Characteristics Tanita BC-543 scales
Features Tanita BC-543
BC-543 Innerscan Bodyfat Composition Monitor with transparent electrodes
The BC543 uses Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) to give you information about your weight, body fat % and total body water %.
Features of this model:
Informs about the recommended body fat % for children.
Monitors body fat % and body water % (from 1%).
Athletes mode, the different modes adapt the results to the individual body composition of the user.
Guest mode, allows you to program the unit for a one-time use without resetting a personal key.
For children (age 7-17), the unit will only display information that is suitable for children between 7 and 17 years old. This information has been established by health experts and paediatricians and therefore only includes the weight, BMI and the body fat % of the child (it will not display the Healthy Range Indicator).
Taking weight measurement only means that only the body weight value of the user will appear, not the body fat %.
Recall function for weight, body fat %, body water % and muscle mass, to obtain the other previous readings.
4 memories to keep the information previously obtained.
3 year guarantee.
Maximum capacity: 150 kg, graduation of 100 gr.
One of the few scales that include child mode.
Innerscan scales models or analizing body composition:
Prepared to monitor multiple components of overall health, including the following:
Bone Mass : Shows the weight of the bone mass of your body.
Muscle Mass : Shows the muscle mass of your body.
Basic Metabolic Rate (BMR) : Shows you the metabolic age of your body.
Visceral Fat Rating : This is the fat that is in the internal abdominal cavity, surrounding the vital organs in the trunk (abdominal) area
Physique Rating : Allows you to select your mode in order to adapt your training program to the readings.
Weight: 3 kg
Dimensions: 30x32x5 cm
Max. user weight: 150 kg.
Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis method for measurements
Precision: 100 gr
Power supply: 4 x AA batteries (included)
Modes: athlete, child and guest.
Functions: body fat%, body water %, recommended body fat % for adults, recommended body fat % for children, visceral fat rating, bone mass, recommended daily calories intake, metabolic age, physique rating, weight, recall function, 4 memories.
Product recommended by doctors:
Tanita's analyzers are found in clinics and hospitals around the world, trusted for their accuracy, quality, and reliability. Tanita is the only company that offers products for domestic use after 20 years of medical research and studies in which more than 100.000 people have participated. This is why Tanita earns excellent marks for accuracy.
Our internationally recognized Medical Advisory Board ensures that all products and marketing communications are ethically and scientifically accurate, so that you can feel safe and at ease when using the product. Patented technology. Investment in research and development are very important to Tanita, which makes Tanita's a leader of innovation, with products offering unique features. The transparent electrodes for the scale base are our latest innovation. As a result, beautiful, modern scales that let us enter into the world of design.
Tanita monitors for the whole family thanks to the "child" mode :
Thanks to medical research Tanita has developped a unique feature: body fat rating for children. This allows parents to take care of their own health as well as their children's health, and introduce healthy habits into the family. The new monitors read the exact body fat % of children between 7 and 17 years old and indicate automatically the child's level of body fat and the category the child is in: low body fat rate, a healthy level or an excess level of fat or overweight.
Tanita is the world leader in precision electronic scales. With almost 50% of its domestic market share, the name of Tanita is now a household word in Japan. Less than 0,1% of products purchased by customers are returned, and in the event of an item being faulty, after-sales service is excellent and very fast. At the same time customers can at any time ask questions about weight and body fat control programs using the on-line help and service Tanita provides.
How do body fat monitors and body composition monitors work?
Bio Electrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) – provides personalised readings to the user.
How it works:
A low, safe signal is sent through the body via metal footpads on the scale platform. Based on the principle that muscle tissue contains high levels of water, and therefore acts as a conductor for the signal. Fat contains little water and acts as a resistor to the flow of the signal.
This resistance or ‘impedance’ is set against gender / height / age and is used to calculate personalised body fat and composition readings.
Advanced dual frequency technology:
Based on the same principle as BIA but is far more advanced allowing additional body composition readings (abdominal fat, metabolic age etc) to be attained for each user.
Basic Metabolic Rate (BMR)
BIA accuracy depends on:
Shows you the metabolic age of your body.This function calculates the BMR (Basic Metabolic Rate) and the average age that is normally related to this type of metabolism. If your metabolic age is higher than your real age, it means that you need to improve your basic metabolism, for example by doing more exercise. Doing exercise helps to create healthy muscular tissue, and as a consequence your metabolic age improves. Measurements you can see on the screen go from 12 to 50; if measurement is for instance less than 12, a "12" will be shown on the screen, if it is more than 50, a "50" will be shown.
• Size and number of the footplates – four footplates are required to ensure maximum accuracy of body fat readings.
• Quality of equations used to calculate personalised body fat / composition readings. The larger the sample size and techniques used for research the more accurate the equations will be. Tanita for example has used over 100,000 people world wide to ensure maximum accuracy of readings.
• Weighing accuracy – essential for consistent readings over time. This dependson the robustness of the weighing mechanism and platform.How do our competitor's body fat monitors work?What we need to know about body mass rating:
Measuring weight alone is not a completely accurate assessment of health or fitness because it doesn't distinguish pounds that come from fat and pounds that come from lean muscle mass. Many manufacturers have taken advantage of this and make their customers believe their monitors use BIA tecnology. Just using basic calculation of Body Mass Rate products can be sold at a lower price, but they are much less accurate. Those are the reasons why:
· The body mass index is a generic mathematical formula derived from height and body weight.
· The equations of body mass index do not directly measure body fat and body water, etc., but they do understand that the higher the BMI, the higher the body fat index.
· Research and studies prove that the body mass index is inaccurate in 25% or 30% of cases, because they do not distinguish muscle and fat. This inaccuracy increases even more if the user is for instance an athlete or a child. Any monitor with only two electrodes at the base body mass index in order to give the results of its readings. But they do not take into account muscle mass, belly fat etc.Important
The French company of AFNOR for Standardisation’s services, has extensively investigated a large number of brands that offer monitors that calculate and inform about body fat and accurate weight. The organization has granted certification NF398 only to two companies; one of those is Tanita. NF certification guarantees the accuracy of BIA technology as well as high level quality controls that are implemented during the manufacturing process.** Those scales are for home use only, not for professional use!
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