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Every time you take a measurement, make sure that you do the following:
- Wear the fitness tracker for at least 15 minutes first so that it can warm up.
- Wear the fitness tracker tightly, without it being uncomfortable. Avoid placing it on your wrist bone.
- Do not touch your arms to the side of your body, and do not touch your wrists or hands to each other as this can cause inaccuracies.
- Keep your arms clear from touching other objects such as tables or walls.
- Remain still until you see a tick mark on the screen.
The overall trend of measurements will be more accurate if you measure at the same time of day each time. The ideal time to take a measurement is in the morning, after going to the bathroom but before eating, drinking, showering or exercising.
Taking a measurement:
- Swipe to two screens above the clock face of your fitness tracker, where you see a percentage sign.
- Gently press the button with the tip of your index finger for about 10 seconds until a tick appears on the screen.
- Make sure you cover the entire button with your fingertip and that your finger forms a straight line with the screen of your fitness tracker.
- You can now view your body composition reading in the mobile app on the Activities screen. Tap on the body composition numbers to see your trends.
If a cross is displayed instead of a tick, unfortunately the measurement did not work and you have to try again. It often helps if you put a little water on your wrist under the electrode and on your fingertip.
Other things to keep in mind when measuring body composition:
- For women, measurements are less accurate if taken during a menstrual period, as this generally affects the fluid balance in your body.
- Body composition cannot be accurately measured whilst pregnant or if you have larger metal implants in your body, for example, as a result of surgery.