Updated December 23, 2020 by Chris Gillespie

The 8 Best Mechanical Bathroom Scales

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Although it may be true that mechanical bathroom scales are less accurate than their digital cousins, for some, they're an uncomplicated way to gauge weight loss or gain. Here, you'll find models that are simple enough for just about everyone to use, including some with large dials that you can easily see. Just keep in mind that for the best results, you'll need to calibrate before each use. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Pelstar Professional

2. Health O Meter Beam Scale

3. Health O Meter Oversized

Editor's Notes

December 18, 2020:

Accuracy, ease of use, and an easy to read dial are the main factors we considered when updating these mechanical bathroom scales. We added the Health O Meter Oversized due to its large 13-inch base that provides a stable platform, and its five and a half inch dial.

Also included is the Taylor Precision Black, a contemporary styled scale that features a textured, anti-slip mat and a large black dial with easy to read measurements. However, it is a compact model that may not be the best choice for those with large feet.

The Pelstar Professional offers the biggest dial at eight inches, and since it is raised from the platform by four inches, it allows for more standing room while making it easier to read.

November 02, 2018:

Investigated accuracy issues with Salter models, ultimately adding the 200 Academy Professional as a viable option because it can be reliable with proper calibration. Additionally selected two non-traditional models, the Health O Meter Beam Scale and Ozeri Rev Electro-Mechanical for those who may be interested in something a little different.

4. Health O Meter Medical

5. Ozeri Rev Electro-Mechanical

6. Salter 200 Academy Professional

7. Thinner Extra-Large Dial

8. Taylor Precision Black


Chris Gillespie
Last updated on December 23, 2020 by Chris Gillespie

Starting his career in the building industry, Chris built and managed a plumbing and heating company in northern England. After 13 years, seeking a more fulfilling lifestyle, he moved to southeast Asia, eventually settling in Vietnam, where he teaches writing and comprehension at a number of international universities. Drawing on his previous experience, and his passion for kitesurfing and windsurfing, Chris is knowledgeable in all things water related both recreationally and within the construction industry.


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