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Best Non-Digital Bathroom Scales

Mechanical and non-digital bathroom scale

Everything is digital these days – our phones, our TVs, our cars, and now even household items like bathroom scales. But not everything has to be digital. Whether it is because you prefer a vintage look and feel or you simply do not want to fork out extra cash for something  that you think is unnecessary, there are many reasons to buy a simple mechanical analog weight scale over a digital one. In this post we go over a list of the best non digital bathroom scales on the market.


Why a non-digital bathroom scale?

The main benefits of using a simple mechanical scale are:

  • They don’t need batteries
  • They are more eco-friendly
  • They are relatively hassle free

While digital scales can do a lot more (for instance storing, tracking and monitoring data as well as being able to measure other things like body fat percentage) they do tend to cost more as well. So if you are not interested in the fancy functionality a non-digital scale is a good option.

While digital scales are often credited with being more precise (as in measuring to one decimal point), they are not necessarily more accurate. There doesn’t seem to be any consensus about the accuracy of mechanical vs digital, but the important thing is that the scale is consistent in its measurement.


Features to look out for in a non-digital scale

Before choosing your preferred mechanical/analog scale, you will want to consider the following features:

  • Non-slip – does the platform have a rubberised non-slip material – obviously this makes things safer in a web environment
  • Platform size – some mechanical scales are larger than their digital counterparts – you’ll want to consider how this looks in your bathroom but a large platform is good for stability, particularly if you are a heavy person.
  • Display – How large is it? Some you can see the entire dial and some just a part of it – this is just about aesthetics
  • Measurement units – If you measure yourself in lbs make sure the scale does too!
  • Max weight – All scales have a maximum weight they can take – if you are a heavy person look out for this.
  • Warranty – typically 5 years for these scales


Top 5 Non-digital bathroom scales

Borg High-Accuracy Modern Dial Scale

Borg non digital bathroom scale

Platform size: 14 x 12 inches
Non-slip: No
Max weight: 330 lbs
Warranty: 3 years
Price: check on Amazon

This scale has a modern and sleek design that fits in any bathroom. It is easy to calibrate, as it comes equipped with a cog so you can set it back to zero without any hassle It doesn’t have a non-slip platform so you just need to a big careful in a wet bathroom.


Health o Meter Scale with Oversized Dial and Extra Large Platform

Health o Meter Non digital scale

Platform size: 17.9 x 12.7 inches (3.8 inches deep)
Non-slip: Yes
Max weight: 400 lbs
Warranty: 5 years
Price: check on Amazon

This extra large platform comes with a soft-touch mat so it is stable and comfortable, and able to handle  weight up to 400 lbs. The analog design is easily adjusted, as it comes equipped with a cog so you can set it back to zero without any hassle. The oversized dial is designed for easy reading although some reviews on Amazon comment on the relatively small size of the numbers. Aesthetically, this may not look good in all bathrooms but it’s meant to be practical not beautiful.


KINLEE High Quality Stainless Steel Extra-Large Analog Dial Scale

Kinlee Extra Large Non digital scale

Platform size: 18 x 13.4 inches
Non-slip: Yes
Max weight: 350 lbs
Warranty: 5 years
Price: check on Amazon

This is another extra large mechanical scale with an oversized dial. Good for stability and good for overweight people. A non-slip textured mat ensures easy and safe weighing. Like the Health o Meter scale, these scales are more about practicality than beauty. At 8.6 lbs it’s not great for moving around.


Taylor Mechanical Rotating Dial Scale

Taylor Non digital mechanical scale

Platform size: 9.5 x 10 inches
Non-slip: Yes
Max weight: 300 lbs
Warranty: 5 years
Price: check on Amazon

Compared to the other scales on this list, this bathroom scale is compact and can fit into tight areas due to its design. You can still read weight at a glance with a rotating scale dial in 1-pound/1-kilogram increments. It’s a very simple and very affordable option.


Peachtree RB-125 Mechanical Bathroom Scale with Magnifying Lens Dial

Peachtree mechanical non-digital scale

Platform size: 10 x 10.2 inches
Non-slip: Yes
Max weight: 275 lbs
Warranty: 5 years
Price: check on Amazon

This is another lightweight, compact scale that can fit in tight spaces. It has a non-slip surface as well. And a mechanical dial with zero adjustment knob. This is also an affordable option for a simple mechanical bathroom scale.


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