Salter Max Body Analyser Scale 9179 SV3R
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- Glass platform.
- Maximum capacity 247kg / 39st 6lb / 550lb. Increments: 0.1kg / 1/4lb / 1/4lb.
- Size H31.9, W31.9, D1.8cm.
- Batteries required 3 x AAA batteries (included).
- Athlete mode - accurate readings for more active people.
- 10 user memories.
- Measures BMI - body mass index, a guide to healthy body weight based on height.
- Measures BMR - the number of calories the body uses when resting.
- Measures body fat.
- Measures body water - how hydrated your body is.
- Measures muscle mass - the amount of the body made up of muscle.
- Displays start weight (kg).
- Displays last weight (kg).
- Salter 15 Year Guarantee.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is an index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify underweight, overweight and obesity in adults. This scale calculates your BMI value for you. The BMI categories shown in the chart and table below are recognised by the WHO (World Health Organisation) and can be used to interpret your BMI value.
Body fat - what does it mean?
The human body is made up of, amongst other things, a percentage of fat. This is vital for a healthy, functioning body - it cushions joints and protects vital organs, helps regulate body temperature, stores vitamins and helps the body sustain itself when food is scarce. However, too much body fat or indeed too little body fat can be damaging to your health. It is difficult to gauge how much body fat we have in our bodies simply by looking at ourselves in the mirror. This is why it is important to measure and monitor your body fat percentage. Body fat percentage gives you a better measure of fitness than weight alone – the composition of your weight loss could mean you are losing muscle mass rather than fat - you could still have a high percentage of fat even when a scale indicates ‘normal weight’.
How exactly is my body fat and water being measured?
This Salter Scale uses a measurement method known as Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA). A minute current is sent through your body, via your feet and legs. This current flows easily through the lean muscular tissue, which has a high fluid content, but not easily through fat. Therefore, by measuring your body’s impedance (i.e. its resistance to the current), the quantity of muscle can be determined. From this, the quantity of fat and water can then be estimated.
How to use
This scale features our convenient step-on operation. Once initialised the scale can be operated by simply stepping straight on the platform – no more waiting!
This Salter scale uses BIA (Bio Impedance Analysis) technology which passes a tiny electrical impulse through the body to determine fat from lean tissue, the electrical impulse cannot be felt and is perfectly safe. Contact with the body is made via stainless steel pads on the platform of the scale.
This method simultaneously calculates your personal weight, body fat, total body water, BMI, Basal Metabolic Rate, bone mass and muscle mass, giving you a more accurate reading of your overall health and fitness.
This scale stores the personal data of up to 10 users. As well as being an analyser scale, this scale can be used as a conventional scale.
Hazards and Cautions
This device should not be used by anyone with an internal electronic medical device, such as a pacemaker, as a precaution against disruption to that device.
Why should I avoid using the Body Analyser Scale whilst pregnant?
During pregnancy a woman’s body composition changes considerably in order to support the developing child. Under these circumstances, body fat percentage readings could be inaccurate and misleading. Pregnant women should therefore only use the weight function.