Surpahs Digital Body Fat Scale Review
I received an email from C8KE Inc. about trying out their Surpahs Digital Body Fat Scale and I have to tell you, I was kind of weary about doing it. Being an exercise physiologist, I have tested hundreds of people over the years using the skinfold calipers. I have found when I use the bio-electrical impedance method, which is what the Surpahs scale uses, it tends to under predict and over predict the amount of body fat in individuals.
I actually have a Tanita scale at home and it too uses bioelectrical impedance to measure body fat. The body fat measurements with the Tanita scale are so off, I ended up using the scale for only measuring my weight. At the time, I was about 20% body fat and when I would take my weight, it read about 28-30%, which was way off. As you can see, this is the reason why I was hesitant upon receiving the Surpahs Digital Body Fat Scale. I decided to put this scale through a test and below are my results.
Test subject 1 Female 5'4" or 167.64 cm
Surpah body fat reading 20.6% skinfold body fat test 23.4%
Test subject 2 Female 5'7" or 173.736 cm
Surpahs body fat reading 24.3% skinfold body fat test 25.5%
Test subject 3 Male 6'1" or 185.928 cm
Surpahs body fat reading 17% skinfold body fat test 15%
The Surpahs Digital Body Fat Scale also measures the weight, total body water, muscle mass and bone mass. In conclusion, it is a great scale for finding your weight and body fat but if you want the most accurate body fat reading, then you will have to find a professional sports clinic.
NOTE: I received this product from the manufacturer in exchange for my unpaid, honest opinion of the product.