ComeBackGirl! I had to answer your post because my daughter lives in Albuquerque and I live in Pittsburgh, so I feel kinda connected to you.
I have a Tanita body fat scale. The scale part is very accurate for weight. I think the body fat% feature reads high (about 6% according to calipers at my gym). But it's consistent so I use it to track changes over time, even though I don't think I'm quite as fat as it says.
If you get a body fat scale, you want to use it at the same time and under the same conditions every day (like after you work out and before you eat or something like that) because the readings will vary quite a bit depending on the time of day and your hydration. My instructions suggested late afternoon as an accurate time to measure.
Welcome to 3FC and when are you moving to Pittsburgh?
Margaret - the scale uses bioelectrical impedance. It sends a weak electric signal through the soles of your feet to determine your body composition. Hope that helps!