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What can affect the measurement accuracy?

Fluctuations in the hydration rate that can be caused by the consumption of alcohol,  by the food, the sleep, the exercise, taking medication or pre-menstruation can cause variations in the results obtained.

Other causes that may cause measurement errors:

  • Severe calluses on the heels or soles of the feet
  • Dampness of the feet (e.g. after a bath) or if the skin of the feet is very warm
  • If electrods on the scale are dirty this may interfere with conductivity
  • A full bladder
  • Do not wear anything on your feet – not even tights – the electrical conductivity is affected
  • Medical implants such as a steel plate in the leg, an artificial hip joint, or breast implants will affect the readings although the body fat monitors are still safe to use with these conditions.

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