most wood working is about reproducing, not measuring.
Since I don't (and don't want to) own any working digital display on any of my tools, I do work with story sticks and especially what I call measuring blocks.
For example - a groove needs to have a certain width and depth to snugly fit another part of the project - so rather than measuring twice on each of the parts, and possibly mis-reading the scale due to angles of reading, I rather create a small block of wood out of a piece of waste material, matching exactly the dimensions I need, and then use it to feel the measurement with the tips of my fingers for accuracy. You get the idea?
So even if you use a hight gauge for setting a routers depth of cut in a router table - use it as a feeler gouge rather than a measuring one, and you won't bother its scale reading inches or metrics.
Or use the piece matching that groove, to feel the hight setting of the bit is ok.
Even calipers are usually used by me that way - adjusting, locking and reproducing the "measurement" without glancing at the scale once.
By the way - those calipers were really cheap digital ones, since the battery had given up already in the shop - the locking mechanism is all I need.
I found this is way more accurate for me than any measurements.
When life gives you lemons - make lemonade.... (1915, Elbert Hubbard)