Omron HBF-500 Body Composition Monitor with Scale

MPN: HBF500
Product Details
Description
The HBF-500 is an easy-to-use total body monitoring scale which not only calculates visceral fat, but resting metabolism and skeletal muscle mass levels both helpful indicators for consumers to use when determining appropriate calorie intake and exercise levels. It also displays standard values such as body fat percentage, weight and BMI to help users take proactive steps toward better health. The scale uses full-body sensing technology featuring hand grip and foot electrodes to facilitate a highly accurate reading.
Summary
Product Title Omron HBF-500 Body Composition Monitor with Scale
Manufacturer Omron
Power Score 4.8 | 6 Reviews
User Reviews
Nice scale
5 Star Review   By member Tshulthise - Nov 21, 2008   

Strengths: Decent accuracy, body fat measurement includes upper and lower body for higher accuracy.

Weakness: Body fat measurement varies +/- 2% depending on hydration levels and mositure levels in hands and feet.

This scale seems to be pretty accurate. For high accuracy and repeatability you need to put the scale on a hard flat surface and leave it in the same place every time. If you don't you might get up to a 2 lb error if the floor is not firm and level. The body fat measurement seems to vary as much as 3% from day to day but I don't think there's any system that does much better than that. To get the best accuracy you need to test yourself at the same time of the day each time and make sure you do the same things leading up to the measurement... I.E. don't eat and measure one day then not eat the next time. Same for exercise or showering or sweaty feet or hands vs. dry, etc... If you follow those thoughts the results are very consistent and I beleve accurate. I put a 30 lb dumbell on the scale and it read 30.0. Pretty good for a home scale.

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A precise scale with bonus features
5 Star Review   By member lhuang2 - Jul 28, 2008   

Strengths: 1. Scale reading is consistent for consecutive weights regardless of changing locations of the scale. 2. BMI, Body fat measurements are nice features.

Weakness: The scale's range of normal, overweight, etc according to body fat measurements are different from the range that is used in the gym.

I had a scale about the same price before. I noticed that it did not give consistent readings when I weighed myself consecutively one morning. This scale aligned itself correctly, and it gave consistent readings of my weights when I weighed myself consecutively on different surfaces/locations. I am also exercising regularly to lose body fat. The scale helps to measure body fat percentage. The range of normal fat percentage for this scale is 25%-31%, while in my gym (a Gold's gym), the normal range is 20%-25%. But when I used the gym's body fat handheld measure machine, I was at the high edge of normal. When I tested it at home, I was also at the high edge of normal. So although the percentage for the range is different, the scale gave correct reading according to its own range. I highly recommend this scale to people who want a precise scale for weight and people who want to monitor your weight loss or body training results.

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Omron HBF-500
5 Star Review   By member chihkai - Jun 15, 2008   

Strengths: Body fat %; Visceral fat measure; Skeletal muscle %

Weakness: No water weight %

The measurements are very accurate and consistent. You can monitor body fat%, visceral fat, skeletal muscle%, and resting metabolism daily. If you're on a weight-losing plan, you can make sure that you burn the fat instead of muscle. The only disadvantage is no water weight % measurement in this machine. Water weight % is also a good indicator for your body composition.

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Excellent. Very happy with all the abilities.
5 Star Review   By member poind - Mar 30, 2008   

Strengths: Consistent, well built, can measure multiple components.

Weakness: A little concerned about handle durability. Need to bend down to access user memory / handle.

Very accurate and consistent in measurements. I also quite like the ability to track fat %, skeletal muscle, visceral fat, etc., but unless you're exercising a lot or losing weight, doesn't do much to track it over time. Very much like having the ability myself with all the exercise I do these days. It's necessary to turn this on via button (and ideally off, too, though it will shut off automatically if left idle). Not hard to bump with one's toe though. Biggest downside is the need to bend down to access user profile buttons and the handle one must lift to properly measure beyond weight. It's not necessary to do so simply to weigh oneself though. I'm a little concerned about the handle durability over time, but no problems so far. Overall, very happy, especially after dealing with inconsistent scales elsewhere over the years. Very happy with the Omron scales I've encountered so far. I use the HBF400 elsewhere with my family, and though that's a good "default" model, I personally like the extra features of this one most. Great value for the price compared to other similar things out there.

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digital scale with all the bells and whistles
4 Star Review   By member echen10 - Mar 1, 2008   

Strengths: features, ease of use

Weakness: price, size

This is the scale for you if you are looking to track your weight loss, and you don't care about the price. This scale not only measures your weight, it also measures your %body fat, visceral fat, skeletal muscle, and resting metabolism. While you don't need all this information, it sure is interesting to track as you start working out. The scale also has a built in memory so you can track your body change. The only negative is that it is slightly large and pricey for a scale.

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Accurate scale
5 Star Review   By member xiphosurus - Nov 28, 2007   

Strengths: Very accurate!! Measure fat%, muscle% and BMI!

Weakness: Bad user interface. Small buttons.

Unlike other scales where your weight is different when you weigh yourself a few times in succession, this one gives me the same value! It can also measure your body fat percentage and muscle percentage, useful for those who like to monitor them. However, when I use these features, I can feel the electricity tingling through my feet. I must add that I am extra sensitive to electricity, so not everyone will feel it. The user interface is not friendly. It took me a LONG time to figure out how to use it (without the manual of course). Also, another bad thing is that the buttons are kinda small, so you tend to have to bend down to press them. It would be nice if there was a permanent prop to keep the user interface set up higher where you can just stand and use your hands to press it. All in all, I love this scale and am glad it bought it (for about $50).

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Product Details
Description
The HBF-500 is an easy-to-use total body monitoring scale which not only calculates visceral fat, but resting metabolism and skeletal muscle mass levels both helpful indicators for consumers to use when determining appropriate calorie intake and exercise levels. It also displays standard values such as body fat percentage, weight and BMI to help users take proactive steps toward better health. The scale uses full-body sensing technology featuring hand grip and foot electrodes to facilitate a highly accurate reading.
Summary
Product Title Omron HBF-500 Body Composition Monitor with Scale
Manufacturer Omron
Power Score 4.8 | 6 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Product Model: HBF-500
skincare uses: anti-aging
dietary and weight loss type: fat control, weight control
Brand Name: Omron
Humidity: 10 to 95% Relative Humidity Storage
Frequency Band: Weight Display: 0 to 300 lb with 0.2 lb incrementsBody fat percentage: 5 to 60 percent with 0.1 percent incrementsSkeletal muscle percentage: 5 to 50% with 0.1% incrementsBMI: 7 to 90 with 0.1 percent incrementsResting metabolism: 385 to 5000 kcal with 0.1 kcal incrementsVisceral fat level: 30 levels with an increment of one level
Temperature: -4F (-20C) to 140F (60C) Storage
Parent Retsku: B000N24W90
User Reviews
Nice scale
5 Star Review   By member Tshulthise - Nov 21, 2008   

Strengths: Decent accuracy, body fat measurement includes upper and lower body for higher accuracy.

Weakness: Body fat measurement varies +/- 2% depending on hydration levels and mositure levels in hands and feet.

This scale seems to be pretty accurate. For high accuracy and repeatability you need to put the scale on a hard flat surface and leave it in the same place every time. If you don't you might get up to a 2 lb error if the floor is not firm and level. The body fat measurement seems to vary as much as 3% from day to day but I don't think there's any system that does much better than that. To get the best accuracy you need to test yourself at the same time of the day each time and make sure you do the same things leading up to the measurement... I.E. don't eat and measure one day then not eat the next time. Same for exercise or showering or sweaty feet or hands vs. dry, etc... If you follow those thoughts the results are very consistent and I beleve accurate. I put a 30 lb dumbell on the scale and it read 30.0. Pretty good for a home scale.

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A precise scale with bonus features
5 Star Review   By member lhuang2 - Jul 28, 2008   

Strengths: 1. Scale reading is consistent for consecutive weights regardless of changing locations of the scale. 2. BMI, Body fat measurements are nice features.

Weakness: The scale's range of normal, overweight, etc according to body fat measurements are different from the range that is used in the gym.

I had a scale about the same price before. I noticed that it did not give consistent readings when I weighed myself consecutively one morning. This scale aligned itself correctly, and it gave consistent readings of my weights when I weighed myself consecutively on different surfaces/locations. I am also exercising regularly to lose body fat. The scale helps to measure body fat percentage. The range of normal fat percentage for this scale is 25%-31%, while in my gym (a Gold's gym), the normal range is 20%-25%. But when I used the gym's body fat handheld measure machine, I was at the high edge of normal. When I tested it at home, I was also at the high edge of normal. So although the percentage for the range is different, the scale gave correct reading according to its own range. I highly recommend this scale to people who want a precise scale for weight and people who want to monitor your weight loss or body training results.

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Omron HBF-500
5 Star Review   By member chihkai - Jun 15, 2008   

Strengths: Body fat %; Visceral fat measure; Skeletal muscle %

Weakness: No water weight %

The measurements are very accurate and consistent. You can monitor body fat%, visceral fat, skeletal muscle%, and resting metabolism daily. If you're on a weight-losing plan, you can make sure that you burn the fat instead of muscle. The only disadvantage is no water weight % measurement in this machine. Water weight % is also a good indicator for your body composition.

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Excellent. Very happy with all the abilities.
5 Star Review   By member poind - Mar 30, 2008   

Strengths: Consistent, well built, can measure multiple components.

Weakness: A little concerned about handle durability. Need to bend down to access user memory / handle.

Very accurate and consistent in measurements. I also quite like the ability to track fat %, skeletal muscle, visceral fat, etc., but unless you're exercising a lot or losing weight, doesn't do much to track it over time. Very much like having the ability myself with all the exercise I do these days. It's necessary to turn this on via button (and ideally off, too, though it will shut off automatically if left idle). Not hard to bump with one's toe though. Biggest downside is the need to bend down to access user profile buttons and the handle one must lift to properly measure beyond weight. It's not necessary to do so simply to weigh oneself though. I'm a little concerned about the handle durability over time, but no problems so far. Overall, very happy, especially after dealing with inconsistent scales elsewhere over the years. Very happy with the Omron scales I've encountered so far. I use the HBF400 elsewhere with my family, and though that's a good "default" model, I personally like the extra features of this one most. Great value for the price compared to other similar things out there.

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digital scale with all the bells and whistles
4 Star Review   By member echen10 - Mar 1, 2008   

Strengths: features, ease of use

Weakness: price, size

This is the scale for you if you are looking to track your weight loss, and you don't care about the price. This scale not only measures your weight, it also measures your %body fat, visceral fat, skeletal muscle, and resting metabolism. While you don't need all this information, it sure is interesting to track as you start working out. The scale also has a built in memory so you can track your body change. The only negative is that it is slightly large and pricey for a scale.

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Accurate scale
5 Star Review   By member xiphosurus - Nov 28, 2007   

Strengths: Very accurate!! Measure fat%, muscle% and BMI!

Weakness: Bad user interface. Small buttons.

Unlike other scales where your weight is different when you weigh yourself a few times in succession, this one gives me the same value! It can also measure your body fat percentage and muscle percentage, useful for those who like to monitor them. However, when I use these features, I can feel the electricity tingling through my feet. I must add that I am extra sensitive to electricity, so not everyone will feel it. The user interface is not friendly. It took me a LONG time to figure out how to use it (without the manual of course). Also, another bad thing is that the buttons are kinda small, so you tend to have to bend down to press them. It would be nice if there was a permanent prop to keep the user interface set up higher where you can just stand and use your hands to press it. All in all, I love this scale and am glad it bought it (for about $50).

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