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Tanita BC543 Body Composition Monitor Scale

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  • Uses bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) to help calculate results
  • Analyses body fat, body muscle, body water, athlete mode, calendar function
  • Track your physique as you follow your health and fitness programme
  • Includes batteries and full instructions

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Why do I need to monitor my body fat?

We all need some body fat to be healthy. It's vital for basic body functions like regulating body temperature, storing vitamins and cushioning joints and organs. But too much fat can damage your health and could put you at greater risk of developing serious medical conditions. Excess body fat is known to contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes mellitus and some forms of cancer.*

Visceral Fat (Abdominal Fat) is the fat that surrounds the vital organs on the trunk / stomach area of the body. High Visceral Fat levels increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Lowering Visceral Fat levels can stabilise insulin action substantially, and reduce the risk of diabetes and other related illnesses.*2

Body fat is not always visible to the naked eye. You may have an acceptable weight and figure, but could still be carrying more body fat than you think. Weight alone cannot distinguish between the pounds that come from body fat and those that come from lean body tissue, such as muscle and bone. By using a Tanita Body Fat / Body Composition Monitor, you can keep a regular check on your body fat levels, helping you stay within the healthy ranges. Reducing excess body fat will help you improve your body shape and appearance. You'll feel better, look better and enjoy a better, fitter quality of life.

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Our revolutionary new InnerScan range provides information never before available from a consumer scale. Anyone who is serious about improving their total health and fitness will be able to see their personal progress. The monitors use Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA) to monitor multiple components of overall health. The results are analyzed along with gender, age, height and weight for the most accurate and comprehensive at-home reading ever available. Measurements include Weight, Body Fat %, Body Water %, Basal Metabolic Rate, Metabolic Age, Bone Mass, Muscle Mass, Physique Rating, and exclusive to Tanita Visceral Fat Rating.

But how do you know how many calories you need?

The number of calories you need each day in order to maintain your current weight depends on many factors, such as gender, body composition, weight and physical activity level. Muscle burns more calories than fat, even at rest. This is why men, who are designed to hold more muscle tissue than women, tend to need more calories each day.

By eating sensibly and exercising regularly you can increase the muscle in your body and lower the proportion of fat. You will automatically increase the amount of energy your body needs, just to carry out everyday functions such as breathing and regulating body temperature. Your body also needs energy to move around, whether you're walking upstairs or running a marathon. The more active you are, the more energy your body will burn off. Try to include at least 20 minutes of aerobic activity each day; anything from going to the gym to walking to work or the bus stop.

Through increasing the amount of muscle tissue in your body, increasing the amount of exercise you take and eating less of the high-calorie, high-fat foods, you can soon take a step toward a healthier and fitter life. You must be honest with yourself though. Remember to include snacks and drinks in your daily calorie count. You don't need to stop eating all the foods you love - such as chocolates and crisps - just be sensible. With selected models from the Tanita Body Fat Monitor range it is now possible to obtain an estimate of your daily calorie requirement. The Daily Calorie Intake (DCI) feature performs an instant calculation each time you step on.

Key Features

Athlete Mode, Basal Metabolism Rate, Bone Mineral Mass, Dual Frequency Technology, Guest Mode, Healthy Ranges, Metabolism Age, Muscle Mass, Physique Rating, Recall, Visceral Fat Rating

How much body fat is healthy?

Your Tanita Monitor will automatically compare your personal body fat reading to the Healthy Body Fat Range chart below.


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BrandTanita
  
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ASINB000BB0BVG
Best Sellers Rank 3,412 in Health & Personal Care (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.2 Kg
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Date First Available1 Jan. 2006
  
 

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And I have used many. As soon as I found out my Salter 9117s didn't actually measure your body fat, water etc by electrical signals (it just works it out -badly- from your height/weight etc) I quickly ordered these.

I was going to wait for the Tanita BC1000 to go with my garmin watch, but they have been waiting for EU approval for ages, so I decided to go with these - oh how glad I am.

They are built very well, the glass is very thick and very well engineered. The buttons are easy to press and it beeps nicely to let you know when things are ready. The screen is clear (although doesn't light up) and I like the way that each measurement is separated with it's own function button. Body fat % and weight are shown automatically and then to get each other measurement you press the corresponding buttons.

It doesn't turn itself off when you are trying to write down the measurements! Hoorah. My Salter showed you a bunch of numbers, then quickly turned to some other numbers, did that twice and shut off. This turns itself off after 60 seconds after a scan if you dont press anything.

I love the separate button per user, instead of pushing one button multiple times to get to the same user (Salter). Also the weigh-only mode and guest modes are god sends. The sensors are practically invisible on the glass, so it looks amazing.

It turns out that this is far more accurate than the Salter (obviously) and the Weight Watchers 8991BU which was 6% out on the body fat compared to the Tanita, which is a huge difference. I tested the tanita by scanning myself in the morning and in the evening after I had eating a lot. The body fat percentage didn't change but the weight did - perfect. It is incredibly accurate and consistent.
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I have now had two of these machines and both of them developed exactly the same issue which makes then unsuable. In both cases they worked very well for a while. Then, after not using them for a a while, or after replacing the batteries they both developed the same fault. The screen just showed an error sign which wouldn't go away and wouldn't even allow you to take a basic weight measurement. I had to hound Tanita to get a response, since the second machine was well within its 3 year warranty. However the answer was that they didn't repair the machines and that I should return it to the seller with proof of purchase to obtain a replacement. Since I stupidly didn't buy it at Amazon I couldn't remember where I did purchase it and had no proof - so I have had to write it off. On subsequently researching it on the internet, it is clear that this is a common issue,
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Bought this scale to help the family get back into shape. I did alot of research and found out that Tanita was one of the best makes for this type of scale. Just make sure you use it on a level hard surface.

The scale is very accurate and is so sensitive that when I didn't work out for a week, it knew! My fitness age had gone up and my muscle mass declined. Truly amazing!

The product is really well built and is stylish as well. So if you after a really accurate scale, that has all the bells and whistles then look no further.

I can't rate it highly enough. It was money well spent and provides motivation to improve your personal fitness.
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Solid design and very accurate. If you weigh yourself 10 consecutive times, you will get the same reading (not like other scales).
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Hi there, well - I had read all the reviews and had this recommended to me by people at the Gym... As always, there are some good reviews and some awful ones but you have to always take any review with a pinch of salt I find!

I ordered the BC-543 yesterday and it arrived today; One of the advantages of being on Amazon Prime I guess! I host a Fitness & Weight Loss vLog on YouTube & thought it might be helpful for people to see what comes in the box, how to set it up etc, so you might find the video more helpful than just reading through reviews on here! If you fancy taking a look then head over to YouTube and search for ' Tanita BC-543 Matt Williams Fitness Channel '.

So far, having got the correct settings in to the unit it has given me exactly the same results as the professional body composition analysis machine in the Gym so i'm more than happy with it! It'll mean I can keep track of all the data from my own home & won't have to do without updating it when I can't get to the Gym to get tested! :)

Great service once again from Amazon, Thank you! :)
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I bought these scales in July and by mid September they developed a fault that made then unusable. I e-mailed Tanita Europe in the hope there was an easy fix, but the message came back very quickly that I should return the item to the seller.

However, while they worked, these scales were great. They told me how overweight I was (and importantly how out of shape I was too in terms of muscle-bone-fat balance) and that encouraged me to pursue my radical change of diet: no red meat, processed meat, alcohol, dairy, sugary food and drinks, etc, etc... but lots of oily fish, fresh vegetables and fruit. Weight loss wasn't the original reason for the change of diet, I had other medical issues, but getting closer to an ideal weight was a big encouragement to keep going. When you see the results almost day-by-day, and not just on your weight but across a range of measures, it helps keep you going. Well, it did for me!

For that reason, I requested a replacement from Amazon with the same scales (impressively, Amazon processed my request in minutes). I'll be hoping that the new scales will last a lot longer because I can't see a viable alternative for anything like the same price.

POSTSCRIPT: Amazon's return process was impressively efficient, my failed scales were collected the day after I reported the problem, and I had a replacement set of scales the day afterward. I hope they last rather longer than the last set - so far, so good.

UPDATE A YEAR LATER - Well the replacement lasted almost a year, but now it has stopped working completely (initially half the buttons have stopped working). Since I've used this in a bathroom (doesn't everyone?) I will be e-mailing Tanita to see if there is anything they can offer me.
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