D.M. asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 8 years ago

Which do I trust for accurate body fat - hand held device or measurements?

About three weeks ago the handheld device I have for body fat percentage and an online US Navy calculator that uses measurements were giving me similar results of about 12%. Now the electronic device says 10% and the online calculator says 20%! I went on vacation and didn't really eat that well or exercise much for a week but I can't imagine I gained that much body fat, especially since I only gained about a pound of weight.

2 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    A lot of devices vary quite a bit, even thermometers. If what you see in the mirror looks fine, then no problem.

  • R
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    You're just going to have to trust the recruiters on their BMI results. That's what I trust. I also maintain my weight to keep under my maximum. I exercise a lot to keep my body fat % lower too.

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