|Tanita Body Fat Scales||moneyman|
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 Scales||davtnyc|
Feb 20, 2002 10:48 AM
|don't waste your money|
|re: Tanita Body Fat Scales||feathers 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 Scales||theBreeze|
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.
This has been covered in detail before. Click the link below and type in "Tanita" and you'll see previous posts on this subject. . .