Biohacking Tools #1

Here are some of the new toys that I purchased recently. Never thought I'd get excited about scales...  

 Slim Guide calipers for measuring body fat percentage. I use this as an additional body fat % data point to reference. Accuracy and consistency is certainly questionable and has come out to around 2-3% below my Omron scale using a 3-point Jackson Pollock algorithm. An advantage is portability in case you intend to continue your biohacking experiments while traveling. 

Slim Guide calipers for measuring body fat percentage. I use this as an additional body fat % data point to reference. Accuracy and consistency is certainly questionable and has come out to around 2-3% below my Omron scale using a 3-point Jackson Pollock algorithm. An advantage is portability in case you intend to continue your biohacking experiments while traveling. 

 Kitchen scale for measuring food. I log all of my meals to the Jawbone Up24, but it's difficult to guess the weight of food if you don't have experience. I bought this scale to train my ability to eyeball food and more accurately guess its weight in grams.  

Kitchen scale for measuring food. I log all of my meals to the Jawbone Up24, but it's difficult to guess the weight of food if you don't have experience. I bought this scale to train my ability to eyeball food and more accurately guess its weight in grams.  

 Withings Wireless Scale. This high-tech toy automatically sends my weight readings to my Up24 and Withings apps via WiFi. It's definitely cool but doesn't really have much functionality beyond a basic scale.     

Withings Wireless Scale. This high-tech toy automatically sends my weight readings to my Up24 and Withings apps via WiFi. It's definitely cool but doesn't really have much functionality beyond a basic scale.     

 Omron body composition scale. I use this scale as my primary measure of body fat percentage. You hold the handle bars in your hands while standing on the scale and it gives you readings for weight, body fat %, internal body fat and BMI. This bad boy works well and is half the price of a Withings scale. If only it could sync via WiFi...

Omron body composition scale. I use this scale as my primary measure of body fat percentage. You hold the handle bars in your hands while standing on the scale and it gives you readings for weight, body fat %, internal body fat and BMI. This bad boy works well and is half the price of a Withings scale. If only it could sync via WiFi...