1. Do you really need it?
If you travel more than once a year by plane… Yes you should buy this travel gadget. It will save you hassle, stress and money while you travel.
2. Digital or analog?
Digital requires battery, analog no. Most of the digital scales are more accurate which is important. The difference in price is really marginal so you should go for digital. Reading from digital scale is much easier also.
3. Size and weight of the scale
You don’t want to add extra weight to your baggage, do you? Choose the smallest possible digital scale which will fit nicely to your bag. Remember that you should take it with you wherever you go.
4. Maximum weight
Check what is maximum weight you can weigh with the scale. Most of the scales weigh up to 40kg which is absolutely enough. If you want to use this item for other purposes you may want to buy one with higher limit.
5. Weight standards
Lb and Kg are the most popular and used by most manufacturers. Other possible measures: grams or oz.
6. Carry case
It might be handy to have carry case for luggage scale as for any digital equipment.
7. Easy to hold handle
Make sure you choose the luggage scale which is easy to use and you won’t have to bend to be able to read the result.
8. Additional features
Some of the luggage scales offer extra features such as, measure tape. Measure tape could be useful to check your baggage size limits. Other additional features available: – timer alarm – strong LED flashlight – extra batteries. Extra feature are important if you are traveling a lot. If you are just an occasional traveller, simple but good quality digital scale will be fine.