Fri, June 18th, 2004, 11:58 AM
I'm thinking about getting a Tania scale and was wondering if anyone had any feedback. Any thoughts as well on scales that also measure body fat?
Fri, June 18th, 2004, 01:06 PM
If you're talking about Tanita scales, I have one at home.
First, to hell with the body fat scale portion of it. It's worthless, especially since I'm in the low teens with regards to body fat. It tells me I'm 18%. Ain't no way I'm carrying that much anymore... I was tested at the gym two weeks ago at 14% and I'm a little leaner today.
As for the actual weight readings of it... I always take three readings in the morning. Sometimes the scale can be a little erratic in what it tells me, so I do it more than once. I know my weight truly fluctuates, but some mornings it'll tell me 144 and others it'll say 149. I take into account my diet and water consumption from the day before (if I'm coming off a cheat day, I tend to weigh more).
I got my scale dirt cheap off Ebay, so I won't gripe much about it. All I'll say is I think they could be more accurate... because I would expect more consistent weight results than I seem to get from it since I'm meticulous about weighing myself same time of day, every day.
Fri, June 18th, 2004, 01:12 PM
Not accurate way of taking BF%.
Get Calipers or a professional to take skinfold measurements.
Fri, June 18th, 2004, 01:15 PM
I have a tanita scale and I've found the weight measurement to be pretty reliable but I'm with Bluestreak on the bodyfat measurement. According to mybodycomp and my calipers I'm at about 13%. The tanita says that I'm at 18%.
Fri, June 18th, 2004, 05:13 PM
The BF measurement thing isn't "accurate" per se. But if used at the same time of day its always been consistent for me. Its a good way to judge whats happening, IMO. The scale part is great, extremely accurate.
I actually have the opposite problem of you guys, mybodycomp says I'm 19%, tanita says 14%. No idea how that works out, I'm 5'10" 159lbs with a 32.5" waist.