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Tanita InnerScan Body Composition Monitor

Tanita Innerscan body composition monitor body composition monitorTanita makes various models in its Tanita InnerScan body composition monitor series. At the company website you can read information about the following:

* Tanita BC-533 Glass Innerscan Body Composition Monitor

* Tanita BC-534 Glass InnerScan Body Composition Monitor (picture)

* Tanita BC-551 InnerScan Body Composition Monitor Digital Scale

* Tanita BC-568 InnerScan Segmental Body Composition Monitor

* Tanita BC-573 InnerScan Body Composition Monitor

In addition, at Amazon.com you will find the Tanita BC-550 InnerScan Body Composition Monitor.

It is not easy to find objective reviews online about Tanita body fat monitors. However, retail sites like Amazon.com and Epinions provide customer reviews, and these often offer excellent guidance for potential purchasers.

For example, at Amazon.com you can read (at the time of writing) no fewer than 146 customer reviews of the Tanita BC-533, with more than three-quarters of them four-star or five-star reviews.

The TechnoLawyer blog provided an extensive report on the Tanita BC-533 InnerScan monitor:

The scale works by sending an electrical impulse through your body — completely harmless unless you're pregnant or use a pacemaker, in which case you should not use the scale. To get started, you enter your age, height, gender, and activity level. The scale has 4 presets (if you don't have 4 people in your household, you can use more than one preset for yourself to play around with activity levels), plus it also has a guest mode (great for dinner parties — uh, maybe not!).

The Five Star Review website carried a feature on Tanita body fat monitors (no longer online). Here’s an excerpt:

Independent research at several major universities (including Columbia University in New York City) has confirmed that in clinical settings, the Tanita Body Fat Monitor is accurate within +/- 5 percentage of the institutional standard of body composition analysis--Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA).

It should be made clear that there is only one method of calculating body composition that is close to 100% accurate, and that is an autopsy. Tanita believes its method to be the most convenient and accessible to accurately predict body composition. The TBF Series results are repeatable to within +/- 1 percent variation when used under consistent conditions.

US News & World Report gave a glowing Tanita InnerScan review:

At last, a scale that people can't wait to step on. The $120 InnerScan from Tanita not only reveals your weight and body fat percentage but goes on to calculate visceral fat (the amount around the organs), bone mass, metabolic age (the average age associated with your metabolism), a physique rating, and an estimate of daily calories to maintain your current state. If you're self-conscious, take heart: At least it doesn't laugh at you.

A reviewer at the About series of websites wrote:

I'm no fan of scales. In fact, I haven't even stepped on a scale in years, which is why the space-age looking Tanita InnerScan surprised me. My, how far scales have come over the years. What makes this scale actually interesting to me is that it doesn't just tell you how much you weigh, it also tells you your percentage of body water, daily caloric intake, metabolic age rating, visceral fat, muscle mass, bone mass, physique rating and what you should eat for dinner. Okay, not the last one but still...not bad for a scale....It's a bit complicated to set up but, if you weigh yourself under the same circumstances once a week or so, you'll be able to see if you're losing fat and not muscle.

* Get the Latest Prices on the Tanita InnerScan Body Composition Monitor.

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.

Updated: December 14th, 2009

 

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