A: People with pacemakers are advised not to use the monitors. Although there are no known health risks, this is a precaution that is advocated by all manufacturers of BIA. Accuracy is an issue for certain categories of people, but the units may still be used to monitor trends and accurately show degree of change. They include:

  • Pregnant women
  • People who exceed the weight capacity of the scale (models vary) and/or exceed 75% body fat
  • Professional athletes and bodybuilders.