Omron Full Body Monitor Scale

The Full Body Sensor Body Composition Monitor and Scale is easy to use. The monitor calculates the estimated values for body fat percentage, skeletal muscle percentage and visceral fat level using the BI (Bioelectrical Impedance) Method. The monitor also calculates the BMI (Body Mass Index) as well as weight. Push the power switch on, select your Personal Profile Number, and step onto the measurement platform.
Your HBF-510 comes with the following components:
• Monitor/Scale
• Instruction Manual
• 4 “AA” Batteries
• Measurement Log Sheet

Description

PRINCIPLES OF FULL BODY SENSING CALCULATIONS
What is Full Body Sensing?
Full Body Sensing provides a comprehensive understanding of your body composition to help you reach and/or maintain your fitness goals. Unlike other body composition monitors that rely on foot-to-foot measurements, Omron’s monitor measures the whole body (arm to foot) which provides a clinically-proven accurate profile.

How Omron calculates your body composition:
Omron’s algorithm focuses on the Bioelectrical Impedance Method as well as height, weight, age and gender.
Bioelectrical Impedance Method: The Omron Full Body Sensor Body Composition Monitor and Scale estimates the body fat percentage by the Bioelectrical Impedance Method. Muscles, blood, bones and body tissues with high water content conduct electricity easily. On the other hand, body fat does not store much water, therefore has little electric conductivity. The Omron Full Body Sensor Body Composition Monitor and Scale sends an extremely weak electrical current of 50 kHz and less than 500 µA through your body to determine the amount of water in each tissue. You will not notice or feel the electrical current.

The ratios of the water in your upper and lower body change throughout the day – as gravity pulls more water into your lower extremities. This means the electrical impedance of the body also varies – if more water is in your legs, other monitors such as foot-to-foot may show incorrect body fat readings. The Omron Full Body Sensor Body Composition Monitor and Scale takes measurements from both hands and feet – which reduces the influence water movement makes on your body composition results.