The scale takes 2 lithium batteries and they are included as well. This scale can measure in pounds and ounces, milliliters, fluid ounces, and grams. The LCD screen is a good size and easy to read . This kitchen scale is really nice to have. It can measure from 0.05 oz to 11 pounds. It is a tough screen and are sensitive too .It is made out of tempered glass so it it nice a strong. This is is made well and looks great in my kitchen . I recommend this kitchen scale .