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Slim Guide Skinfold Caliper


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  • Only low-cost caliper which meets all of the requirements for jaw pressure and accuracy
  • It meets or exceeds specs of the Harpenden and Skyndex units for a fraction of the cost
  • Instruction book included.
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Slim Guide Skinfold Caliper + MyoTape Body Tape Measure + Omron Body Fat Loss Monitor model HBF-306C(Black)
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Product Description

The Slim Guide Skinfold Caliper is an exceptional body fat measurement device. The Slim Guide is the only low-cost caliper which meets all of the requirements for jaw pressure and accuracy.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B000NN9SDO
  • Item model number: 6575XXXX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,571 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Simple and easy to use.
Joel L
This is a very accurate method of tracking body composition changes and the Slim Guide Skin fold Caliper with the Booklet is a GREAT tool for doing this.
danmirage
For some of the readings you do need help but I am pleased with it.
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221 of 225 people found the following review helpful By danmirage on November 11, 2005
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This is a very accurate method of tracking body composition changes and the Slim Guide Skin fold Caliper with the Booklet is a GREAT tool for doing this. I have used a few tools over the decades and for the price...this is a great tool!

The booklet DOES give you answers for 1, 2 and 4 location tests instantly without any complex math. (see P.S. at bottom.)

This is best used by taking measurements over a period of time and tracking changes. If your interest is simply to monitor your body composition over time for general health, once every one to three months is a good interval. If, on the other hand, you have a specific goal or are in an intensive nutrition/training cycle, you may wish to track once a week.

If you are looking to lose weight (by losing excess fat) ...measuring Lean Body Mass and Body Fat is the only way to insure you are not losing muscle and water.

Many diets cause massive losses of water and muscle (very low calorie and low carbohydrate diets for example)...leading to a quick regain of pounds at some point. If you are on a diet program, and nobody is measuring your Lean Body Mass and Body Fat, you simply do not know what your body is doing.

So you know my credentials, I have been involved in health and fitness for over 20 years as a Body Builder, Body Sculptor, Trainer, Consultant, Coach and many other positions in the field. I am currently the Director of Personal Success Now.

For the best accuracy with this...

You should have the same person take the measurements at the same time of day. You should take your body weight (needed to determine Lean Body Mass and Body Fat) on THE SAME SCALE at the same time of day every time.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By J. Martinez on June 7, 2009
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I like that the booklet gets into why measuring body fat percentage is a more accurate way to assess health and fitness, although people buying this product will likely know that already. It also teaches how to properly pinch and measure the sites for the equation it includes.

The caliper itself is well-built. As you can see in the picture, it has springs. This means you only have to worry about pinching in the correct spot in the correct away without having to worry about how much force you're applying, as with the Accumeasure calipers. The reason I docked a star is that the front jaws aren't perfectly aligned, meaning there's a lateral deviation of about a quarter inch. Since the jaws are pretty wide I don't think this negatively impacts the readings, but it still reflects poorly on the build quality. Other than that, it's a solid product.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Perry on November 28, 2010
This plastic caliper as well as the Lange used by a trained professional would come between +or- 0.1% of the gold standard ( the dip test). For a person who does not have extra money to use and is not aiming for long term/ repeated use for 7.5% of the price of the Lange. We did double blind studies across individual professionals and found this caliper to be as accurate as the Lange. However it is not as durable and most likely would wear out. The spring would wear on either item and the Lange can be calibrated at a nominal fee. Yes the Lange is good tool for a clinic and is intended for professionals often found in clinics and labs, but most do not have budgets that will allow for $200 expense and the yearly calibration. For $16 dollars it's good enough for most users and will last because you are using it occasionally. For $16 dollars you can buy one every five years and still save.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey S. Terrell on September 18, 2007
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I tried the electronic bodyfat scales with widely varying results. These calipers were extremely easy to use and the included booklet gave lots of valuable information on body fat percentage. Very repeatable results, now I know my BMI. No weight-loss program would be valid without an accurate measure of bodyfat and this one does the trick.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John Locke on August 3, 2010
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I am no trainer or expert, but have found these to be a nice way to track progress (or lack thereof)in trying to get in shape. Based upon my own research these calipers are some of the most accurate--especially for the price. Other calipers in the top tier cost $300 bucks--no thanks. I found the booklet helps in order to be consistent with your measuring areas by providing pictures and an easy chart to convert mm of fat to a total fat %.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Boilermaker on July 5, 2012
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This was recommended by Scooby's Workshop (Thanks Scooby!) and I like this product. I think will last me a life time provided I do not drop it or do something. I had my skin fat measured twice. First at a local gym which has a far more sophisticated metal caliper (which looked way more expensive) and the second with this one. Both came out to be the same. After trying this, there is no need to get the electronic one. This will do fine.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By texastrainer on September 23, 2010
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This is the same caliper I use in the club I work at. I liked them enough to buy one for the house to help track progress.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paola Rodriguez on October 23, 2009
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The caliper is really good but I think the guide could be a little better. You need to find out more from other resources about how to do the measurements correctly. You need to make sure you measure always in the same place, the right amount of times so that you have reliable results.
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