What's a good scale?

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  1. Cashishift

    Cashishift Well-Known Member

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    The last one i bought was a POS and the battery died in like a month.. said it was lifetime :hsugh:

    What do you guys use/recommend?

    Are the body fat analyzer ones worth a shit?
     
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    i googled and it said the body fat % calculators werent that accurate, but im still interested in getting one
     
  3. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    They suck
     
  4. Formz

    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    Get one that tells you how much you weigh.
     
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    the simpler the better. find with with a high repeatability and shell out. I prefer the mechanical over electrical. but that could just be cause I'm a mech eng haha

    BF analyzer is BS. too many things that could alter the results, ie. hydration. if you want to read your BF, get a inexpensive set of calipers. They are more accurate/repeatable anyway
     
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    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    I will say the electronic one that I have is SUPER sensitive to the floor you're using it on. Like, +-7 or 8 pounds. Not so much with the mechanical ones.
     
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    My digital scale is really nice, and seems pretty accurate. It's one of those glass top ones. It also has a body fat and water measuring thing in it, it completely blows shit. It tells me still I have 37.5% body fat :hsugh:
     
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    Cashishift Well-Known Member

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    i was looking for specific models.. but i'll take this input to the store with me :)
     
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    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    You have fat feet. :noes:
     
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    I got the health o meter digital scale...seems pretty good. I usually step on it 2 or 3 times though to make sure the number it spits out is accurate. Thats the nice thing about dial scales is it doesn't change, just stand on it.
     
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    Those BF analyzers suck. There was one at a gym here and it read me at a steady 7% as well as a "high" BMI.
     
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    Id go with mech over digital.
     
  13. kit99bar

    kit99bar USPA Class 2, weak, old man!

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    I'm pretty sure batteries are never gauranteed for life.:eek4:

     
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    Cashishift Well-Known Member

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    hence the :hsugh: at the end..

    i just sort of figured it would last longer than 1 month :hs:
     
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    you fat ass ;) .
     
  16. texchef

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    I heard that Tanita scales are really good. They can take into accound bone mass and fat percentage.
     
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    I heard their body fat analyzing is only good for "normal people"... and even then....
     
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