I have a Homedics Bathroom Scale. The first day my body fat measured at 27.4, on days 2-4, it measured at 34.4 and today on day 5, it measured at 14.5%. In the beginning I don't believe that I was standing on the scale long enough to get an accurage reading. I am a female, weighing 124 pounds and am 5 feet 7 inches tall. I kno that my body fat is not 34.4% or is it 14.5%, any suggestions as to what I may be doing wrong?
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Re: Body Fat Reading Changing Drastically
The fact of matter is those devices are inacurate for some reason more so on smaller females. But if you recently took a bath or drank water it will alter the results, they suggest taking it first thing before bath or eating in the morning at same time everyday to get a more acurate reading.
This may be getting personal but implants will also affect the reading making it totally useless for you to use. I have them and the electrical impedence devices read me much higher then what i am, a few minutes later will read me lower.
I would head down to your gym most of them will do a free body fat test with the calipers which is more acurate (as long as they know what they are doing).
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Remove your shoes and socks and wet your feet slightly with a damp cloth if you receive the "ERR3" error. ERR3 is a contact error and your feet should ideally be bare and wet to achieve an accurate body-fat reading.
Step off the scale and wait for it reset. Remove your shoes and socks and wet your feet slightly if you receive either the "ERR4" or "ERR5" errors, which means your body-fat or body measurements are out of range.
Reset the scale if it doesn't work or you continue to receive error messages. Remove the battery and set the scale on a flat surface. Stand still on the scale for five seconds and step off. Re-install the battery and place the scale back on the flat surface. Place one foot on the scale until it displays zeros or dashes. Remove your foot and wait for the scale to turn off. Step back on the scale to weigh yourself
Bring it back love..it's obviously ****..if u can not balance it out(usually there is a button) or reset the thing...bring it back and spend a lil bit more on something better..u seem serious about your body which is awesome so keep it up and replace the device
The BIA is bioelectric impedance analysis or your body fat. BIA is the method used to determine your body fat, it sends a small electric pulse through your body and using formulas that account for the time it takes for the pulse to travel through water, muscle and fat. Remeber that this measurement can be affected by different variables such as water if you have taken a shower or drank a glass of water before being measured so it is not always acurate. To obtain a more accurate measurement I reccomend using it first thing in the morning before showering or eating/drinking when there is less chance of variables. Please let me know if you need further help :) Have a great day!
The "Err" problem is a very common one but no one so far could predict the reason causing this.It means that there has been an error in the scale measurement.The only solution mentioned everywhere is to Step off the scale until its LCD screen blanks and Step back on the scale.
Digital scales purport to measure your body fat through a process called BIA, or bioelectrical impedance analysis. Essentially, it clocks the speed that electricity travels through you. The scale runs a low-level electric current through your body, using your feet as positive and negative electrodes. The current encounters different levels of impedance, or resistance, from fat versus muscle. The scale measures this impedance, and throws it together with other factors (age, sex, height) to come up with your BMI, or body mass index.