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Slim Guide Skinfold Caliper

4.4 out of 5 stars 200 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • 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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Product Description

Durable, accurate, economical skinfold caliper is easy to use, gives precise measurement of percent body fat. Has convenient trigger operation with pistol-grip handle; jaw pressure automatically adjusts to 10 g/sq mm. Direct reading scale measures 0 to 85 mm and is accurate to 0.5 mm. Rugged ABS plastic instrument can be dropped without damage. Instructions included.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B000NN9SDO
  • UPC: 842569006471
  • Item model number: 6575XXXX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,378 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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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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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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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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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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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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Works perfectly, no better way to measure fat loss. I noticed that my weight has stayed more or less the same but this thing showed me that I've lost 6% body fat so I know the weight from the fat is just being replaced by muscle mass. If I didn't have this I would feel like my workout and diet regimen weren't getting me anywhere, but now I know they are. :)
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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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Plain, simple, and cost effective! We have used a bathroom scale to measure our weight loss for the longest time. Sometimes this can be frustrating and not give you the whole picture. When you first start exercising, the weight loss is visually noticeable and readily shows up on the scale. But the closer you get to your goals, it might become a little trickier and mildly depressing. Body composition changes are is not as easily detected at this level, particularly when exercising with the intent to build muscle (weight lifting, calisthenics, etc). Using something like this device is not only easy (with a second person for some of the measurements), but it also gives you a better picture than pure poundage alone can do.

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.
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