The digital pocket scale is perfect for a wide variety of uses, though they seem to be most popular in the kitchen, the jewelry shop, and with small businesses. These diminutive scales often measure weights of up to 11 pounds, and can shift between various units of measurement from the commonplace, such as grams, pounds, or ounces to the more specific like pennyweights or fluid ounces.
You want your scale to have tare capabilities, which allow you to reset the scale to zero to accommodate external surfaces or multiple elements on the same surface. You also want an easy to read display that breaks your readings down to simple increments.
If you're in the market for a digital pocket scale, give these five picks for best digital pocket scale a look, each chosen along the following criteria including size, units of measurement read, amount of weighing modes, functionality, ease of use, ease of calibration, extra features, and price.
American Weigh is one of the leading manufacturers of digital scales of all types and sizes. Their AMW-810 is a versatile and easy to use scale that can weigh in grams or pounds and comes with a removable bowl. Two buttons are all you need to get a true measurement of your ingredients. Read Full Review
The AMW-810 comes in two parts, both small enough for effortless use in the kitchen or easily portable for weighing whatever you need just about anywhere. The base measures 7.5-by-7.5-by-2 inches with a removable bowl which comes in at 7.75-by-7.75-by-2.25. Weigh your ingredients in the bowl or push the tare button to reset for any other flat surface to accommodate your object of measurement.
A backlit, easily legible LCD display has bold numbers to give you a clear reading up to 11 pounds or 5 kilograms with just the push of a switch. The bowl is dishwasher safe and American Weigh is so sure they've made a superior product, the AMW-810 comes with a 10-year warranty.
The KSC-310-28 sports a glass top and has a modern look. It weighs up to 6.5 pounds accurately and can accommodate multiple items at the same time without removing any one element from the surface. The large, bold display is one of the easiest to read of any pick on the list. Read Full Review
Depending upon what you weigh the most, you may want to choose this scale from Polder. The scale can handle weights up to 6.5 pounds or 3 kilograms and reads measurements in increments of 1/8th of an ounce to 1 gram.
The scale measures 6.5-by-8.5-by-1.75 inches, easy to fit in your pocket for instant portability. Weigh multiple ingredients at the same time by hitting the tare button for each new element to get an accurate separate reading, yet maintaining all of your ingredients in one place.
The KSC-310-28 runs on two included 3V batteries and the display alerts you when it's time to replace them. The glass top is easily cleaned with soap and water for those particularly messy jobs and the device comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
Smart Weigh makes the list with a pocket scale that is slim, compact and stable, suitable for use with anything from mail to jewelry to food ingredients with quick accuracy. All of the standard features are here: tare, hold, and an easy to read display for seeing your measurements, while offering six weight modes to give you precise readings no matter what you might have on the tray. Read Full Review
The TOP2KG is designed for use with just about anything, able to accommodate weights of up to 2000 grams. Use it for anything, whether it’s gemstones, food items, or you just want to know how much postage belongs on your mail, Smart Weigh has got you covered. The scale can give you readings in six different measurements: grams, ounces, troy ounces, pennyweight, grains, and carats making it one of the most versatile picks on our list.
Equipped with a stainless steel platform, the TOP2KG's ultra-sensitive sensors can detect weights as small as 1/10th of a gram to 2 kg. Programmed for tare, hold, and PCS functions, this scale can do it all. The unit comes with two weighing trays and requires just 2 AAA batteries to operate.
Small sized at a small price, the W-EX650 can handle the bigger jobs with ease. It may not have the weight capacity of some of the other scales on our list, but it's no slouch either. This one's pretty basic, able to read four different types of measurements, so it can handle a variety of different items and read their heft all the way down to 1/10th of a gram. Read Full Review
Retailing for around a mere $7.00 at many online retailers, the W-EX650 measures a miniscule 10.2 x 7.0 x 2.4 cm, but don't let any of this put you off because WeighMax has built a sturdy little machine for weights and measurements. Suitable for use with just about anything, the weighing platform is great for jewels, food ingredients, whatever you need to weigh in small amounts.
The unit can accommodate up to 650 grams with a sensitivity of a tenth of a gram. You get four units of measurement with the W-EX650, grams, ounces, troy ounce, and carat, and there's a tare function available. Calibration is super simple and a luminescent backlit LCD display lets you read your results clearly and easy. All you need is a pair of AAA batteries and you're ready to go.
Literally pocket-sized, easy to read even in the dark, and simple to calibrate, the My Weigh Triton T2 does everything you'd expect from a dependable digital scale at this size. It's one of the smallest picks on our list and comes with a protective, removable cover and a few other extras that some of the other options don't have. Read Full Review
Roughly five inches long and about an inch thick, this scale can also read multiple units of measure and is easy to calibrate by following simple instructions. The Triton T2 has four weigh modes; grams, ounces, pennyweights, and troy ounces; making it suitable for anything from small food stuffs to jewelry and anything else you can think of that comes in quantities of up 550 grams.
The protective cover stays in place through a magnetic connection and can be removed for use as a weighing surface. The scale comes equipped with something else that the others on our list don't have; a Vibra-Kill pad to reduce vibrations caused by anything from household appliances to outdoor movements. These can affect the accuracy of most digital scales, but not this one.
A bright red backlit display makes reading measurements easy, even in low lighting and the device will remember the last unit of measurement used every time you turn it off. Once you switch it back on again, the scale will weigh your elements with the exact same unit unless you switch to another.