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I picked one of these up the last time around. It does what it's supposed to do. I guess it's accurate or at least it gives you a baseline that allows you to monitor your weight, BMI, hydration, etc. I don't regret getting it. Actually it's kind of fun.
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Body Fat % on these are incredibly inaccurate for anyone wondering
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Bio electric impedance testing is definitely inaccurate, but a good scale is precise, so you can at least do trending and ratios. I've tracked mine almost daily for the past 2 years (Ozeri scale) and it's amazing how much more info you can glean from long term samples, and far more useful than just weight alone.

For example, my ratio of muscle to fat has gone from 220% to almost 300%. If I was just using a scale alone, all I would see is minor weight fluctuations, and I'd probably write off diet and exercise as if it wasn't working.
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This inaccurate garbage posted again? I really need to get my Raid Shill spray.

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Is this the same scale Arnold used to use?
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This inaccurate garbage posted again? I really need to get my Raid Shill spray.

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What would you recommend instead?
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What would you recommend instead?
Most of the cheap ones are completely inaccurate, fail or have crappy apps.

I did a lot of research before I got my Withings, which is recommended by Penn Jillette. Very accurate. I would not get any without WiFi connectivity.
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What would you recommend instead?
They are all similar, no point of spending extra. As mentioned, it is about long term changes and not actual amounts. I have been using Tanita for a dozen years and know my values and fluctuations. The way that all these scales work is by comparing how the current travels and compares to a data table of controls. These offer indirect and inaccurate measurements, so get something in the $15-$25 range and be consistent -- weigh yourself every morning to see patterns and compare to your activity and food intake.
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Seems like all these $20-$40 scales don't really measure BF%. They just detect electrical conductivity and use tables to display pre defined values. What a scam.
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Seems like all these $20-$40 scales don't really measure BF%. They just detect electrical conductivity and use tables to display pre defined values. What a scam.
Based on your height, age, and gender, yes. Hydration affect the readings a lot, but if you measure under similar circumstances each day, you can at least get consistency.

I remember when Tanita owned the market and I bought one for $120 in the late 90s. It was like black magic. Amazing how affordable they are now.

FWIW, I just snap a pic of the readings and enter them into Excel every few days for graphing.
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Based on your height, age, and gender, yes. Hydration affect the readings a lot, but if you measure under similar circumstances each day, you can at least get consistency.

I remember when Tanita owned the market and I bought one for $120 in the late 90s. It was like black magic. Amazing how affordable they are now.

FWIW, I just snap a pic of the readings and enter them into Excel every few days for graphing.
That's not what I meant. People have done experiments where they just use a wire to connect terminals together and weight themselves without touching them and they still get the same reading, not a much-decreased reading or an error.

Another guy asked his small brother to step on the scale while holding weights to match his weight and, sure enough, weight and bodyfat percentage readings were identical.
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Most of the cheap ones are completely inaccurate, fail or have crappy apps.

I did a lot of research before I got my Withings, which is recommended by Penn Jillette. Very accurate. I would not get any without WiFi connectivity.
My Withings died after 6 year, I replaced with a $16 Bluetooth...

1. WiFi is convenient but if I'm stepping on the scale I'm already curious about my trend so opening the app first isn't a big deal.

2. They all use strain gauges and cheap bio sensors... from a hardware standpoint they are all $1.28 worth of Chinese's hardware.

3. Software this is where you will see the difference, does it talk to the apps you like? I use MyFitnessPal but my scales app doesn't sync to it... but it does sync to apple health and apple health syncs to myfitpal.

4. Data interpretation, weight is a given. Everything else..??.?? Maybe one company has a better algorithm.., but if your trending then precision is more important then accuracy.
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That's not what I meant. People have done experiments where they just use a wire to connect terminals together and weight themselves without touching them and they still get the same reading, not a much-decreased reading or an error.

Another guy asked his small brother to step on the scale while holding weights to match his weight and, sure enough, weight and bodyfat percentage readings were identical.
That's definitely off. Mine gives the same result twice in a row, but if I take a 30-minute break I'll get slightly (but not wildly) different results, as expected.

Putting my wife on the scale was over 80% variance, also as expected. She's over a foot shorter.

Not scientific, but if someone gets identical results from different people, send that mofo back.
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I think I'll try the etekcity one posted 4 days ago. It has 1200 reviews compared to 50.
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