Omron HBF-510W Full Body Composition Monitor with Scale

MEASURES BODY FAT BODY FAT PERCENTAGE BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) SKELETAL MUSCLE & VISCERAL FATFULL-BODY SENSING WITH HAND-TO-FOOT TECHNOLOGY PROVIDES MORE ACCURATE READING THAN FOOT-TO-FOOT MONITORS4-PERSON MEMORY SETTINGSLARGE LCD DISPLAYEASY ON/OFF SWITCH AT BASEINCLUDES 4 AA BATTERIESWHITEUPC : 073796265106Shipping Dimensions : 12.25in X 15.00in X 3.25inEstimated Shipping Weight : 6.8

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.

Exceed your fitness goals with the Omron Full Body Sensor.
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Uses 6 advanced sensors: 2 for your hands and 4 for your feet.
 
 
 

The monitor looks like a regular scale when not in use.
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Why should I use a Body Composition Monitor?
Maintaining a fit and healthy body is more than just about weight. Here are the benefits for tracking your total body composition with an Omron Full Body Sensor.

 
 
 
What is the Bioelectrical Impedance Method?
Bioelectrical Impedance (BI) is considered one of the most accurate and accessible methods of screening body fat and other body composition measurements in the privacy of your own home. Within seconds, BI sends an extremely weak signal to measure the inside of your body. Muscle, blood, bone and body tissue have high water content, which means they conduct the BI signal easily. Body fat, however, stores no water, so the BI signal is blocked or impeded from easily traveling throughout the body. The blocked signal (or high impedance) indicates the presence of more body fat.
 
Product Dimensions
The HBF-510W uses (4) AA batteries that last with normal use for about a year. The main unit measures 13 x 12 x 2.2 inches (L x W x H) and weighs 4.7 pounds.

 
What’s in the Box
HBF-510W unit, 4 AA batteries, instruction manual, measurment log sheet

 
 
 
Which Omron Fitness Monitor is Right for You?

HBF-400

HBF-510W

HBF-514C

HBF-306

HBF-100
Measurement
  • Body Fat%
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Body weight
  • Body fat%
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Skeletal muscle%
  • Visceral fat level
  • Body weight
  • Body fat%
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Skeletal muscle%
  • Visceral fat level
  • Body age
  • Resting metabolism
  • Body weight
  • Body fat%
  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Heart rate and pulse
  • Upper/lower heart rate limits
Product Placement Flat level floor Flat level floor Flat level floor Hold in front of body Watch on wrist, transmitter around chest
Memory 4 person profile with previous reading 4 person profile 4 person profile, 1/7/30/90 day(s) memory 9 person profile None
Warranty 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year
Batteries 4 “AA” (included) 4 “AA” (included) 4 “AA” (included) 2 “AA” (included) 2 CR2032 3 volt (included)
Estimated Battery Life Approx. 1 year
(when used 4 times a day)
Approx. 1 year
(when used 4 times a day)
Approx. 1 year
(when used 4 times a day)
Approx. 1 year
(when used 4 times a day)
Approx. 1 year
(varies depending on use and storage)

Product Features

  • Better accuracy due to full body sensing, with hand to foot technology
  • Monitors Body Fat Percentage
  • Body Mass index (BMI)
  • Monitors Body Weight
  • Four Person Profile

 

3 thoughts on “Omron HBF-510W Full Body Composition Monitor with Scale

  1. Accurate and easy-to-use weight and body composition measurements More than just a scale, this HBF-510W model by Omron measures several key components of body composition. In addition to providing weight (measured in either pounds or kilograms and in increments of 1/10), this Full Body Composition Monitor also offers body fat, visceral fat, body mass index, and skeletal muscle percentage. Overall body fat composition is important, as someone can be within a recommended weight range yet have too much or too little body fat. Similarly, visceral fat, the amount of fat in the abdomen surrounding vital internal organs, is also crucial, as it has been found to be linked to health conditions such as high cholesterol, heart disease, and diabetes. Body mass index is simply a number that takes into account both weight and height; I see it as being somewhat unnecessarily included here, as one could easily calculate it separately, although some may appreciate having this done for them. Finally, skeletal muscle is muscle that you can see and feel. The greater amount of muscle, the more overall calories that the body will burn, so a higher percentage of skeletal muscle is ideal.The Omron Full Body Composition Monitor has the ability to save Personal Profiles for up to 4 people. Prior to your first use, you follow simple instructions to enter in your gender, age, and height (for use with the body mass index). This information can be modified or deleted; you can also skip this step by utilizing the monitor in the “Guest” mode. Unfortunately, although these settings are saved, the monitor does NOT save the measurement results from each user. (One of Omron’s more advanced models, the , DOES offer the option of saving data for a 90-day period.) The Instruction Manual which comes with the unit also offers tips on “Recommended Measurement Times,” generally suggesting that you utilize the monitor upon first waking up in the a.m. or at least 2 hours after a meal for the best results.Although this monitor certainly looks more complicated than a traditional scale, it is fairly simple to use. After turning on the power, you remove the display unit from the base and select your user number. You then grasp the grip electrodes on the display unit, step on the electrode pads, hold the display unit straight out in front of you, and wait just a few seconds for the sensor to run through its full cycle. That’s it! Your weight immediately is shown on the display, and pressing the SET/MODE button scrolls through the other readings. A very nice “Measurement Log” is included allowing you space to track your progress; this log reprints graphs from the Instruction Manual which will assist you in interpreting your result for each of the above areas. For example, body fat percentage is broken down into female/male, with three age groups listed for each (20-39, 40-59, 60-79) and with results including low, normal, high, and very high.To date, I have used this Omron Full Body Composition Monitor for approximately one month, taking measurements in tandem with my old Tanita Ultimate Scale (no longer sold on Amazon), which also measures body fat. First of all, I found the weight measurements between the two scales to be very comparable and consistent (although the Tanita measures weight in 1/2 pound increments only); clearly, both units do a good job of measuring basic weight. With respect to body fat percentage, I was surprised to find that the Omron gave me slightly higher ratings than my old Tanita. However, I am inclined to rely more on the accuracy of the Omron, as there was very little variability within the measurements (most were within one percentage point), whereas the Tanita numbers moved up and down, on one occasion giving me a number that was 10 points higher than any of the other measurements!As expected, the body mass index numbers varied slightly along with my weight. The visceral fat was very consistent: with only a single exception, it gave the exact same reading each time. And finally, the skeletal muscle percentage also fluctuated within only about a single point range. For added testing, I had my husband try both the new Omron monitor and the old Tanita. His results were even more consistent between the two units, with virtually the exact same readings for both weight and body fat percentage.Over all, I am very pleased with this . I found it to be both accurate and easy to use, and I definitely appreciated the extra body fat composition information that it provided. One feature that it would have been nice to have had would have been the ability to save measurements from one use to the next; those willing to pay more for this function may want to consider a…

  2. Too high on weight and body fat This scale is sturdy and solid-feeling, and seems built to last, especially if you are on the larger side. I have been using a Tanita scale that feels much flimsier and even wobbly when I step on it, but I didn’t get that feeling with this Omron scale. I also really like how you can program in your information (age, gender, height, etc.) so that you don’t have to enter it each time you use the scale.That being said, this scale seems to run a few pounds high in weight and also a few percentage points over on body fat; it just isn’t accurate. How do I know this? Last year, I had a Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scan performed to check my bone density, and it also revealed my body fat and weight. DEXA scans are considered to be one of the gold standard measurements, and are extremely accurate. I’ve been using the information from my DEXA scan to track my progress on my Tanita scale, and this Omron scale has been giving me a reading that is three pounds over my actual weight and about four percentages higher than my actual body fat.Another reviewer mentioned a study done by Texas A&M that showed that this scale reads about 3.5% higher, and, as that reviewer mentioned, if you Google it you can find that study on-line.Overall, I would give this product 3 1/2 stars. If you know that its readings run a bit higher than your actual ones, you can still use this to track your progress. Most experts agree, in fact, that if you are trying to reduce your body fat, you can just focus on the downward trend to know you are meeting your goals. However, it would be nice if this scale were more accurate.

  3. Good Price for Body Composition I was very happy to find a scale that did a full body composition at a price lower than $80. So far, after about 5 uses, the accuracy seems right on. Each trial returns similar results and matches very close to the scale I use at the gym I go to. It doesn’t have a memory option to store previous test results, but I have planned on recording my own results in a spreadsheet anyway so that is not a big loss for me.

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