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Mi Smart Scale - inaccurate

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    On a positive note, maybe you too weigh only half as much as you previously thought...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl
    That's not a good test. Bathroom scales are going to be designed to be accurate within a certain range, and that range is going to be far above a couple of kilos.

    Instead, test by weighing first yourself, and then yourself holding the bag of rice.
    But given that we've both observed that the Mi Scale reads 3-5kg heavier than other scales, it's consistent with the theory.

    I need to do a live chat with customer service I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl
    That's not a good test. Bathroom scales are going to be designed to be accurate within a certain range, and that range is going to be far above a couple of kilos.

    Instead, test by weighing first yourself, and then yourself holding the bag of rice.
    That won't catch any problems with an offset. Both tests will be offset by the same amount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merchantms
    But given that we've both observed that the Mi Scale reads 3-5kg heavier than other scales, it's consistent with the theory.

    I need to do a live chat with customer service I think.
    Take your scales and the bag of rice evidence to the Xiaomi service center, 20/F, 610 Nathan Rd, Mongkok. My experience dealing with them was good, when my watch display started to dim and couldn’t see in sunlight they just gave me a new one with a brighter screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    That won't catch any problems with an offset. Both tests will be offset by the same amount.
    True. That's only a good test to see if it can accurately measure a 2kg weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl
    Calibration is not an issue here . . .
    Riiiiiiiiiiiight.

    Quote Originally Posted by jgl
    Instead, test by weighing first yourself, and then yourself holding the bag of rice.

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