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Garmin Forerunner 310xt and scales

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Ian Coe, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

    May 25, 2003
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    I've got the 305 but being a gadget geek, I've looked at the newer model as I can actually take the data off it.

    However I've also seen these scales
    Garmin Connect - Tanita

    It does quite a bit and you can then log how your body composition is against your training and how everything is adapting, which is nifty.

    Admittedly, both things are pretty fecking expensive and I want a vitamix, so as you can seen, I'm going to be skint getting everything (what with paying off my sponsors for the canoe trip, the good people of american express and mastercard).

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    Last edited: Jul 15, 2010
  2. MMA Junkie 19 White Belt

    May 11, 2007
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    Fortress of Solitude
    Ian...a little info for you.

    I'm not sure about the Garmin body composition scale and how well it measures fat% etc, but I own a OMRON body composition scale similar to this one:

    Amazon.com: Omron Body Composition Monitor With Scale: Sports & Outdoors

    From personal experience and from the countless reviews I've read online, these machines aren't very accurate for measuring body fat. They especially tend to be further 'off' when the person is in increasingly better shape (such as competitive athletes). I use my OMRON only to compare to past measurements and to gauge my improvements (or set-backs after holidays). Still a useful tool, but calipers are best / cheapest way to get accurate fat% results.

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