If you are on a diet plan designed to lose weight, its a must that you measure your body fat percentage on a weekly basis. By doing this you are helping to ensure that the weight you lose is fat and not important lean muscle mass. This is so important, because the more lean muscle mass that your body carries the more calories your body is going to burn throughout the day. This leads not only to losing weight, but also helps to keep the weight off and stop it returning.
Omron manufacture quite a few different models of body fat analyzers, so lets take a quick look at just two models that are out there in the shops to buy.
The first model that we are going to look at is the Omron HBF-306 Body Fat Analyzer. This analyzer is a portable hand held model, that measures your body fat percentage via a gentle micro electrical current, which is also known as the Bioelectrical Impedance Method. The analyzer as two measuring modes normal and athletic, which help to provide more accurate measurements based on your exercise and fitness levels. This model will also measure you BMI (Body Mass Index) and will deliver all measurements within approx 7 seconds. This omron body fat monitor can also be used by the whole family due to it nine person memory function. To take measurements all you need to do is input the data it asks for such as age, sex and height, hold the grip electrodes in both hands and press the start button.
The second model is the Omron HBF-514C Full Body Sensor Body Fat Scale. This model is different to the previous model, due to the fact that it is a set of scales, just like traditional bathroom scales only that it measures body fat and much more. In fact this model can measure seven fitness indicators, which are body fat percentage, resting metabolism, BMI, skeletal muscle percentage, body weight, body age and visceral fat level. Body fat measurement is highly accurate using this model, due to the fact that it uses 6 different advanced sensors to take your measurement. 4 sensors on the feet and 2 on the hands, this model has been clinically proven to be just as accurate as the expensive medical devices the professionals charge you a fortune to use.
This omron body fat analyzer will store up to four people details, plus it also has a guest mode for one off measurements on your family and friends. Other good feature is the fact that all data in the memory is automatically stored for 90 days, so that you can go back and track your progress. The body fat scales operate off 4 x AA batteries which will last around one year on normal use. The main unit measures 13 inches by 12 inches by 2.2 inches and it weighs 4.7 pounds. When you buy this body fat analyzer you will receive the HBF-514C unit, instructional manual, 4 x AA batteries and a measurement log sheet so that you can write down and log your body fat loss progress.