Are you burning off fat or muscle?
bathroom scales measure only one thing - weight. They can't distinguish between
pounds that come from fat and pounds that come from muscle, so you'll never know
which one you're diet is burning off. Tanita Body Fat Monitors let you measure both weight and body fat in the comfort of your own home. In just seconds, you're looking at two numbers that together are a much better indication of you're health and fitness.
Two people can have the same height and weight yet have completely different looking physiques. That's because one may have a higher percentage of lean body mass (muscle) while the other has a higher percentage of fat. Many people who go onto a starvation diet are fooled by conventional bathroom scales. Just because the dial on the scale is going down doesn't mean that the body fat is going down. In many cases, the weight being lost is muscle because the diet is overly restricting calories and causes the body to burn off muscle.
Don't be fooled by conventional scales, with Tanita Body Fat Monitors you get the whole picture.
By automatically storing
your weight results, the recall feature can how you the difference between
your current weight reading and your previous one. The feature is helpful to
users on a diet and/or exercise program. Available on BF558 & BF559.
Daily Calorie Intake
This helpful feature can estimate the
amounts of calories you can consume in one day to maintain your current
weight. To lose weight, try consuming 15% less calories than the amount
shown. Available on BF558 & BF559.
Healthy Range Indicator
Automatically compares your
body fat reading to the healthy body fat range chart. Tells you whether you
are Underfat, Healthy, Overfat or Obese along with risks associated with
each range. Available on BF558 &
Features of the
Tanita TBF-558 Family Body Fat Monitor:
- User modes: Adult, Child & Athlete
- Memory: Four persons
- Guest Mode
- Daily Calorie Intake feature
- Healthy Range Feature
- Weight Recall Feature (special feature of
558 - not available on 556 or 626)
- Weight-Only button.
- Body Fat Increments: 0.1%
- Weight Capacity: 300 lb (136 kg)
- Weight Increments: 0.2 lb (0.1 kg)
- Extra large two-line easy to read LCD display
- Displays calorie intake and healthy body fat range instantly.
- Calibration modes for adults and children who are moderately active or inactive, and athletic adults.
- Measures both weight and body fat in just seconds.
- Easy-to-use, one-piece digital unit.
- Precision scale.
- Results correlate with the most accurate professional methods of body fat measurement
- Tanita's patented "foot pad" electrode design uses Bioelectrical
- Impedance Analysis (BIA) to determine body fat
- Supported by medical research.
- Scuff-resistant metal foot pads.
- Power: Four AA batteries (included)
- Brand NEW! Factory Sealed Box! Authorized Tanita Dealer!
The Tanita TBF-558 measures both weight and body fat in just seconds. Tanita has re-invented BIA (bioelectrical impedance analysis) -- one of today's most accurate methods of determining body composition. BIA is based on a person's height, weight and the speed at which a very safe, low-level electrical signal passes through the muscle and fat in the body. Muscle is predominantly water which conducts electricity while fat impedes the electrical signal. Tanita's BIA method is an all-in-one process that is accurate, convenient and fast.
After each weighing, the special features of the TBF-558 indicates body fat percentage, daily caloric intake and health range readings instantly. Daily Caloric Intake (DCI) is a helpful feature can estimate the amount of calories you should consume in one day to maintain your current weight. To lose weight, try consuming less calories than the amount shown. The BF-559 also helps you monitor your progress by storing your previous weight reading (not available in the 626 or 558) and your previous Body Fat reading (not available in the 558) and compares them to your current readings and displays the change.
Four AA Batteries (Included)
Tanita currently offers three user modes that account for physiological differences among people (for example, a very athletic adult will have different body characteristics from an average person with a fairly sedentary lifestyle). The 556, 558 and 559 incorporate all three modes.
Description of Tanita User Modes
For adults aged 18 and older who have moderately active to inactive lifestyles.
For children up to the age of 18, who are over 3-1/2 feet tall (107 cm), who have moderately active to inactive lifestyles, and whose bodies are still developing.
Special calibration for very fit adults.
Tanita's "athlete" is someone who gets approximately 10 hours a week of intense physical activity (this can be exercise, work or leisure related.) "Athletes" also have a resting heart rate of approximately 60 beats per minute or less. This mode includes people who have been very fit for years but currently exercise less than 10 hours per week. It does not include "enthusiastic beginners" who recently started making a real commitment to exercising at least 10 hours per week but whose bodies have not yet changed to qualify for the Athlete mode.
Warning: Do not use the body fat monitor function of this product if you have a pacemaker, or other implanted medical device.