I definitely did not have the experience that other users had. It worked for 3 months tops, and it was inaccurate most of the time. It says the capacity is 300lbs. After giving up on my diet a year or two ago, I gained 50lbs making myself 250lbs. I recently decided to get back on the bandwagon and when I stepped on the scale it read "batt". I asked my mother to step on the scale afterwards and it worked for her (she's 190-200lbs). I may be close to the max capacity, but 50lbs is also a very big difference and it should have been able to handle my weight. It was very disheartening. Even if it truly did need new batteries, the battery shouldn't die after only a year or two with minimal use. I'm not even going to bother replacing the battery, might as well buy a new scale. Design The design is quite nice -- it's lightweight (2lbs), slim, and easy to store. Accuracy When I started my diet 2-3 years ago I knew I weighed 215, scale told me anywhere from 205-220. I know my weight didn't fluctuate THAT much (I would weigh myself every morning). 5-10 pounds is a big difference!