U.S. patent 5,156,161
|Body Fat Calipers
|Test Your Body Fat Level at Home!
|Accu-Measure's body fat calipers accurately and reliably measure your body fat level
in the privacy of your own home. This convenient and reusable device is an indispensable
tool for monitoring the progress of any diet.
|What Makes This a Better Fitness Product?
If you seriously want to get in better shape, you need to monitor your body fat levels on
a regular basis. Most fitness centers will perform a body fat test for you, but these
tests are always inconvenient, and often expensive. You can purchase the Accu-Measure for
less than the cost of a single health club test, and use it whenever you want, without
inconvenience or embarrassment. It's the only body fat caliper that can be used accurately
without the assistance of another person. Accuracy, reliability, and low cost make the
Accu-Measure the best body fat tester on the market.
|How to Use the Accu-Measure
|The Accu-Measure is extremely easy to use. You
simply grasp a section of your skin near the top of your hip bone, holding it between the
thumb and forefinger of one hand, and gently squeeze the Accu-Measure over that skinfold
with your other hand, until you hear an audible "click". A sliding marker on the
Accu-Measure will indicate the exact thickness of your skinfold in millimeters. By
matching this measurement to Accu-Measure's included body fat chart, you'll instantly know
your percentage body fat.
|Why It's Important to Test Your Body Fat
|Dieting may seem like the obvious solution for ridding your body of excess weight, but
improper dieting can leave your body even fatter than before. How is this possible?
weight that you lose when dieting is always a combination of fat and lean tissue (i.e.
muscle). If you make subtle changes in your eating habits and get plenty of exercise, it's
likely that a greater percentage of your loss will be from excess fat. However, if you
diet too rapidly, a larger portion of your loss will come from lost muscle.
Not only is muscle important to your body for controlling movement, but it's also
metabolically more active than fat. As you lose muscle tissue, your metabolism slows down,
making fat loss more difficult. And if you return to your previous eating habits, you'll
gain back that excess fat even faster than before.
Your bathroom scale can't tell the difference between lost fat and lost muscle, but the
Accu-Measure can. By measuring your fat loss rather than just your weight loss, you'll
have the feedback you need to keep your diet on track.
|More About Body Fat Testing Methods
|Your percentage body fat can be determined by several different methods, including...
In this test, you are suspended in a sling above a pool of water. After expelling all of
the air from your lungs, you are lowered beneath the surface of the water, and your weight
is recorded. The ratio of your weight in and out of the water is used to determine your
body's overall density and body fat percentage.
|Electrical Impedance Testing
In this test, electrodes are connected to various parts of your body (usually your hands
and/or feet), and a small electric current is applied. A measurement is taken to determine
your body's resistance to that electrical current, and that measurement is converted to an
approximate body fat percentage.
In this test, the thickness of your subcutaneous (under the skin) fat is measured at
specific locations on your body, using special skinfold calipers. Different formulas are
then used to determine body fat levels from those measurements.
|How the Accu-Measure Compares to Other Body Fat Testing Methods
|While underwater weighing is generally believed to be the most accurate method for
body fat measurement, it's an inconvenient and time-consuming test to perform. This makes
it a less desirable method for regularly measuring your body fat.
testing is an easy test to perform, but requires equipment that is more expensive and
sophisticated than other testing methods. In addition, many variables, including
differences in the hydration level of your skin, can adversely effect this test's accuracy
Skinfold measurement methods correlate well with underwater weighing, and use much more
convenient tools. The only drawback to skinfold measurement used to be that it took a
reasonably skilled practitioner to perform this test. Accu-Measure overcame this challenge
by developing a simpler, single-site measurement technique, and by creating a set of
calipers that automatically applies the correct amount of pressure to the measurement
Independent testing of the Accu-Measure in a clinical study published by the Journal of
Strength and Conditioning Research reported that:
- Self-testing of percentage body fat with the Accu-Measure was as accurate as results
from multi-site measurements and calculations taken by an experienced clinical
investigator using a Lange caliper.
- Percentage body fat calculations with the Accu-Measure were within 1.1 percentage points
of underwater weighing results, the gold standard of body fat measurement.
|Pricing & Availability|
|The Accu-Measure is available in two versions - one for adults and one for children...|
|Take Advantage of our Get-Fit-with-a-Friend Discount|
Save $2.00 per caliper when you purchase two or more Accu-Measures. Simply make your selections below, and your discount will automatically be applied during checkout.
|Accu-Measure Fitness 3000 Personal Body Fat Tester|
For adult use. Includes illustrated instructions, measurement charts, fat loss plan, diet and exercise guidelines, fat loss tips, and fat facts.
In stock, ships in 1-2 business days.
|$19.99 Qty: || |
|Accu-Measure FitKid Caliper|
For use with children ages 6-17. Includes illustrated instructions, measurement charts, and ideas for a positive body fat experience with children.
In stock, ships in 1-2 business days.
|$19.99 Qty: |
|Order with Confidence|
|This product line is made in the USA, and carries STI's Complete Satisfaction Guarantee. Try it in your own home for 90 days. If you are dissatisfied for any reason, simply return the product to STI, and you'll receive a prompt refund of its full purchase price (excluding the original shipping and handling charges).|
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- No restocking fees
- Made in USA
|Sales Tax and S&H Charges|
|Sales tax of 5.00% will be added to your order if it is shipped to an address within the state of Louisiana.|
A shipping and handling charge will automatically be added to your order during checkout. This charge, taken from the following table, covers the shipment of your order via UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail to any single destination within the continental United States. Additional charges will apply for shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, or non-U.S. destinations, and for rush shipments or other special conditions. Please contact for details.
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|up to $19.99||$7.50|
|$20.00 to $49.99||$9.00|
|$50.00 to $99.99||$10.00|
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