How Much Do Skinfold Calipers Cost?

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How Much Do Skinfold Calipers Cost?

Skinfold calipers can cost from a couple USD dollars to more than 500 USD, depending on quality and features. Compare skinfold caliper prices. 

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Cost of Skinfold Calipers on NutriActiva.com

SLIM GUIDE CALIPER

The Slim Guide caliper is ideal for students, personal use, and entry-level professionals. The Slim Guide is considered the most reliable and accurate of the inexpensive calipers, and it is acceptable for professional use.
  • Range: 85 mm
  • Accuracy: 1 mm

CESCORF SKINFOLD CALIPER

The Cescorf skinfold caliper is a high quality midrange aluminum body caliper that is an extraordinary value. It has fixed tips in technyl nylon and zinc plated steel springs.  

 LANGE  CALIPER

The Lange skinfold caliper is the best selling professional caliper in the USA.

  • Compact metal body
  • The best selling professional caliper in the USA
  • Decades of research behind it. 
  • Range: 60 mm
  • Accuracy: 1.0 mm

HARPENDEN CALIPER

The Harpenden caliper is the most accurate body fat caliper, with a precision of +/- 0.2mm, and a cost of around $350.  It is the preferred caliper for researchers and professionals around the world. 

  • Range: 90 mm
  • Accuracy: 0.2 mm

Cost of Other Professional Scientific Skinfold Calipers

skyndex skinfold caliper  

SKYNDEX CALIPER PRICE $400-450

The Skyndex caliper is a digital caliper with a built-in calculator that allows for quick calculations.   It is programmed with either Jackson-Pollock, Durnin, or Slaughter-Lohman formulas.  
  • Accuracy: 0.5 mm

CESCORF SCIENTIFIC CALIPER PRICE $500

The Cescorf caliper is made in Brazil and distributed in South America.  It has a design very similar to the Harpenden.  It comes with a durable case.
  • Range: 88 mm
  • Precision: 0.5 mm
  • Graduation: 0.1 mm
holtain skinfold caliper

HOLTAIN CALIPER PRICE $400

The Holtain caliper is made in the United Kingdom and distributed in Europe.  It was designed in collaboration with the London University Institute of Child Health.
  • Range: 46 mm
  • Accuracy: 0.2 mm
sanny skinfold caliper

SANNY CALIPER $300

The Sanny caliper is made in Brazil with limited distribution in the USA and Europe.  It is a highly-accurate skinfold caliper, and it is an less expensive alternative to the Harpenden skinfold caliper at a lower cost. 
  • Range: 90 mm
  • Precision: 0.5 mm
jamar skinfold caliper

JAMAR, GRAHAM-FIELD, BASELINE, SAEHAN CALIPER PRICE $140 - 180

These are four different brands that are the all the exact same size and shape as the Lange.  It is an inferior product, and may just be the same caliper sold under various brands.  

Cost of Plastic Skinfold Calipers


 lafayette skinfold caliper

LAFAYETTE-II CALIPER PRICE $100-120

The Lafayette-II caliper is the most advanced plastic caliper, with a scale up to 100mm (compared to 50-60mm), floating pincers, and a lightweight, durable design. The original Lafayette caliper was developed by Dr. Andrew S. Jackson, who co-developed the Jackson-Pollock formula.
  • Range: 100 mm
  • Accuracy: 0.5.
fat o meter skinfold caliper

FAT-O-METER CALIPER PRICE $20-25

The Fat-o-Meter caliper is a low-cost Skinfold caliper is generally considered to be precise.  
pooya skinfold caliper

POOYA CALIPER $20-25

The Pooya caliper is simliar to the Slim Guide caliper.   It is made in Asia with limited distribution.  It was designed by Dr. Abbas Meamarbashi who received a PhD in Sports Biomechanics in the University Science Malaysia.
accumeasure skinfold caliper

ACCU-MEASURE CALIPER PRICE $5 - 10

The Accu-Measure skinfold caliper is a simple and inexpensive product that is not recommended for clinical use.  It is considered a one-time use caliper. 

Cost of Digital Skinfold Calipers

warrior skinfold caliper

 WARRIOR DIGITAL CALIPER PRICE $20-25

The Warrior Digital Caliper calculates lean body mass and body fat percentage. It displays your previous and current results for up to 4 users. 

fattrack skinfold caliper

FATTRACK PRO CALIPER PRICE $70-80

The FatTrack Pro caliper is a compact digital caliper that comes programmed with the 3 and 7-site Jackson-Pollack formulas.  This caliper is generally not accepted for clinical or professional use because of limited accuracy and a small jaw opening.
fattrack gold skinfold caliper

FATTRACK GOLD CALIPER  PRICE $35-50

The FatTrack Gold caliper is a compact digital body fat caliper that is marketed to weightlifters and body builders. It allows for quick self-testing. This caliper is generally not accepted for clinical or professional use because of limited accuracy and a small jaw opening
digital body fat skinfold caliper

DIGITAL BODY FAT CALIPER PRICE $10

This is a low-quality digital skinfold caliper and is not recommended.

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