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    Hi Hope this is the right forum!

    Just been to the gym, and on my way out i thought i'd weigh myself, in the actual gym there is some normal non-electronic scales, which said i was 11 stone 6..
    Then on the way out i thought i'd try the big electronic ones which work out your height, weight, bmi..which then said I was 12 stone 7 and 5 ft 9.2, even though i'm pretty sure im about 5''11. This also telling me my bmi was 25.6 overweight.

    Anyone got any idea which is more likely to be correct, i'm hoping that its the electronic ones being dodgy but i dont know
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    Well I clearly have no clue, Find another pair of scales and weigh yourself there
    Probably the big electronic one is the right one though :/
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    (Original post by ConnorB)
    Well I clearly have no clue, Find another pair of scales and weigh yourself there
    Probably the big electronic one is the right one though :/
    Ooh I'm waiting to go to the bfs on the weekend to use his scales, just means if the electronic ones are right i've put on like 7lb in a week, which is baddd
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    Most of the electronic pay-per-use height/weight/bmi scales found in most gyms are a bit gimmicky/inaccurate in my opinion.

    If you want comparison, weigh yourself at the same time of day on the same scales (calibration differs from make to make)
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    (Original post by Katie_T)
    Hi Hope this is the right forum!

    Just been to the gym, and on my way out i thought i'd weigh myself, in the actual gym there is some normal non-electronic scales, which said i was 11 stone 6..
    Then on the way out i thought i'd try the big electronic ones which work out your height, weight, bmi..which then said I was 12 stone 7 and 5 ft 9.2, even though i'm pretty sure im about 5''11. This also telling me my bmi was 25.6 overweight.

    Anyone got any idea which is more likely to be correct, i'm hoping that its the electronic ones being dodgy but i dont know
    BMI is a waste of time and effort.

    They're inaccurate to say the least.
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    the analogue scales probably weren't zeroed before you used them
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    Blahh Alright thanks haha!
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    BMI is very general, body builders would have a BMI that suggests they are obese
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    (Original post by kashim91)
    BMI is very general, body builders would have a BMI that suggests they are obese
    Yeah thats true, i'll just ignore both measurements for now and try some other scales on the weekend!
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    you should tell the staff! something isn't right there!
 
 
 
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