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Tanita Body Scale Accuracy

I just got measured at the PA Police Academy for weight and bodyfat. Their analyzer claims that I’m in the single digits (7.7%) in terms of bodyfat percentage.

I’ve read that these things only measure lower bodyfat! Is this true?

It was a “Tanita Body Composition Analyzer TBF-410”

Results:

Height: 6’2"
Weight: 165.41 lb
BMI: 21.2
BMR: 1900kcal
Impedance: 528 Ohms
Fat: 7.7%
Fat Mass: 12.81 lb

James, another thing that affects the accuracy of bioelectrical impedance is whether the scale used had what’s called Athlete’s Mode.

For more info, check out Jason Norcross’s article(s) on measuring body composition.