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Omron BF214 Body Composition Monitor
- Measures your body fat percentage
- Calculates your BMI (Body Mass Index)
- Calculates your skeletal muscle percentage
- Four-user memory
- Last reading memory
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With the BF214, it couldn't be simpler to check your body fat, weight, skeletal muscle percentage and BMI to gain a complete overview of your body composition and to keep track of it over time.
What is body fat?
Our bodies need a certain amount of fat to function effectively, but too much fat can have a detrimental effect to your overall health. Studies have shown that a high level of fat in the body, in particular visceral fat, increases the risk of developing more serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.
The Omron BF214 body composition monitor offers the most comprehensive tracking system in a safe and sleek design. Measuring up to a maximum 150 kg (330 lb / 23 st), this monitor provides detailed information on skeletal muscle, body mass index and body fat. Lightweight (1.6 kg) and slimline, the BF214 includes smart design features such as four-sensor and auto-off technology and comes packed ready with batteries so you can start tracking straight away.
Your complete body composition overview for success
All Omron body composition monitors are reliable and accurate, so you can be reassured when keeping track of your body composition. The BF214 provides a full body analysis to help you to reach your fitness goals. Omron's range of monitoring equipment can give you accurate and painless body weight and fat measurements. This is more than just a digital bathroom scale; a body composition monitor can help keep you motivated as you track your diet or fitness progress or simply as you make basic changes to your lifestyle in order to eat right and exercise more.
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The first thing that should be said about the scales is that not only are they reasonably small and compact for a set of bathroom scales (measuring 28.5cm x 28cm x 2.5cm), but they also look incredibly contemporary and dare I say 'stylish' for such a mundane household item.
Now I have to admit that we're not exactly new to this whole 'body composition monitoring scales' malarkey. This is actually our third set for the house. A bit excessive I know. But it does allow us to give a reasonably knowledgeable point of view on the product.
To start with this particular set of scales is probably the most user-friendly set we've come across. Set-up is an absolute doddle. Just follow the instructions in the user manual - input your key personal data (height, age, sex) and away you go! The scales allow for up to four profiles to be programmed in and stored on them, plus one `guest' account that simply doesn't save the profile data for next time.
Once your stats are plummed in and you've chosen how you want the numbers displayed (metric or imperial), then it's just a simple case of tapping the 'on button' to turn it on (I've been using my big toe to do this!), stepping onto the scales (bare footed of course) and then waiting about 10 seconds for it to calculate your results.
For sheer ease-of-use and absolute simplicity alone these scales have to be one of my favourite sets already. There's no faffing around, no hassle in uploading data or fiddly settings. It's simply a case of spending around 60 seconds putting in your key body data when you first get them and then it takes 10 - 20 seconds whenever you want to see how you're doing. It's literally as simple as that!
I bought an older Omron model some time back, Omron BF508 Body Composition and Body Fat Monitor Bathroom Scale, and while that has 6 contact points for the body fat measurement (rather than the 4 here), lifting the hand unit on the old model can apply negative pressure on the scale, affecting the weight and skewing the results.
I have compared the results of both over 3 weeks and while this newer, simpler, flashier model was initially looked askance at, it gave consistent readings, the older one fluctuated too much, showing weight initially higher and then lower than this BF214. The difference at most was 500g (due in part I think to the hand unit on the old model).
So are digital scales accurate? Pretty much, I haven't tested it against an atomic set of scales at MIT, but I have been weighed-in at a martial arts competition on an old-fashioned thing, the result was almost the same, and the previous Omron scales helped me to keep in the weight group I was aiming for.
Consistent and reflecting my own changes? Yes. Even if you think the scales are a couple of hundred grams or a pound off you will have baseline results against which you can monitor your own progress. Write them down, the memory only keeps the last reading.
Body Fat. The reading will fluctuate depending on your level of hydration. Best to average out a week's results with this, or always weigh immediately as you get out of bed.Read more ›
Nice, quality finish
Touch buttons are responsive
Easy to use
Weighing function is accurate
Bodyfat calculation painfully wrong
The short version is that the scales rely entirely on BMI rather than impedance. In contrast to other brands of scales, like Tanita, Omron report a bodyfat range +/-8% of actual values, and that value only changes with BMI adjustment. Wearing rubber shoes does not change the reported value, which is worrying to say the least.
Go with the more expensive, albeit functionally accurate brands.
After doing some semi-scientific tests with two of Omron's body composition scales (BF212 and BF214), I've concluded that their algorithm for calculating body fat is wrong, misleading and a bit nonsensical. The scales function by entering your height, which combined with the observed weight calculates your BMI. This feature is pretty handy, and welcomed.
However, it seems that their body fat algorithm is exclusively based on this BMI value. I tested this by increasing the recorded weight by holding items on my persons, and reducing the weight by placing the scales on pliable vinyl flooring (which decreases the accuracy of the weighing feet). Each time the body fat moved up or down depending on the relative recorded BMI.
Electrical impedance based methods of body fat calculations are supposed to vary a considerable about depending on general hydration levels, muscle glycogen/water content, and how recently you've eaten/exercised. I noticed that no matter what, provided the same weight variables were introduced, the body fat percentage stayed constant.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
its good scale, modern looking, accurate but biggest problem is that you have to turn it off and on every time when you want to check other feature or other person want to check... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lowrider
My doctor told me I was obese so I bought this to monitor my BMI. It gives an immediate read-out of weight, fat percentage, muscle percentage and BMI. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Andy1503
I was looking around for some decent digital scales and this product was recommended. It is fairly accurate, you have to ensure that you are using it on a very flat surface and a... Read morePublished 12 months ago by amazonboy
Complicated instructions, settled for the weighing bit and it works well.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
I found this really easy to use.
I set up myself as profile 1 following the instructions. Then each month I weigh myself and store the results. Read more