I recently bought a pedometer and it came with one of those hand held body fat % analyzers (I used one at curves and thought it was pretty cool) I was just wondering how accurate they are? I used a calculator on-line to judge my body fat % (using my measurements and weight) and it came out suprisingly low at about 25%, my handheld says about 30% which I would guess to be more accurate.
Note: I am using this as a tool to help guide me to my goal. Just as I am using the BMR and scale as a tool. My weight loss goal is to help me fight diabetes (I am pre-diabetic, plus I had gestational diabetes when pregnant.) I don't use any of these tools as an absolute only as approximate. My doctor wants me to lose 10%body fat as well as a total of 50-60 pounds