It is very likely that people get different results with different measurement tools.
- Body fat is not directly measured. Body fat is calculated with mathematical formulas.
- These formulas were developed with study-specific populations and can’t fit perfectly for each individual.
- Thus, all “measurements” deviate from the “true” values.
- Read this Overview for more information.
Example: My “true” body fat is 25% (measured e.g. by DXA). The “field methods” such as Bodygee or InBody deviate by 3% from DXA. Thus, it might happen that Bodygee measures 28% and InBody measures 22% body fat.