Product details of Tanita Body Composition Monitor
Tanita Segmental Body Composition Monitor BC-545N
Segmental Body Composition Monitor with Easy-To-Read Graphics Display
- High resolution colour display including improved easy-to-read analytical graphics
- Modern design with convenient retractable hand electrodes
- Auto recognition feature allows user to just step on for reading - no buttons to press!
- Include BMI (Body Mass Index) and visceral fat in 0.5 step
- Auto Recognition
- Recall Function
- Clock, Calendar
- Guest Mode
- Athlete Mode
- 5-users Memory
- 150kg Weight Capacity
- 0.1kg Weight Increment
- 0.1% Body Fat % Increment
- 0.1% Body Water % Increment
- 8 Electrodes
- Batteries: AA/4pcs
- Body Fat %
- Body Fat Healthy Range Indicator
- Total Body Water %
- Muscle Mass
- Bone Mass
- Basal Metabolic Rate
- Basal Metabolic Age
- BMI ( Body Mass Index)
- Visceral Fat
- 5 Segmental Fat Readings
- 5 Segmental Muscle Readings
Recommended By Doctors
Tanita's professional medical technology is used and endorsed by medical professionals around the world. Tanita is the only company to offer home use products that incorporate sound independent medical research spanning 20 years and incorporating over 100,000 people in its studies, ensuring Tanita's readings are the most accurate on the market.
How DOES Tanita Body Composition Monitor Work?
Bio-Electrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) - how it works:
A low, safe signal is sent through the body via metal footplates on the scale platform, based on the principle that muscle tissue contains high levels of water, it acts as a conductor for the signal.
BIA measures the impedance or resistance to the signal as it travels through the water that is found in muscle and fat. The more muscle a person has, the more water their body can hold. The greater the amount of water in a person's body, the easier it is for the current to pass through it. The more fat, the more resistance to the current. BIA is safe and it does not hurt. In fact, the signal used in body fat monitors cannot be felt at all. This resistance or 'impedance' is set against gender/height/age and is used to calculate personalized body fat and composition readings.
Tanita Body Composition Monitor made it possible to determine :
Adults and Child’s Body Fat %
Body Fat % is the amount of fat as a proportion of your total body weight. Body Fat is vital to basic bodily functions, such as regulating body temperature, string vitamins and cushioning joints and organs. But too much fat can damage your health and could put you at greater risk of developing serious medical conditions. The indicator shows if the amount of body fat falls in the under fat, healthy, over fat or obese category. Reducing excess levels of body fat has shown to reduce the risk of certain conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers
Total Body Water %
Total body water is the weight of water in your body. Total Body Water % is the total amount of fluid in the body expressed as a % of total weight. Being well hydrated will help concentration levels, sports performance and general well-being. Water plays a vital role in many of the body’s processes and is found in every cell, tissue and organ. Maintaining a healthy total body water% will ensure the body functions efficiently and will reduce the risk of developing associated health problems,
The weight of muscle in your body. Muscles play an important role because they act as the body's engine in consuming energy(calories). As you exercise more, your muscle mass increases, which in turn burns more calories.
Physique Rating is an assessment of your physique according to the ratio of body fat and muscle mass in your body. With increasing activity level, weight may not change but the ratio of body fat and muscle may alter, which will change the user's overall physique.
The Bone Mineral Mass feature, which appears on all Body Composition Monitors (InnerScan), indicates an estimated weight of bone mineral mass. This result is reached through statistical calculation based on research findings that there is a close correlation with bone weight and FFM (Fat Free Mass).
Basal Metabolic Rate
Basal Metabolic Rate(BMR) is the daily minimum level of energy or calories needed at rest for your body to function effectively, including your respiratory system and circulatory organs, neural system, liver, kidneys and other organs. A person with a high BMR can burn more calories at rest than a person with low BMR. About 70% of calories consumed every day are used for your basal metabolism. The more vigorous the activity levels, the more calories are burned. Increasing your muscle mass helps raise your metabolic rate, which increases the number of calories burnt and helps to decrease body fat levels
Metabolic Age Rating indicates what age level the user's BMR is currently rated at. If your metabolic age is higher than your actual age, it is an indication that you need to improve your metabolic rate. Increase exercise will build healthy muscle tissue, which will improve your BMA.
Basal Metabolic Rate decreases, as one grows older. Children have a higher BMR than adults due to the required energy to fabricate human tissue. BMR in children tends to peak at age 16/17.
Visceral Fat (Abdominal Fat) is the fat that surrounds the vital organs on the trunk / stomach area of the body. For a quick easy explanation - try tensing your tummy muscles, then pinch the fat by your belly button. What you can pinch is subcutaneous fat (under the skin) it is not visceral fat. Visceral fat is the fat you can't pinch - it is on the inside of your muscle wall. Typically this type of fat is most often found in high levels in middle aged men (often mistakenly referred to as a beer belly). Men have a genetic predisposition to accumulating fat in this way, whereas women are more likely to store fat subcutaneously. High Visceral Fat levels increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Lowering Visceral Fat levels can stabilize insulin action substantially, and reduce the risk of diabetes and other related illnesses. Research has shown that even if your weight and body fat remains constant, as you get older, the distribution of fat changes and is more likely to shift to the trunk area.
- This warranty is valid for Malaysia only.
- This unit is warranted against defects in material and manufacturing faults for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase.
- This warranty does not cover any damages caused by misuse, accidents, unsuitable operation environments, improper maintenance by unauthorized personnel, removal or alteration of parts, and use other than in accordance with the instruction manual.
- The warranty is deemed void if the product shows signs of interference by third or unauthorized parties. We accept no liability and reserve the right to refuse such claims.
- The warranty is also deemed void if the warranty sticker is defaced, altered or damaged in any way.