The HBF-510W provides Full Body Sensing - a comprehensive understanding of your body composition to help you reach your fitness goals. Full body sensing is more accurate than measuring with feet alone. Easy to use, the HBF-510W measures 5 fitness indicators including body fat, visceral fat, BMI, skeletal muscle, and body weight. The Full Body Sensor Body Composition Monitor and Scale is easy to use. The monitor calculates the estimated values for body fat percentage, skeletal muscle percentage and visceral fat level using the BI (Bioelectrical Impedance) Method. The monitor also calculates the BMI (Body Mass Index) as well as weight. Push the power switch on, select your Personal Profile Number, and step onto the measurement platform.
Full-body sensing provides a comprehensive understanding of your body composition to help you reach your fitness goals
Full-body sensing, with hand-to-foot technology, is more accurate than foot-to-foot monitors
Easy on/off switch at base
Large LCD display
4 AA batteries included
1-year limited warranty
Measures 5 fitness indicators:
Body-mass index (BMI)
Warning: Do not use this monitor with a cardiac pacemaker or other implanted medical device.
The chart below displays features, product's contents, possible accessories, warranty information and specifications.
Body Mass Index or BMI (kg/m2), based on an individual's height and weight, BMI is a useful indicator of obesity and malnu- trition in adults.
510W 7.0 to 90.0% with 0.1% increm.
Body Fat % Serves a vital role in storing energy and protecting internal organs. Too much may be unhealthy, having too little fat can be just as unhealthy.
510W 5.0 to 60.0% with 0.1% increm.
Visceral Fat found in the abdomen and surrounding vital organs
510W 30 levels with 1 level increm.
Skeletal Muscle % The type of muscle that we can see and feel. The more muscle you have, the more calories your body will burn.
510W 5.0 to 50.0% with 0.1% increm.
510W (4) AA
Battery life approx.
510W 1 yr.
4 times a day
10 degree C to 40 degrees C
50 degrees F to 104 degrees F
510W 12 7/8 in (l)
11 3.4 in (w)
5 3/4 in (h)
CONTENTS OF PRODUCT:
Warranty Keep the product's original packaging.
510W 1 yr.
PRINCIPLES OF FULL BODY SENSING CALCULATIONS What is Full Body Sensing?
Full Body Sensing provides a comprehensive understanding of your body composition to help you reach and/or maintain your fitness goals. Unlike other body composition monitors that rely on foot-to-foot measurements, Omron’s monitor measures the whole body (arm to foot) which provides a clinically-proven accurate profile.
How Omron calculates your body composition:
Omron’s algorithm focuses on the Bioelectrical Impedance Method as well as height, weight, age and gender.
Bioelectrical Impedance Method: The Omron Full Body Sensor Body Composition Monitor and Scale estimates the body fat percentage by the Bioelectrical Impedance Method. Muscles, blood, bones and body tissues with high water content conduct electricity easily. On the other hand, body fat does not store much water, therefore has little electric conductivity. The Omron Full Body Sensor Body Composition Monitor and Scale sends an extremely weak electrical current of 50 kHz and less than 500 μA through your body to determine the amount of water in each tissue. You will not notice or feel the electrical current.
The ratios of the water in your upper and lower body change throughout the day – as gravity pulls more water into your lower extremities. This means the electrical impedance of the body also varies – if more water is in your legs, other monitors such as foot-to-foot may show incorrect body fat readings. The Omron Full Body Sensor Body Composition Monitor and Scale takes measurements from both hands and feet – which reduces the influence water movement makes on your body composition results.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
A number calculated from a person’s weight and height. BMI is a reliable indicator of body fatness for people. BMI does not measure body fat directly, but research has shown that BMI correlates to direct measures of body fat. BMI is used as a screening tool to identify possible weight problems for adults.
BMI is calculated by using the following formula based on a ratio between your weight and height:
BMI = weight (lb) / height (inches) / height (inches) × 703
Body fat Serves a vital role in storing energy and protecting internal organs. We carry two types of fat in our bodies: 1) essential fat which is stored in small amounts to protect the body and 2) stored fat which is stocked for energy during physical activity. While too much body fat may be unhealthy, having too little fat can be just as unhealthy. Also, the distribution of body fat in men and women is different, so the basis for classifying the body fat percentage is different between the genders.
Visceral fat Found in the abdomen and surrounding vital organs. It is different from fat found directly underneath the skin, which is referred to as subcutaneous fat. Visceral fat can go largely unnoticed because it’s not visible to the naked eye. One way visceral fat can be seen is through Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
Too much visceral fat is thought to be closely linked to increased levels of fat in the bloodstream, which may lead to conditions such as high cholesterol, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. In order to prevent or improve these conditions, it is important to try to reduce the amount of visceral fat levels to an acceptable level. Skeletal muscle
The type of muscle that we can see and feel. When you work out to increase muscle mass, skeletal muscle is being exercised. Skeletal muscles attach to the skeleton and come in pairs -- one muscle to move the bone in one direction and another to move it back the other way. Increasing skeletal muscle will increase your body’s energy requirements. The more muscle you have, the more calories your body will burn. Building skeletal muscle can help prevent “rebound” weight gain. The maintenance and increase of skeletal muscle is closely linked to resting metabolism rate.
LONG-TERM PLANNING FOR SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS There are lots of reasons for people to lose weight. To be healthier. To look better. To feel better. To have more energy.
No matter what the reason, successful weight loss and healthy weight management depend on sensible goals and expectations. If you set sensible goals for yourself, chances are you'll be more likely to meet them and have a better chance of keeping the weight off.
The foundation of a successful weight loss program remains a combination of a healthy diet and exercise customized for you. Simply reducing food intake to lose weight can lead to a decline in muscle mass and bone density. So even though your weight goes down, your resting metabolism is reduced making the body more prone to putting on fat. More skeletal muscle can prevent “rebound” weight gain.
The Omron Full Body Sensor Body Composition Monitor and Scale tracks your progress by monitoring weight, skeletal muscle, body fat and BMI to help you reach your goals.
Omron HBF-510W Full Body Sensor Body Composition Monitor Scale$54.50