The KCO Glass Scale merges sleek contemporary design with durability and accuracy. There is no need to hide it in the bathroom. Locate the scale in any room on a level hard surface where monitoring your weight will be convenient. A rug or carpet underneath can cause an inaccurate weight reading.Similar to expensive models on the market, this scale is composed of sturdy 6 millimeter tempered glass with chrome accents. Your weight is displayed in bright, easy-to-read 22 millimeter LCD numbers. The low price on Amazon is the main difference between the KCO Glass Scale and comparable bath scales.There is no assembly required. The 3 volt lithium battery is already installed, however a small clear plastic strip must be removed from the battery compartment before use. A switch near the battery allows you to select weight units of pounds, kilograms, or stones. Then just step on the scale. It turns on and off automatically. Other features such as auto-zero, overload and low battery indicators make monitoring your weight easy. To clean, simply wipe surface with a soft cloth.