When you first step on the scale, the blue light and LCD display comes on and you get a 'reading' pretty quickly. I've tried it out quite a few times and between this one and my old scale, there is a difference in weight. I was at the Doctor's recently and got weighed. When I got home, I weighed myself on the Gurin scale and there was a difference of about 4 lbs. As far as accuracy, it can be inconsistent. Overall, it is a nice, sturdy scale and if you don't mind it being a few lbs off sometimes, you can go here: Amazon to purchase.
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