Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Smart Weigh Pocket Scale


I received this as a review sample. Since the product description is very complete and there are a large number of other reviews discussing the features I am going to stick to a few areas. First it's accurate. I test a lot of scales so I own a set of calibration standards. My scale worked out of the box by accurately weighing a 1 gram calibration standard, and that is ten times the weight that this scale is capable of weighing.

One feature that I love is the hold function, which will freeze the display if you are weighing an object that is large enough to obscure the display. Do note that his scale will max out at 2kg (or 4.4 pounds), so placing any object heavier than that could damage it beyond repair.

It's possible that the scale arrives out of calibration. Since it has a calibration feature, which many digital scales lack, you should invest in a 1000 gram calibration standard. Yes, they cost more than the scale, but the scale itself is less than fifteen bucks, so the total cost is still below what a scale of this design was selling for less than two years ago. If you are wondering what standard to purchase this is one that I recommend: American Weigh Scales 1KGWGT Calibration Weight Scale, 1000gm Capacity.

Note, you do not need that standard to check accuracy - any calibration standard between .1 grams and 2kg will let you know if the scale is accurate. You do, however, need a 1kg (1000 gram) standard to perform a calibration. One good indication that you do need to run a calibration is if the display shows an OUTZ, which means that zero has shifted and it is no longer accurate.

Overall this scale has a plethora of features and, when calibrated, is highly accurate. The only complaint that I have is the function buttons are so shiny that they are hard to read in a strong light.

Sia I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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