Slim Guide Skinfold Caliper
- 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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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.Read more ›
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.
Note: Your scale might be much better than ours, but our digital scale varies by 5-6 pounds in multiple reads within a 5-minute period of time with the same person wearing the same garments!
Overall: Great price and good instructions to that give you all the details you might need for encouragement and data.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My fat pinchers recently arrived and I have to agree with the issue with the sharp edges. When I first unpacked them and pinched my inches it was pretty uncomfortable to the point... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Chris
These were confusing and I was not able to figure out how to use them. I tried finding a video to help explain it and couldn't. Total waste of my money, would not recommend.Published 8 days ago by Arthur Warren
No need to get that expensive electrical one. I use this and the body building dot com website that has a body fat calculator. Easy!Published 1 month ago by M. Diaz
Plastic calipers don't work very well. Too bad the real ones are so expensivePublished 1 month ago by Christopher
The price was great. The caliper is very bulky though compared to others and the instructions are somewhat unclear.Published 1 month ago by ShopFashionPolice
I've used quite a few different calipers, as well as electronic body fat readers, and this is by far the easiest to use. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bringram
This is hard to use on one's own. There is no slider on the gauge to record your reading, so you have to be able to see the gauge to record it visibly. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Timothy Byrne