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Would one combined with a scale be sufficient? Or is better to measure on other points?

Is the accuracy about the same for all scales?

One thing I really need is something that stores or transmits the information, so i don't have to note it down everything.

  • The storing/transmitting thing is gonna be VERY hard - I cant say I know of anything that would do that. Is writing 2 numbers down such a big effort? – K.L. May 6 '13 at 11:09
  • The tiny Fitbit does that (And they also have this kind of balance) – Olav May 6 '13 at 16:19
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    I have a withings scale. I'm not certain how accurate it is (no handheld sensor) but I used it for tracking a trend over time. It sets up on your wifi and links automatically with their website. withings.com – Chuck May 6 '13 at 16:52
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If you are going to use a body composition monitor, look for one that includes the upper and lower body. If you get one combined with a scale that you step on, get one that includes the hand held sensor so that your upper body is included in the measurement.

Accuracy depends. A monitor can over-estimate or under-estimate, but if you are using it to track your progress, ie are you improving over time, then they can be a useful tracking device.

Units do have memory for different periods of time such as up to 90 days.

For more information on measuring body composition, you will find a lot of helpful information here: How can I calculate my body fat percentage?

  • I think handheld sensors might not be accepted in the bathroom :-) – Olav May 6 '13 at 22:28
  • So i might buy a separate instrument later. – Olav May 7 '13 at 22:38
  • About accuracy- the important thing is to measure small changes in short times. But my assertion is that for instruments measuring the same way it is probably not a big difference – Olav May 7 '13 at 22:39

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