I just bought a Body Fat Scale today, and I was just wondering how accurate they are. I haven't taken my body fat with any other methods yet, so I don't have anything to compare it to.
I measured myself with shorts, boxers and a T-Shirt and it came up as 16.2%. I then did it twice more without any clothes on at all; getting 15.1% and 14.5%. Do these things tend to under scale you or over?
11-02-2010, 04:29 PM #1
How accurate are body fat scales.
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11-02-2010, 08:57 PM #5
I would agree that the body fat scales are not that accurate. That being said, if you use the scale at the same time everyday (such as first in the morning) you can get a gauge of your progress. The problem the scales have is hydration... But if you average your results over the course of a week, I feel it's a good week to track your progress.
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Any type of bio-resistance BF measurement device (bodyfat scales or those hand held devices from the gym) are pretty inconsistent and aren't that reliable. Pinch Tests and Bodpods are what most people use to get accurate test results."It doesnít matter what youíve heard
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