getting older, this scale is easier to read because the markings are right at eye level. It operates exactly the same as my doctor's scale and is very easy to use.
    Hooking the spring into position when I first set it up was a bit awkward but still only took a few moments. I'm very pleased with the product and the price. ...more info
  • Precise balance scale
    After using strain gage digital scales that gave different values depending on where you stood, it was wonderful to have a consistant accurate scale. My only complaint is that my weight of 200 lbs often requires weight adjustment as my weight varies. A BEST BUY!...more info
  • Health O Meter
    The prodct was just what I wanted. It was delivered on time. Thank you for the good service.
    Dave...more info
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    Health o Meter Physician Balance Beam Scale
    Couldn't be more satisfied with this product. Needed accurate weight readings and this is free of the errors experienced with previous digital scales. Easy as pie assembly. Price is right.

    Bob B, Lake Wylie, SC...more info
  • Scale meets all expectations
    The Health o Meter Physician balance Beam Scale is everything I wanted in a scale. I get consistent readings everyday. It is easy to read and really doesn't take up any more space than my old digital scale. The product was shipped promptly and was easy to assemble....more info
  • Great Scales!
    Purchased for a Fire and Rescue Department for every station. All work fine with no complaints....more info
  • Finally a scale that tells it like it is!
    For years, my home scales have not been always honest with me, in fact, rarely so. They have always, or so it seems, claim that I a weigh less then my phsycians' scales reveal. Well, this product finally tells it like it is. Get serious about losing weight!...more info
  • Works as billed
    Works as billed. Am so glad it was not too expensive and I trust it a lot more than the "normal" spring type (so called) scales which change maybe five pounds depending on which side of your mouth you stick your tounge out of....more info
    I was tired of buying the step on scales, spring loaded and electronic, etc. They simply stop working and are inconsistent. We decided to get a balance beam model like our doctor uses. This was a good value (Cheaper than other sites) PLUS it had free shipping. We set it up and it works great. You just need to have room for it. It is very consistent and the weight matches what the doctors scale reads (less than +/- 1/2 lb difference)....more info
  • Nice scale, but confusing instructions
    This is a nice scale. The reason I gave it only 3 stars is because the instructions and diagrams for assembly were not good at all. There were also pieces scattered in the box instead of packaged separately. Putting it together was just a headache....more info
  • One step Accuracy
    Our whole family is pleased with this scale (13 yrs-50). It is refreshing knowing you can get on and off and have an accurate reading and not worry about breathing, leaning or sneezing and losing and gaining 2-3 lbs with each step. I highly recommend it for those who are serious about monitoring their weight. After using many scales over the last several years and losing over 110 lbs, I wish I had discovered this scale sooner. It would have saved a lot in tears and frustration!...more info
  • Good scale, bad height measurement
    Scale: nice, no complaints. I'm a 165 lb male and the scale platform seems very durable, steady, and of proper quality. The scale claims to be accurate to 0.25 lbs.

    Height Measurement: This is where I subtract a star. The horizontal piece that rests on your head is plastic with a plastic attachment to the height measurement bar. The plastic horizontal piece has flex to it of about 0.5 to .75 inches which combined with the excess force required to move the measurement bar results in guesswork about height. I'm not happy with this feature....more info
  • Bought as a gift
    I bought this as a gift for my sister. She loves it. It is the last weight scale she will ever have to have. 5 Stars!!!!...more info
  • Confidence in Your Weight Loss
    Slow and steady wins the race where weight loss is concerned, but if you're aiming to lose between one half and three pounds per week and your cheap bathroom scale changes plus or minus 5 pounds every time you step on it, it's hard to know how you're doing, and too easy to get discouraged.

    This scale is accurate and repeatable, it has markings in kilograms and pounds, and weighs up to 500 pounds in quarter pound increments. All this with no batteries to replace. This is one case where digital is not better.

    The one drawback is its size, which may or may not be an issue depending on the size of your bathroom. Also, some minor assembly is required, and mine arrived accidentally unhooked at the top, which the installation instructions didn't address. However, since then, I've had no mechanical issues whatsoever....more info
  • Best scale!
    I was tired of my bath scales fluctuating so wildly, even on the same day. Started a medically supervised diet so I purchased this scale. Now I know exactly what my what is -- consistantly and very accurate. I can weigh myself and drive right to the clinic and get on their scale and it's always the same as my scale at home. Love it....more info
  • Junk this scale
    This is one of the worst products I have ever purchased. We received the product and the scale was 3 lbs off. We called the company and told them the problem. the person on the phone basically insinuated that we were the problem. After much haggling they agreed to send us another base. Lo and behold when the new base came the scale still did not work. We tried everything. Being such a large and cumbersome item there is really no practical way to send this back so we are stuck with this product that does not work. it is ridiculous in this day and age where a company cannot get their act together and ship something that is going to work. you would do well to scratch this vendor from your list. I will not use amazon again. at least if I buy a piece of junk from a local store I can bring it back and get a refund. in odering through amazon I have none....more info
  • Health o Meter Physician Balance Beam Scale Review
    Health o Meter Physician Balance Beam ScaleGreat product, easy assembly. Much more accurate then compression model I have....more info
  • Seems to provide an accurate weight.
    We have tried several other bathroom scales and the displayed weight would vary up to 5 pounds, each time you stepped on. This is stable on the hard floor and seems fairly accurate for a wide range of weights, from our 4 year old grandson to our weight. Matched up very closely with the scale at the doctor's office yesterday....more info
  • Fleeced
    HealthOMeter 402KL (Health O Meter) Physician Balance Beam Scale I ordered a "Health o Meter" Physician Balance Beam scale and paid for it by Visa Card. When the scale arrived three weeks later it was not the model that I ordered. Health o Meter was helpful and said that they would send the correct model once IRoams sent them the O.K., but Iroams was rude and told me to "prove" I had ordered another model and said that he (IRoams) was "just a man trying to make a living" and refused to do anything unless I paid the freight both ways, which would have cost as much as the scale itself. Consequently I am stuck with the wrong model. Don't deal with IRoams if you want a Health o Meter scale, buy from someone else.

    Dr. R. Bennett, Pahoa, Hawaii...more info
  • Just what I wanted
    The scale is a standard doctor's office model. It works perfectly, was easy to put together, and is very accurate....more info
  • Health O Meter
    This is an excellent product. The packaging was very good.
    It came in two pieces. The assembly was minimum, but
    slightly cumbersome because of the weight. The scale is
    accurate and it looks like it is made to last. The reason I
    gave it only 4 stars is that the height measurement rod felt too
    cheap and breakable. Lastly, it should be understood that this
    scale is not for everybody. It is either for a doctor's office or
    for a large bath or exercise room. I was not able to find anything of
    comparable value for less price. ...more info
  • Finally, a scale that is consistently accurate.
    I put off purchasing such a relatively expensive bathroom scale until my last digital scale went on the fritz. Would the expense be worth it? well after a month of owning the healthometer, the answer is h*ll yes! It is not only accurate regadless of the room temp or humidity ( I hated my digital scale for this reason) it is 'precise'. That means it weighs you to within 4 ounces. Drink a half cup of liquid and it will weigh you 4 ounces more. My last scale was only precise to the pound. Weigh yourself over and over in a row and you get the same measurement...try that with a cheap scale or heck even some expensive digital scales. I wish I had bought one sooner....more info
  • Health O Meter 402L
    This scale arrived quickly and is great. I have it in my kitchen and it takes up little room. Everyone is glad to see it! It measures accurately and easily. So glad I received it as a birthday gift!...more info
  • Health-O-Meter Balance beam Scale 402 XL
    The 402XL balance scale is excellent. However there are two things in the instructions that should be mentioned: 1) There is a cable tie holding thesteel rod ( pull ring system) that must be removed before you can put a nut on the stud;2) the wrench they send you is difficult to use so if you have other tools the nuts are metric 10mm;The 402XL for $179 shipped is truly a bargin....more info
  • Accurate, Sturdy, Reliable
    I purchased this scale after a series of run-ins with digital scales. My experience shows in my review's title:

    Accurate: the scale gives readings down to 1/5 (.2) of a pound, enough resolution for my needs. It weighs 50 pound bags of horse feed at 50 pounds. It weighs me at the same value if I step on and off and on again: none of the variable readings of my digital scale, and so no averaging. Finally, it is identical to the reading of the scale at my doctor's office.

    Sturdy: all parts are well made of durable materials. When assembled, it is solid and quiet. It sits stable on the floor with no wobble.

    Reliable: I've used it regularly since I bought it and it operates without a hitch. As a mechanical scale, I don't need to worry about batteries or power. As a non-digital scale, I don't need to worry about the software going haywire, or about the system being affected by the moisture in a bathroom.

    Some nifty features:

    -- easy to switch between lbs and kg measurements: just flip the two bars with the markings on them.

    -- easy to calibrate with a screwdriver.

    -- easy to assemble with a screwdriver and a wrench.

    Overall a great product for an important use. Buy it!...more info
  • Impossible to assembe - no help from tech support
    Don't buy it. there was a problem with assembling it. I called the Tech support number in the instruction manual and was told I had to call another number because Healthometer Professional no longer owns the comsumer product division -- Sunbeam does. Called Sunbeam and after a very tiresome wait on hold, followed by a long process of giving my name (spelling each part several times, etc) and giving an address, e-mail and phone number, then describing the problem, I was told -- since you ordered it through Amazon, we won't help you. You have to go through Amazon. Tried the return center at Amazon and learned that this was classified as "Hazardous" and so not returnable!!!!!!!!!!! Incredible. there's nothing hazardous about this mechanical scale -- except for the stress induced by this entire transaction. Run, don't walk away....more info


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