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Used this scale for about six months now,
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This review is from: Omron HBF-510W Full Body Composition Monitor with Scale (Health and Beauty)I've had this scale for about a six months now, and while it's serviceable, I'm not completely happy with it, primarily because it consistently weighs me in about three to five pounds heavier than other scales I've used lately, and consistently gives my body fat % as slightly higher than I've tested it with other electric body-impedance fat analyzers -- it nails me pretty consistently at 17-19% body fat, which is about 5% higher than I've tested in the past. It's possible, of course, that the fault is mine here, butI didn't think I'd gained *that* much weight!
I'm also a little suspicious of its skeletal muscle analysis, since it hasn't registered much change over the past six months, despite the fact that I've seen very significant strength gains from a full-body exercise regimen I've been on for the entire time I've had this scale.
So those are the major issues I've had with it. More minor has been a general annoyance with the interface -- it seems like I have to push several more buttons than I should every time I want it to do something, and sometimes I have to shut it on and off several times before it'll do what I want.
All that said, it is a consistent scale, and it may be correct as well -- I may really have gained that much weight =( . I'll recommend it with reservations; it does give you a consistent measurement of weight and body fat %, and without having my body fat measured professionally, I can't be certain it isn't more correct than the other testers I've used, rather than less.
If you're looking for an unblinkingly honest bathroom scale, this one may serve you well.
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Initial post: Apr 24, 2010 9:56:12 PM PDT
Robert C. Ryniak says:
you may not be showing significant changes in skeletal muscle if your putting on muscle in some places, and losing it in others that you no longer need (i.e. if you've lost weight, less muscle needed to support it)... further, strength and muscle mass aren't directly correlated. You can have strong muscles (very toned) without them being massive... depends on how you work out, low reps high weight, or high reps low weight. I just bought this scale myself, so I can't vouch for it one way or another, just thought I'd comment and try to be helpful ;)
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