USB Diagnostic Scale £13.99 @ Lidl from Monday 7th October
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USB Diagnostic Scale £13.99 @ Lidl from Monday 7th October

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Found 3rd Oct 2013
You can plug them into your computer apparently.

Accurately measures and evaluates body weight, -fat, -water and muscle ratio
Easily transfer data to your computer to evaluate and analyse your weight, long-term fitness and much more with free HealthCoach software included
Scale stores up to 10 users, each with up to 60 measurements
With 5 activity levels
Max load (kg): 180
Large LCD displays kg/lb/st
Batteries and USB cable included
3 year manufacturer's warranty

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Original Poster

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I've been eyeing up the scales that send the measurements over WIFI to your phone/tablet but they range from £50-£150. What I want to be sure of is that they'll give an accurate reading on my bathroom lino. I've had a few scales now that have all been digital and the readings just vary constantly but they are rock solid in our conservatory on a stone floor. So its the surface its on that seems to be the problem.

I wonder if there is something that will plug into this, take the USB and transmit it wirelessly. USB to WIFI. I'd also have to check out the software and see what its like. Some great "apps" on tablets for managing and tracking weight/BMI over time but would this work with them, I'm thinking no.

" Accurately measures and evaluates body weight, -fat, -water and muscle ratio."

No it doesn't

Biometric impedence is not at all accurate and readings can be skewed by varying conditions


The only accurate way you'll get %bodyfat readings is by

1 - Underwater weighing
2 - MRI scanning
3 - Caliper skinfold thickness measuring by someone who knows what the feck they are doing....


Edited by: "BritishDragon" 3rd Oct 2013

BritishDragon

" Accurately measures and evaluates body weight, -fat, -water and muscle … " Accurately measures and evaluates body weight, -fat, -water and muscle ratio."No it doesn'tBiometric impedence is not at all accurate and readings can be skewed by varying conditionsThe only accurate way you'll get %bodyfat readings is by1 - Underwater weighing2 - MRI scanning3 - Caliper skinfold thickness measuring by someone who knows what the feck they are doing....



Do you need to be on a stone floor to do all that or will it work when you're on lino?

Original Poster

termite

Do you need to be on a stone floor to do all that or will it work when … Do you need to be on a stone floor to do all that or will it work when you're on lino?



A solid floor is fine. If your lino is cushioned it may not be so accurate.
Edited by: "mccririck" 3rd Oct 2013

BritishDragon

" Accurately measures and evaluates body weight, -fat, -water and muscle … " Accurately measures and evaluates body weight, -fat, -water and muscle ratio."No it doesn'tBiometric impedence is not at all accurate and readings can be skewed by varying conditionsThe only accurate way you'll get %bodyfat readings is by1 - Underwater weighing2 - MRI scanning3 - Caliper skinfold thickness measuring by someone who knows what the feck they are doing....



I just looked on Amazon and the cheapest MRI scanner is a million pounds. I'll have to wait for a xmas sale on that. Until then, I guess we'll have to do with "roughly this much" kind of readings.

Seems cheap enough to me not sure why gone cold?

More details here.. sanitas-online.de/web…php

These seem to look like the weight watcher scales.

termite

Do you need to be on a stone floor to do all that or will it work when … Do you need to be on a stone floor to do all that or will it work when you're on lino?



It'll measure weight fine (if reasonably solid floor)

As for the other thing it purports to measure.....forget it - it's a gimmick.

If you want to measure bodyfat, get some skinfold calipers

BritishDragon

It'll measure weight fine (if reasonably solid floor)As for the other … It'll measure weight fine (if reasonably solid floor)As for the other thing it purports to measure.....forget it - it's a gimmick.If you want to measure bodyfat, get some skinfold calipers



I was talking about the MRI scanner
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