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Weigh in here--What scale do you recommend?

My current scale is not working so I'm going to buy a new scale before Monday. I may buy one that calculates body fat %, but I'm a bit skeptical if they are accurate or not. Only my husband will use it.

What home use scales have you been happy with?

I'll probably get one at Bed Bath & Beyond listed on this link, but if Amazon or Linen's n things has a good one I'll buy it there.


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Fri. Jun 23, 5:08pm

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dont' get the one at my doctor's office - it read 5 pounds heavier than my home scale.

seriously though, i had one of the body fat ones and it was so strange. just taking a shower made me drop 5%. i'm not exactly sure how that works. now i have a digital one that is in 1/2 pound increments. i love it because there is no confusion about where that line is sitting and if i really lost weight. i stay clear of the body fat ones just because i don't think they're very accurate.

Friday, June 23, 2006, 6:07 PM

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I have found the same problem with the body fat % scale - after my shower there my body fat % is lower for some reason. IBut I don't think it affects the weight at all - that is always the same before and after my shower. The weight is determined the same as a regular digital scale. The body fat % is determined by electric currents.

Friday, June 23, 2006, 6:33 PM

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Wet feet vs dry feet

OP here, to the 6:33 pm poster, I read that the body fat % scales are taking measurements from the moisture in your feet, that is why it is different after you shower. It is recommended to use the scale before you shower.

Friday, June 23, 2006, 7:29 PM

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I have a bf one. i have no idea if the bf is accurate, but it is consistent. If my bf % has dropped, it usually means that I'm dehydrated and retaining water. It also usually means that I've gained a pound or two. If that's the case (weight up and bf down), I drink a bunch of water and the next day, I'm back to normal.

Monday, June 26, 2006, 4:12 PM

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Op here - the 4:12 poster -What brand and model scale do you own?

Monday, June 26, 2006, 4:32 PM

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i don't use a scale, i use a measuring tape...in my opinion, it calculates my fitness level better.

Monday, June 26, 2006, 4:58 PM

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