There was a time not so long ago when people had to visit hospitals or railway station to have their body weight checked, yes railway station, most of us above an age of 25-years would be similar with that giant looking thing at the railway station with attractive lights and a spinning wheel on which if we stand and deposit a coin will give us a small cardboard printed with our actual weight. Another common method was visiting a clinic or hospital and the staff will ask us to get on top of a weighing machine and then he/she reads/notes down the weigh on the scale. These processes were long and time-consuming, but, today, things have changed people lack time and patience to visit a hospital/clinic/any place to check their weight.
This is where our product, personal body weighing machine comes into play. Personal weighing machines are those weighing machines that are cheap and can be used frequently to keep the weight in check. There are many manufacturers that have exploited the demand for the personal weighing machine and have flooded the market with different models of weighting machines.
However, with all this being told, weighing machines are of different types and they come from different brands. Here are some of the things you should know and some of the key factors that you should consider before purchasing weighing machines at home.
Advantages of having a personal weighing machine –
- Personal weighing machines enable the user to keep his/her weight at check
- A personal weighing machine is time-saving
- It saves money and he/she can frequently check the weight.
Factors to consider while purchasing a weighing machine –
- Type of weighing machine
- Weighing range/capacity
- Units and display
Type of weighing machine – weighing machine are of two types.
Analog weighing machine – This type of weighing machine is the traditional type, t is the cheapest type of weighing machine available on the Indian market right now. Analog type weighing machine displays the body weight readings in dial mode, they come in different capacities which I will explain later in this section. This type of weighing machine has few disadvantages, they usually have a 0.5 kg error after some use, and the reading could vary according to the side from which you check the reading.
Digital weighing machine – A digital weighing machine is an evolved version of the analog weighing machine, as the name suggests, the weight reading is displayed digitally on a small screen. The size of the screen may or may not vary with each model. This type of weighing machines come with batteries that can be replaced, these batteries would be lithium based. The capacity of this type of weighing machine may vary.
Some of the digital machines have advanced features like memory feature that can store the previous reading, and some come with sensors that can switch off/switch off the device accordingly. Now, today, there are also weighing machines that come with Bluetooth pairing feature which enable the device to send the weight measurements to your smartphone. This measurement details can then be shared with doctors, friends, relatives etc.
If you are looking for a personal weighing machine that displays the accurate weight measurement, it is always better to consider purchasing a digital weighing machine. A digital weighing machine is maximum error-free and displays the exact weight reading.
Weighing range/capacity – Capacity of a weighing machine refers to the maximum reading a weighing machine can display. Analog weighing machine comes with a capacity 100 kg, 120 kg, 150 kg, on the other hand, a digital weighing machine comes with capacity 100 kg, 120 kg, 150 kg, 180 kg. Selecting the device on the basis of its capacity is totally up to you and the only thing you should remember is that it is always better to purchase a device with maximum capacity.
Environment – weighing machine come with different features, some come with waterproof features, some with shockproof features. Before purchasing a weighing machine, decide where you are going to place the device, if it is a place with high humidity and moisture prefer purchasing a waterproof device if, you have kids at home and if the device will be kept at his/her reach prefer purchasing a shockproof device.
Units and size of display – Most of the Indians prefer weight to be displayed in kilograms on their weighing machine. However, some people especially the NRIs might prefer having the weight reading displayed in another unit if you have such a requirement check the specification carefully because there are devices with such options. Size of the display is another major factor to consider and it is really important if the device is digital, different models of weighing machine will have different display size. It is totally up to you to check the size of the display and purchase the product according to your requirement.
Skid-proof – This is one of the most important features to consider while purchasing a personal weighing machine. I have seen some devices with no skid proof feature; these devices are dangerous to use. If you have very old people at your family or let it be anyone devices with no skid proof feature can prove dangerous and can result in severe damages to your body, so, it is very important to purchase a device with skid-proof design so that the user does not slip and fall from the weighing machine breaking his/her bones.
Shape –weighing machine comes in mainly two different shapes, round and rectangle. There are no differences in the efficiency of the device or working of the device, but the shape of the device really matters for some people. It is more of a personal choice, so, I leave it up to you to select the shape.
Considering all these factors here are some of the best personal weighing machines available on the Indian market right now.
1. Health Sense PS 126 Ultra-Lite Personal Scale (Grey)
The Health Sense PS 126 Ultra-Lite Personal Scale from the brand Health Sense is one of the best selling weighing machines available on the Indian market right now. This weighing machine looks elegant and comes with dark grey backlight feature. The manufacturer has incorporated G sensors on this device for greater accuracy. One of the notable features of this device is that it is lightweight and the entire device is slim. This product has a capacity/weighing range of 5-180 kg.
2. Omron HN-286 Digital Weight Scale
The Omron HN-286 Digital Weight Scale from the brand Omron comes on number second in our list. This is a digital weighing machine that comes incorporated with 4 sensors that ensures accuracy. The device also has tempered glass that enhances the safety of the device. One of the notable features of the device is that it comes with sensors that switch on/off the device automatically. The manufacturer offers a 1-year warranty on the product.
3. Equinox Personal Weighing Scale-Mechanical EQ-BR-9201
The Equinox Personal Weighing Scale-Mechanical EQ-BR-9201 from the brand Equinox is one of the best analog weighing machines for body weight. This weighing machine comes with 130 kg weighing range/capacity. The whole device has a durable body and the device is built to withstand shocks and high pressure. The manufacturer offers a 1.5 year warranty on the product from the date of delivery of the product. The device also comes with a feature that allows the user to adjust the scale to remove the zero error on the scale.
4. Equinox Personal Weighing Scale-Digital EQ-EB-9300
The Equinox Personal Weighing Scale-Digital EQ-EB-9300 from the brand Equinox is one of the best weighing scales to buy online in India. This is a digital weighing machine that looks elegant and stylish. One of the notable features of this device is that it comes with a comparatively larger LCD display and also an auto-step-on feature that switch on the device when the user steps on the device. This device has a capacity of 150 Kgs and also comes with low battery/error/overload.
5. Venus Personal Electronic Digital LCD Body Fitness Weight Machine – Red
This device by Venus brand is lightweight and comes incorporated with tempered glass. The device also has an elegant LCD display and comes with a weighing range 5-180 Kgs. The manufacturer offers a 3 months warranty on the product from the date of delivery of the product. One of the notable things of the device is that it looks elegant and attractive.
6. Pointek Electronic Digital LCD Personal Health Body Fitness Weighing Scale (Black)
This digital weighing machine device is super lightweight and comes with a display with dark grey backlight and white fonts. The capacity or weighing range of the device is 180 Kgs. The manufacturer also has incorporated a G sensor for ensuring high accuracy. One of the notable things about this weighing machine is that it also has a temperature indicator too.
Today, most of the people are busy with their life’s and job, no one can spare some time to check their weight and to keep their body mass at check, personal weighing machines are those devices that helps the user keep in check the body weight frequently. The entire products listed above come from reputed manufactures and are the best devices available on the Indian market today.