Originally Posted by Inkdot
Shitty digital scales are less accurate, but the difference is that analog scale has a limit to how accurate it can be while a digital scale has almost no limit. For instance at my lab we have a fairly standard scale to weight chemicals it goes to the 4th decimal of a gram, when you measure stuff that low you need to seal off the scale so that pressure differences (gas movement, vibrations etc) dosen't interfere.
I think a big reason why they use analog scales is because they are always reliable and also because of tradition from the old boxing days, not because they necessarily are more accurate.
Yeah I agree, they have a fancy digital scale at my gym that is accurate to the tenth of a pound. Hundreds of people get on it every day, if it's up or down you just hit tare before you step on it. The technology nowadays really has no error and if there was you'd instantly know because most fighters know exactly what they are when they walk out there.