In my quest to lose the last few pounds of baby weight, body fat percentage has started to become more important to me than just the number on the scale. I actually have an Ozeri scale that measures my body fat percentage as well as pounds so I was curious to see how this would measure up – literally!
When I first tried the Body Fat Test Caliper, I thought it felt a little cheap to me. I was worried it wouldn’t work well. t was also worried about it’s accuracy. Grabbing skin anywhere on my stomach doesn’t seem to be a good way to measure fat to me. After having three babies, I have extra skin on my stomach that isn’t really fat.
But my fears were calmed when I saw that you actually measure an inch above your hip bone and there is less leftover skin there so it seems to be a fairly accurate assessment. It was easy to just grab the skin and measure it as instructed. When you pinch your skin together, the inner dial automatically slides over and locks in place so you can still read it when you pull it away from your body.
Now I don’t know about you but when it comes to fat measurement, I want it to read as little as possible! So I pinched that thing until it hurt! I was curious to see if that really made a difference. I tried several times putting different degrees of pressure on it but the most difference it ever made was a millimeter. There is a chart included where you can look up the measurement against your age to determine your body fat percentage. It wasn’t exactly the same as my scale says but it was close and I’ve heard this is the more accurate way to measure. In my case that turned out to be good news!
I didn’t have as much luck with the body tape measure. I was actually really exited about this one. I mean why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? A body tape measure that is curved to fit your body and you can lock it into place with the little barrel to read the number while it’s still on your body.
Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be well made because it broke the first time I tried to use it. The little barrel on the end broke off and when I pressed the button to wind up the tape, it pulled it completely back inside rendering it useless. Luckily, Ozeri has 100% money back guarantee.
The Body Fat Test Caliper worked great and was a quick, easy way to measure body fat. I loved the idea of the Tape Measure but it didn’t survive my very first try! Sad day. At only $9.95 for both, you get what you pay for.
The Ozeri Body Tape Measure and Body Fat Test Caliper empower you with the critical tools needed to measure and track your weight management program. These tools provide a simple and accurate method of determining your waist and other critical measurements, along with your actual body fat. Measuring in both inches and centimeters the Body Tape measures up to 78 inches (200 cm), features push-button locking and retraction for easy and accurate measuring, and is constructed with a durable ABS Cover and Vinyl Measuring Tape for long-lasting use. The Body Fat Test Caliper employs a simple and time-tested mechanical means of determining body fat, without relying on electrical and battery-powered devices. It includes a body fat chart for men and women that categorizes and helps you understand your body fat levels. Best of all, the Ozeri Body Tape Measure and Body Fat Test Caliper take seconds to use, and everything can be done from the convenience and privacy of your home. Simply EVERYTHING you need, backed by Ozeri’s 100% Hassle-Free Satisfaction Guarantee.