My old scale would "remember" your last weight, and if you were within a pound or two of your previous weight, it would just display the previous weight. I didn't think it was possible for an inanimate object to be lazy up until I discovered that.
Edit: wound up buying this scale, which works the right way, after specifically looking for one that doesn't do this (seems to be a widespread problem).
Fitindex Bluetooth Body Fat Scale, FITINDEX Smart Wireless Digital Bathroom Weight Scale Body Composition Monitor Health Analyzer with Smartphone App for Body Weight, Fat, Water, BMI, BMR, Muscle Mass
This is the link of the scale I got. It's fairly cheap. So far, I like it. You can customize the weight settings, goals, stuff like that. I also think it can interface with things like the Apple fitness and Samsung health. But I'm happy with it for the price and ease of use.
Bluetooth Body Fat Scale, FITINDEX Smart Wireless Digital Bathroom Weight Scale Body Composition Analyzer Health Monitor with IOS and Android APP for https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078HW8BPY?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
I have that same scale(or least one that looks exactly like it)! It works pretty well.
Scale Link :)
only $20. Not bad.
Try getting a RENPHO scale from Amazon. You’ve probably gotten to the point where you’re gaining muscle and losing fat at the same time so the scale isn’t changing much. You might still be improving but the scale # has stalled or gone up because of this.
The scale tells you your body fat%, muscle mass, body water and a ton more useful stuff.
That way you’re not relying solely on one obligatory # but a breakdown of your makeup and as a result, real progress. Hope this helps.
Renpho scale on Amazon
Love it very much, just recently purchased it. Very accurate, consistent, and simple to use.
Link, if anyone's looking for one.
$32.99, eligible for free shipping and Prime 2 day, fulfilled by Amazon.
Sure as hell beats out my mechanical scale that doesn't even really have same-kg precision, let alone decimal points (unless you develop superhuman eyes ._.)
Scale I have from Amazon, works great and is <$20.
I bought this scale from Amazon. I haven't had any issues with it thus far. There are a number of other scales that are cheaper, I just picked this one because it was within budget and had high reviews.
RENPHO! $27.99 on Amazon
RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale, Body Composition Analyzer with Smartphone App 396 lbs - Black, 11 x 11 Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1UX8RW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_hCB9Cb79TH39R
It's the app that came with my scale. I think this is the scale that I bought. It's been really great!
If you search amazon for "high capacity scale" you can find a bunch of them that are well-rated for reasonable prices. This one for example.
I bought this one from Amazon two years ago and it's been accurate! Also syncs to various apps if you use any of them
I love (yes, love! 😄) my Renpho body fat smart scale from Amazon. It has an app where it shows many stats like BMI, body fat, muscle mass, protein, body water. It syncs with Noom and Apple Health, as well as other health apps. When my weight ticks up a little, it’s nice to see that it is often due to an increase in muscle. I first got it when I did keto about 4 years ago, so I can compare my progress with Noom as the data and graphs are still in the app. https://www.amazon.com/RENPHO-Bluetooth-Bathroom-Composition-Smartphone/dp/B01N1UX8RW/ref=sr_1_5?crid=3NJF77KEZJOK2&dchild=1&keywords=renpho+scale&qid=1626899128&sprefix=Renpho%2Caps%2C239&sr=8-5
About 40lbs (262-->223) all from working the dock (I like moving full pallets/gaylords around) and eating a bit healthier. For my gender/height, obese is 211+ and overweight is 179-210. Since March, I've been picking up VET just about every week and typically work 44-48 hours since then.
When I first started in October, I'd treat myself to ice cream or McDonald's/Wendys after each shift. In early December, I had lost only about 3-4lbs and thought to myself that as much exercise as I'm getting at work (peak was just getting under way), I should be loosing a lot more. Got this scale ($25; 180k positive reviews) that syncs with an app on my phone to keep track of weight lost and started eating healthier. Not that I was ever eating very unhealthy, just more salads and keeping rough track of calories. I'm not the type to stick to a strict diet. A big motivator is the fact I'd never exercise much outside of work, so I want to loose as much as I can while working my present position.
I bought a scale from Amazon by FITINDEX and I love it! Shows me everything, weight, BMI, body fat, visceral fat, BMR, and even my metabolic age (which says I'm 7 years older than I am 🤣 so I have work to do). It connects through Bluetooth and I can put multiple users on it so it keeps track of everyone individually
Does anyone have a recommendation for a bathroom scale that is accurate and does not lock-on?
I've had this bathroom scale from Amazon for a few years now, however I've noticed that it tends to "lock on" to a certain weight.
For example, if I step on the scale and afterwards put just one of my feet on the scale it will auto-lock back onto the same number, which seems like a sneaky design choice to give a false sense of accuracy.
Greetings! I use this guy:
It uses bluetooth rather than wifi to sync to the renpho app and then that app dumps the data into the Fitbit app. Not sure if that's gonna do everything you need it to, but it works for me.
need a new scale and I see that a lot of them track more then just weight. how accurate are these scales and are they useful for tracking weight loss and gaining muscle?
The one I've been looking at is this one link
Personally I own one of these, at best this'll give you a somewhat rough estimate of your BF% so it should be used as a reference not neccessarily taken as written in stone, but it's good enough for a quick check at home. There's also a measuring tool called skinfold calipers I believe, those are a little bit more rudimentary though and involve literally pinching your skin with calipers in several areas to measure body fat lol. If you want a more/the most accurate measure of your body fat you'll want to get a DXA scan or something of that nature to get a comprehensive and accurate readout of your body composition and what not.
Just like anything else though, even if it's not the most accurate thing in the world it's better to have some sort of reference point than none at all imo!
I got a decent one for less than $20 on Amazon.
(Well, at least it seems to be decent so far. I'm not a scale expert, I don't know what makes a good scale)
I see what you did there.
I've been pretty satisfied with one I found on Amazon for a few years now
I had to order one off of Amazon, because I didn't want to have to drive back and forth to the doctor's office! The one I got is pretty good, and it was cheap (plus came with a free self-measuring tape thingie)! I just found the link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KXZ808/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
It doesn't do any of that body comp stuff which isn't really reliable anyway.
I bought this glass scale back in 2010 and it's still going strong! It's digital, goes up to 400 pounds and is pretty darn accurate. So glad Amazon remembers purchase history 😃
You can try changing the batteries, to see if that makes a difference, but a lot of people have the same problem of their scale producing different readings depending on where they put it on the floor. I replaced my scale after 5+ years, and if you want a scale recommendation, I love this one from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/EatSmart-Precision-Digital-Bathroom-Lighted/dp/B001KXZ808/ref=lp_85968011_1_6_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1516377259&sr=1-6
Digital Body Weight Bathroom Scale by Balance, High Accuracy, Large Glass Top, Backlit Display, Precision Measurements https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01929N69G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_CEGFAb06XTBJH
Just purchased this one via Amazon! Much better than the old scale my parents had!
I was just struggling with this question too! I think I'm just going to buy another one. I looked on Amazon and bought their recommended one, which had a TON of reviews and over 4 stars.
The app is called FitIndex and works well with this scale from amazon. I purchased it and it has been very helpful. It syncs with apple health and all of the major apps like MFP.
I own this scale from Amazon. It's less than $30 and I've had it for two months now. Beyond its body fat readings, which I'm not sure of the accuracy of most scales, the Bluetooth feature is really helpful for recording results to your phone in apps like Apple Health or My Fitness Pal. The scale also has a phone app that is pretty decent by itself; again, like any piece of technology, it will not be 100% accurate but if you're measuring yourself as well as weighing yourself consistently it can certainly help with organizing your data trends wirelessly.
Thanks! I used the FITINDEX scale and app that I purchased from amazon.
It is not the most absolutely accurate but it is consistent with itself to track changes over time.
Bluetooth Body Fat Scale, FITINDEX Smart Wireless Digital Bathroom Weight Scale Body Composition Monitor Health Analyzer with Smartphone App for Body Weight, Fat, Water, BMI, BMR, Muscle Mass https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078HW8BPY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_5yEmDbFRYJS81
I also forgot on my how I did it is to weigh yourself daily in the morning after using the restroom. Get in the habit of doing this. It’s hard to see the scale go up 3-6 pounds some mornings but you get good trends and your weigh in day isn’t a fluke that is high or low.
There's no magic bullet for that. If you're a serious athlete, gaining muscle while keeping your body fat percentage down is an all the time thing. It's really as simple as taking in consistent amount of calories and working your ass off every day to convince your body to prioritize making muscle with the calories you've got.
It's an unsatisfying answer, but, assuming you're an active male athlete, you want 2500-3000 calories per day and at least 1 hour every day working out in a way that makes you sweat (serious athletes will extend that out to 4hrs/day easily). You have to find the balance that works for you between calories and hours sweating ... it's different for everyone. If you're taking in too many calories, your body fat will increase. If you're taking in just enough, your fat will drop and your muscle will increase. If you're taking in not enough, your fat will drop AND your muscle mass will drop.
If you're serious about getting this right, you can tune how much caloric intake you need per hard hour of workout. Get a scale like this one that can give a rough estimate of your body weight composition. Every month, try a different regimen until you find the combination of workouts + calories that gets you the result you want (some want to float in weight, some want to build muscle over time). You really have to be consistent for at least a month, though, to judge the results of a given regimen. That said, within 6 months you can be tuned up and good for minor adjustments from then on. It pays HUGE dividends to get this right!
I have this scale and it’s great so far, syncs up to my Apple health and MFP automatically and gives some interesting trend graphs and figures. Also doesn’t break the bank cost wise.
This is the scale I use. Bought off Amazon and has good reviews. There's also an app you can use which will keep track of your progress. Overall I'm very happy with it.
This Bluetooth one has been my fave. Cheap & I like that it stores everything in an app for me
I bought this scale for under $25 and it tracks it all from BMI to weight all on my phone.
I absolutely love my scale! I bought this one from Amazon. It's all fancy with a low cost! It syncs up to pretty much any health app (Google fit, S Health, etc.) But noom no longer takes the info from those apps which sucks. It was nice to not worry about having to manually enter the data.
Bought this in 2015. It is a very accurate, no frills and inexpensive scale.
EatSmart Precision Plus Digital Bathroom Scale with Ultra-Wide Platform, 440 Pound Capacity https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0032TNPOE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_TM1AZVDXW83DE2TDQYW1
I have a Bluetooth scale ($40 Renpho brand from Amazon) and when you download their app, then weigh yourself, it sends all your info to your phone. It tells you tons of info like weight, BMI, body fat percentage, metabolic age, muscle mass, etc. It also tracks it all on a graph so you can see your progress.
Amazon has many Bluetooth scales, so you can choose your price range. Here's the link for my exact one though. It's now $60 CDN with a $5 coupon available:
Renpho Bluetooth Scale
I like my fitindex scale.
I purchased this from Amazon and I’ve been pretty happy with it
Been using this one for a couple of years. Works great with the app.
FITINDEX Bluetooth Body Fat Scale, Smart Wireless BMI Bathroom Weight Scale Body Composition Monitor Health Analyzer with Smartphone App for Body Weight, Fat, Water, BMI, BMR, Muscle Mass - White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078HW8BPY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_BW98AAD6R0KT9QBYJQSE
Here's just the first one I found on amazon, I don't remember the exact one I got. But they're just called body composition scales so you could definitely shop around and see what's the best bang for you buck!
I have this one and I love it
RENPHO Bluetooth Body Fat Scale - Smart Bmi Scale Digital Bathroom Weight Scale, Body Composition Analyzer with Smartphone App, 396 Lbs https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01N1UX8RW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_CXC1FbJ0PT16S?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Most scales have a memory and will report the same reading if it is senses minor differences. This can be annoying too, but it's a reality. Once you are confident it is calibrated, just weigh once and move on with your day.
If you still have reservations, just order this highly recommend scale on Amazon and trash your current scale. Losing weight is enough trouble without your scale working against you.
A few common scale issues:
If you've gone through all those steps and it's still inaccurate, you can pick up a reliable scale on Amazon for ~$20. I use this one and it works pretty well!
I bought one of the cheaper smart scales of Amazon two months ago and I've been really happy with it.
Easy enough to set up, and I literally just opened the app on my phone and stand on the thing.
One downside: the companion app is super basic (The apparently it does integrate with several of the bigger health apps)
Edit: WeightGURUS scale is the one I bought. dis one
Congrats on losing weight!
> I go to rite aid to weigh myself and I probably way the same as I did. (Although I can't remember)
If you want to lose weight consistently and keep it off then you need to get serious. First thing, you cannot manage that which you do not measure. Getting results in anything worthwhile is all about the data.
Here's a picture of me today and 34 days ago: http://imgur.com/a/sRDI1
See that cool chart of my daily weight on the right? It's from a bluetooth bathroom scale that syncs with my phone. It never forgets and I don't have to do anything to have an actionable record of my results. You can get a bluetooth scale for $28 delivered on Amazon. Think of it as an investment in your future. (https://www.amazon.com/1byone-Bluetooth-Wireless-Bathroom-Visceral/dp/B01FHELB56).
> Very lazy, meaning I eat a regular meal some days and some days I'm all in.
Lazy keto gets lazy results. The good news is, doing keto right is simple and almost no more effort than what you're doing now.
Install the free app My Fitness Pal on your phone and start tracking everything you eat. It scans barcodes and already has entries for everything, so it's just a few taps to log your intake. Once you know what you're eating and how that impacts your weight, it's much easier to make consistent and rapid progress.
Well I don't personally use this one but it's very highly rated on amazon and has all the features you're asking about: scale
I bought this one off Amazon last January for $50 and it's been reliable and has worked great! If you have any other apps like MyFitnessPal/Fitbit/Apple/etc it will sync to those. Otherwise it comes with an app that will track your weight if you want. Great customer service, Prime shipping, and it's been well worth the price I paid for it. :)
Edit: Oops, guess it would help if I posted the link!
These are the scales I purchased from Amazon.
EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale -
Good reviews, comes with a body tape measure and it's worked great for me for over 7 months now.
American Weigh Scales Black Blade Digital Pocket Scale
- Small and portable if you want to take it with you for dining out or for social events.
I also have a nice slim digital food scale we picked up at Walmart that I use in the kitchen for my day to day needs.
I've been getting weighed/measured by the InBody machine at one of the local Max Muscle stores nearby, and love having this information. I recently bought this scale on Amazon (Amazon's Choice) and am loving it, and the app that accompanies it so far!
If the battery change doesn't work, try a new scale.
I had one for about 7 years and changing batteries did the same thing. I just bought this scale off of Amazon and it's been great so far and fairly inexpensive:
This scale from Amazon. 100% precise readings every time, and very affordable!
Maybe check this one out on amazon. I don't have it but it has really good reviews and it's cheaper. It does your BMI and body fat percentage among other things. It has a five percent off coupon right now. I'd get it if we had the funds. Gonna save it to my wishlist! :)
I bought the cheapest one I found on Amazon. It was 15ish CAD. Morning of comp it weighed me in at 92.8kg
Two hours later, I weight in at 92.2/4kg.
Not too bad.
I totally second this! I love my bluetooth scale.
However, the Renpho app doesn't work on my phone (might be because I have an older android) so I got a different scale. I really like the one I got so I'd recommend it if Renpho doesn't work out for OP.
GreaterGoods Bluetooth Scale on Amazon
Congrats OP! That’s incredible. I know that took a ton of dedication; you should be so proud.
Lots of questions about the scale. I have the same app so I’m guessing OP uses the same scale I have:
I used this one and while it may not be accurate as none are, its consistent so if you start at 16% when you get to 15% you will likely have really dropped a percent, it consistently went down as my weight went down, very consistent for the price
Withings Body+ - Smart Body Composition Wi-Fi Digital Scale with smartphone app https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071XW4C5Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_kz4cFbDKR9HJD
Have had this scale for about two years. I love it!
You don't really calculate BF, you need to measure it. I would recommend getting calipers on amazon. they are really cheap.. usually under $10. Or you could use something like a dexa scan or in body. I have a scale that measures it, and mine is surprisingly pretty accurate to my calipers. They're within the 1-2% range.I've linked it here. but i don't trust it, it could be a coincidence. I haven't tested it with anyone else
I have the EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale. It's cheap and more than good enough.
While we're on the topic of scales, I also love my Etekcity Digital Kitchen Scale.
Man, I wanted the same. After doing a bunch of research, none of the affordable ones actually seemed to use electrical measurements, they just used an algorithm. I just ended up buying a decent affordable scale, and am thinking of getting a handheld body fat electrical tester. They're not very accurate though, but at least if you measure around the same time of day and same hydration level, you can chart progress and make sure the bf % goes down, regardless of what your actual bf is.
Here is what I bought http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KXZ808?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00
And here is a review of a body fat scale, that at first glance might seem good because of good reviews, but this guy took his apart. http://www.amazon.com/EatSmart-Precision-Capacity-Recognition-Technology/product-reviews/B004L6NTHU/ref=cm_cr_dp_text?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=byRankDescending#RX56G95NSGF4P
This is the one I use. I love it. My Fitbit Aria seems to always be +/- 2 lbs or so. This scale seems to be spot on, and measures pretty close to the scale at my gym.
This is mine.
It's highly recommended because of how consistent it is. You can step on and off the thing over and over and it'll give you the same weight every time.
Scales that do BF% aren't terribly accurate. Essentially, it runs a current up one leg and down the other, which means it skips your entire upper torso. If that's where you're carrying your fat, it's going to under-report significantly. Hydration also strongly impacts how they read.
I'm a huge fan of the EatSmart brand on Amazon. Their customer service is unparalleled, and their bathroom scale is sleek and modern. Also, it's quite accurate (and has a light).
It's about $30, so I don't know if that's what you would consider cheap, but I thought it was a great investment. I've had mine for about 6 months now.
This is the scale I have, and I checked it versus a good scale at my gym and it was within one pound:
So like...if you wanted to get another scale, that is good one and not very expensive.
Losing 8.4 pounds overnight sounds like an inaccurate scale unless you were peeing all night. If so, hopefully, the 293 was the wrong number and not the 284.6.
In case you determine that it is an inconsistent scale, I've found this scale to be accurate within a couple of pounds.
In case the scale was accurate, wow! That's awesome progress.
>They have a scale similar to what you'd see at a doctor's office. I'd trust that a lot more than the $15 Walmart scale I have at home.
Bad logic, although understandable. Those scales get used a LOT ancd commercial scales have to constantly be tweaked and recalibrated. My home scale is extremely accurate and my gym scale is way off, one of my gyms has an Omron and the other a Tanita, both expensive commercial / medical grade scales. Don't assume your gym is getting them their proper maintenece.
I've purchased every damn type of scale there is, about 5 "smart" scales at this point, an Omron medical grade one, and this is what I use now.
Best scale I've ever had, it's fast all hell, acurrate as hell and it does ONE thing, it weighs shit.
This is the one I bought because of the reviews and it was listed on Samsung's page as compatible and supported, importing into the app without manual entry.
Was great for months then Samsung made it incompatible. Still a bit pissed about it.
Keep tracking food.
In the future, I would recommend bringing a scale with you. I work 24 hour shifts and I travel often (car and plane) and I bring my scale with me.
I use this scale. It fits in my backpack. It's the size of a large laptop and is half the weight.
I've been using this scale for about 2 years and have no complaints. At my highest I was just under 340, but it's rated to 400lbs
I use this scale. It fits in my backpack, which is my personal item in flight. It's the size of a large laptop and weighs less than a laptop.
If you aren't going way over 1g per lb of bodyweight for your daily protein intake, it should be fine. If you're concerned, get a bodyweight scale that reads your body protein content like this
Moving your scale around can definitely mess with the calibration. I've seen a calibration tip of turning on the scale and letting it turn off on it's own 2-3 times before actually weighing yourself if you have to move it before use, so maybe that would help. Also making sure that you are putting it in the same place each time, as uneven flooring could be a part of the problem.
This is the scale I use. It's inexpensive and seems accurate. I have to move it every time I use it (I put it in the exact same place each time, but never need to bother with that on/off nonsense!) I chose it because the review on Wirecutter specifically mentioned accuracy when being moved around.
Calipers (if you know how to use them) or Dexa scan are what I prefer.
But it might be easy to just buy a digital scale that includes BF%. Usually about $25.
They are not as accurate but will are close enough to track progress.
I have used this one and its pretty close to my Dexa scans that I get every 3 months.
I would guess that you are looking at a 50-60 lb weight loss before bulk. But on the plus side at your age its really really easy.
My 18 year old is on a cut and he's losing 2.5lbs/week pretty consistently with minimal lean mass loss. Very efficient at that age.
This is very doable for you.
I am going to give you some knowledge that is going to change your life.
Are you ready?
Your body has auto-pilot, but you train that auto-pilot how to act.
That auto-pilot includes stuffing your face with snacks.
Get the app: MyFitnessPal and log your food.
Once you start logging your food, you will understand why you are fat and you will start taking steps to control your food intake.
Get a scale that measures body fat, you can get them on Amazon.
Weigh yourself in the morning, your phone can track your progress.
Now here is the important thing, you need to set your weight loss at 500grams per week, MAX, if you do more than that, you might be in trouble of atherosclerosis
Fortunately, you’re young, so this will be easier than if you were older. Start moving consistently, every day. Walking, anything. Start monitoring your food and drink intake (avoid liquid calories). Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, it helps make you feel full. Eat vegetables. Avoid refined white breads, cookies, candy, and processed foods. Consider a daily multivitamin if you think it will help.
Get a scale. A Withings Body+ is an excellent way to track your progress. It shows trend lines. Don’t obsess over daily fluctuations, but weekly trends.
I bought a scale from Amazon many many moons ago that tracks body fat and visceral fat.
Use the links and change the text that appears.
Bluetooth Body Fat Scale, FITINDEX Smart Wireless Digital Bathroom Weight Scale Body Composition Analyzer Health Monitor with IOS and Android APP for Body Weight, Fat, Water, BMI, BMR, Muscle Mass
I weigh myself morning and evening with my Withings scale and I test my blood sugar with my glucometer every morning. This helps to capture the short-term daily weight fluctuations and identify long-term trends.
Limited-time deal: FITINDEX Bluetooth Body Fat Scale, Smart Wireless BMI Bathroom Weight Scale Body Composition Monitor Health Analyzer with Smartphone App for Body Weight, Fat, Water, BMI, BMR, Muscle Mass - White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078HW8BPY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_dl_3CW6WT3MXZ6PYDNC24FR
There are more Cadillac options but these do a fair job! You program in your stats and have to stand on the scale shoeless for a while.
While my doctors didn't require I get a BMR scale, I do find that helpful. The only thing I didn't mention in that post is learning what my BMR is, but that's because it's not something you can really calculate at home like the more relevant info. But knowing your BMR is helpful because when you reach your goal weight that's actually the number of calories you want to eat a day to maintain that goal weight. The scale I use is this one: https://smile.amazon.com/RENPHO-Bluetooth-Bathroom-Composition-Smartphone/dp/B01N1UX8RW/ref=rvi_1/130-0681032-2622437?pd_rd_w=gGwfG&pf_rd_p=f5690a4d-f2bb-45d9-9d1b-736fee412437&pf_rd_r=ST3JPGGTKD4P99TZ648X&pd_rd_r=7cf90172-dcb5-4e6b-b8a7-741c104e3c9f&pd_rd_wg=FqTph&pd_rd_i=B01N1UX8RW&psc=1 My doctor has a special scale in his office that calculated my BMR as 1,306 calories (hence why I eat 1,100-1,300 calories a day- it's less than my BMR so I will lose weight that way). That home scale calculated my BMR as 1,344 calories, so it's pretty close. BMR is impacted by a lot of factors, including muscle mass and body fat percentage. Meaning it's a semi-fluid number that changes as your body changes. I find tracking it quite helpful, so just wanted to add that to your tools in all this.
I like this one. I’ve had it for a year with no issues. RENPHO Body Fat Scale Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale, Body Composition Analyzer with Smartphone App sync with Bluetooth, 396 lbs - Black https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01N1UX8RW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_13NZQ390JCDP86WE5K86
Is Dexa pretty much the only accurate measurement of bf%? I’m asking because I’ve been using the InBody 570 at my gym and a Renpho smart scale at home interchangeably, and the Renpho is giving readings of a higher bf% by 3-5%. I’m sure neither of these are accurate by any means, but is one more trustworthy than the other?
I use a RENPHO scale where, among other things, it gives a ballpark body fat percentage (via bioimpedence). It helps to have other data points to consider when monitoring body changes.
I got this scale from Amazon and it tracks bf% I’m sure it’s not 100% accurate but it’s pretty damn close. RENPHO Body Fat Scale Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale, Body Composition Analyzer with Smartphone App sync with Bluetooth, 396 lbs - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1UX8RW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_JVR8RE2541V1X1W8EA3K?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Buy yourself a scale that can do it. I have one that cost me $25 and it has an app that connects via Bluetooth. It won’t be exactly accurate but it will give you a decent ballpark.
Limited-time deal: FITINDEX Bluetooth Body Fat Scale, Smart Wireless BMI Bathroom Weight Scale Body Composition Monitor Health Analyzer with Smartphone App for Body Weight, Fat, Water, BMI, BMR, Muscle Mass - White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078HW8BPY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_dl_7J5FQ4KGD5GBH1W0T4MG?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
ah not a food scale I mean this one https://www.amazon.com/Etekcity-Digital-Bathroom-Measure-Tempered/dp/B01HI1W1V4/ref=sr\_1\_5?crid=3TZAQ3W11MN7&keywords=digital+scale&qid=1644043090&sprefix=digital+scale%2Caps%2C144&sr=8-5
I use this one, I really like that it syncs to Apple health, along with my watch, and the fitbod app I use to make workouts. Have one place to show and store progress data has been really helpful to me.
RENPHO Body Fat Scale Smart BMI Scale Digital Bathroom Wireless Weight Scale, Body Composition Analyzer with Smartphone App sync with Bluetooth, 396 lbs - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N1UX8RW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_YKNZC4ZJRWJEJXHP710S
I have the Withings Body Plus and I love it! Mine still syncs, although sometimes it may take it an hour or two after I've gone downstairs, while the scale is upstairs. And sometimes it syncs before I can even turn around and input the weight myself.
But I love it for the body composition, body fat, BMI, water percentage, and all that stuff. Yes, I know that it's not truthfully accurate on all that stuff but I can still see trends. And it's exciting to see my BMI go down and my muscle and or bone mass going up.
What's especially exciting is to see my water percentage going up when I have had trouble drinking enough water for years and years and years but I'm finally drinking almost enough.
Withings Body+ - Digital Wi-Fi Smart Scale with Automatic Smartphone App Sync, Full Body Composition Including, Body Fat, BMI, Water Percentage, Muscle & Bone Mass, with Pregnancy Tracker & Baby Mode https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B071XW4C5Q/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_JDXSET6NY9E15T3M5D0S?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I would get rid of that scale ASAP. You are getting all this positive feedback that you are making progress and the only negative feedback is a scale that may not be reliable. You can get a simple, reliable bathroom scale for under $20.
https://www.amazon.com/Etekcity-Digital-Bathroom-Technology-Included/dp/B00F3J9G1W This is a simple scale that just shows scale weight (you don’t want any other features right now, esp not body fat or anything related to that). I have this brand (Etekcity) for my kitchen scale and it is very solid and accurate.
Put it on a flat, hard surface (not carpet—put it on wood or tile).
DEAL OF THE DAY!
Withings Body+ - Digital Wi-Fi Smart Scale with Automatic Smartphone App Sync, Full Body Composition Including, Body Fat, BMI, Water Percentage, Muscle & Bone Mass, with Pregnancy Tracker & Baby Mode
I have this one and really like it. I find it to be accurate ( put a 5lb weight on it and it read correctly and tested with a few other weights too). I like that it auto logs for me through the app, and the app is super easy to use.
not the same as the above, but I got this one. I know they're not 100% accurate but they are good to give you a general idea of your weight, water level, fat percentage, skeletal muscle, etc. You connect the scale to the app on your phone and let it take the measurments:
Hi! I got this one as a gift for Christmas, and I really love it. It seems durable and well-made.
Thank you! I use the Renpho app that is for their smart scale that I got off Amazon.
Thank you! Oh for tracking I just use a Renpho Smart scale I got off Amazon and this is just the app that comes with it. I was so excited I out a bunch of stickers on it haha. I’m sure there’s others out there like this but I really like this one because it gives me all that extra data and let’s me track my measurements and see my trends but it’s cheaper than the fancy ones lol. They also have a smart tape measure that works with it. I think they actually sell them as a set too for cheaper than buying them individually?