One of these should do for you if you’re just using it to check your progress. May not be super accurate but should good enough to compare now and then.
I have both the FatTrack Gold and the FatTrack Pro. Both are very difficult to get a consistent and accurate reading with. With the Gold, sometimes the button you press won’t register at all and you can hold thing thing for a good minute before you finally hear the beep that it’s taken the measurement. My first Gold model was defective. I could get the same reading taking my thigh measurement with pants on as I could just pinching skin.
With the Pro, I’ve noticed that you constantly have to calibrate it and turn it off an on again to get a reading. Many times I’ve calibrated it and then every measurement I take after that will come back as 0 until I turn it on and off again. Sometimes I’ll take a measurement and then all subsequent measurements will give the same reading even. For example, I’ll do my chest and it will come back 6 and then do my abdomen with clearly has more fat and get the same reading of 6. Everything will come back with a reading of 6 until I turn it off and on again. It’s very frustrating.
I’ve also noticed that the measurement from the Gold vs the Pro vary about 2-3mm difference for each site. So if I were to get a 8mm measurement on my thigh with the Pro, then my Gold will give me a measurement of 6mm. [/quote]
Hey, Vader, thanks again for contributing! Not to diss, but I wouldn’t buy anything electronical, have some bad experience with that sort of product myself! Mechanics all the way, baby
Well, in the end, I figured that the best BF% measurements can be obtained by looking in the mirror Again, thanks to you both for contributing.
EDIT: there’s 3 of you, actually… JWitness, I think I might look into the Lange ones if their quality is on par. I’m planning to visit the States at some point during the summer, will keep an eye out.