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.
You have to remember that the original formulas used to approximate individual body fat were based on actually body fat measured in a population over an age variable, for example the Jackson-Pollack measure. So that the calculations used in most body fat devices use these older formulas as a reliable base line variable.
It may be a good tool for the purpose of your health fair use, but it may not be what you are looking for personally.