1 Stars By Amanda U. on 2016-10-02
Keeps shutting off very quickly so unable to use. Paint comes off when cleaned.
I bought one of these for hunting. I got a big bear and was unable to weigh it. The scale kept shutting off when I started to hoist up the bear. It didn't come with and instruction manual so I don't know if the shut off time can be adjusted or shut off the auto timer. After getting bear blood on it I washed it and the orange paint came off and made a big mess. Very disappointed. It seemed perfect for my needs.
3 Stars By Thomas Mills on 2015-02-14
Needs Temperature Compensation
Seems solid and robust, however the accuracy is woeful at anything outside room temperature. The load cell does not appear to be normalized to room temperature, so in a cold workshop at around 28F, the weight readings were off by approximately 5%. If only they had used a Wheatstone bridge or similar when designing this device this could have been avoided.
3 Stars By Jeff B. on 2014-12-15
Nice, but with a few issues.
This scale is nice, but one issue I found was that it has a tendency to shut off automatically when the battery cover is screwed on. This is due to the battery being in contact with the batteries themselves and if you bump or move the scale while using it, the batteries may move ever-so-slightly and lose contact, thus resulting in having to constantly remove the cover and readjust the batteries to re-establish connection. A real pain.
Also, the hold feature is a bit misleading. It doesn't hold max weight during the load. It only locks on the weight once you press the button, which may not be at max. I would prefer a max hold setting.
5 Stars By Mike Mills on 2015-06-06
Highly recommend this product
I was a little hesitant this scale would perform with accuracy. But I use it to weigh calves between 250 and 500 pound, and it is as accurate as any other scale. Compact, solid, and everything included (including hooks) to get you weighing after installing the batteries and attaching the hooks. I have not had problem others claimed on having to reset to LBS for each use. My scale will power up next time on what I last set it to. Highly recommend this product.
2 Stars By Bill White on 2014-11-19
Good hot weather scale, poor cold weather scale
This digital scale worked great for a month till it got cold. Now I have to bring it in the house and warm it up before it will work and only last about 5minutes. I also dislike it always going to kg instead of lbs. Constantly have to change it. I weigh beef carcasses and can only weigh one quarter of each animal between warmings. Real pain in the rear. Great summer scale. I changed the batteries and that didn't fix a thing. I've owned it for 6 weeks now. Once I turn it on it shuts off within about one minute. Very irritating since I have to zero it before I hook up the carcass and by the time I do it's off.
5 Stars By Greg Pastor on 2017-04-30
I use this to weigh Deer and hogs, and ...
I use this to weigh Deer and hogs, and even the occasional Bass. It works extremely well in year that I've had it, quick and accurate. It stays in a shed that is only enclosed on three sides year round... being exposed to the elements hasn't seemed to hurt it at all.
4 Stars By M. Hall on 2014-12-09
I received the scale within days of order. I immediately used it to check the tongue weight of my Mission trailer. Batteries inside and no setup required. Now I can manage the trailer load to get the tongue weight I want. I will check its accuracy at a public scale soon.
My only complaint is the face that shows the measured weight is on the front only. It would be more useful to me if the face could be swiveled so I could read it from above or any other angle. If it could do this, it would be a 5 star.
5 Stars By B.Rad on 2012-11-19
Working great so far
Perfect for weighing feral hogs and deer for bragging rights.
I was looking for a scale to weigh the hogs I get at the hunting ranch and this fit the bill. So far I am not disappointed. I've read poor reviews about the other analog style scales sold at many sporting goods stores, so I looked online for something digital and found this. It's perfect and can accommodate up to the 600lb hogzilla I'll be stalking for the remainder of my lifetime. One of these days he'll be hanging on this scale.
It seems accurate. I've weighed myself with it and it's right on par with what my bathroom scale reads. I'm not needing precision, so +/- a few lbs is acceptable.
It came with batteries installed. It's easy to use. Has a tare feature. And the metal casing and hook seems very durable. While I'm careful, it has gotten sprays of water onto it and it still seems to work. However, I don't think it's meant to be waterproof or resistant.
My only complaint is that I selected preference for a yellow colored one, and received a red one. No biggie.
4 Stars By D. Johnson on 2014-11-01
My use is unconventional but this scale fit the need!
Just what I needed! My use is very unconventional but it works! I find weighing myself an issue. I'm a paraplegic and scales are hard to find and that means it could be months to years between weighs. I have a hoist and a sling so with this scale I can weigh myself and day of the week. The tare does not work to meet my needs and that is the only reason for only four stars.
1 Stars By Ramkisor on 2015-05-12
Stopped working at first startup.
I bought 2 of these scales at the same time.
Both of them suddenly stopped working after I'd powered them on for the first time.
First the backlight turned off then the display.
I would like to see how the seller solves this problem.