What kind of battery does the Weight Watchers scale use?

      by Phil Borges // in Articles

Do you know what kind of battery does Weight Watchers scale use? If not yet, then you have come to the right place. Read on to find more information about the Weight Watchers scale battery.

What kind of battery does the Weight Watchers scale use?

Weight Watchers scales are one of the famous and popular scales on the market. It is known for convenience, accuracy, and efficiency. But like any other machine, it also has a battery that needs to be replaced every now and then. These scales are powered by either a lithium coin battery (CR2032) or any Alkaline battery (AAA), depending on which scale model you have.

These batteries are so easy to find because they're available in any grocery store, mall, and even the local drugstore. You can also find these batteries online like Amazon, where there is a great selection of battery brands you can choose from. Just be sure to read the product description of the battery to ensure that it fits your scale. And if ever you are trying a new battery brand, be sure to read the reviews of other customers who have tried it out.

How to replace the batteries in your Weight Watchers scale?

Your Weight Watchers scale is your constant motivation to achieve your weight loss goal and or monitor your maintained weight program. The scale is so durable, it can withstand 400 pounds. The platform has an 11.8-inch diameter and a glass surface that does not absorb water which makes for easy cleaning. However, its battery life may not last forever, and you should know how to replace the batteries in order to continue your weight loss journey.

Follow these steps to replace the batteries in your Weight Watchers scale:

- Flip over your scale and carefully place it on a flat surface.

- Find the battery compartment at the back that is usually placed at its lower portion. The battery compartment is held by a tiny screw, so be sure to use the appropriate screwdriver to loosen it up.

- Once the screw is loosened, remove the battery cover and set it aside. Be sure that the small screw is placed in a safe place where it won't get lost.

- Carefully remove the old battery/batteries from your scale and dispose of them accordingly.

- Insert the new battery/batteries into the battery compartment and make sure that you follow the correct polarity, indicated by the plus (+) sign for positive battery terminal and minus (-) sign for a negative one. You may want to check first the compartment if it's clean and free from dirt before inserting the new battery/batteries.

- Replace the battery cover and tighten up the screw. Turn on your Weight Watchers scale and make sure that it is working properly.

You would know when to replace the battery/batteries in your Weight Watchers scale as the scale will give you a low battery warning when it does. When it displays the word 'LO' on the scale screen, then it's time for battery replacement.

How to prolong the battery life of the Weight Watchers scale?

Follow these simple steps in order to prolong the battery life of your Weight Watchers scale and the device itself:

  • Make sure that you use high-quality alkaline batteries or lithium coin button batteries for replacement.
  • Avoid mixing old and new batteries together.
  • Remove the batteries from the scale if you are not using it for a long time or when traveling to avoid battery leakage that can damage your scale.
  • Use the scale in a dry room.
  • Use batteries that are brand new to ensure the accuracy of the scale.
  • Avoid dropping or hitting your scale, this can damage it and affect its calibration, which will result in inconsistency in weighing results.
  • Change the battery/batteries as soon as it shows the low warning sign. Do not leave the old battery on the scale for a long period of time as it can cause damage to the scale.
  • Try to use the scale in a room that is not humid or too hot (avoid using it near your stove, dishwasher, washing machine). Moisture can affect the performance of the battery, causing an early discharge and thus affecting battery life expectancy.
  • Do not try to place any foreign objects on top of your Weight Watchers scale. This can damage the scale, and its calibration will be affected as well, which can result in inconsistent weighing results.

In conclusion, it is important that you change the battery/batteries in your scale every six months or so because this will ensure that your Weight Watchers scale stays accurate all throughout. Keeping a spare battery/batteries at home is also ideal so you can quickly change the battery/batteries when needed. This way, you get to enjoy a more consistent and dependable performance from your scale, which is something that you will definitely need.

About the Author

Hi, I'm Phil Borges.. thanks for reading.. My wife says I can't shut up about batteries so to save my marriage I've started this blog .. where I'd be ranting about batteries! Please leave a comment if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!