Digital body fat scales, do they work? The answer is YES!
For a regular weighing scale, it only shows the number of your total body weight in kilos or pounds. While for a digital body fat scale, it can not only provide information about your weight as soon as you step on it, but also provides the information about your BMI, body fat, muscle mass, bone, water percentage and more.
If you are trying to lose weight, measuring body fat is as important as measuring your body weight. How can I know that I am losing my weight healthily? Or how is it possible that I do not lose weight while my body fat percentage decreases? At this time, measure your body fat can help you determine if your weight loss efforts are working.
If you are not going to lose weight, a digital body scale can still help you figure out if you have a healthy BMI ratio.
How do they work?
How do the digital body fat scale work？ In short, electricity. But it’s safe. You step on the scale, and the tool measures both your body weight and your estimated fat percentage. Such scales use a technology called bioelectrical impedance analysis to measure body fat, with the help sensors underneath your feet. When stepping on the scale, a safe, weak and unnoticeable electrical current is sent through the body, from one foot, up to one leg, across the pelvis and down the other leg, measuring the amount of resistance accordingly, the more resistance, the higher the fat.
Then, the sensors in the scale will calculate the body fat and other related information accordingly. Depending on the type of body fat scale you have, the data can link up to your smartphone or smartwatch, as well as the app.
Now digital body fat scales are commonly used in many families, and they were equipped with high technology, providing better user experiences.
- High accuracy
The Transtek patented G-sensor gives highly precise measurements of up to 0.1kg.
- BIA technology
Transtek developed the BIA chip based on the commonly used version, integrated with Transtek’s algorithm, the accuracy up to 1%.
- Gravity compensation
Fun fact: the Earth’s gravity varies accordingly to where you are on the globe-up to 400g! Transtek’s scale adjusts its measurement to compensate for this phenomenon.
What Are the Benefits of Using Digital Body Fat Scales?
Measuring body fat percentage is a better indicator of how well your diet and exercise program is working. The most significant benefit to using the digital body fat scale is that you can measure your body fat conveniently at your own home, at any time, instead of having to visit the facility with hydrostatic weighing or gym.
A “Consumer Reports” study of body fat scales supports what many health and fitness experts say: that these scales are not as accurate as other body fat measurement methods. Similar to fitness tracker and smart health watch, digital body fat scale can be a useful piece of equipment. But take it as a guideline and use your instincts or better still, use it with the guidance of professional trainers or doctor.