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Best Weighing Machine in India - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best weighing machines in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

Weighing machine is a must-have product for not only gym but also at home. And that time is long gone when buying this essential item was easy. Nowadays, even simple things like weighing scale come with several features. Therefore, we decided to take the task of writing a buyer’s guide on the weighing machine. The guide’s throw light on what all you should consider while buying the scale and which are the best weighing machines in the Indian market.

UPDATED

12/8/2021

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Rating

Weighing Capacity (in kg)

Dimension (LxBxH)

Type

Pro's & Con's

Body Material

Weight (in kg)

Accuracy

Measuring Unit

Display

LCD Size

Overload Indication

Low Battery Indication

Skidproof

Backlit Display

Automatic Off

Room Temperature Display

Auto-calibration

Warranty

Ultra-Lite PS 126 Digital Personal Body Weighing Scale

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Ultra-Lite PS 126 Digital Personal Body Weighing Scale

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Our Rating

9.8 / 10

11/2020

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5-180

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35 x 33.5 x 5.5 cm

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Instant step-on technology
Four high-gauge G-sensors
Stylish and precise design
Suitable for gym, home, bathroom
ABS
1.05
+/- 100 to 300g
Kilogram/pound/stone
LCD
75 x 34 mm
1 year

Hoffen

HO-18 Digital Electronic LCD Personal Body Fitness Weighing Scale

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9.6 / 10

11/2020

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2.3-180

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28 x 28 x 4 cm

Digital

A high precision gauge sensor system
Strong bearing glass
Slim structure
Lightweight
Tempered glass
1.4
+/- 300 to 500g
Kilogram
LCD
75 x 30 mm
1 year

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Glass-Top PS 117 Digital Personal Body Weighing Scale

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9.5 / 10

11/2020

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3-180

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27 x 28.5 x 4 cm

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Digital

Instant step-on technology
Six months of battery life
Ultra-thin
Very lightweight
Tempered glass
0.98
+/- 200 to 400g
Kilogram/pound/stone
LCD
50 x 35 mm
1 year

Dr Trust (USA)

Electronic Zen Rechargeable Digital Personal Weighing Scale

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9.4 / 10

11/2020

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180

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32.26 x 27.69 x 5.59 cm

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Digital

FDA and CE approved
Instant step-on technology
Rechargeable battery
Sleek surface
Tempered glass
1.52
2 decimal point
Kilogram/pound/stone
LCD
Not mentioned
6 months

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Dura-Glass PS 115 Digital Personal Body Weighing Scale

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9.3 / 10

11/2020

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5-180

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30 x 26 x 1.8 cm

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Digital

Instant step-on technology
100 hours battery backup
Anti-collision curved edges
Precise G sensors
Tempered glass
1.4
Not mentioned
Kilogram/pound
LCD
74 x 28 mm
1 year

ActiveX (Australia)

Weight Scale

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9.2 / 10

11/2020

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3-180

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26 x 26 x 2.5 cm

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Digital

FDA, CE, FCC, and ROHS certified
Measure 13 body composition metrics
Dual-frequency BIA technology
Activex App syncing
Tempered glass
1.4
0.05 kg
Kilogram
LCD
Not mentioned
1 year

Venus

EPS-2001 Electronic Digital LCD Body Fitness Weighing Machine

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9.0 / 10

11/2020

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5-180

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22 x 22 x 4 cm

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Digital

Instant step-on technology
G sensor for high accuracy
Stylish design
Tempered glass
1.16
+/- 300 to 500g
Kilogram
LCD
73 x 28 mm
1 year

HealthSense

Ultra-Lite PS 126 Digital Personal Body Weighing Scale


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Our Rating

9.8 / 10

11/2020

Pro's & Con's

Instant step-on technology
Four high-gauge G-sensors
Stylish and precise design
Suitable for gym, home, bathroom

Features

Weighing Capacity (in kg)

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5-180

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35 x 33.5 x 5.5 cm

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Body Material

ABS

Weight (in kg)

1.05

Accuracy

+/- 100 to 300g

Measuring Unit

Kilogram/pound/stone

Display

LCD

LCD Size

75 x 34 mm

Overload Indication

Low Battery Indication

Skidproof

Backlit Display

Automatic Off

Room Temperature Display

Auto-calibration

Warranty

1 year

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Buyer's Guide - Best Weighing Machine in India

Buy the best weighing machine!

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Features: Most important purchase criteria for weighing machines

What should you look for when buying a new weighing machine?

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Use Cases: The best weighing machine for you

Which type of weighing machine is best for your use cases?

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FAQ: Learn more about the details

Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.

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How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for weighing machines

Care tips for a long life of your weighing machines.

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Our Picks: How we picked the best weighing machines

Find out how we selected and ranked the products.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for weighing machines

1.1 Types

Weighing machines are mainly classified into two types, i.e. analogue and digital.

  • Analogue

Analogue weighing machines are the one that was mostly used in earlier times. They work on a spring mechanism as it has mechanical string setup. When you step on it, the spring depresses and show the weight in dial mode readings. They are inexpensive, have excellent battery life and require low maintenance. On the downside, their accuracy in readings decreases due to overuse, and they are capable of displaying only your body mass.

  • Digital

Digital weighing scales are the advanced versions of analogue weighing scales comprising of sensors and digital display. In contrast to the analogue machine, they have short battery life and display weight with accuracy.

However, the digital machine does more than measuring weight. It can exhibit multiple health factors, including BMI index, body fat, bone mass, body water levels. Moreover, they are capable of storing the figures, connect with smart devices via Bluetooth, apps, etc.

Weighing machines are mainly classified into two types, i.e. analogue and digital.

  • Analogue

Analogue weighing machines are the one that was mostly used in earlier times. They work on a spring mechanism as it has mechanical string setup. When you step on it, the spring depresses and show the weight in dial mode readings. They are inexpensive, have excellent battery life and require low maintenance. On the downside, their accuracy in readings decreases due to overuse, and they are capable of displaying only your body mass.

  • Digital

Digital weighing scales are the advanced versions of analogue weighing scales comprising of sensors and digital display. In contrast to the analogue machine, they have short battery life and display weight with accuracy.

However, the digital machine does more than measuring weight. It can exhibit multiple health factors, including BMI index, body fat, bone mass, body water levels. Moreover, they are capable of storing the figures, connect with smart devices via Bluetooth, apps, etc.

1.2 Weighing Capacity

Weight capacity is one of the crucial factors to consider while buying the weighing scale. The weighing machines are equipped for weighing different weights from micrograms to several metric tons. For this, you need to take into account the needs for which you are buying the machine. For example, if you need a weighing machine for the kitchen, the scale should be capable of measuring even micrograms. Similarly, for bodyweight, the weighing capacity of the device could be up to 200kg. For commercial purposes, you might need a machine that supports kilograms of more than 200.

Weight capacity is one of the crucial factors to consider while buying the weighing scale. The weighing machines are equipped for weighing different weights from micrograms to several metric tons. For this, you need to take into account the needs for which you are buying the machine. For example, if you need a weighing machine for the kitchen, the scale should be capable of measuring even micrograms. Similarly, for bodyweight, the weighing capacity of the device could be up to 200kg. For commercial purposes, you might need a machine that supports kilograms of more than 200.

1.3 Material

Weighing scales are usually made up of plastic, tempered glass, wood, or metal, among which ABS plastic and tempered glass are the best ones. They have high durability as they resist crack and moisture, are shatterproof and have a low probability of breakage. Metal and wood are good, but they lack moisture resistance which makes them unsuitable for humid areas like bathroom.

Materials also depend on the industry for which you are buying the scale. For instance, pharmaceuticals and jewellery company needs a compact machine featuring a plastic body and glass finish. Grocery stores can buy a weighing scale with plastic or even a metal body as there is no issue of moisture. If you need a weighing machine for measuring several hundred kilograms, like in steel trading shops, then a full metal body weighing platform fabricated with steel/iron plates and bottom will be ideal. In addition to this, every weighing scale should have an anti-skid base for grip and to offer stability during loading and unloading.

Weighing scales are usually made up of plastic, tempered glass, wood, or metal, among which ABS plastic and tempered glass are the best ones. They have high durability as they resist crack and moisture, are shatterproof and have a low probability of breakage. Metal and wood are good, but they lack moisture resistance which makes them unsuitable for humid areas like bathroom.

Materials also depend on the industry for which you are buying the scale. For instance, pharmaceuticals and jewellery company needs a compact machine featuring a plastic body and glass finish. Grocery stores can buy a weighing scale with plastic or even a metal body as there is no issue of moisture. If you need a weighing machine for measuring several hundred kilograms, like in steel trading shops, then a full metal body weighing platform fabricated with steel/iron plates and bottom will be ideal. In addition to this, every weighing scale should have an anti-skid base for grip and to offer stability during loading and unloading.

1.4 Size

When we speak of size, it includes both the things-size of the whole machine and displays size. It's better to have a broader and larger display as that will give you freedom from too much bending or crouching. It should be large enough to give clear visibility of numbers even in dim light. The size of the display is different for different brands.

Regarding dimensions of weighing scale as a whole, there should be enough space on the platform to place your foot with convenience. However, the scale shouldn’t be small enough to be easily placed in a corner. All-in-all, minimum 30cm platform is good.

When we speak of size, it includes both the things-size of the whole machine and displays size. It's better to have a broader and larger display as that will give you freedom from too much bending or crouching. It should be large enough to give clear visibility of numbers even in dim light. The size of the display is different for different brands.

Regarding dimensions of weighing scale as a whole, there should be enough space on the platform to place your foot with convenience. However, the scale shouldn’t be small enough to be easily placed in a corner. All-in-all, minimum 30cm platform is good.

1.5 Accuracy

Accuracy is another feature which matters the most. Of course, you don’t want to buy a machine which gives reading with a considerable variation. And for this very reason, the digital scale is preferred over analogue as that have the most minimal increments.

You can always cross-check this factor by placing a known weight on the platform.

Accuracy is another feature which matters the most. Of course, you don’t want to buy a machine which gives reading with a considerable variation. And for this very reason, the digital scale is preferred over analogue as that have the most minimal increments.

You can always cross-check this factor by placing a known weight on the platform.

1.6 Measuring Units

Not all weighing machines display weight only in kilograms. Although kgs are the most suitable and preferred unit in India, but there are machines in the market which display weight in pounds and stones. There is a ‘unit conversion button’ at the bottom of the machine using which you can select your desired units.

Not all weighing machines display weight only in kilograms. Although kgs are the most suitable and preferred unit in India, but there are machines in the market which display weight in pounds and stones. There is a ‘unit conversion button’ at the bottom of the machine using which you can select your desired units.

1.7 Environment

Environment, location or area in which you will keep the machine or use the device also matters. Let’s say, for bathroom use, choose a device with waterproof and additional corrosion resistance features. Similarly, if you have children or elders at home, get a scale with shockproof and skid-proof features. If you have limited space, do consider the size of the scale.

Environment, location or area in which you will keep the machine or use the device also matters. Let’s say, for bathroom use, choose a device with waterproof and additional corrosion resistance features. Similarly, if you have children or elders at home, get a scale with shockproof and skid-proof features. If you have limited space, do consider the size of the scale.

1.8 Auto-calibration

Auto-calibration or auto-zero is the feature commonly found in the digital weighing scale. Machines with this feature don’t call for adjustment. When you turn on the weighing machine, it sets itself to zero. Once the weight is measured, the machine calibrates itself every time.

Auto-calibration or auto-zero is the feature commonly found in the digital weighing scale. Machines with this feature don’t call for adjustment. When you turn on the weighing machine, it sets itself to zero. Once the weight is measured, the machine calibrates itself every time.

1.9 Usability

If you have read the above-given features, you must have realised that weighing machines are coming with several features and it is not necessary you may need all of them. So, instead of falling for the high-end weight machine offering numerous features, get the basic one fulfilling your needs. Also, ensure the machine is easy to use and free from complex functions.

If you have read the above-given features, you must have realised that weighing machines are coming with several features and it is not necessary you may need all of them. So, instead of falling for the high-end weight machine offering numerous features, get the basic one fulfilling your needs. Also, ensure the machine is easy to use and free from complex functions.

1.10 Brand

Yes, brand matters in the case of a weighing machine as well. There are various brands in India selling weighing machine. You may fall for newbies selling low-quality machines equipped with several features. And there is a massive probability that the machine may not survive even for a day. If you get a scale from a manufacturer that has been making the product for years, you will be sure and sorted. Besides assured quality, brands offer better warranty, features, workmanship, and reliability. So, it is worth spending time on the brand as well.

Yes, brand matters in the case of a weighing machine as well. There are various brands in India selling weighing machine. You may fall for newbies selling low-quality machines equipped with several features. And there is a massive probability that the machine may not survive even for a day. If you get a scale from a manufacturer that has been making the product for years, you will be sure and sorted. Besides assured quality, brands offer better warranty, features, workmanship, and reliability. So, it is worth spending time on the brand as well.

1.11 Display

The display feature of the weighing scale shows the weight of the product or the human body. The display usually consists of a single or double side for reading values from either side. In the digital machine, it is available in either seven-segment or multi-colour LED.

The display feature of the weighing scale shows the weight of the product or the human body. The display usually consists of a single or double side for reading values from either side. In the digital machine, it is available in either seven-segment or multi-colour LED.

1.12 Warranty and Price

Brands do offer a warranty on their weighing scales and the period remains six months to 1 year. So, there are high chances that the model you have opted for has a warranty of a maximum of 12 months.

The weighing scale doesn’t cost much, but every penny counts, and therefore, warranty matters and should be considered.

Speaking of price, it increases with size, durability, quality, and the number of features available.

Brands do offer a warranty on their weighing scales and the period remains six months to 1 year. So, there are high chances that the model you have opted for has a warranty of a maximum of 12 months.

The weighing scale doesn’t cost much, but every penny counts, and therefore, warranty matters and should be considered.

Speaking of price, it increases with size, durability, quality, and the number of features available.

1.13 Extra Features

1. Functioning

Weighing scales that come with manual switch on/off power button isn’t user-friendly. Therefore, most of the models now have sensors that automatically switch on/off the scale. They have ‘step-on’ technology, and as soon as you put feet on the platform, it shows the weight, and when you get off, it switches off automatically.

2. Low Battery Indication

Digital weighing machines use the battery to run. Most of the machines come with replaceable battery options, and only a few have a rechargeable battery. However, the battery life depends on usage. The low battery indicator ensures you use the machine without any interruption.

3. Backlit Display

If your weighing machine has backlit display feature, then you will be able to read the numbers easily even in dark conditions.

4. Multi-User Memory Capacity and Data Tracking

Some weighing scales are equipped with storing measured weight if they have internal memory or a cloud-based memory. In fact, if the machine has multi-user memory capacity, it can hold several readings of different individuals. Similarly, if your scale features data syncing ability, multi-user data tracking is possible too. The recorded data will then either be displayed in the machine or the smartphone connected with the machine via an app.

Usually, the fitness freak chooses this feature to compare and follow up their fitness stats.

5. Batteries

While buying digital machines, you need to consider this factor as they run on batteries. They either have the button cell lithium batteries. Such batteries do have a long battery life but little or no comfort in replacements. On the other hand, you have the AA or AAA batteries with short life and simple replacing process.

6. Portability

It may look that weighing machine is a small and lightweight device, and you need not consider its dimension and weight as such. However, that’s not correct. Portability is the most neglected feature when it comes to buying weighing scale. Owning a small and light weighing machine makes it easy for you to carry it anywhere.

7. Extra Measurement

The high-end weighing machine models let you measure more than just bodyweight. These features are necessary to have if you meticulously workout to remain fit. Such advanced features do increase the cost of the machine, and therefore, you should buy it only if required.

Muscle mass, BMI, BMR, body fat, visceral fat, water content are some of the extra measurements you can get from weighing machine. They are detailed as follows:-

  • Body fat analysis

The fat content in your body is estimated by bioelectrical impedance analysis and displayed in percentage (%) by the machine.

  • Water content

Being optimally hydrated is necessary for effective workout and fitness level. A smart weighing machine displays the water content in your body and helps you make changes if required.

  • Lean muscle mass

If you want to strengthen your muscle and get your body into shape, analysing and working on your lean muscle mass is the key.

  • Cardio content

By tracking cardio rate, you can record for health reports and change the technique of your workout, if required.

1. Functioning

Weighing scales that come with manual switch on/off power button isn’t user-friendly. Therefore, most of the models now have sensors that automatically switch on/off the scale. They have ‘step-on’ technology, and as soon as you put feet on the platform, it shows the weight, and when you get off, it switches off automatically.

2. Low Battery Indication

Digital weighing machines use the battery to run. Most of the machines come with replaceable battery options, and only a few have a rechargeable battery. However, the battery life depends on usage. The low battery indicator ensures you use the machine without any interruption.

3. Backlit Display

If your weighing machine has backlit display feature, then you will be able to read the numbers easily even in dark conditions.

4. Multi-User Memory Capacity and Data Tracking

Some weighing scales are equipped with storing measured weight if they have internal memory or a cloud-based memory. In fact, if the machine has multi-user memory capacity, it can hold several readings of different individuals. Similarly, if your scale features data syncing ability, multi-user data tracking is possible too. The recorded data will then either be displayed in the machine or the smartphone connected with the machine via an app.

Usually, the fitness freak chooses this feature to compare and follow up their fitness stats.

5. Batteries

While buying digital machines, you need to consider this factor as they run on batteries. They either have the button cell lithium batteries. Such batteries do have a long battery life but little or no comfort in replacements. On the other hand, you have the AA or AAA batteries with short life and simple replacing process.

6. Portability

It may look that weighing machine is a small and lightweight device, and you need not consider its dimension and weight as such. However, that’s not correct. Portability is the most neglected feature when it comes to buying weighing scale. Owning a small and light weighing machine makes it easy for you to carry it anywhere.

7. Extra Measurement

The high-end weighing machine models let you measure more than just bodyweight. These features are necessary to have if you meticulously workout to remain fit. Such advanced features do increase the cost of the machine, and therefore, you should buy it only if required.

Muscle mass, BMI, BMR, body fat, visceral fat, water content are some of the extra measurements you can get from weighing machine. They are detailed as follows:-

  • Body fat analysis

The fat content in your body is estimated by bioelectrical impedance analysis and displayed in percentage (%) by the machine.

  • Water content

Being optimally hydrated is necessary for effective workout and fitness level. A smart weighing machine displays the water content in your body and helps you make changes if required.

  • Lean muscle mass

If you want to strengthen your muscle and get your body into shape, analysing and working on your lean muscle mass is the key.

  • Cardio content

By tracking cardio rate, you can record for health reports and change the technique of your workout, if required.

2. Use Cases: The best weighing machine for you

2.1 I need a scale with high-readability, almost till four decimal points. Which weighing machine is best for me?

You need to buy a special scale with electromagnetic force restoration model. It is sensitive for industrial environments and quite expensive.

You need to buy a special scale with electromagnetic force restoration model. It is sensitive for industrial environments and quite expensive.

2.2 I need a weighing machine for my office. Which one is best for me?

In offices, weighing machine is rarely used in isolation. It needs to be connected to computer systems, printers, and other devices for purposes like quality control, process tracking and documentation. Therefore, you need a scale that offers options like Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Cloud, USB, and analogue outputs like 4 – 20ma.

In offices, weighing machine is rarely used in isolation. It needs to be connected to computer systems, printers, and other devices for purposes like quality control, process tracking and documentation. Therefore, you need a scale that offers options like Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Cloud, USB, and analogue outputs like 4 – 20ma.

3. FAQ: Learn more about the details

3.1 How often should a weighing scale be calibrated?

A weighing scale calibration should be done at least once in a week. You can do so against known standard weights ranging from gm to kgs.

A weighing scale calibration should be done at least once in a week. You can do so against known standard weights ranging from gm to kgs.

3.2 Are readability and accuracy the same thing?

No. Readability is the smallest quantity displayed by scale. Accuracy means maximum difference between the applied test weight and the displayed weight. No weighing scale is 100% accurate, and usually, the accuracy of standard weighing scales is approximate +/- (2 x division size) throughout the weighing range.

No. Readability is the smallest quantity displayed by scale. Accuracy means maximum difference between the applied test weight and the displayed weight. No weighing scale is 100% accurate, and usually, the accuracy of standard weighing scales is approximate +/- (2 x division size) throughout the weighing range.

3.3 What is the right way to measure weight?

  1. Measure your weight every morning after emptying your bladder, wearing as little clothing as possible.

  2. Place your scale on a hard and even surface.

  3. Stand still to distribute the weight evenly on both feet.

  1. Measure your weight every morning after emptying your bladder, wearing as little clothing as possible.

  2. Place your scale on a hard and even surface.

  3. Stand still to distribute the weight evenly on both feet.

3.4 Does moving a scale affect its accuracy?

Yes. If you move the scale and do not calibrate it, you will see fluctuations in your weight. Moving any weighing device can potentially affect accuracy. Therefore, let the scale to shut off before you stand on it for weight reading.

Yes. If you move the scale and do not calibrate it, you will see fluctuations in your weight. Moving any weighing device can potentially affect accuracy. Therefore, let the scale to shut off before you stand on it for weight reading.

3.5 Can weighing scale be wrong if the battery is low?

Absolutely. A low battery or unstable A/C power source are the most common reasons for digital scale reading fluctuations. The scale does seem sluggish or measures inaccurately during the low battery.

Absolutely. A low battery or unstable A/C power source are the most common reasons for digital scale reading fluctuations. The scale does seem sluggish or measures inaccurately during the low battery.

3.6 How do I know if it's time to change the battery or replace the scale or display?

If you see even one amongst the following six signs in your scale, it means your machine is broken.

  • Unclear scale’s display can never give you precise weight. The display can get damaged due to moisture. You can replace the battery and still if the display doesn’t work, it needs replacement.

  • If your scale is showing different reading for exact weight, it is broken. You must test your scale by confirming that the indicator is at zero. And still, if readings are inappropriate, get your scale re-calibrated or replaced.

  • If the readings are unstable, that is also a sign of a broken scale. Constantly changing reading means there is a problem with the electronics or mechanical components. Inconsistent scale readings can be a result of humidity or issues with springs.

  • Static discharges can cause reading drift, and that means the scale is broken. Mechanical components can cause it; therefore, check for issues related to a digital display or mechanical indicator.

  • Rust and corrosive damage is common in the case of mechanical components found within scales.

    Usually, moisture or exposure to certain chemicals degrades a scale’s components and results in inaccurate readings. Minor rust can be cleaned; otherwise, you will need new parts or a new scale.

  • If your weighing machine won’t turn on, replacing the battery is the first thing you should do. If there is any reset button, press that and check the machine’s working. Check if the power button is working properly. If the scale does not turn on despite the troubleshooting efforts, it’s time to replace the scale.

If you see even one amongst the following six signs in your scale, it means your machine is broken.

  • Unclear scale’s display can never give you precise weight. The display can get damaged due to moisture. You can replace the battery and still if the display doesn’t work, it needs replacement.

  • If your scale is showing different reading for exact weight, it is broken. You must test your scale by confirming that the indicator is at zero. And still, if readings are inappropriate, get your scale re-calibrated or replaced.

  • If the readings are unstable, that is also a sign of a broken scale. Constantly changing reading means there is a problem with the electronics or mechanical components. Inconsistent scale readings can be a result of humidity or issues with springs.

  • Static discharges can cause reading drift, and that means the scale is broken. Mechanical components can cause it; therefore, check for issues related to a digital display or mechanical indicator.

  • Rust and corrosive damage is common in the case of mechanical components found within scales.

    Usually, moisture or exposure to certain chemicals degrades a scale’s components and results in inaccurate readings. Minor rust can be cleaned; otherwise, you will need new parts or a new scale.

  • If your weighing machine won’t turn on, replacing the battery is the first thing you should do. If there is any reset button, press that and check the machine’s working. Check if the power button is working properly. If the scale does not turn on despite the troubleshooting efforts, it’s time to replace the scale.

3.7 What surface should I weigh myself on?

You should weigh yourself on an uneven surface. Also, always use the same set of scales on the same hard surface. By putting the weighing machine on the carpet, you could find yourself weighing less or more.

You should weigh yourself on an uneven surface. Also, always use the same set of scales on the same hard surface. By putting the weighing machine on the carpet, you could find yourself weighing less or more.

3.8 Do digital weighing machine lose accuracy over time?

Electronic weighing scale can lose accuracy over time due to weak battery, circuitry malfunction, rusting and corrosion of mechanical components. 

Electronic weighing scale can lose accuracy over time due to weak battery, circuitry malfunction, rusting and corrosion of mechanical components. 

4. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for weighing machines

4.1 How to pack a scale?

If the original packaging is unavailable, get a sturdy box that is larger than the device so that machine is securely held in place and cannot touch the sides. Use cushioning or shock-absorbing packaging material like bubble-wrap for perfect packaging.

If the original packaging is unavailable, get a sturdy box that is larger than the device so that machine is securely held in place and cannot touch the sides. Use cushioning or shock-absorbing packaging material like bubble-wrap for perfect packaging.

4.2 How to reset scale?

  1. Remove all the batteries from the scale.

  2. Leave the scale as it is for at least 10 minutes.

  3. Clean the battery compartment and ensure that the contact terminals are free of debris or residue.

  4. Batteries should have the correct polarity and reinsert them firmly in place. 

  5. While measuring weight, place the scale on a flat and even surface.

  6. If the scale doesn’t have auto-calibrate feature, press the centre of the scale with one foot to wake it up. Once "0.0" appears on display, step on it.

  7. Remain still on the machine until your weight appears.

  1. Remove all the batteries from the scale.

  2. Leave the scale as it is for at least 10 minutes.

  3. Clean the battery compartment and ensure that the contact terminals are free of debris or residue.

  4. Batteries should have the correct polarity and reinsert them firmly in place. 

  5. While measuring weight, place the scale on a flat and even surface.

  6. If the scale doesn’t have auto-calibrate feature, press the centre of the scale with one foot to wake it up. Once "0.0" appears on display, step on it.

  7. Remain still on the machine until your weight appears.

4.3 How to take care of a weighing scale?

  • Place the centre of gravity of the object over the centre of the weighing surface on the scale, always.

  • Don’t let the device come into contact with water or moisture as its interior electric components can get badly affected.

  • Weighing machines have sensitive measuring components, and any excessive trauma or careless behaviour can ruin them.

  • A warm environment is suitable for weighing scale, and they work best at room temperature. If it is kept in an environment which is too cold or hot, you will get fluctuating readings.

  • A large object should be kept on the machine such that it doesn’t hang over the sides and touch the surface below as that will result in incorrect weight measurement.

  • Over-loading is the most common way to ruin a scale. Excessive weight damages the sensitive measuring components permanently. 

  • Place the scale on a stable surface. Never measure your weight by placing the machine on uneven tiles, carpet, rubber flooring, wobbly tables etc.

  • Place the centre of gravity of the object over the centre of the weighing surface on the scale, always.

  • Don’t let the device come into contact with water or moisture as its interior electric components can get badly affected.

  • Weighing machines have sensitive measuring components, and any excessive trauma or careless behaviour can ruin them.

  • A warm environment is suitable for weighing scale, and they work best at room temperature. If it is kept in an environment which is too cold or hot, you will get fluctuating readings.

  • A large object should be kept on the machine such that it doesn’t hang over the sides and touch the surface below as that will result in incorrect weight measurement.

  • Over-loading is the most common way to ruin a scale. Excessive weight damages the sensitive measuring components permanently. 

  • Place the scale on a stable surface. Never measure your weight by placing the machine on uneven tiles, carpet, rubber flooring, wobbly tables etc.

5. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about weighing machines

5.1 Richard Salter invented the first known recorded design of the weighing machine in 1770.

5.2 Electronic weighing machines were invented in the 1940s, which were the predecessors of the modern style scales using load cells to measure pressure.

5.3 The term ‘scale’ has come from words like ‘skal’, ‘scala’ and ‘schaal’ which means ‘bowl’ and ‘drinking cup’ in several different languages.

5.1 Richard Salter invented the first known recorded design of the weighing machine in 1770.

5.2 Electronic weighing machines were invented in the 1940s, which were the predecessors of the modern style scales using load cells to measure pressure.

5.3 The term ‘scale’ has come from words like ‘skal’, ‘scala’ and ‘schaal’ which means ‘bowl’ and ‘drinking cup’ in several different languages.

6. Our Picks: How we picked the best weighing machines

Weighing capacity is the most crucial factor to be considered while buying the weighing machine. Our target audience was those who are looking for a scale to measure body weight, and a weighing scale with around 150kg capacity is ideal for such an audience.

Besides, we considered digital machine as they are more accurate. Also, display, accuracy, readability, dimension, low battery indicator, overweight indicator are some of the features we considered. We shortlisted the products on these bases and to select our top seven best weighing machine in India, customer ratings and reviews were also checked.

Weighing capacity is the most crucial factor to be considered while buying the weighing machine. Our target audience was those who are looking for a scale to measure body weight, and a weighing scale with around 150kg capacity is ideal for such an audience.

Besides, we considered digital machine as they are more accurate. Also, display, accuracy, readability, dimension, low battery indicator, overweight indicator are some of the features we considered. We shortlisted the products on these bases and to select our top seven best weighing machine in India, customer ratings and reviews were also checked.

6.1 HealthSense Ultra-Lite PS 126 Digital Personal Body Weighing Scale

Health Sense is a company of top quality products. Its dark grey colour PS 126 digital weighing machine has an aesthetical appeal & elegant body design. It is the only scale on our list made from unbreakable and durable ABS plastic. Its ergonomic design makes the device ultra-light in weight and easy to use.

PS 126 is integrated with four precision-G sensors that have graduation of +/-100g due to which you get a highly accurate reading. The step-on technology gives you an auto-calibrated platform and weight readings are displayed as and when you step on the scale.

This 180 kg weighing capacity scale is equipped with three measurement units, using the unit button, you can choose between kg, pound, and stone. The 75 x 34 mm wide display has backlights to give you exact readings even under dim conditions. The anti-skid silicon pads at the bottom of the machine make it suitable to use even on slippery surface.

Moreover, the machine comes with some other beneficial features as well, such as the overweight indicator, low battery indicator, automatic-off and room temperature display. An off-site service warranty of one year is also provided.

Health Sense is a company of top quality products. Its dark grey colour PS 126 digital weighing machine has an aesthetical appeal & elegant body design. It is the only scale on our list made from unbreakable and durable ABS plastic. Its ergonomic design makes the device ultra-light in weight and easy to use.

PS 126 is integrated with four precision-G sensors that have graduation of +/-100g due to which you get a highly accurate reading. The step-on technology gives you an auto-calibrated platform and weight readings are displayed as and when you step on the scale.

This 180 kg weighing capacity scale is equipped with three measurement units, using the unit button, you can choose between kg, pound, and stone. The 75 x 34 mm wide display has backlights to give you exact readings even under dim conditions. The anti-skid silicon pads at the bottom of the machine make it suitable to use even on slippery surface.

Moreover, the machine comes with some other beneficial features as well, such as the overweight indicator, low battery indicator, automatic-off and room temperature display. An off-site service warranty of one year is also provided.

6.2 Hoffen HO-18 Digital Electronic LCD Personal Body Fitness Weighing Scale

Hoffen is known for selling classy, efficient, qualitative weighing machines at a reasonable price. The 180kg weight limit with a black colour body and grey border makes it an ideal machine for any type of user.

The weighing machine is also equipped with a high precision strain gauge sensor system which gives highly accurate results. HO-18 is made up of 6 mm thick, durable and sturdy tempered glass, ensuring reliable usage and storage of the scale. It has a 75 x 30 mm digitalised electronic LCD panel which ensures proper readability of the figures without bending or straining.

Overload weight, room temperature and low battery levels are a few indicators that add to the user-orientated nature. The battery-powered scale uses 2 AAA batteries, and features like auto shut-off give long life to the machine. The four anti-skid pads make it suitable to use for all kind of surface.

HO-18 also comes with one year of warranty.

Hoffen is known for selling classy, efficient, qualitative weighing machines at a reasonable price. The 180kg weight limit with a black colour body and grey border makes it an ideal machine for any type of user.

The weighing machine is also equipped with a high precision strain gauge sensor system which gives highly accurate results. HO-18 is made up of 6 mm thick, durable and sturdy tempered glass, ensuring reliable usage and storage of the scale. It has a 75 x 30 mm digitalised electronic LCD panel which ensures proper readability of the figures without bending or straining.

Overload weight, room temperature and low battery levels are a few indicators that add to the user-orientated nature. The battery-powered scale uses 2 AAA batteries, and features like auto shut-off give long life to the machine. The four anti-skid pads make it suitable to use for all kind of surface.

HO-18 also comes with one year of warranty.

6.3 HealthSense Glass-Top PS 117 Digital Personal Body Weighing Scale

Our best value product is also from HealthSense. So, whether you need the best product or the right valued product, HealthSense is your go-to brand.

The machine weighing capacity is 3 kg to 180 kg. It is the most lightweight scale on our list with just 980 grams. The brand has cut corners mainly in the area of dimension, LCD size, and accuracy. PS-117 has 50 x 35 mm LCD size and +/- 200 accuracy.

The weighing machine uses 2 AAA batteries for immediate use and has a long battery life of around six months. It is an energy-efficient product as it automatically switches off after seconds of inactivity. The overload indication is given by displaying the 'ERR' indicator on the display screen when the weight exceeds 180kg.

The vinyl anti-skid blocked pattern glass platform makes the scale safe even for wet feet, and curvy edges protect both you and the walls from any damage. The scale is capable of weighing in three units, i.e. kg/lb/st. Last but not least, step-on technology makes it active instantly.

Our best value product is also from HealthSense. So, whether you need the best product or the right valued product, HealthSense is your go-to brand.

The machine weighing capacity is 3 kg to 180 kg. It is the most lightweight scale on our list with just 980 grams. The brand has cut corners mainly in the area of dimension, LCD size, and accuracy. PS-117 has 50 x 35 mm LCD size and +/- 200 accuracy.

The weighing machine uses 2 AAA batteries for immediate use and has a long battery life of around six months. It is an energy-efficient product as it automatically switches off after seconds of inactivity. The overload indication is given by displaying the 'ERR' indicator on the display screen when the weight exceeds 180kg.

The vinyl anti-skid blocked pattern glass platform makes the scale safe even for wet feet, and curvy edges protect both you and the walls from any damage. The scale is capable of weighing in three units, i.e. kg/lb/st. Last but not least, step-on technology makes it active instantly.

6.4 Dr Trust (USA) Electronic Zen Rechargeable Digital Personal Weighing Scale

Dr Trust is a trustworthy brand and  quite famous for its high-class and superb performing weighing machine. This 4-start rating device has a stunning black coloured digital personal body and lightweight.

The body is made of a 6 mm thick, sturdy tempered glass body, and it is embedded with high-precision strain gauge sensors that improve the accuracy up to 2 digits. It has given a tough competition to our comparison winner and even first runner up. However, it is the heaviest machine on our list and one area where it outperforms them is; it is an FDA and CE approved product. In fact, it is the only device on our list that comes with the rechargeable battery feature. The rechargeable 500 mah battery, if used optimally, can last for months at a single charge. Also, for easy charge machine comes with a small size, durable and portable USB cable.

The weighing machine has the strongest 6 mm tempered glass with a brilliant grey finish, and the wide LCD display with blue backlight shows you numbers without any difficulty.

Speaking of other user-oriented features, it is equipped with auto-power-off, auto-zero, low battery, room temperature display, and overload indications.

Dr Trust is a trustworthy brand and  quite famous for its high-class and superb performing weighing machine. This 4-start rating device has a stunning black coloured digital personal body and lightweight.

The body is made of a 6 mm thick, sturdy tempered glass body, and it is embedded with high-precision strain gauge sensors that improve the accuracy up to 2 digits. It has given a tough competition to our comparison winner and even first runner up. However, it is the heaviest machine on our list and one area where it outperforms them is; it is an FDA and CE approved product. In fact, it is the only device on our list that comes with the rechargeable battery feature. The rechargeable 500 mah battery, if used optimally, can last for months at a single charge. Also, for easy charge machine comes with a small size, durable and portable USB cable.

The weighing machine has the strongest 6 mm tempered glass with a brilliant grey finish, and the wide LCD display with blue backlight shows you numbers without any difficulty.

Speaking of other user-oriented features, it is equipped with auto-power-off, auto-zero, low battery, room temperature display, and overload indications.

6.5 HealthSense Dura-Glass PS 115 Digital Personal Body Weighing Scale

This is the third weighing machine on our list from HealthSense. You must have realised by now how reliable the brand is. It delivers high-quality products, whose durability and supreme performance is unquestionable.

The PS 115 is a zebra black coloured electronic weighing scale that has 5 kgs to 180kg weight capacity. Its translucent modern designs give an aesthetic appearance. It comes with a precision G sensor integrated beneath the 6mm tempered glass platform and provides a highly accurate measurement. Unlike, the other two HealthSense machines on our list, this one gives measurement only in two units, i.e. kilograms and pounds. The dimensions and LCD size is also relatively less, and the weight of the machine is more.

It is powered by 2 AAA batteries whose charge is conserved by the auto-off feature, and it lasts for six months if used at optimal rates. Moreover, the anti-collision curved edges and anti-skid padding makes the machine for any surface.

The machine has a stain-resistant sturdy surface which makes care and maintenance easier.

Same as the other two machines from this brand, you get one year warranty against only manufacturing defects.

This is the third weighing machine on our list from HealthSense. You must have realised by now how reliable the brand is. It delivers high-quality products, whose durability and supreme performance is unquestionable.

The PS 115 is a zebra black coloured electronic weighing scale that has 5 kgs to 180kg weight capacity. Its translucent modern designs give an aesthetic appearance. It comes with a precision G sensor integrated beneath the 6mm tempered glass platform and provides a highly accurate measurement. Unlike, the other two HealthSense machines on our list, this one gives measurement only in two units, i.e. kilograms and pounds. The dimensions and LCD size is also relatively less, and the weight of the machine is more.

It is powered by 2 AAA batteries whose charge is conserved by the auto-off feature, and it lasts for six months if used at optimal rates. Moreover, the anti-collision curved edges and anti-skid padding makes the machine for any surface.

The machine has a stain-resistant sturdy surface which makes care and maintenance easier.

Same as the other two machines from this brand, you get one year warranty against only manufacturing defects.

6.6 ActiveX (Australia) Weight Scale

ActiveX is the name known for selling quality products and services all over the world. ActiveX is not your usual bathroom scale, but a savvy coloured Power Body Fat Scale capable of measuring weight, body fat, body water, body muscle and bone mass using ITO BIA technology. This dual-frequency technology gives precise weight reading with 0.05kg of increment.

It records 13 vital body composition metrics then track and check them for progress level by syncing them to the user-compatible app through the Bluetooth feature. This digital weighing scale is powered by 3 AAA batteries and comes with a low battery indicator.

This device is certified by FDA, CE, FCC, and ROHS, which makes it easier for buyers to rely on it.  It consists of ergonomic designs, compact dimensions and average weight which makes it handy and hassle-free to carry.

The brand has offered not just advanced but primary and necessary features as well such as overload indicator, low battery indicator, auto-zero, backlit, automatic-off and skid-proof pads. Besides, it is a user-oriented scale with a 32-bit processor, and 24-bit ADC displaying the reading in kilograms with utmost clarity.

ActiveX also comes with a one-year warranty.

ActiveX is the name known for selling quality products and services all over the world. ActiveX is not your usual bathroom scale, but a savvy coloured Power Body Fat Scale capable of measuring weight, body fat, body water, body muscle and bone mass using ITO BIA technology. This dual-frequency technology gives precise weight reading with 0.05kg of increment.

It records 13 vital body composition metrics then track and check them for progress level by syncing them to the user-compatible app through the Bluetooth feature. This digital weighing scale is powered by 3 AAA batteries and comes with a low battery indicator.

This device is certified by FDA, CE, FCC, and ROHS, which makes it easier for buyers to rely on it.  It consists of ergonomic designs, compact dimensions and average weight which makes it handy and hassle-free to carry.

The brand has offered not just advanced but primary and necessary features as well such as overload indicator, low battery indicator, auto-zero, backlit, automatic-off and skid-proof pads. Besides, it is a user-oriented scale with a 32-bit processor, and 24-bit ADC displaying the reading in kilograms with utmost clarity.

ActiveX also comes with a one-year warranty.

6.7 Venus EPS-2001 Electronic Digital LCD Body Fitness Weighing Machine

Venus is Ace Incorporation's brand, a manufacturer that has proved itself in the Indian markets in quite some time for excellent performance, supreme quality, and long-lasting products.

Venus EPS-2001 comes in an attractive designed purple colour, structured in square shape and curved edges. The machine has got the last spot mainly due to customer reviews and ratings and small dimension.

The weighing machine has a great weighing capacity-180kgs and also being a lightweight product, it is easy to carry. The venus scale has most of the user-oriented features, namely, automatic-off, low battery indicator, step-on technology, and an overload indicator. On the downside, it lacks backlit and room temperature display features.

The scale shows weight only in kilograms, and the fluctuation range is 300-500 grams. The weighing scale has a one year warranty against all manufacturing defects. Checkout reviews, features, buying guide and comparison of best led tube light for home, best water pumps, best door lock, best study lamps in India.

Venus is Ace Incorporation's brand, a manufacturer that has proved itself in the Indian markets in quite some time for excellent performance, supreme quality, and long-lasting products.

Venus EPS-2001 comes in an attractive designed purple colour, structured in square shape and curved edges. The machine has got the last spot mainly due to customer reviews and ratings and small dimension.

The weighing machine has a great weighing capacity-180kgs and also being a lightweight product, it is easy to carry. The venus scale has most of the user-oriented features, namely, automatic-off, low battery indicator, step-on technology, and an overload indicator. On the downside, it lacks backlit and room temperature display features.

The scale shows weight only in kilograms, and the fluctuation range is 300-500 grams. The weighing scale has a one year warranty against all manufacturing defects. Checkout reviews, features, buying guide and comparison of best led tube light for home, best water pumps, best door lock, best study lamps in India.