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672 of 756 people found the following review helpful
on June 28, 2008
It works exactly how it should. And I'm going to respond to some comments that almost caused me not to buy the thing.

1. Can't get an accurate measure because of 1" intervals.

a) You're using it wrong. The intervals are to keep it from recoiling on it's own as you're pulling it out. When you press the button to recoil, there are no intervals. (hint: read the directions) Also, this gave the same measurements as a standard tape measure.

2. Broken out of the box, bad clicking noise.

a) It's a feature, not a defection. See answer above. You can also hold the button as you pull it out to avoid the clicking, but release the button when you're done so it doesn't recoil before you're ready.

3. The pin keeps falling out.

a) I don't know if it was the company's intention, but I see this as a feature. The only time it pops out is if the tape isn't straight and/or flush, which would give an inaccurate measurement anyway.
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256 of 310 people found the following review helpful
One challenge we have when we lose weight is that sometimes it might look like we've hit a plateau. Really, this usually means the body is slimming down but as we convert from fat to muscle we aren't "loosing weight" at the moment. A tape measure can help show this!

I've used several different kinds of tape measures in the past. Usually the problem is you're trying to hold the two ends of the tape measure in place while figuring out what they say. Often I have to call in my boyfriend to help out. For a variety of reasons there are many people who cannot or do not want help in this area :)

That's where the MyoTape tape measure comes in. I actually got this for myself solely because I had lost my old tape measures and needed one, and it was the top result on Amazon and looked easy to use. So I wasn't out seeking a "new and improved" tape measure. That being said, when I got this in the house I was really impressed that it WAS much easier to use than my previous ones.

You hold the handle, which is nice and solid and well shaped to grab onto. Then if you want you can "make the loop" and step into it, or pull the loose end around, depending on what part of you you are measuring. But the nice thing is you can keep everything loose while you get it into place.

Once you are close to where you want it to be, you push the button on the unit and it automatically snugs up. So you don't have to try to hold it in a certain spot or try to make sure you're holding it "tightly enough" or "loose enough". It always snugs up to the same level of tension. You only need to hold with one hand because the unit has connected into its closed loop. This means it's VERY easy to then look at the numbers and see what the total measurement is. You don't have to add or subtract - the unit is set up so that the number you see is the total number.

Well recommended! There are ALL sorts of situations where you "seem to be not losing weight" but really your body is getting slimmer. This is a great way to keep track of your progress!
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173 of 216 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2007
As a tape measure, it does what it says it does. You press a button and the tape tightens around your body part. You won't have to worry about, "Did I hold the tape tigher last time?" as the tension is always the same for consistent measurements every time. The tape starts measurement at 2" since the tape casing holds the tape and that part measures around 2 inches. I think this tape is accurate plus-or-minus half-an-inch but it sure beats a regular tape measure since at least the button ensures that each time the tape wraps around you at the same tension level.
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110 of 144 people found the following review helpful
on July 6, 2011
I used to have a tape measure very similar to this and I loved it. But it disappeared so I ordered this one. This tape measure doesn't work nearly as well. With the one I had before when measuring you pressed the button to bring the tape taut and then it stayed in place when you removed it from your body so that you could view the measurement. On this tape measure it only "locks" in place in 1 inch increments. So, if your measurement is in between two lock points then when you remove the tape from your body it contracts to the next lock point and you can no longer see what the fractional measurement was. I need the abilitly to take precise measurements and this product simply falls short.
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42 of 55 people found the following review helpful
on April 11, 2008
This IS better than a regular tape measure for tracking lost/gained inches on your body. BUT- it's a flawed design. It has a plastic pin at the end of the tape that you slide into a hole on the plastic holder, which would be MUCH better if the pin actually STAYED IN PLACE! Every time you tighten it, the pin pops right out. It's as if you need a third hand to hold the pin in the hole, and boy does it get frustrating. I'm surprised no one else has mentioned it! I'm looking forward to an improved design, because yes this is better, but not by much!

EDIT: 8/3/2010...... I thought of an idea, MyoTape. Put a heavy duty magnet inside of the pin hole, and on the bottom of the pin. That will solve everything!!
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31 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on January 23, 2011
This is such a simple idea, I have no idea why it has taken so long to be put into practice.

I'm a single person who finds it difficult to measure myself by myself, especially around the arms. The fact that I can insert the dowel into the handle, press a button with my thumb, and have the tape retract makes it possible for me to take measurements.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on March 8, 2010
I started a fitness regime this year and needed to track my progress. I purchased a slew of supplements and training gear. This was my latest purchase. This tape is nothing short of amazing. It gives me accurate readings every time (neck, biceps, calf, waist, forearms, hips, etc.) And the price? ANYONE can afford this! The only problem is that the linking end to the tape is not secure and the tape will fall off if this piece is not held on to. The seller was great too!! Super fast shipping (purchased on a Sunday and recieved on a Wednesday!)
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
I use this exclusively to measure my body parts now that I have it. I know that each time I measure my waist, the same tension will be applied to the tape rather than me getting it a bit tighter or more loose than the time before when using a regular tape measure. Like another reviewer, I too have had it slip out of the slot and I've had to put it back in the slot, but that doesn't bother me. My only gripe is this thing is accurate, and for the life of me, I can't get it to measure my waist any smaller than it really is.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on August 27, 2011
Ok, it doesn't cost much, but for all practical purposes a total waste of money and your time. I've had this for about a year and rarely used it because the little peg you insert in the end kept coming out making it frustrating to use. Well today tried to use for a chest measurement and two little pieces of plasic which apparently guide the tape came flying off, from just inside the case causing the tape to retreat totally into the inside never to be seen again and rendering this now totally useless. Poorly made, not a good design and now broke. I used it at most 20-25 times.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on February 14, 2010
This apparatus is so easy to use. For those wishing to measure the circumference of your thigh, mid-section, arms, legs, neck, or your baby's skull, this is the tool for you. I love this little tool. It is so easy to use and it is well-made. Gives both US and Metric measurements.
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