I’ve had great experiences with both Omron and Tanita products, but I always take the numbers they spit out with a grain of salt.
Michael M. brings up a great point with regard to the reliability and validity of using bioelectrical impedance to measure body fat percentage. Although it may save you a few minutes compared to skin calipers, the consequence of this may be an inaccurate measurement. Granted, this will usually only happen if a client is especially overweight/underweight or over-hydrated/under-hydrated, but I feel it should still be considered. Would you disagree?
I second the Tanita scales. If you check their ratings compared to skin fold and hydrostatic weighting, they rate right up there. They can be a bit expensive, but as with anything else in life, quality doesn’t come cheap, but quality stands up. And think of how long you’ll use them and how often when making an investment in equipment of any type.
Have you look at Omron?:
I Hope This Helps,
Tanita makes scales in various price ranges. They can do a lot of different things and the more they do and the more they tell you the higher the cost. If you put the terms Tanita scales in a Google search, you will come up with prices that range from roughly $38 to over $800. I have taught at a college where they chose Tanita scales and they were a decent product for the money.
Also do not forget that the accuracy of the equipment is not always of the highest caliber based on the cost, and that those scales using bioelectrical impedance to measure body fat are nowhere near as good as a very good trainer doing skinfold tests or a hydrostatic weighing at a reputable place.