- 04-15-2010, 03:06 PM
- 04-15-2010, 04:58 PM
I have used a couple of different home ones, from my expierence, they are in the ball park but not close enough. I found that they are somewhere between 2-5% off on actual BF%, usually on the low side
- 04-15-2010, 06:08 PM
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04-18-2010, 01:20 PM
most of them dont measure BF%, but BMI, which is a correlation of BF%.
04-18-2010, 02:59 PM
I use the Tanita Ironman BC-558..
I do like it a lot and seems to be consistent from day to day
04-18-2010, 04:52 PM
They work off of BMI which if you are quite muscular are obviously inaccurate.
04-18-2010, 10:15 PM
They're junk. Just go by how your clothes fit, and if you really need to know bodyfat, get a set of calipers. They'll get you fairly close.
04-19-2010, 12:50 PM
04-19-2010, 08:33 PM
Because it still runs off of an algorithm based on average humans it is not as accurate for athletes or those who are muscular.
04-24-2010, 07:28 AM
I have used this scale and then did Hydrostatic Testing for BF% and it was off 1.5 % on the low side
04-24-2010, 12:09 PM
04-24-2010, 12:42 PM
04-24-2010, 01:06 PM
04-25-2010, 11:58 PM
I have an OMRON scale that uses both the feet sensors and hand sensors that are connected to the rest of the scale by a spiral cord. I don't really rely on it for accurate BF readings since my muscle mass is higher than the average person, but I've noticed it has consistent readings. It said I was 20% BF last December. By February (well into my cut) it was consistently saying I was 14%. I always tested first thing in the morning after using the bathroom.
I guess if you're trying to gauge fat loss, these things can help you keep track. Just don't rely on the actual percentages.