There are different weighing machines available in the market—bathroom scales for monitoring your body weight, kitchen scales for measuring ingredients in your kitchen, and hook scales for weighing bags and luggage.
There are some factors that you can consider before buying a weight scale. We will discuss them in the buying guide below, and in the end, we will recommend ten weight scales in the market to help you choose the one that fits your needs.
This section will help you determine the best weight scale for your needs by discussing various factors like weight limit, type of use, and more. Read through to find out the options you have and the benefits of having one over the other.
Considering how the measurements are displayed, there are only two types of weight scales—analog and digital. Your choice may come down to the benefits of one over the other or owning a stylish weight scale that fits your home decor. Let's look at the differences and benefits of each of them briefly.
Analog scales are also called mechanical scales because there are no electronic parts inside. This type of weighing scale works without batteries or electricity and can be sturdy and traditional looking. One important benefit of having a mechanical weight scale is that you don't have to worry about any battery or circuit issues as the parts operate mechanically.
Analog weight scales are sturdier than digital weight scales and can withstand shocks from hitting or dropping hard on the ground. They are available for bodyweight measuring, kitchen use, and also for industry use that allows measuring weights of 500 kg or more. But most of the analog bathroom scales you may come across will have a limit of not more than 150 kg.
If you have read an analog scale before, you would know that most of the time, the pointer lands on the bars between the whole numbers on the dial. Even though it may not be a difficult task, you will have to count the bars to note the weight accurately, and it takes time.
Digital weight scales, on the other hand, display the weights immediately on the led screen to help you make notes quickly. Nowadays, they come with an auto switch on and shut off feature, so you don't have to bend over to operate it every time.
One disadvantage of digital scales is that if you have picked up the scale and moved it elsewhere, for example, for storing it in your cupboard, you will have to calibrate it again—a process done to make sure that you get the measurements accurately starting the next time you use it.
To calibrate your scale, press your foot on the platform and take it off, and wait for the reading to drop to zero. Now you may weigh again to get accurate readings. Some models may need you to wait for the scale to turn off after dropping to zero, so check the manual that comes with the product for proper instructions.
Weight scales have gone smart too. Now weight scales come with an app that records the readings so you can track your weight loss progress easily. The app records the reading when it is connected to the weight scale via Bluetooth. Even if the phone is not connected while you are weighing, the scale will store the reading and save it to the app the next time it connects.
Some weighing scales come with an app that supports creating profiles for an unlimited number of users with cloud storage, while others allow only a limited number. If you are a gym trainer with lots of clients, you will benefit from the former one.
The app can also track other parameters like BMI, water weight, basal metabolic rate, etc. Not all smart scales will have an app that tracks all these parameters, and also it may not be as accurate as a machine dedicated to measuring these. But it is a good feature to have.
Consider the minimum and maximum weight supported depending on your needs. For example, if you are buying a bathroom weight scale, you may sometimes use it to weigh small weights like 1 or 2 kg, which should be displayed accurately by the scale.
Hence, bathroom weight scales usually support a minimum of 1kg. Most of the bathroom scales in the market support a maximum weight of 180 kg, while some can go up to 250 kg.
Kitchen scales usually come with weight limits of 2, 5, 10, 15, and 20 kilograms. But what you have to look for in a kitchen weight scale is the minimum weight supported. If you want to measure grains, flour, and spices for daily use, you have to find one that measures an object as light as 1 gram.
Kitchen scales are designed to read even 1 gram of weight increments. For example, if you have an object of 2000 grams on top of a weight scale and you add 1 gram to it, the scale will read 2001 grams.
But that doesn't mean that every kitchen weight scale starts reading at 1 gram. Some may require more than 1 gram of weight on top of it to start reading. But after that, you will get accurate readings for every gram of weight added.
The trend we see with kitchen weight scales is that, as the maximum weight supported goes up, the minimum weight supported goes up too. For example, you may be able to weigh 15 kg on a weight scale, but if the least you can measure is 5 grams, it may not be helpful when you want to measure spices and sugar.
This is the most important feature to look for on any weight scale. Have you seen a shopkeeper place a container on top of a weight scale in which the goods you buy are placed for weighing? The weight of the goods will be measured, but not the weight of the container.
The shopkeeper has done a tare weight adjustment by placing the container on top of the weight scale and pressing the "tare" button. Now, the weight scale will only show the weight of the goods placed in it without adding the weight of the container.
In digital weight scales, there is a button called tare, which you can press after placing the container on top, and the tare adjustment will be done. In mechanical or analog weight scales, there will be a dial on any of the sides you have to turn until the pointer is set at zero.
One lesser-known feature you can check on a weight scale is the platform material. Some weight scales come with rubberized platforms that let you stand comfortably on them. The foot of the weight scale is of utmost importance for a digital weight scale as the sensors that measure the weight are placed directly on top of it.
As we have discussed before, any movement to a digital weight scale may require you to calibrate it again. Getting one with rubberized grips on the foot will ensure that the scale doesn't move while you using it.
You can also check if how long the batteries in a digital weight scale last. Normally, the company will give you 5 to 6 months before a battery replacement or recharge is necessary. Some weight scales even display room temperature, battery level indicator, and overload indicator, so you can take care of your weight scale properly for it last longer.
Based on our buying guide above, we researched to find out the ten best weight scales in India that provide all the necessary features for the money you pay. Go through them and choose the ones that looks stylish and fits your needs.
|Weight Limit||180 kg|
|Extra features||Gift measuring tape|
|Weight Limit||180 kg|
|Mininum weight||50 grams|
|Extra features||Room temperature indicator|
|Weight Limit||180 kg|
|Extra features||Baby Mode|
|Weight Limit||5100 grams|
|Mininum weight||1 gram|
|Weight Limit||15 kg|
|Mininum weight||5 grams|
|Weight Limit||180 kg|
|Mininum weight||100 grams|
|Extra features||Transparent tempered glass|
|Weight Limit||10 kg|
|Mininum weight||5 grams|
|Extra features||Works on battery and electricity|
|Weight Limit||130 kg|
|Mininum weight||1 kg|
|Extra features||Displays kg and lb at the same time|
|Weight Limit||50 kg|
|Weight Limit||200 grams|
|Mininum weight||100 mg|
|Extra features||Flip cover|
Digital Weight Machine
Digital Kitchen Weighing Scale
Digital Bathroom Scale
Electronic Kitchen Digital Weighing Scale
Deluxe Personal Weighing Scale
Mini Pocket Weight Scale
Smart Weight Scale for Tracking Your Weight Loss Goals
Lightweight Design With a Wide LCD
Allows Profile Creation for 24 Users
Converts and Displays Measurements in Different Units
Large Platform That Supports up to 15 KG
Clear and Stylish Design Suitable for Any Home Décor
Works on Battery and Electricity
Easy-to-Use Analog Weighing Scale
Portable Weight Scale for Luggage, Bags, and Boxes
For Measurements as Low as 100mg up to 200 Grams
|Price Starts at||₹2,384.00||₹799.00||₹1,999.00||₹3,467.00||₹1,899.00||₹879.00||₹549.00||₹949.00||₹265.00||₹399.00|
|Weight Limit||180 kg||180 kg||180 kg||5100 grams||15 kg||180 kg||10 kg||130 kg||50 kg||200 grams|
|Mininum weight||-||50 grams||-||1 gram||5 grams||100 grams||5 grams||1 kg||-||100 mg|
|Analog/Digital||Digital smart||Digital||Digital smart||Digital||Digital||Digital||Digital||Analog||Digital||Digital|
|Extra features||Gift measuring tape||Room temperature indicator||Baby Mode||-||-||Transparent tempered glass||Works on battery and electricity||Displays kg and lb at the same time||-||Flip cover|
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When it comes to buying weight scales, always look for the minimum and maximum weight it supports based on your needs. The tare option is also an important feature that allows you to get an easy reading by subtracting the weight of the container placed on top of it.
If you own a digital weight scale, make sure not to move it around too much, or you will have to calibrate it the next time you use it.
Author: Arun F Xaviour
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