Omron Body Composition Monitor

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The Omron Body Composition Meter is a comprehensive body composition monitor and provides extensive insight in body and visceral fat, skeletal muscle level, your BMI and resting metabolism. In addition, the calculation of the Resting Metabolism Rate…

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The Omron Body Composition Meter is a comprehensive body composition monitor and provides extensive insight in body and visceral fat, skeletal muscle level, your BMI and resting metabolism. In addition, the calculation of the Resting Metabolism Rate (in kcal) determines the daily calorie requirement and can act as a reference for weight reduction programme. The unique Omron 8-sensor technology uses both hands and feet to provide one of the most accurate methods of entire body measurements. The monitor is suitable for children from 6 years onwards and adults and can weigh persons up to 150 kg. This meter uses the Bioelectrical Impedance (BI) method, body fat is shown as a percentage of body weight, and also measures skeletal muscle, which are the muscles attached to bones that move the body.
The Omron Body Composition Meter has clinical validation and can have up to 4 user profiles. There is also a guest mode, and the maximum weight capacity is 150kg. The weight of the composition meter is 2.1kg
The Omron Body Composition Meter measures the whole body to avoid the influence of fluctuations. During the course of a day, the amount of water in the body tends to gradually shift to the lower limbs. This is why there is a tendency for the legs and ankles to swell in the evening or at night. The ratio of water in the upper body and lower body is different in the morning and evening, and this means that the electrical impedance of the body also varies. Since this meter uses electrodes for both hands and feet to take measurements, it can reduce the influence of these fluctuations on measurement results.
Understanding the normal changes in your body fat percentage can help you in preventing or reducing obesity. Being aware of the times when the body fat percentages shift within your own daily schedule will assist you in obtaining an accurate trending of your body fat. It is recommended to use this unit in the same environment and daily circumstances.

 

Body Fat Percentage: Body fat percentage refers to the amount of body fat mass in regard to the total body weight expressed as a percentage.
Body fat percentage (%) = {Body fat mass (kg) / Body weight (kg)} × 100

 

The device uses BI method to estimate your body fat percentage. Depending on where fat is distributed in the body, it is classified as visceral fat or subcutaneous fat.


Visceral fat: fat surrounding internal organs. Too much visceral fat is thought to be closely linked to increased levels of fat in the bloodstream, which can lead to common diseases such as hyperlipidemia and diabetes, which impairs the ability of insulin to transfer energy from the bloodstream and using it in cells. In order to prevent or improve conditions of common diseases, it is important to try and reduce visceral fat levels to an acceptable level. People with high visceral fat levels tend to have large stomachs. However, this is not always the case and high visceral fat levels can lead to metabolically obese. Metabolically obese (visceral obesity with normal weight) represents fat levels that are higher than average, even if a person’s weight is at or below the standard for their height.

 

Subcutaneous fat: fat below the skin. Subcutaneous fat not only accumulates around the stomach but also around the upper arms, hips and thighs, and can cause a distortion of the body’s proportions. Although not directly linked to increased risk of disease, it is thought to increase pressure on the heart and other complications. Subcutaneous fat is not displayed in this unit but is included in the body fat percentage.
Muscle is divided into two types, muscle in internal organs, such as the heart, and skeletal muscle attached to bones that is used to move the body. Skeletal muscle can be increased through exercise and other activity. Increasing the ratio of skeletal muscle means that body can burn energy more easily, which means that it is less likely to turn to fat, and makes it easier to lead an energetic lifestyle.

 

Regardless of your activity level, a minimum level of caloric intake is required to sustain the body’s everyday functions. Known as the Resting Metabolism, this indicates how many calories you need to ingest in order to provide enough energy for your body to function.
Size: 303mm x 327mm x 55mm.

The Omron Body Composition Meter contains:

  • BF511 Body Composition Monitor
  • 4 x AA Batteries
  • Instruction Manual
  • Guarantee Card

 

Uses

The Omron Body Composition Meter will be able to precisely measure the following body composition parameters and immediately interpret the results:
• Body Fat (in %)
• Visceral Fat (up to 30 levels)
• Body Mass Index (BMI)
• Skeletal Muscle (in %)

In addition, the calculation of the Resting Metabolism Rate (in kcal) determines the daily calorie requirement and can act as a reference for weight reduction programme.
The Omron Body Composition Meter measures the body fat percentage by the Bioelectrical Impedance (BI) method. Muscles, blood vessels and bones are body tissues with a high water content that conducts electricity easily. Body fat is tissue that has little electric conductivity. The composition meter sends an extremely weak electrical current of 50 kHz and less than 500 μA through your body to determine the amount of fat tissue. This weak electrical current is not felt while operating the meter. In order for the scale to determine body composition, it uses the electrical impedance, along with your height, weight, age and gender information to generate results based on Omron’s data of body composition.

 

Application

Inserting & Replacing the Batteries:
• Open the battery cover on the back of the main unit
• Press the tab of the battery cover to release it
• Pull it up
• Install the batteries in correct polarity as marked inside the battery compartment
• Close the battery cover
• When the battery low indicator appears, replace all four batteries with new ones
• Items stored in memory are retained even if the batteries are removed
• Replace the batteries after turning off the power


Setting and Storing Personal Data:
• Turn on the power
• “CAL” blinks on the display, then the display changes to “0.0 kg”
• Wait until “0.0 kg” is displayed
• Press the Personal Profile Number button to select your personal profile number
• The selected number blinks on the display
• Press the SET button to confirm.
• The default age setting should blink on the display
• Press the upward or downward arrow button to adjust the age, press the SET button to confirm
• The gender icons should blink on the display
• Set the gender (MALE) or (FEMALE) and height in the same way
• After all the settings are displayed for your confirmation, “0.0 kg” appears on the display


Selecting a Measurement Unit:
• Turn on the power. “CAL” blinks on the display, then the display changes to “0.0 kg”
• Wait until “0.0 kg” appears on the display
• Press the Personal Profile Number button to select your personal profile number
• Your number flashes one time on the display
• Press the SET button to confirm
• The selected age setting blinks on the display.
• With the upward or downward arrow buttons, modify the selected item, followed by pressing SET button
• The display will change in order of age, gender and height.


Deleting Personal Data:
• Turn on the power. “CAL” blinks on the display, then the display changes to “0.0 kg”
• Wait until “0.0 kg” appears on the display
• Press the Personal Profile Number button to select your personal profile number
• Your number flashes one time on the display
• Press the SET button to confirm
• The selected age setting blinks on the display
• Delete the personal data
• Press the Personal Profile Number button for more than two seconds
• “Clr” will appear on the display and the personal data is deleted from memory


Taking a Measurement:
• Turn on the power. “CAL” blinks on the display, then the display changes to “0.0 kg”
• If you step onto the unit before “0.0 kg” appears on the display, an error message “Err” will appear
• When the “0.0 kg” is displayed, take out the display unit – do not take out the display unit until “0.0 kg” appears on the display, otherwise the weight of the display is added to your body weight which causes an incorrect result
• Select the personal profile number
• Press the Personal Profile Number button while holding the display unit
• The selected number will appear after blinking once
• Start measurement by stepping on the main unit, placing your feet on the foot electrodes with your weight evenly distributed
• The display will show your weight and then the weight result will blink twice
• The unit will then start to measure your body fat percentage, visceral fat level, skeletal muscle percentage, BMI and resting metabolism
• When “START” appears on the display, extend your arms straight at a 90° angle to your body
• The indicators in the measurement progress bar at the bottom of the display will gradually appear, from left to right
• After the measurement is complete, your weight is displayed again
• At this point you may step off the unit
• Press the appropriate button to view the desired measurement results
• Last values of the previous measurement are shown in the Last Value area of the display
• Please see the instruction manual for tips on having the correct posture for an accurate measurement
• After confirmation of the results, turn off the power