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    Hi All - How accurate are those electronic body fat analyzers that cost like $20-$50? I'm thinking of buying one and I'm trying to figure out if it is a waste of money.

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    It is a waste of money and not accurate at all.
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    bioelectrical impedance is known to be inaccurate to 3-5%
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    The electric one's are a waste of time. I have a set of Tanita scales and my bf% can change by 2% if I drink a litre of water.

    Accu-measure calipers are supposed to be accurate to about 1% and they're pretty cheap as well. It would be to get a set of these rather than spending $50 on electric scales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warsteiner View Post
    The electric one's are a waste of time. I have a set of Tanita scales and my bf% can change by 2% if I drink a litre of water.

    Accu-measure calipers are supposed to be accurate to about 1% and they're pretty cheap as well. It would be to get a set of these rather than spending $50 on electric scales.
    That was my thinking. Thank you very much for the feedback.
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