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Metric instead of pounds

My scale switched to metric weight instead of pounds when the batteries died.

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    Mine went to "stones" and I would really prefer pounds and I would even be fine with metric. I cannot figure out how to reset>

  • leighinvegas Apr 05, 2009

    Mine has switched to stones and I can't figure out how to reset it to pounds

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You didn't mention brand name or model number, so not sure about your specific case. However, on my scale, there is a switch or button near the battery compartment. It allows you to change the measurement between stones, pounds and kilograms. 

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Salter scales weighing more than double the weight


Sounds silly but check the scales for a Kilogram or Pounds switch. its usually under the scales and is a sliding switch. It should tell you on the display if you are weighing in pounds or kilos.

Sep 15, 2014 | Scales & Body Fat Analyzers

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Cannot get it to simply read weight in pounds


Hi dave,

Here is the Simple example of converting weight to pounds.
1 Kilogram (Kg) = 2.20462 Pounds (Lbs)

1 Pound = 0.453592 Kilograms


See the following links for Online Conversion Calculators:

http://www.metric-conversions.org/weight/kilograms-to-pounds.htm

http://www.metric-conversions.org/weight/pounds-to-kilograms.htm


Just use your mouse to click on the link, which is the underlined and highlighted text just above. This will open a new web browser page automatically for you and allow you to view the information at the website indicated.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using fixya.

Sep 09, 2011 | Scales & Body Fat Analyzers

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I had to change the batteries and now it only reads in "kg" how do i change that on the model 2204?


Since your problem started with a battery change, I am going to assume that method 1 is most likely going to fix your problem...Good luck!



Method 1
Press the Set and Up Arrow buttons at the same time. Release the buttons, the display will flash. Press the Arrow button to cycle through each weight mode until just the mode that you require is displayed. Then press Set. The display screen will flash to confirm your selection and store in memory.
Note: If weight mode is set to pounds or stone-pounds, the height programming mode will be automatically set to feet and inches. Similarly, if kilograms is selected, height will be automatically set to centimeters.
Method 2
Body Fat Monitor/Scales: BF-542, TBF-551, TBF-521, TBF-531, BF-681, BF-682, BF-679, BF-680, BF-578, all Ironman products, and all InnerScan products.
Select the preferred weight mode by using switch on the back of the measuring platform.
Note: If weight mode is set to pounds or stone-pounds, the height programming mode will be automatically set to feet and inches. Similarly, if kilograms is selected, height will be automatically set to centimeters.
switch_2.gif

Jan 12, 2011 | Tanita 2204 Body Fat Scale

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Instead of showing my weight in pounds (168.00), the window is showing a different kind of number (75.). I don't know how that happened. What should I do to correct this.


Your scale is showing you your weight in kilograms what you need to do is change the settings so it shows you your weight in pounds or stones

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My scale is now set on pounds. I would lik to change back to Metric


Press the Set and Up Arrow buttons at the same time. Release the buttons, the display will flash. Press the Arrow button to cycle through each weight mode until just the mode that you require is displayed. Then press Set. The display screen will flash to confirm your selection and store in memory.

Oct 18, 2009 | Tanita 2204 Body Fat Scale

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Somehow my tanita ultimate scale has been switched from pounds to stones. How can I get it back to pounds?


Q: Why does "st-lb" or "kg" appear when taking a measurement?
A: The unit's "Weight Mode" has been set to measure your weight in units of stone-pounds (st-lb) or kilograms (kg). Tanita's Body Fat Monitors and the UltimateScales can measure weight in three different modes: lb (pounds), kg (kilograms) or st-lb (British stone-pounds). To change the setting, first find out which model you have (it should be written just above or below the display screen of the unit).
Method 1
Body Fat Monitor/Scales: TBF-611, TBF-612, TBF-621, TBF-622, BF-541, TBF-560, TBF-572. UltimateScales: 2000, 2001, 2001T. BF-662, BF-555, BF-556, BF-558, BF-559, BF-625, BF-626.
Press the Set and Up Arrow buttons at the same time. Release the buttons, the display will flash. Press the Arrow button to cycle through each weight mode until just the mode that you require is displayed. Then press Set. The display screen will flash to confirm your selection and store in memory.
Note: If weight mode is set to pounds or stone-pounds, the height programming mode will be automatically set to feet and inches. Similarly, if kilograms is selected, height will be automatically set to centimeters.
Method 2
Body Fat Monitor/Scales: BF-542, TBF-551, TBF-521, TBF-531, BF-681, BF-682, BF-679, BF-680, BF-578, all Ironman products, and all InnerScan products.
Select the preferred weight mode by using switch on the back of the measuring platform.
Note: If weight mode is set to pounds or stone-pounds, the height programming mode will be automatically set to feet and inches. Similarly, if kilograms is selected, height will be automatically set to centimeters.
switch_2.gif

Mar 15, 2009 | Scales & Body Fat Analyzers

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Scales show weight in kg. How to get them to show lbs.


Body Fat Monitor/Scales: TBF-611, TBF-612, TBF-621, TBF-622, BF-541, TBF-560, TBF-572. UltimateScales: 2000, 2001, 2001T. BF-662, BF-555, BF-556, BF-558, BF-559, BF-625, BF-626.
Press the Set and Up Arrow buttons at the same time. Release the buttons, the display will flash. Press the Arrow button to cycle through each weight mode until just the mode that you require is displayed. Then press Set. The display screen will flash to confirm your selection and store in memory.
Note: If weight mode is set to pounds or stone-pounds, the height programming mode will be automatically set to feet and inches. Similarly, if kilograms is selected, height will be automatically set to centimeters.

Mar 13, 2009 | Tanita 2204 Body Fat Scale

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Measurement is in kilograms instead of pounds


check if there is a tiny whole in the back you could probably poke it with a needle

Jan 01, 2009 | Tanita Scales & Body Fat Analyzers

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I have a tanita tbf-612 scale and the measurement changed to metric instead of pounds when the batteries died. How can I change it back as I don't see anything on the back to re-set the scale.


Press the Set and Up Arrow buttons at the same time. Release the buttons, the display will flash. Press the Arrow button to cycle through each weight mode until just the mode that you require is displayed. Then press Set. The display screen will flash to confirm your selection and store in memory.
Note: If weight mode is set to pounds or stone-pounds, the height programming mode will be automatically set to feet and inches. Similarly, if kilograms is selected, height will be automatically set to centimeters.

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