Quantum Scale Review & Giveaway

Before I lost a bunch of weight, I avoided scales like the plague. Cameras and scales. I’d run and hide at the mere mention of either. When I had to weigh in at a doctor’s appointment, I would close my eyes and beg the nurse not to say the number out loud. I knew I was morbidly obese; the size of my pants didn’t lie. But knowing that exact number terrified me. I was sure I had broken into the 300s.

Photo Oct 29, 7 34 16 PMTurns out I was only (ha!) 283 pounds that first day of my weight loss career in May 2011, but it didn’t sting any less. Especially because it was higher than my previous highest weight, back when I lost 70 pounds in 2007.

Bloggers with audiences big and small are constantly approached with free stuff to review, but I tend to decline because 1) I’m lazy; I don’t like being obligated to try and write about something, especially if 2) I think the product sucks or has nothing to do with the tone of my blog.

A couple weeks ago, Quantum Scale contacted me and offered to send me a free scale to try out and review on the blog, and I was actually excited about it! Based on your reaction to my sneak peak on Instagram, you guys are excited too.

What is the Quantum Scale?

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From their website: The Quantum Scale is a revolutionary new personal weight loss product that gets real results.If you dread stepping on your current bathroom scale only to see that three-digit number staring up at you, you’ll love the Quantum Scale. That’s right, now there’s a scale that you’ll love to step on! How it works The first time you use the scale, it registers (but does not display) your weight, storing it in the scale’s memory.

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Why it works
By helping you focus on how far you’ve come rather than how far you have to go, the Quantum Scale rewards you with new found enthusiasm and a greater sense of accomplishment through a positive mind/body connection that grows stronger each time you step on the scale. Gone is that three-digit number you’re obsessed with reaching! Also gone is that self-defeating reminder that you’re not meeting society’s self-imposed (and often unrealistic) standards no matter what your body type.

I programmed the scale last Sunday morning, then tested it a few times with various objects to verify its accuracy. It is not the most technical scale out there; it’s basically a high-ish end bathroom scale without the actual weight shown. If you were using this as your regular weigh-in tool, you are probably more interested in progress rather than exact numbers anyway. Here’s a quick video:

Yes, that is genuine shock at the end of the video. I must have been super bloated when I programmed my weight; I swear there was no funny business involved. Plus, this was just for demonstration purposes anyway.

Some may find it gimmicky, since anyone who took a first grade math class can figure out what they actually weigh based on the reading, provided you already knew exactly how much you weighed when you programmed it. HOWEVER, if you did not know, and have not peeked at a real scale, you’ll truly be in the dark. Just like every other tool in life, it’s up to you to use it properly. This scale alone will not make or break your success.

Will I ditch my trusty scale that I’ve used since the very beginning? Probably not, but then again I haven’t “officially” weighed myself and recorded it on here for months. I am being a total brat about it because I know the needle is still stuck.

Overall it appears to be a high quality, well-made scale, and pretty affordable too at $39 plus $7 for shipping and handling. And? It comes in some pretty colors.

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But FREE is even better, right?! So why not enter the giveaway below! Giveaway ends 11/16/13 at 12:00AM PST. Open to residents of the US only. Winner has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Winner will receive one Quantum Scale shipped directly from the sponsor. No purchase necessary. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. Not valid where prohibited.

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Quantum Scale provided me with a free scale to try in exchange for a review. Opinions are my own.

37 thoughts on “Quantum Scale Review & Giveaway

  1. November 10, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    This is interesting … I like how it is geared towards your progress instead of focusing on the exact number. This would keep obsessive weigh-ins at bay.

  2. Kristen
    November 10, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    This looks pretty cool!!

  3. Kish
    November 10, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Sounds like a neat product. Different way of thinking about weight gain/loss.

  4. Kendra
    November 10, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    The Quantam scale looks like a great tool, especially for someone looking for a new outlook on weight loss. Less focus on the number on the scale, more on movement.

  5. November 10, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    I really like the idea of this. I keep reminding myself there is so much more to the process than the overall number, so something like this would be awesome!

  6. Jen Nelson
    November 10, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    This could work since I have avoided the scale for a couple of months! Although my inner math nerd may ruin it … haha

  7. Molly
    November 10, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    I would love one of these! It’s so easy to get caught up in the number.

  8. chrystal
    November 10, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    That sounds awesome!! I actually have no idea what I weigh so this tool is perfect for me!

    1. Bridget
      November 10, 2013 at 7:31 PM

      Love this idea!

  9. November 10, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    I like this concept and would love to win the scale.

  10. Ambre
    November 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    I’ve recently become obsessed with daily weigh-ins after purchasing my Fitbit Aria. It’s like a competition to drop a lb a day despite knowing it won’t last forever and isn’t healthy to check daily… I have a feeling this may be a better alternative long term.

  11. Kim
    November 10, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    First of all, congratulations on your weight loss and new found healthy lifestyle! I just found your blog and will definitely be a new follower! As another tech girl, I loved the idea of this scale. Why obsess over that God-awful number, as long as we are making progress! Kudos!

  12. Carita
    November 10, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    This looks really cool!

  13. November 11, 2013 at 4:34 AM

    That looks pretty cool!

  14. Sabrina
    November 11, 2013 at 4:50 AM

    I would really love this

  15. November 11, 2013 at 5:31 AM

    I always wanted to try one of these scales.

  16. Becky Miller
    November 11, 2013 at 5:46 AM

    Oh this is great… I need this in my life right now because I am HATING that 3 digit number staring back at me this morning after the weekend I had!! :-/ Time to get back at it!!!

  17. Mona Sohal
    November 11, 2013 at 5:59 AM

    This looks like an amazing scale!

  18. November 11, 2013 at 6:32 AM

    I wonder where the name “Quantum” came from? Nonetheless, this would be such a helpful tool not only for keeping one adequate but for the sake of mental health for not having to deal with a number. Love your blog…keep the posts comin’!

  19. Lisa Aaguirre
    November 11, 2013 at 6:55 AM

    I feel that this scale is exactly what I have been waiting for. I am so glad to know there is another approach and would like to win one.

  20. Lindsay
    November 11, 2013 at 7:30 AM

    I think this would be a great tool for maintenance. Entered; thanks!

  21. Misty Vastine
    November 11, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    That looks so neat!

  22. Robyn
    November 11, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    I think this is such a cool idea! Wouldn’t mind winning it either!

  23. Theresa
    November 11, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    I agree it won’t make or break success but def a cool tool!

  24. Diana Grimsley
    November 11, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Sounds like a good tool, especially for someone starting out!

  25. LaDonna
    November 11, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Interesting scale, I like it!!! Never seen or heard of one like it.

  26. November 11, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Hmm, pretty interesting. I can definitely get obsessed by the numbers and this is a different approach.

  27. sarahlou1976
    November 11, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    cool idea and i love the colors

  28. Megan from WI @hilarios
    November 12, 2013 at 6:53 AM

    I love the colors but I am not convinced. Maybe trying it out will help.

  29. Julie Jordan
    November 12, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    I’ve heard about this scale and it sounds great. I don’t weigh myself often but go by how my clothes fit. I’m trying to lose a pants size (or 2!) and this would help.

  30. November 12, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    I saw this in a fitness mag. Neat concept.

  31. Stephanie
    November 12, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Looks like a really neat scale. Congrats on the weightloss! You look awesome!

  32. November 12, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    interesting way to think about weight loss/gain.

  33. Carla S
    November 12, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    I love the idea behind this scale.It gets discouraging when your weight fluctuates and you see the number go up after you’ve been working hard.

  34. November 12, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    I would love to use this.

  35. Barbara M.
    November 14, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    This is a helpful tool for anyone losing weight so they don’t focus on their goal weight all the time.. seems like a very positive approach to weight loss. But I’m also thinking this is a great tool for maintenance, to help you stay within your maintenance weight range.

  36. Annette
    November 15, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    This is a nice looking scale. The scale I have comes with a switch from pounds to kilograms. Unfortunately, the switch stopped working, so I have to do the math to translate into pounds. I’d love to have a scale that didn’t require this extra step.