Are Bathroom Scales Inaccurate At Higher Weights?

Answer:

The heavier you are, the more you compress the spring, which makes the dial go around to show your weight. ‘But scales contain lots of little mechanisms, which can easily get bent and throw the measurement out. ‘What’s more, most are mass produced so you can’t guarantee you’re buying a precision machine. ‘

Answer:

These scales measure your weight in one of two ways: mechanically, with springs, or electronically, with circuits that bend under weight, altering the current coursing through them. In general, digital bathroom scales are more accurate than mechanical ones.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do my scales say different weights?

#1 Every time a digital scale is moved it needs to be calibrated. Initializing the scale resets the internal parts allowing the scale to find the correct “zero” weight and ensure accurate readings. If the scale is moved and you do NOT calibrate it, you are likely to see fluctuations in your weight.

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