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My Aria

carolynnemoracarolynnemora Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
Is anyone’s Aria not working proplerly? I’ve been loosing weight but it’s telling me I have 11.5% body fat. Down from 26% in 3 months. I don’t believe it. I’ve haven’t been working out. Just watching my calories. Weight dropped from 135 to 128 in the same amount of time.

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  • LivingtheLeanDreamLivingtheLeanDream Posts: 12,132Member Member Posts: 12,132Member Member
    Scales in general are notorious for being really off ref BF%
    Well done on your weight loss :smile:
  • pjwrtpjwrt Posts: 74Member, Premium Member Posts: 74Member, Premium Member
    lol...quality problem, that. I use a old fashioned caliper called Accu-Measure. I bought it on the internet.

    (I've two regular scales that never agree and take turns being too heavy.)
  • MeteoraTitaniumMeteoraTitanium Posts: 82Member Member Posts: 82Member Member
    Im annoyed with my Aria scale, for a small change in weight the Aria can dramatically change BF% by 1% for every lb. Surely that can't be right.
  • LivingtheLeanDreamLivingtheLeanDream Posts: 12,132Member Member Posts: 12,132Member Member
    Surely that can't be right.

    Exactly, it can't be, hence me saying previously no scales measure BF% any where near accurately so they are basically telling useless information...

    edited September 11
  • Pablosammy82Pablosammy82 Posts: 11Member Member Posts: 11Member Member
    The Aria body fat measurements are only useful for trending. If you use them at the same point of the day every time they can be quite consistent, but hydration or using when damp post-shower etc can throw your conductivity way out. I use them every morning as soon as I get out of bed, and I get nice consistent trends.
  • SummerSkierSummerSkier Posts: 843Member, Premium Member Posts: 843Member, Premium Member
    well I thought I replied yesterday to this but BF measurements are such trash and as said previously USUALLY they are good for seeing trends but the #s could be way off.

    I bought a little handheld device from Omron in 2011 or 12 after they used one at work and I thought it was cool. I had no idea how accurate or not they are. But I have used it over the years to see trends when I am losing and I think it shows improvements when I feel like I am less fluffy so there is that. Your Aria tho??!!! Maybe it got wet, ;)

    Funny story about my Omron tho is that I really just use it and don't pay a lot of attention to it. But I turned (the horror) 61 in August and one of the parameters you input is your age. Well I went to cycle it up to 61 and BOOM nope it went to 18. I was not fully awake so I did that 2 more times to make sure and nope. People of 60 I guess don't worry about BF%s? :s

    So the other day just for grins I thought let me try it at different age settings because surely that can't be a HUGE factor in the calculations right?

    WRONG

    at 60 yo I am 17.4% BF
    at 18 yo I am 8.1% BF
    at 35 yo I am 12.0%

    That's pretty crazy....

    And are any of the #s accurate? Well who knows. Let us know if the Aria gets smarter soon.

  • animatorswearbrasanimatorswearbras Posts: 999Member Member Posts: 999Member Member
    I have an Aria2 the BF measurement is less than useless, it's only use (beyond my old £25 digital scales that it replaced) is that it can send my weight directly to the app. So glad I didn't pay full price for it.
  • pjwrtpjwrt Posts: 74Member, Premium Member Posts: 74Member, Premium Member
    well I thought I replied yesterday to this but BF measurements are such trash and as said previously USUALLY they are good for seeing trends but the #s could be way off.

    I bought a little handheld device from Omron in 2011 or 12 after they used one at work and I thought it was cool. I had no idea how accurate or not they are. But I have used it over the years to see trends when I am losing and I think it shows improvements when I feel like I am less fluffy so there is that. Your Aria tho??!!! Maybe it got wet, ;)

    Funny story about my Omron tho is that I really just use it and don't pay a lot of attention to it. But I turned (the horror) 61 in August and one of the parameters you input is your age. Well I went to cycle it up to 61 and BOOM nope it went to 18. I was not fully awake so I did that 2 more times to make sure and nope. People of 60 I guess don't worry about BF%s? :s

    So the other day just for grins I thought let me try it at different age settings because surely that can't be a HUGE factor in the calculations right?

    WRONG

    at 60 yo I am 17.4% BF
    at 18 yo I am 8.1% BF
    at 35 yo I am 12.0%

    That's pretty crazy....

    And are any of the #s accurate? Well who knows. Let us know if the Aria gets smarter soon.

    I looked on the Accu-Measure paper chart for men and it has the same odd array for the 4-6 measurement:
    I'm 5 on the measurement tool at 62yo, 5'10'', 160-165, waist 31

    There's gotta be a reason.

    Their numbers:
    18yo=3.9 bf%
    35yo=7.1 bf%
    60yo=12.4 bf%
    edited September 13
  • SummerSkierSummerSkier Posts: 843Member, Premium Member Posts: 843Member, Premium Member
    It’s probably because as we age we tend to have more fat vs muscle? So perhaps they build in the age factor.

    Oh darn. My first disagree mark on this thread. 🙄.
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