This post is all about best weed scales of 2023. These scales were made years before 2023, but why I consider them worthy of being added to this list is because these are so relevant and so famous that they will be there in 2023 and many coming years.
Yes, this might sound ridiculous or strange, because we do not have different scales for different types of products, but these are the scales that are used to measure the weight of small quantity. So, perfect for weighing weed, drug, herb or even jewelry.
They can easily fit in a big pocket and you can use them to measure any product, but why we prefer to use them for weighing weed?
It is because those who grow Marijuana or do related business in states where it is allowed, use this type of scales.
Before I give the verdict and announce the top three lightweight weed scales, let us have a look at the table below to see how all of these performed.
So, here is the lineup of the most impressive and widely liked gram scales.
Top 10 Best Weed Scales
1. Spirit Pronto Pocket Scale
This scale will catch anyone’s eyes because of smart and sleek design (made to fit in a pocket or small bag) and backlit digital scale.
Here is a small lineup of pros and cons.
The first thing about this scale, that impresses every user, is that it is backlit display scale and it is due to better circuit design or what that it takes only two AAA batteries to work properly with backlit display.
Since I have talked about display, it should be mentioned here that the reason why I count it as one of the pros is that many other pocket scales do not have a backlit display. It is important to have one, because a small scale’s display can easily be overshadowed by the weighing platform.
Fast and accurate Measurements
It has been reported by the customers who have used this scale that it measuring time is really faster than many other scales in the market.
There is this piece counting function that enables one to get accurate measurements within very short time.
Taring and calibration with this scale are faster than many others. It has purpose-defined designated buttons for taring and piece counting that definitely save time.
Instead of having to go from one to another option by pressing the same button, you have dedicated buttons for taring and piece counting.
Readings and Graduation Ounces
This scale is good at so many levels. For example, it can take readings in many units e.g. gram, ounces, ounce troy scale, deadweight tonnage, grains and carat etc.
Not only this diversity let you weigh many diverse items on this scale e.g. gold, but also the graduation unit is only 0.1 gram or 0.01 oz.
This means that you can easily weigh any time that weighs more than 0.01 oz/
4.13 x 4.96 x 0.63” Size – 6.4 Ounces Weight
You can see that as far as the size and weight is concerned, this product is definitely a pocket product. You can easily keep it in pocket. The size is even less than an average sized smart phone and the weight is hardly one ounce more than an iPhone6. This is definitely one ideal pocket food scale.
In terms of cons, I must say that the most serious concern is the functionality. Some customers have reported that their item stopped working after a few months.
As far as inconsistent measurements are concerned, that is a complaint that the users of almost ever scale have made. It seems to me that it cannot be pinned only on the scale.
2. Smart Weigh SWS100 Elite Digital Pocket Scale
Here are all the pros and cons of this product.
Alright, the beans have been spilled. Let us first take a look at the pros.
Foldable Pocket Scale
This scale has been designed in a way that is not common among weighing scales. It looks like a scientific calculator with removable lid.
This design is not common among Marijuana weighing scales, let alone the foldable pocket scales.
The inside of the lid carries the important information and fixes that one might need while using the scale.
Strong Platform and Backlit Display
The weighing platform of this scale for weighing grams is brushed metal one and there is no doubt that it is good enough to last for a very long period.
The display shows digits in relatively bigger size and it is a backlit display so there should be no reason for you to fail to read the digital clearly.
Dedicated Buttons for Tare and Weighing Modes
Right underneath the blue display there are three buttons – right to left. The first one is for On and Off, the second one is Mode and the third one is Tare.
You can press Mode to go from one to another weighing mode e.g. from gram to carat and you can use Tare to bring the display back to zero or exclude the container’s weight.
Gram, Ounces, Grain and Carats – Graduation 0.01 Gram
I mentioned the Mode button – that button can be used to switch from one to another weighing quantity. This scale can weigh any item in grams, ounces, grains and carats.
The graduation unit is 0.01 gram. Anything ‘heavier’ than this can be measured on this scale. It is very useful because a product like marijuana or jewelry etc. would require a scale that can measure even the smallest quantity.
The problems with this scale are almost the same as other scales. Some customers say that measurements are incorrect.
There is this bigger problem – there is a manufacturing fault due to which some of these scales start reading ‘Full’ without having anything on the platform.
3. Smart Weigh ZIP300 High Precision Ultra Slim Pocket Scale
This scale is smaller than many old ordinary cell phones with physical keypads. Before we go into further detail, take a look at the pros and cons.
Let us talk about the cons first, because in case of this scale, there is this problem that seems to be true and interesting.
The first major issue is the same that you would notice in case of almost every other scale on Amazon; the scale gives inconsistent or wrong readings.
This might as well be because of imbalanced surface.
The other issue seems to be real and specific to this product. One of the customer reported that since the weighing platform is not elevated as you notice in case of other pocket weed scales, it is not possible to get correct measurement for all the grains or pieces on the scale. You cannot do this without finding a container that will fit on the scale.
Here are the pros.
Extremely small, compact and lightweight pocket scale
If you look at the size of this scale, it is smaller than the size of any standard smart phone and similar to small-sized phones with physical keypad.
I mean when you look at exact dimensions (4.5 x 2.5 x 0.6”) and the weight which is only 4.3 ounces (even less than an iPhone 6), you have to believe that perhaps it is the most compact and smallest weed scale.
60 Seconds Mechanical Auto-Off
Considering that this scale is a very small one, but it still has options like Modes and Tare and it comes with a backlit digital display, it needs power. Well that comes from 2 AAA batteries and in order to save the batteries the manufacturers added a 60 seconds mechanical auto-off.
The backlit display on this scale has a blue color that is easy on eyes and that makes it easy for you to read the digits.
I’d like to add that the size of digits is not good – they are small, but because of backlit display you can easily see digits.
Multiple Modes g, oz, dwt, gn and ct
This scale has a Mode button and you can switch between one to another weighing mode. It provides weight measurements in g, oz, dwt, gn and ct modes.
4. Horizon PCC-100 Digital Pocket Scale and Calculator
The scale can be used to measure the quantity of weed or any other lightweight item, and the lid of the scale is actually a proper calculator with memory and other functions.
Here are the pros and cons.
Before we talk about the cons, let us see why this scale is worthy of your consideration.
Maximum 100 Gram and Minimum 0.01 Gram Capacity
Horizon’s pocket scale for weed weighing has a maximum weighing capacity of 100 gram and the minimum capacity is 0.01 gram. This is enough to weigh an sane quantity of weed in one go and even if the quantity is very little, chances are that you can weigh it.
Solar Powered Calculator Lid
The lid of this scale is a solar powered regular calculator. So, it is a two-in-one solution for your weed measurements. With this in your pocket, you will never get the wrong counting.
Backlit Display with Big Digits
This pocket scale comes with a blue backlit display and although its size is so small, its display has digits big enough for you to read them flawlessly.
Tare and Mode Functions
There are some big scales that do not have mode function, but this one like others mentioned above, has two different buttons for two different purposes: Tare and Mode.
As far as the problems are concerned.
There are two major issues. First of all, (as always) is the inconsistent readings. The second issue is with calibration. In order to properly use this scale, you have to calibrate it every now and then.
5. American Weigh Scale GEMINI-20 Milligram Scale
American Weigh Scales is one of the most famous weighing scale manufacturing companies. This digital gram scale has won over 2,500 customers and an ‘Amazon’s Choice’ Tag.
Here’s my take on the pros and cons.
As you can see, the inaccurate weighing will remain to be the most commonly reported problem with digital scales.
We will come to the problems later, let us first have a look at all pros.
Maximum 20 Grams Weighing Capacity in 0.001 Gram Increments
This scale has definitely been made only and only for very lightweight products such as gold, herbs and marijuana. The maximum quantity that you can weight with this scale is 20g and the minimum is 0.001 gram.
Comes with carrying case, tweezers, tray and calibration weight
It is not just the scale; it is the full shebang. It is something like for weighing scale hobbyists. It comes with a carrying case, there are tweezers to retrieve the calibration weight once job is done and most obviously it has the calibration weight.
The weighing tray is the most different one and works accurately.
Adjacent to the lower side of the scale is the lid that can flip and cover the entire scale. This protective lid is transparent with AWS (American Weigh Scales) logo and product name on it.
Tare and Mode Buttons
There are two dedicated buttons for Tare and Mode functions. You can press mode and switch from one to another weighing mode. Tare can wipe the slate clean to weigh from zero.
The problems are basically the same with any other scale. Apart from inaccurate weighing measurements, the only issue is that a few customers’ scales broke in first few months.
6. Boldall Portable Digital Scale
Let us take a look at the pros and cons.
Apparently, this scale possesses both typical flaws that most of the scales come with. Not only it has inconsistent measurements, but it also needs resent to work properly.
Very frequently, the scale stop working unless you restart it. However, these issues were reported by only a few customers.
Now let us have a look at the pros.
Sleek and Stylish Modern Look with All Black Color
This scale has a sleek and stylish modern look. It is all black which is pretty unusual for any digital weighing scale. But if you look at its weight, it is a rather heavy product with 10.9 ounce. However, the weight is still same as many 6 inches+ smart phones. The size is also similar to a smart phone’s length and eBook reader or iPad’s width. It is 5.7×5.7×0.4”.
Transparent Cover/Lid to Protect the Scale
If you examine this scale with care you will see that there is an overall attention to detail. For example, there are not many scales with protective lids. This scale comes with a protective lid, but the lid is transparent and the display panel is not covered.
Tare, Mode and Pieces Buttons
Speaking of display panel, it is important to mention that it is backlit. On the panel you will also find three buttons apart from the power button.
The face that you can weigh in pieces with ‘Pcs’ button and use different modes with ‘M’ button shows their attention to detail. The ‘T’ button can be used to tare and start over.
Measurement in g, oz, lb, kg, ct and tl – 0.001oz
The best thing about this scale is that unlike majority of small or big scales online, this one does not have only one or two weight modes, but 6 modes. You can measure weight of different items in g, oz, lb, kg, ct and tl.
7. Etekcity Touch Digital Kitchen Scale
It is one of the most famous digital kitchen scales, and here are the pros and cons of this pocket scale from Etekcity.
Here’s the deal:
We will first talk about the pros and then we will discuss the cons in detail. Here is the detail of the pros of this product.
Easy to Clean Tempered Glass Surface
We all know by our experience that some of the easiest to clean surfaces include a tempered glass; this is one of the important reasons why this material is so often used in household items.
Tempered glass is not only easy to clean, but you can also not easily break it. I know that the kind of items that you will weigh on such a scale e.g. weed, jewelry etc. cannot break glass, but considering the fact that you will probably keep it in a purse or pocket, let me tell you that the glass will not break unless you try.
5 Kg Weighing Capacity with Minimum 0.1 Oz
The maximum weight that you can weigh on this product is 5 Kg and the minimum is 0.1 Oz. Both, maximum and minimum are enough for someone who’d need marijuana for personal or business purposes.
Measurements in lb, oz, g, ml and fl.oz
It is always good to be able to weigh in more than two or three units. With this best gold scale with you, you can measure it in lb, oz, g, ml and fl.oz.
Smart Tare button to deduct weight of container
This scale does not have a dedicated tare button. However, you can use it by pressing power button. With smart tare gesture you can deduct the weight on scale e.g. container or any quantity of the any item that you do not want to measure, and measure only newly added quantity.
As far as problems are concerned, it has one common and one different con.
The usual one is that of inconsistent reading. The unusual one is that this thing shuts down automatically if it remains inactive for more than one minute and customers who wanted it to stay on, didn’t like this power-saving gimmick.
8. Poniie Digital Jewelry Food Scale
This pocketsize scale is destined to make Poniie a famous brand. Here, take a look at the pros and cons.
In case you cannot understand this calibration problem, let me clarify that these kind of scales are like real-life scales and you have to calibrate them with weights, which people used to simply digital weighing obviously do not like.
The other problem is the same; it happens to give inconsistent measurements.
Here is all the detail about pros.
Blue Backlit Display
This scale comes with a big and bright blue digital display. Apart from the color and size of the scale, the digits are also big; rest assured that you would not have any problem with reading the digits.
Minimum 0.01g to Maximum 500.00g weighing capacity
While you might not consider it too much, 500.00 gram is quite a big quantity for items that can be weighed on this. We are talking about items like weed, grain and gold etc.
Measuring units: g, oz, ct, ozt, dwt and gn
One of the best aspects of this digital pocket scale is the measuring units it offers. This scale can measure items in 6 units e.g. g, oz, ct, ozt, dwt and gn.
This enables you to measure more products in a quantity and measuring unit that you like. Just press the Mode button and choose the unit.
Tare, Mode and Pieces Measuring options
Speaking of mode, I must mention Tare and Pieces buttons. While I have explained Mode, let me clarify that PCS button is used to measure items in pieces. For example, if you have pieces of, you can use this button. Tare is used to start over or start without the existing weight.
9. American Weigh Scales Signature Series Digital Scale
Here’s my take on the pros and cons.
We might not want to pay heed to the complaint made by 5 out of 85 people who bought it, but it is important.
The first issue is that this tool tends to give wrong measurements. It’s like you check the measurement of some food ingredient and when you measure the same on the scale, it tells differently.
The other issue is reported by hardly one or two, that the scale malfunctions. Even if this happens, you always have Amazon guarantee and company’s 10 years’ warranty to get refund.
Here are the pros.
Maximum 1000g weight and minimum 0.1g
The weighing capacity of this item is not too much. It is hardly 1 Kg maximum – in one go, but considering marijuana or gold or grain, this is good enough. The minimum possible is also satisfactory.
Blue Backlit Display
This product has a blue backlit display on it and digits appear to be big, so reading the measurements is super easy.
Measuring Units g, oz, ct and gn
If you want to measure items in modes other than gram, there is oz. ct and gn as well.
Stainless Steel Material and Flip-open lid protection
The stainless steel material of this product makes it super easy to clean and impossible to break. The flip-open lid just ups the protection of the piece.
10. AWS Blade Style Digital Scale
Here are pros and cons.
I consider this important to clarify the problems. First of all, as you can see it, they innovated the wheel at expense of functionality.
Secondly, some of them have glitches with calibration and you have to send back to get the functional piece.
Here’s the detail of pros.
Extremely Innovative Design
Look at it and tell me if you ever saw a digital scale like this. It weighs only 6.4 ounces and size is simply jaw-dropping: 4.2×4.1×1.2”. Uncanny!
Maximum 100g to 0.01g Measurements
Well, you may consider this a con too, as I did, but for something like weed or gold (too expensive) a normal person would hardly need 100g capacity pocket/lightweight digital scale.
Retractable Backlit Display
Not only it is so smart that the backlit display is always hidden unless you retract it from behind the scale’s platform, but that little round display is backlit as well.
Comes with Many Colors Expansion Treys
Ladies would love this scale because it comes with expansion treys. You can buy them separately and apart from camouflage, you can enjoy black, blue, burgundy, grey and silver colors.
As you can see, based on usability, design, features and rating, follows are the top 3 digital weed scales for 2023:
- Poniie Digital Jewelry Scale
- Etekcity Digital Touch
- AWS Signature Series
Interesting Read: how to weigh weed without using a scale
Weed Scale FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
How to reset my weed scale?
In order to reset the scale, you need to TARE it. Almost all scales have a TARE button adjacent to the display. You just need to press the TARE button and wait for the scale to reset. In most cases, this won’t take more than 5-10 seconds.
How to test the weed scale?
Use the Nickel Test! A nickel weight 5 grams. Place the scale on a flat, even surface, and weigh the nickel. If the display reads 5 grams, your digital weed scale is accurate. In case you don’t have a nickel, use Penny (2.5 grams), or Dime (2.27 grams). We aren’t doing anything complex here! We are just weighing an object, whose weight we are already aware of. So you can do it without the coins, too.
How much does a weed scale cost?
There are numerous brands and models of weed scales. The price varies with specifications and usability. They aren’t expensive, though, and you can get a good enough scale for 15-30 dollars.
What is the precision of weed scales?
When you are talking weed, every gram matters! Hence, weed scales are really precise. Most weigh in increments of 0.1 grams, while others are precise to 0.01 gram. At the end of the day, the precision depends upon the model of the scale.
Which is the best weed scale?
According to our analysis, the ‘Poniie Digital Jewelry Scale’ edges out ‘Etekcity Digital Touch Scale’, and ‘AWS Signature series’ for the top spot. There isn’t much that separates the three scales, though, as all of them are exceptional weed scales in their own right.
Where can I buy a weed scale?
You can buy a weed scale from a local market or, you can buy it online on Amazon. With the former, you will have to go all the way to the store. The latter ensures a delivery to your doorsteps so you don’t have to move a muscle!