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Omron Body Fat Analyzer - Why Is It So Popular?

Omron body fat analyzerAt its website, Omron Healthcare promotes a range of body fat testers, including the very popular HBF-306 Omron body fat analyzer and the HBF-400 Omron body fat scales. There is also a new Omron body composition monitor range.

These body fat calculators are:

* Omron HBF-306 body fat analyzer

* Omron HBF-400 Body Fat Monitor and Scale

* Omron HBF-510W Full Body Composition Monitor with Scale (picture)

* Omron HBF-514C Full Body Sensor Body Fat and Body Composition Monitor

* Omron HBF-516B Full Body Sensor Body Composition Monitor and Scale

Here is a product description for the Omron HBF-510W:

The Full Body Sensor Body Fat and Composition Monitor and Scale is a breakthrough device to measure your body composition at home. It measures 5 fitness indicators including body fat %, BMI, weight and more! The innovative Full Body Sensor is the only at-home body composition monitor that accurately measures your entire body. It uses 6 advanced sensors; 2 for your hands and 4 for your feet. Clinically proven to be as accurate as expensive medical devices professionals use.

It is difficult to find on the internet any Omron body fat analyzer review that is independent and objective. However, Amazon.com provides numerous customer reviews, and these can provide some excellent guidance for potential purchasers, as well as demonstrating the popularity of the Omron body fat monitor range.

The Omron HBF-510W has attracted 33 customer reviews at the time of writing, with 24 of these four-star or five-star reviews.

Here is one:

Prior to purchasing this scale, I owned an earlier-generation Tanita, which had the footpads only. The Omron HBF-510W is definitely an improvement in accuracy. The body fat % measurements with the handheld sensor are quite close to values that I get with caliper measurements.

The interface is easy to learn and use... just be sure to leave the handheld sensor on the scale as it calibrates, then pick it up and select the "user" before stepping on the scale.

As with any body composition device, there are limitations. For example, if you are slightly dehydrated (as you might be in the morning when you first wake up), the scale will "think" that your body fat % is higher than it really is. But this is the case for ALL bioimpedence-based scales, not a flaw in the Omron. For best results, choose a consistent time of day for your measurements, and keep yourself at a consistent hydration level.

All-in-all I am very happy with this purchase. The unit has worked reliability during the couple months since I purchased it; the quality is fine relative to the price; and it provides accurate body-composition information.

And another:

I really like this scale. It's definitely a very good scale with body fat analysis, but it has one great feature that I think makes it wonderful. And that is the fact that you use the handle extension to read your results. This makes it A LOT easier to use for older folks, folks that have mobility issues, and folks with poor vision. It is SO much easier than bending over to push buttons and get read outs. LOVE IT!

Even for a person without any disabilities or issues, it's simply much easier to use the buttons without having to pick up the scale or bend over to use it.

* Get More Information and the Latest Prices on the Omron Body Fat Analyzer Series.

See also my report Helping You Find the Best Body Fat Scale, which lists the 15 best body fat monitors, based on Amazon.com customer reviews. And check out the Bestsellers in Body Fat Monitors rankings at Amazon.com - updated hourly - to see what people are currently buying.

I have written reports on the following models:

Escali Body Fat Calculators
Omron HBF-306 Body Fat Analyzer
Omron HBF-400 Body Fat Monitor and Scale
Tanita BC 533 Innerscan Body Composition Monitor
Tanita Body Fat Scale
Tanita Innerscan BC-545 Segmental Body Composition Monitor
Tanita InnerScan Body Composition Monitor Series
Tanita Ironman Body Composition Monitor Series
Taylor Body Fat Scale
Taylor Glass Body Fat Analyzer & Scale
Withings WiFi Body Scale - Does More Than Calculate Body Fat Percentage

December 13th, 2009

 

 

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