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Taylor Body Fat Scale

Taylor body fat scaleTaylor, with a history that dates back to 1851, is now a division of HoMedics. It is a leading producer of a wide range of precision products, including Taylor body fat scales, the Taylor body fat monitor and the Taylor body fat analyzer and scale. You can read more at the Taylor website, including details of the company's line of "The Biggest Loser" body fat weight scales.

Its body composition analyzers often appear in the bestseller lists of retail outlets like Amazon.com, thanks to the company's solid reputation - especially its connection to "The Biggest Loser" - and what are generally very reasonable prices.

According to the 3 Fat Chicks on a Diet website:

Taylor is simply a brand name, albeit a good brand. In fact, according to "Good Housekeeping," the Taylor Body Fat Analyzer Scale offers the best price for product and is one of the most durable and accurate models. This body fat and muscle analyzer is widely available at stores and online.

The Taylor Body Fat Analyzer Scale uses the BIA method of measurement, or Bioelectric Impedance Analysis, which is a low impact electrical signal. This signal passes through the body’s fluids, but is impeded when trying to get through the fatty tissue.

The scale then uses the BIA reading along with your gender, height and weight to give you a calculation of your body fat measurement, body water percentage and current weight.

There are several models of body fat scales to choose from under the Taylor brand. Many of these have added advantages, including one that tells you what your calorie count should be. There is also a model that will measure your BMI (body mass index).

One of its most popular models is the Taylor 5596G Body Fat Body Water Scale with Bone and Muscle Mass Features (picture). According to a product description:

This scale can monitor your body fat and your body water to the 0.1% (using the bio-electrical impedance analysis (BIA) method), which is precise enough to monitor changes in your body health over time.The 5596G also measures bone mineral mass and muscle mass. This scale also features 10 user memories and operates in either normal mode or athlete mode (for those who work out 10 hours or more per week).

The large LCD readout features 3 lines of information, showing all the detail on one screen. There is also a body fat and body water range graph that displays if you are in the optimal zone for your gender and age. Plus, this scale also functions as just a scale -- simply step on to get your accurate weight up to 350 lbs by 0.2 lbs. Lifetime warranty.

This digital body fat scale has attracted, at the time of writing, 79 customer reviews at Amazon.com. However, it is worth noting that while 39 of these are four-star or five-star reviews, a further 36 are one-star or two-star reviews.

Here is an excerpt from a lengthy five-star review:

I had tried several scales before I got my hands on the Taylor 5596G. This scale tells your weight, body fat, body water, bone mineral, muscle mass - and is less than half as much as a competitor! I am just SO impressed with this scale.

And from a one-star review:

I haven't read the other reviews but here is what I think of this scale. It is a POS. I wanted to give zero star but there is no option for zero star. The fluff features are useless as they never work right. Even the weight is off on a day to day basis.

* Get More Information and the Latest Prices on the Taylor Body Fat Scale.

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.

December 13th, 2009

 

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