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How Accurate is Omron Fat Analyzer?


#1

I am curious as how accurate is results from Omron bodyfat analyzer. I know hydrating the body tends to decrease the reading. I train 3 times a week on bench, etc. No cardio, I set it to athlete. It reads 24.3 before training, 23.9 after training and about 40 oz of water.
I question the results basically because the charts I have read state my max lean bm is around 165. I am 5’10 and 247 lbs. If my math is right, LBM is around 187, which is way over the expected results.
I am 45 years old and have trained off and on since high school, so maybe results are correct? I just have a fat gut and I think I look like fat% is higher?


#2

Omron is an anagram for moron. This is no accident.

Joking aside, I would trust these things to about 10% accuracy if you hit the measuring requirement as per instructions (timing, hydration, distance from meals, toilet use, clothing, planet alignment, etc(


#3

Same with pineapple and “ape nipple”, but that doesn’t stop me from eating them.

…the ape nipples that is. Natural test booster. I don’t eat fruit; I hear it lowers test.


#4

That’s still around 183 LBM. Guess I need to work on this muscle gut then lol.
Are calipers more accurate? I really like to keep an eye on weight and body fat. I definitely don’t want to go over 250. I noticed an increase in bp with increase in bodyweight.


#5

Do they come in powdered form? Lol…