A slimming scale is a stand-on weighing scale intended for use by slimming groups. Slimming scales are usually easy to use, provide accurate weight readings and in many cases are portable.
Slimming scales from Marsden are used by some of the largest slimming groups in the UK. In this category we have weighing scales that are portable, accurate and built to last. A number of the scales in this category are Class III Approved.
What is a Class III Approved scale?
A Class III Approved medical scale is a weighing scale that is legal for use in the process of monitoring, diagnosing or treating patients. Class III Approved medical scales are used by hospitals, pharmacies, GPs, health centres and midwives, and are a legal requirement in a medical context in all EU countries.
Class III medical scales undergo an extensive testing programme conducted by an EU Notified Body. This degree of testing is not carried out on standard scales, and whilst this testing does not guarantee Class III Approved scales are more accurate than standard scales, in theory you are purchasing a scale that has met strict quality guidelines in order to be designated Class III.
A requirement as part of Class III is that the scale must only weigh in kg/g.
All Marsden Class III Approved scales are designed to deliver accuracy, reliability and repeatability in weighing. If you’re unsure if a scale is Class III Approved, look for the ‘III’ logo on the scale’s data plate.
Which slimming scales are right for me?
The answer to this really depends on what you want from your scale. If you need a portable scale you can take to meetings, that you can fit in the back of your car easily and maybe even fit into a carry case, choose the M-560 or M-565.
The Marsden M-560 is actually our most popular weighing scale for slimming groups – in fact, it’s used by more slimming groups in the UK than any other scale. It has three displays, for weight, height and BMI. BMI can be calculated by entering the patient’s height using the full numeric keypad. The M-560 is based on our Class III Approved M-510 – the difference being that the M-560 weighs in both metric and imperial, whereas legally, as a Class III Approved scale, the M-510 cannot.
The M-560 and M-565 both come with the Marsden 4 Year Warranty.
The Marsden M-150 is a lower cost alternative to the M-560 and M-565. It is less portable, since the indicator is mounted on a column, but is supplied with a detachable height measure. It weighs in st/lg and kg/g, and has a bright, clear LED display.
The Marsden MBF-6000 and MBF-6010 are body composition scales. These are perfect if you want to provide slimming group members with more than just a weight reading. The MBF-6010 has a column on which you can mount the printer, and provide members with a print out of their results each week.
The MBF-6000 is the portable alternative. Without a column, it fits neatly into the optional carry case and provides, via the printer, the same body composition readings as the MBF-6010. Choose the kg/g version and these scales are Class III Approved.
Marsden body composition scales, which are covered by the Marsden 4 Year Warranty, measure Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), Total Body Water (TBW), Fat Free Mass (FFM), Fat Mass (FM), Body Fat %, Weight and BMI.
How can I find out more?
You can get advice and guidance on choosing the right scale for you by speaking to the Marsden team on 01709 364296 or by contacting us here.