How accurate are those bf% calculating scales?

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  1. GND

    GND BBP! OT Supporter

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    A friend of mine has one of these and I haven't had my bf% calculated since mid- Feb and it's showing that I've dropped 12% bf since then :eek3:

    Just curious.
     
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    JAFAR FPS whore OT Supporter

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    From my experience, if you measured it yourself, it's probably not that accurate.
     
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    accurate as nick nolte taking a sobriety test.
     
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    so the same type of scales at the Dr's office tell the truth, but a personal one almost identical doesn't?
     
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    JAFAR FPS whore OT Supporter

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    It's not so much in the scale itself, rather than the technique used to measure it.

    If it's accurate, then props to you for dropping 12% bodyfat. :)
     
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    +/- 6% in my personal experience. The important thing is that you use the same scale consistently to get an accurate measure of bf gained or lost.
     
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    lilox Live fast, Die old

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    electricity takes the path of least resistance, so you get a measurement of your lower body, its also effected by mineral levels in your body,
     
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    Dropping 12% isn't out of the ordinary. I went from 25-15%
     
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    I know it's nothing out of the ordinary, but I was just asking about the validity of the scales. :hs:
     
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    They're not that accurate, but neither are calipers. The electric ones are supposed to be way more consistent than calipers though Getting an underwater reading is the most accurate.
     
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