Measurement of body fat percentage is the key to long-term exercise success. The Omron Body Fat Analyzer measures your body fat with a gentle, micro electrical current. This HBF-306C omron body fat loss monitor is an inexpensive and easy way to measure body fat percentage in the privacy of your own home. Just input data into the device for starting a measurement. Then you have to simply holding the grip electrodes and pressing the START button.
Features of Omron Body Fat Loss Monitor model HBF-306C
The manufacturer construct the Omron body fat analyzer for nine person profile memory. Each member of any family or team can follow the achievement of their individual work out routines. The nine persons data profiles can set as guest such as guest 1, guest 2 etc. If you need, you can reset the data.
Mode of the monitor
The omron body fat loss monitor has two modes – athlete and normal. It can measure the results within seven seconds for both Bi method (Bioelectrical Impedance Method) and BMI (Body Mass Index). The unit presents the measured value of someone’s body fat percentage through the BMI method. While the value signifies the body mass in for ranges from low, normal, high, and very high according to the BMI value.
Someone has to enter his weight into the Omron Fat Loss Monitor. Hence he has to weigh before using it; as the weight may varies day to day.
The weight entered in lbs or kg and the height entered in feet or cms. Normally the Omron Fat Loss Monitor is set to display data in US mode. If you need a Metric Mode, then you can change it.
Limit of height and weight
For accurate result with the Omron Fat Loss Monitor, highest height is 6’6″ and the weight is 260 lb.
According to the Omron body Fat Loss Monitor instructions arms extended is the right position. As the measure depends on the electric circuit formed, hence for maximum accuracy you’re supposed to hold your arms straight out slightly above your heart level.
How often should use this to track progress
It is depends on user but it is better for twice a month minimum! So that one can monitor one’s body fat.
Stand or sit reading is accurate
According to the Omron body Fat Monitor instructions, stand reading is the most accurate reading than sit reading. Although the reading may be differ slightly.
Water affects on measure body fat percentage
Water can be affects on Omron fat loss monitor reading, as it measures the impedance of a current flowing between two parts of body. Hence it is advice not to measure after eating or drinking and tries to measure always at similar conditions; it may be in the morning or at end of the day for accurate reading to monitoring the progress.
Deviation from the accurate result
Some cases the body fat percentage measured by this unit may significantly differ. For the following cases the result can deviate from the actual measure body fat percentage.
- Children in a growth stage.
- Elderly people and post-menopausal women.
- People with a fever
- People who have swelling
- Patients with osteoporosis who have very low bone density
- Bodybuilders or professional athletes
- Patients undergoing dialysis
It is suggested, not to use this omron body fat loss monitor with a pacemaker or other implanted devices. You should Consult with the manufacturer of the implanted device and the physician before using this Omron fat loss monitor.