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The scales have your Weight, Height, Age, and Sex, which is actually enough to approximate all the figures you've listed (+/- 4%), but in addition it takes a BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis) reading. Essentially the scales incorporate a multimeter, similar to those found in the average electricians toolbox, and it measure by how much a small current is ...


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Aesthetically there is no such thing, but a number of academics have proposed arbitrary formula that do incorporate those 3 variables: age, sex and height eg. J.D.Robinson (1983) S.B.Halls (2002) what you should really be looking for is an ideal weight range based on long term health e.g. Body-mass index and cause-specific mortality in 900 000 adults: ...


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There are numerous free app's around that will estimate and track body fat from a set of Skinfold measurements e.g.


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As BIA based scales / gadgets appear to be no more accurate than a number of the regression formula that have been developed over the years I'd suggest you simply start with a cheap "Body Fat Calliper" e.g. and look at installing one of the many free Body Fat estimating and tracking App's on any phone or tablet you have e.g and find a friend to pick ...



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