The Omron HBF-306C Body Fat Analyzer measures your body fat with a
gentle, micro electrical current -- dont worry, you wont feel it. The
key to long-term exercise success is accurate body fat composition
measurement. This handheld body fat analyzer is an affordable and easy
way to measure your body fat in the privacy of your own home. After
inputting the data, a measurement can be started by simply holding the
grip electrodes and pressing the start button. And since the analyzer is
built with a nine person profile memory, each member of your family or
team can track the success of their individual exercise routines.
The Omron HBF-306C measures body fat with a micro electrical current.
The HBF-306C features two modes -- athlete and normal -- for accurate
results. The device is a breeze to use, and it returns measurement
results in seven seconds for both Bi method (Bioelectrical Impedance
Method) and BMI (Body Mass Index). The unit displays the measured value
of your body fat percentage through the BMI method, and indicates the
body mass in for ranges from low, normal, high, and very high according
to the BMI value.
The screen displays body fat measurements and other data.
Easy-to-use, handheld design.
What is the Bioelectrical Impedance Method?
Muscles, blood vessels and bones are body tissues having a high water
content that conduct electricity easily. Body fat is tissue that has
little electric conductivity. The Body Fat Analyzer sends an extremely
weak electrical current of 50 kHz and 500 µA through your body to
determine the amount of fat tissue. This weak electrical current is not
felt while operating the Body Fat Analyzer. The Bioelectrical Impedance
Method safely combines the electric resistance with the distance of the
electricity conducted. Correct posture and consistent measuring
conditions need to be maintained for the best results.
Operating the Analyzer
To use the HBF-306C you must first set your personal datYou must first
select between the Normal and Athlete modes. To determine if you should
select Normal or Athlete, you must calculate your FIT index by using the
Frequency is a single digit number from one to five that represents
your frequency of exercise. If you exercise daily or almost daily, then
use the number five; three to four times per week use four; one to two
times per week use three; a few times per month use two; and for less
than once a month use one. If you workout vigorously, then you use the
number five to represent your intensity level; if you workout with
moderate or light effort, use the number four.
- FIT Index = Frequency x Intensity x Time
Meanwhile, time is a
single digit number from four to one that represents the duration of
your workout. If you exercise for 45 minutes or more, then use the
number four; 30-44 minutes use three; 15-29 minutes use two; and for
less than 15 minutes use one. For example, if you run five times a week
for 30 minutes, your FIT index would be 75 (5 x 5 x 3 = 75) and you
would select the Athlete setting. If your FIT index is greater than 60,
you should select the Athlete setting. Any number below would demand a
After determining your FIT index and selecting
between the Athlete and Normal setting, the remaining personal data is
very straightforward. Simply enter your height, weight, age and gender.
When all the data is fixed and stored, the analyzer screen will display
"Ready," and youll be ready to take your first body fat measurements.
For the following cases, the body fat percentage measured by this unit
may significantly differ from the actual body fat percentage.
- Children in a growth stage
- Elderly people and post-menopausal women
- People with a fever
- People who have swelling
- Patients with osteoporosis who have very low bone density
- Bodybuilders or professional athletes
- Patients undergoing dialysis