Body Fat % Monitors

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  1. B-Unit

    B-Unit New Member

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    I'm looking to buy one of the electrical body fat % monitor things. I don't want one of the really expensive ones, just one that will give me a good enough result to track my progress. Where is the best place to buy one? Can you point me in the direction of a inexpensive but semi-reliable monitor?
     
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    anyone have any info?
     
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    shastaisforwinners OT Supporter

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    get calipers instead
     
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    are the calipers very hard to use? I would really like an electrical one just based on the fact that it is so easy to get a read out.
     
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    the scales are garbage
     
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    Why, are the readings way off?
     
  7. Rummy

    Rummy "bored and extremely dangerous"

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    they're precise but not accurate.

    the reasoning is the assumptions they make about your body makeup when they measure the electrical resistance through you. assumptions = bad
     
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    yes, and can are easliy changed by sodium levels, amount of water in your body, etc
     
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    are the calipers easy to use?
    do they take a long time to measure and get good data?
    Thanks
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  10. Rummy

    Rummy "bored and extremely dangerous"

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    takes like 3 minutes every coupla weeks when you do it.

    check out http://www.linear-software.com/online.html for a calculator you can use. The more sites you do, the more accurate it'll be.
     
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    thanks for the help all
     
  12. shastaisforwinners

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    if you just want to track progress, you don't have to be 100% accurate on your readings. Just make sure to measure exactly the same way each time.
     
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