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Which scale should I buy?(4 posts)

Which scale should I buy?JetSpeed
Aug 21, 2003 6:51 AM
Looking for a new weight scale for the bathroom.
Can anyone tell me what/where can I buy a good scale
for about $50-$75 bucks?
Mine is a POS and not very accurate at all. Also,
what about body fat scales?
Worth it? How do they work anyway?

Aug 21, 2003 7:05 AM

Here is Tanita's explanation of how it works:
Tanita's patented "foot pad" design sends a low, safe electrical current through the body to measure its composition. The electrical current passes more easily through lean muscle than fat. Body composition is calculated mathematically, based upon the speed at which the signal passes through the body.

Modeled after monitors Tanita developed for the medical and fitness industries in 1992, the TBF-511 and TBF-515 use the same revolutionary method of measuring bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) that give you a fast, easy, less intrusive, safe, and accurate way of measuring your body fat.

As simple and easy as stepping on a traditional scale, it gives you an accurate reading of both weight and body fat within 30 seconds.
Tanita makes a very good product. If you get one, make sure...BrianNYC
Aug 21, 2003 7:25 AM
that you follow the directions regarding when you weigh yourself for fat% purposes. You can drive yourself crazy with fluctuations that result from wighing yourself at different times of day, at different levels of hydration, etc.

Your body needs to be in the same "state" for fat measuring purposes if you are going to get consistent accurate results.
Just bought a Tanita far, so good...........roadmeister
Aug 21, 2003 6:34 PM
.....easy to set up, memory for 4 people, gives you weight and body fat percentage very quickly. I don't know how accurate the body fat % measurement is, but I suppose it's fairly close. It's telling me that I have 18 percent body more Doritos with a Guiness chaser after dinner, I guess....