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Tanita Body Fat Scales(6 posts)

Tanita Body Fat Scalesmoneyman
Feb 20, 2002 10:25 AM
There are no reviews of these things to be found, and I am thinking of buying one. Any tales of your experience would be beneficial. Thanks.

re: Tanita Body Fat Scalesdavtnyc
Feb 20, 2002 10:48 AM
don't waste your money
re: Tanita Body Fat Scalesfeathers mcgraw
Feb 20, 2002 10:51 AM
I got my wife to buy me one for my birthday. She tried it out and wanted to throw it out immediately. A physical trainer told me they're less accurate than calipers, but I don't remember if they're off too high or low. Unless you're going to lose a lot of weight I wouldn't recommend buying one. Just get a reading from a friend's. Mine doesn't change more than 1 or 2 percentage points, so it isn't very interesting. If you were dropping weight it would be a great motivational tool, and it would tell you if you're converting fat to muscle.
re: Tanita Body Fat ScalestheBreeze
Feb 20, 2002 2:30 PM
Ditto not wasting your money. Get a skinfold measurement done by a qualified fitness specialist. It's still the most accurate method short of standardized underwater weighing. You can get it done at your local Y; usually free to members, and around $5 for non-members. Unless you are trying to lose a lot of body fat, you only need to get tested about every 3-6 months.
Don't waste your money. Look in mirror.Barnyard
Feb 20, 2002 3:33 PM
Get on a regular scale and look at yourself in the mirror. You can't tell if your body has more quality mass? These scales do not work. They are merely a marketing gimmick. If you buy one of these, you might want to get an abdominizer also.
Not necessarily accurate, but can point out general trends. . .js5280
Feb 20, 2002 4:00 PM
I have one and while I can't vouch for their accuracy, never been tested in another method, I can spot general
trends using it.

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