Just wondering if anyone has ever played around with the handheld analyzer, I put in some modified information about myself (making myself younger and older) to see how different the results would be and there was a big difference in the bf reading. While we all know that we tend to have higher bf percentages as we age, it shouldn’t assume that and use that in its calculations. Its almost worthless I guess but the most useful technique I know to use at health fairs and other public venues.
Hi Kim. While the handheld bioimpedence machine may not be the most accurate way to test for body fat and BMI, it IS cost effective and easy to use. What I always say is that even if the method that you use is not the most accurate, take solace in the fact that if you at least use that same methodology for you future testing of the same individual, you will have a consistent ‘baseline’ measurement against which to gauge your client’s progress.
I hope that this helps.