Omron BF508 Body Composition and Body Fat Monitor Bathroom Scale - Black
Get a complete picture of your body composition including body fat, visceral fat and BMI. Clinically validated, this monitor gives you high accuracy so you can measure your progress day by day.Note: Please read safety precautions in the instruction manual before purchasing and using the product.
This Omron BF508 body composition monitor provides a full body analysis to help you reach your diet and fitness goals. Omron's range of body composition monitors can give you accurate and painless body weight and fat measurements. More than just a scale, a body composition monitor can help to keep you motivated as you track your diet or fitness progress or simply as you make basic changes to your lifestyle in order to eat right and exercise more.
While it is important to monitor your weight, there are other internal factors that give you a better idea of your overall health. Using its sensor technology, the BF508 Body Composition Monitor gives you a painless and accurate total body reading - body weight (in kilograms), body fat percentage and visceral fat percentage - to help you understand how efficiently your body is working and to help you reach your fitness and weight loss goals. Both simple to use and offering accurate results, the BF508 is the ideal fitness tool to use any time in the comfort of your own home.
The ideal way to reduce your overall body fat percentage is to take regular exercise and eat healthily. Using a body composition monitor such as the BF508 will give you accurate results, so you can monitor your progress on a fitness regime - or simply keep a check on your general health.
Body fat has low electricity conductivity. The BF508 Body Composition Monitor measures the body fat percentage by using the Bioelectrical Impedance (BI) method. Muscles, blood vessels and bones are body tissues with higher water content that conducts electricity easily. Body fat is tissue that has little electric conductivity. The BF508 sends an extremely weak electrical current of 50 kHz through your body to determine the amount of fat tissue. This weak electrical current is not felt while operating the BF508. In order for the scale to determine body composition, it uses the electrical impedance, along with your height, weight, age and gender information, to generate results based on pre-determined data of body composition.
|Device type||Body Composition Monitor|
|Body fat (in %)||Yes|
|Body mass index||Yes|
|Number of user profiles||4.00|
|Age range||10-80 Years|
|Maximum weight capacity (kg)||150.00|
|Item dimensions (mm)||303 x 327 x 55|
- 1 x BF-508 body composition monitor
- 4 x AA batteries
- 1 x Instruction manual
- 1 x Guarantee card
Owning an Omron BF508 Body Composition Monitor is an easy and practical way to monitor your health at home. Using an Omron means reliability and accuracy - whenever you need it - from one of the world's leading healthcare-at-home provider.
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 %.
Is the 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.
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.
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.