Omron Scale with Body Fat monitor
- Omron’s most comprehensive body composition monitor and provides extensive insight in body and visceral fat, skeletal muscle level, your BMI and resting metabolism. It is clinically validated and classified as a medical device
- Scale with Body Fat monitor
- Fat Loss Monitor With Scale. Large
- Resting Metabolism - Your resting metabolism is the minimum number of calories needed to sustain you every day
- Visceral Fat Level - Measure visceral (internal) fat levels at a glance enabling you to take steps to control it
- Measurement with 8 sensors on both hands and feet for complete body measurement
- Using the Bioelectrical Impedance (BI) method, body fat is shown as a percentage of body weight
- The device has proven its reliability and accuracy under vigorous testing procedures by major health organisations
- Muscles attached to bones that move the body
- Digital Display. Weight Capacity 330 lbs. 4 Person Profile. Measures Body Fat Percentage, BMI and Weight. 1 Year Warranty
- Omron digital scales enable you to measure and record your body weight to see how you are progressing towards your goal weight.
- If you want a more complete picture of your body’s condition than just weight, then a body composition monitor is invaluable.
- Used regularly, it calculates and records how your body is changing, ensuring you don’t lose body muscle when you’re trying to lose body fat.
Customer Questions & Answers:
Can you use a body composition monitor if pregnant?
Yes you can use a body composition monitor if pregnant for weight tracking. But since body composition monitors measure the electrical conductivity of the soft tissues of the human body, this conductivity (and thus the calculated fat %) may be influenced by the large amount of fluid a woman carries during her pregnancy. Secondly, since the weight of the pregnant woman is also significantly higher than normal, this may also influence the final estimation of the fat %.
How accurate are body composition monitors?
Three factors need to be taken into account. One is the accuracy of the display, the second is accuracy of the measurement calculation (Body Fat Percentage), and lastly how the device is being used (time of day, physical state, etc.). Display accuracy is typically 0.1%. The accuracy of measurement varies from model to model between +/- 3.5 and 4.1% based on the Standard Error of Estimation (SEE). The SEE states that; 68% of the measurements for different users are accurate to within +/- 3.5 to 4.1% (model dependent), relative to the body fat percentage. Body Mass Index (BMI), only provides a rough guide value and it is disputed since it does not take into account a persons build or the composition of the body weight in terms of fatty and muscle tissue, which vary by individual. BMI uses a very simple formula to calculate the value; weight divided by the height squared (kg / m²).
I see that OMRON produces three different types of body composition monitors, what are the differences?
Omron has three different types of body composition monitors in their portfolio. One type for upper body measurement (hand to hand), one type that measures the lower body (foot to foot) and one type that uses full body to indicate the body composition values (using both hands and feet)
All three types provide an accurate picture of your Body Fat as well as the Body Mass Index (BMI). The possible differences between the three are minimal if one were to do a side by side comparison at any given time. Bear in mind that as with any monitoring procedure be it blood pressure, temperature or body composition – being consistent (= time of day), is the most important factor
I understand the body composition monitors use an electric current to measure body fat. Is this electric current dangerous?
OMRON Body Composition Monitors pass a very weak alternating current (50 kHz, 0.5 mA [milliamp]) through the body. This is absolutely safe, however, for wearers of electronic medical devices and implants (pacemakers, electrocardiograms, etc.), this current may cause a malfunction. This group of people is strongly advised NOT to use these monitors.
Is there a recommended time to take a measurement of your body fat?
We recommend you to take the measurement in the morning before you exercise, eat, drink or take a shower. This will give you an opportunity to develop a trend and a good day-by-day comparison. Please bear in mind that during the course of the day water levels tend to decrease. This impacts the various measurement methods.The hand to hand method gives an increasingly fattier result in the course of the day
What is Body Mass Index?
It is a measure for assessing a person's body weight. Since overweight is a growing global problem, the Body Mass Index is used to point out the associated risks.However, BMI only provides a rough guide value and it is disputed since it does not take into account a persons build or the composition of the body weight in terms of fatty and muscle tissue, which vary by individual
Why should a body composition monitor not be used when you have a cardiac pacemaker?
Any Body Composition Monitor based on the BIA (Bio Impedance Analysis) principle, sends a weak electrical current through the body. This electrical current cannot be sensed by a person, but a cardiac pacemaker may pickup the signal and could become unpredictable
How does the body composition monitor work?
Omron body composition monitors use bioelectrical impedance. Bioelectrical Impedance (BI) is considered one of the most accurate and accessible methods of screening body fat. Muscles, blood vessels and bones are body tissues having a high water content that conduct electricity easily. Body fat is tissue that has little electric conductivity. The Body Composition Monitor sends an extremely weak electrical current (0.5mA), through your body to determine the amount of fat tissue. The weak electrical current is not felt while operating the Body Composition Monitor. The body fat percentage is calculated by a formula that includes five factors; electrical resistance, height, weight, age and gender
What is the sense of measuring visceral fat?
Visceral fat = fat surrounding internal organs Too much visceral fat is thought to be closely linked to increased levels of fat in the bloodstream, which can lead to common diseases such as hyperlipidaemia and diabetes, which impairs the ability of insulin to transfer energy from the bloodstream and using it in cells. In order to prevent or improve conditions of common diseases, it is important to try and reduce visceral fat levels to an acceptable level. People with high visceral fat levels tend to have large stomachs.However, this is not always the case and high visceral fat levels can lead to metabolically obese. Metabolically obese (visceral obesity with normal weight) represents fat levels that are higher than average, even if a person’s weight is at or below the standard for their height
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