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body fat calipers

Accu-Measure Personal Body Fat Tester Kit

What do you think of this thing? Worth $20?

http://www.bodytrends.com/products/fat_measure/fatskincaliper.htm

also this…as you see, i don’t wanna spend more than $50 on this

thanks

I have one, and I hate it, although I may be missing something. I cannot get REPEATABLE measurements using it on myself (which is how it is advertised to be used…I have not had someone use it on me.) There is a very little button on one “jaw” of the caliper which you are supposed to place your thumb over. Problem is, I never can apply the same amount of pressure to the button. I don’t know if my thumb is too big for the button or what. I can take measurements of the same exact spot 3-4 times in a row and get 3-4 completely different measurements, sometimes different by 3 or 4 mm.

I also have the regular plastic caliper, which I have been able to use to get completely repeatable measurements. Measurements with the regular one are always lower than with the FatTrack.

The MYOTAPE is great…allows you to take measurements easily and since it places the tape under tension, there’s no guesswork as to whether you are using enough or too much pressure.

I half hope that others love this product so I will not give up on it.