Do you have a home BMI scale? Here’s some info on them:
Home bioelectrical impedance scales can be inaccurate for several reasons. One reason is that the accuracy of the measurement can be affected by the user’s hydration level. If a person is dehydrated, their body fat percentage will be overestimated, and if they are overhydrated, their body fat percentage will be underestimated.
Another reason is that the scales use a fixed algorithm to estimate body fat percentage, which may not take into account individual differences such as muscle mass and body composition. This can lead to inaccurate results for people with higher muscle mass or specific body composition.
The scales also rely on a single frequency of electrical current which may not be suitable for all individuals, especially for athletes or those with large muscle mass.
Therefore, it’s important to note that home bioelectrical impedance scales should be used as a general guide to track changes in body fat percentage over time and not as a precise measurement of body fat.