I have been using the body composition feature on my Watch 4 classic. I compared the reading to my inexpensive electronic scales and results from a company medical I had in October last year
My scales consistently records Body Fat between 15-17%. It's been in that range for a couple of years and matches the company medical using medical grade equipment. However my Watch 4 consistently records a Body Fat percentage of around 24 - 25 % - done at same time as using scales. Thats about 10% higher!
Other measures are more or less in line with my scale and past medicals. Why is the body fat so wrong?
26-09-2021 01:12 AM - last edited 26-09-2021 01:14 AM
26-09-2021 01:42 AM in
At least it's not just an issue with my watch! I don't expect the watch to be 100% accurate and should be used as a guide only, However body fat showing as 10% fatter is worrying!
26-09-2021 08:09 AM in
28-09-2021 11:44 AM in
12-02-2022 12:07 AM in
I have the same issue. For the last two months I have been questioning the body fat %, the watch fluctuated between 18 to 20%. I just knew it was in accurate just by looking at my physique in front if the mirror. So I got a separate test conducted on the gym SISU machine and it said I am 13% bf (I did the test 5 times). This is incredibly frustrating because I was sold on the innovation of the body composition element. Seriously disappointed. Before anyone asks, I did follow the correct instructions of the position of the watch on your wrist etc.
Is there any fix to this issue, I have read some threads people saying that it's fine for them...