Re: Body Fat % Scale
- From: "Steve Freides" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 14:44:00 -0500
"David Cohen" <sammiesdad@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"Steve Freides" <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote
"Jim Jones" <jim@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote
Any recommendations on a high end scale for measuring body fat %? With
current setup, readings tend to fluctuate a bit. I have found that if I
my feet and the pads clean, the reading are a bit more consistent.
I know, I understand that actual number isn't nearly as important as the
direction for which the readings are headed (hopefully downward!). But I
interested in a convenient means for measuring body fat %, and am
pay for it.
A hand-held electronic bodyfat monitor, such as the kind made by Omron,
has consistently given me results very close to those obtained with
calipers and also with underwater weighing, while a scale has not. I
recommend you buy calipers as David suggest or at least have someone with
calipers measure you, and then see if the hand-held electronic monitor
will do what you need. Mine cost about $60.
I'm not familiar with the device. What is it's method of operation?
IOW, how it do dat?
So far as I know, the principle is the same as the scale, and the major
difference is that you hold it in your hands instead of standing on it. Why
it's more accurate, or even if it's more accurate for most people, is
something about which I haven't a clue, but it's definitely more accurate
for me and the few other people I've tested it on who also had had recent
caliper measurements all said it was within 1% of the calipers.
Partial electrocution or something like that. :)
Web search "omron body fat monitor" and you'll get the right thing - don't
know if there's any better info on it out there.
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