Omron Body Composition Monitor with Scale Review

Omron Body Composition Monitor with Scale

Measurements: skeletal muscle, body fat percentage, BMI, resting metabolism, body age, visceral fat, weight.

Maximum Weight: 330 pounds/ 150 kilograms

Design: black and silver

Key features:

  • The scale calculates seven distinct fitness indicators: weight, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, body age, body fat percentage, visceral fat, and BMI.
  • The machine uses the reliable bioelectrical impedance method in order to measure body fat percentage.
  • Wide, easy-to-read digital screen.
  • It stores the information of four different users. The data is recorded for 90 days.
  • The scale is equipped with a retractable cord, which enables tall individuals to use it effortlessly.

Scale Accuracy: 4.5/5

The Good:

  • The bioelectrical impedance method used by the scale is fairly accurate for body fat percentage in testing.
  • More fitness indicators than most body fat scales.
  • Uses sensors in both the hands and feet for more accurate readings.
  • Easy to use.
  • 4 AA batteries required are included in the price.

The Bad:

  • No Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity and no web application to track fitness progress.
  • Intended only for adults over 18-years-old.
  • Calculation algorithm is primarily based on assumptions based on people of the same age and gender.
  • The scale doesn’t measure body water percentage.
  • Cannot adjust the settings according to body type.

Omron Body Composition Monitor with Scale
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Value4
Features3.5
Accuracy4.5
Design4.5
The Verdict
The Omron Body Composition Monitor with 7 Fitness Indicators utilizes the bioelectrical impedance analysis method to evaluate body fat. In other words a small electrical current is transferred through the body and since fat, compared to muscle, is a poor conductor of electricity, the higher the resistance the electrical current experiences, the greater the amount of fat in the body.

The fact that this scale takes readings from both the hands and the feet eliminates some of the inaccuracies that occur with feet only measurements, since some people carry more fat in different parts of the body.This scale is very directionally accurate (it can track small changes in body fat up or down), but there are no options for configuring your specific body type, and it uses assumptions based on your age and gender to do the calculations. This means some users, particularly those with less common body types, may see inaccurate results depending on a number of factors. Unfortunately, you cannot change the settings to accommodate for this. This body composition monitor is really meant for fitness athletes who need a high degree of accuracy when tracking body fat changes.

In our testing, after the initial setup is complete this scale provides very consistent results over time. There are some limitations as always, but it is one of the more accurate body fat scales on the market today. That said, the price is also quite a bit higher than many other scales, especially considering it does not have bluetooth connectivity or a mobile app to help track progress. This makes it a good fit for athletes or fitness competitors, but possibly not for more casual users.

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