In figure competition, or female bodybuilding, measuring and keeping tabs on body fat is important. Check out this three part tutorial for information on how to use a digital caliper to measure body fat. Some of the advantages of a digital or electronic caliper include the fact that it takes an accurate, easy to read measurement in seconds, that it beeps so you know exactly when it is ready, and it is very simple to use. Another great feature of a digital caliper is that you can set it with your age and gender, and it will create a personalized reading just for you. This is especially helpful for females. So, make sure you keep track of your body and you will be winning figure competitions every single year.