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Which Type of Skinfold Caliper Do You Use?

There are many types of skinfold calipers on the market, which vary greatly in price, quality, accuracy, reliability, and ease of use. Which one do you use, or which one does an assessor use when testing your skinfolds. Here are images of the most popular types, select the one that is used, or a similar one.

Lange Harpenden
lange caliper Harpenden Skinfold Caliper
Skyndex Fat Track
SKYNDEX CALIPER fat track calipers
Body Caliper Fat-o-Meter
body calipers fat o meter calipers
Slim Guide Accu-Measure
slimguide accumeasure
Lafayette I Lafayette II
lafeyette lafeyette
Warrior Defender
warrior calipers defender calipers

There is a description of these calipers on the Skinfold Caliper Guide. If you use one that is not on the list, check 'other' and make a comment.

Which type of skinfold caliper do you use?

Slim Guide
Fat Track
Lafayette I
Lafayette II
Body Caliper

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