View Full Version : Tanita Bodyfat Scale !!?
10-07-2002, 04:46 PM
Does anyone here own one ??? If so, how do you like it ?! I was thinking of getting one, because it's hard to do the calipers on myself correctly ( especially tris )...
10-07-2002, 07:46 PM
Iron T -
I have one and I love it even with its little flaws. Its accurate for weighing yourself but its about 3-5% off on bodyfat percentages. When it takes your bodyfat percentage it asks you to put in your data (male/female and height). My cousin and I have found that there is a huge difference if you weigh yourself as a woman or a man. We have found that it is more accurate to weigh ourselves as a man. Its amazing how much of a difference there is (7-10% higher). Also, when it measures your bf% it will fluctuate some due to how hydrated you are.
10-08-2002, 12:11 PM
thanks for the input :) I am aware of the slight fluctuations. That's way you should always weigh/measure yourself at t he same time of day and under the same conditions ( for example in the a.m. after waking up ) to get consitant results. Also I think regardless of accuracy, as long as you always use the same tool to measure your BF ...you should be okay..one thing will always be right : up is up and down is down...as far as numbers..
10-08-2002, 10:07 PM
np - yeah, I pretty much weigh myself at the same time - first thing in the morning. Sometimes after I workout. What I have found kinda odd is my bf% is a couple %'s less later in the day. I thought that it would be lower in the morning but it isn't. Yeah up is up and down is down. Its a lot easier to go up than down. Now, if it were that easy to go down but no there are things called plateaus that make going down harder. Now what fun would it be if we didn't come across those? Most women think that they are evil but its all in how you look at them. I don't really like them but once I get past them I feel like I've accomplished something. Rather than if I didn't have them. They drive my workouts more. So, its not completely evil.