My body composition data seems inaccurate. What should I do?

Some users may notice that their body composition measurements such as body fat different from the data from other scales. It is normal.

Human body compositions are complex. For example, fat is a special and complex tissue in the human body. It includes subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, and others, and is widely present in various parts of the body. Currently popular methods for measuring body fat include the DEXA Method (Dual Energy X-ray Absorption Method) and the BIA Method (Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis Method). Like most household body fat scales, the Arboleaf Smart Body Composition Scales use the BIA Method. Different methods may produce different results, and different manufacturers may implement different algorithms. It is normal to have different results from different scales. It is safe to say that no instrument can give absolute and correct answers.

Rather than concerning about different measurement values from different scales, here we should focus on relative changes of the values measured by the same device over long periods of time. Sticking with the same assessment system will likely yield a better overall picture of a person’s health status. Again, we must stress that often relative changes of value are more meaningful than absolute value of a single measurement.

If you are a bodybuilder or if you have strong muscles, you need to select the Athlete Mode in your settings. The normal mode doesn’t work well with very muscular users. We also recommend users measure at a same time each day and under similar conditions to have consistent results.