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Old 07-19-2012, 04:15 PM   #1
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Just bought a "healthometer" today. Neat bathroom scale, supposedly gives your bodyfat measurements too with claims of accuracy to 0.2 lbs.

Weighed myself 4 times with 1-2 minute interval just to check out the repeatability.

Reading 1 ... 184 lbs, 22.7% fat
Reading 2 ... 184.8 lbs, 22.8% fat
Reading 3 ... 184.2 lbs, 25.4% fat
Reading 4 ...184.4 lbs, 24.6% fat

This is the variation within 10 minutes! Wonder if these devices are any good at all.

The scale at our gym put me at 185.2 lbs last night, so I suppose this weighs sort of ok. Fat % measurements seem all over the place though. The US army calculator put me at 16-17% range which seems rather more sensible.
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I have one, my bodyfat percentage changes depending on how wet my feet are. Keep an eye on the weight too, sometimes its way off (10 pounds). I usually weight myself 3 times to see if it agrees with itself.
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I have one, my bodyfat percentage changes depending on how wet my feet are. Keep an eye on the weight too, sometimes its way off (10 pounds). I usually weight myself 3 times to see if it agrees with itself.
thanks for the info. Will keep this in mind.
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You have random body fat
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You mean I have a lean tummy and fat arms?
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bioimpedence scales or hand helds or whatever. bout as useful as a kick in the ass.

stop obsessing over your BF% and use a mirror.
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