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Tanita Body Fat Monitor Bathroom Scale

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Tanita Body Fat Monitor Bathroom Scale
 
4.4

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

tanita body fat monitor scale

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from USA

Comments about Tanita Body Fat Monitor Bathroom Scale:

love this scale. It is amazing what technology can do today. It measures body fat and weight more accurately that I have ever seen, including when I go to my doctor. And you can personalize it by your age, sex, and goals. Wish it wasn't quite so expensive, but it works just as well and I am glad that I bought it.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Tanita digital scale with Bidy Fat Monitor.

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from USA

Comments about Tanita Body Fat Monitor Bathroom Scale:

This is the second best scale I have ever urchased. Works like a charm, EVERY time.

Performance
Flawless measurements performed quckly and accurately.

Durability
Had this scale for almost a year and it works great - NO problems.

Design
Very attractive and easy to read, very functional and sleek.

Ease of Use
Hop on and wait a second - You're done!

Accuracy
Matches my doctor's office scales which are calibrated by the state.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Tanita Body Fat monitor is very helpful for losing weight.

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from Orlando, FL

Comments about Tanita Body Fat Monitor Bathroom Scale:

In an effort to get more fit, I purchased this Tanita body fat monitor bathroom scale instead of a standard bathroom scale in addition to changing other aspects of my lifestyle. I was already eating well and exercising more, but I needed a way to monitor my weight. The Tanita body fat monitor bathroom scale was great for doing that as well as the added extra of monitoring body fat percentage. I was in mind to do things very precisely and carefully as I got into the routine of getting fit, and I found this extra feature worked perfectly for what I planned to accomplish.

The Tanita body fat monitor bathroom scale is very simple to use. It only has a few buttons, but with it one can program it to store profiles for the people who use it. It stores the person’s height and age in order to more accurately determine their body fat percentage. You only simply have to press your profile button and hop on the scale to have it measure you accurately. One drawback about body fat percentage is that it is best measured first thing in the morning after waking up. Hydration can be a huge factor in how body fat percentage is calculated, but once one gets into the routine of measuring at a specific time, the results are remarkably accurate.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Tanita body fat monitor bathroom scale is accurate and good

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from Pasadena, CA

Comments about Tanita Body Fat Monitor Bathroom Scale:

I had just enrolled into a fitness club and decided to take up weight lifting quite seriously, my aim was to shed about twenty pounds of fat and replace it with muscle mass. So when i started working out, i had everything ready, from nutrition to a great work routine,  but the problem that i faced was i was not loosing much weight, its only after the trainer told me about the body fat index and how that affected your weight i realized i needed one of those scales at home for accurate display of my body mass index. So i went online and read some real nice review about this particular piece and decided to purchase it.  Its a sleek  scale, i didn't know scales could look this cool as my previous one was a regular non digital archaic looking thing. This scale quite accurately measured my regular weight, to the exact gram as in my doctors office. The fat monitor is really good, its not as accurate as the super expensive professional ones, but serves the purpose of telling you on wether you're wasting your time doing the right exercises or not., by showing a steady decrease/increase. Happy with the purchase, would recommend this to my friends.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

really great if you want to lose weight

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from Aberdeen, NC

Comments about Tanita Body Fat Monitor Bathroom Scale:

when I was pregnant with my son I gained seventy pounds, and after I had him I was desperate to lose the weight. I started to go to the gym, but my scale was never really accurate, and I never felt like I was making progress. then I got this scale, and it told me how fat I was percentage wise, and how much I weighed exactly. even if I lost .2 pounds it would tell me and that made me feel like I was doing something at the gym. i continued to make progress and lost all of the weight within seven months. i attribute much of that to seeing my progress on the tanita scale. it was pricey, but worth it. i really enjoyed seeing my body fat percentage go down too. as depressing as it was when I first got on it, it got better as time went on. it also comes in handy for weighing boxes for the post office. I sell a lot of things online, and ship from home, so I need a very accurate scale, and this does the job!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

One smart bathroom scale

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from Kansas City, KS

Comments about Tanita Body Fat Monitor Bathroom Scale:

My husband and I registered for the **Tanita Body Fat Monitor Bathroom Scale **at Bed Bath and Beyond for our wedding. It is an expensive scale but is one of the least expensive body fat monitor scales. For the purchase price, it's a pretty satisfying scale. It give very accurate weights - to the tenth of a pound. It gives body fat percentage and water composition percentage. The accuracy of those are a little more dubious, however I think this is true for all fat monitor scales - they just aren't as accurate as the good, old fashioned caliper test. It stores information for 2 people - including height and age. It was pretty easy to set, but it's not so smart that it adds a year to your age as you get older. And for the life of me I can't figure out how to reset it (which probably says more about me than the scale). It can also be set to report weight in kg and st. 

I would recommend the **Tanita Body Fat Monitor Bathroom Scale.**

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Scale is very easy to use and seems to be pretty accurate

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from Richmond, VA

Comments about Tanita Body Fat Monitor Bathroom Scale:

This scale provides you with your weight, % body fat, and % water weight.  It tells you if your body weight percentage is healthy for your sex, age, and weight.  I would recommend this scale to others.  It's very easy to use.  You can set it up for 2 regular users of the scale and it also has a guest setting.

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This scale won't budge an ounce, even if you want it to!

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from The heart of , NY

Comments about Tanita Body Fat Monitor Bathroom Scale:

The **Tanita Body Fat Monitor Scale BF-558 **is an amazingly accurate digital scale that also measures body fat for up to four separate people.

This scale can be personalized with a person's gender, height, age, and activity level. The scale then adjusts how many calories the user needs to maintain his or her weight and measures body fat.

Four people can use this scale - each with their own profiles. There are four buttons on the end of the scale and a toe tap will bring up your personal profile.

Step on the scale barefooted (You need bare feet for the body fat part of the scale to work) and wait about 10 seconds. Your weight to the closest tenth of a pound, body fat percentage, and how much you lost or gained since your last weigh in will all be displayed. Then a calorie amount will display. That amount is how much you can eat based on your activity level to maintain. If you want to lose, you would scale back. If you want to gain, you would add calories.

Also, when your body fat is displayed, a little light will point to low, regular, or high showing where you land as far as your body fat to lean muscle mass ratio.

**My Use**

I have owned the **Tanita Body Fat Monitor Scale BF-558** for several years. It is battery operated and the battery lasts for at least a year with daily use. The scale is very simple to set up and comes with a very well written instruction booklet.

You just touch your button with your toe and step on the scale. Within several seconds. your weight and body fat are displayed. Then your calorie intake and the amount of loss or gain are displayed.

This scale is AMAZINGLY accurate. I have been weighed at the doctor's office and came home and stepped on the scale and gotten nearly exact results (within a few tenths of a pound). I have stepped on the scale several times in a row and the thing would not waiver even if I wanted it to go down a bit. As far as body fat monitoring, it is also accurate. I had mine taken at my doctor's and the scale was within a seven tenths of a percent of what my doctor reported.

I like that the scale tells me where on the high/low/normal scale my body fat is because I really don't know what mine should be.

Taking into account your gender, age, height, and activity level, it can give you the accurate amount of calories you should eat to maintain. From there you can adjust the amount of calories you take in to lose or gain weight if you are trying to do so.

My sons, husband, and I all use this scale and we have personalized it for each of us. Here's a cool thing. If people are self conscious about their weight or body fat, another user cannot get that info. If I use, say. my younger son's settings, I get an error message because it is obvious I am not the person who programmed the settings.

The scale can be used on a hard surface or on a carpet. The numbers are digital, large, and easy to read from a standing position.

This scale is the best I ever had or used and, if anything should happen to it, I will not hesitate to buy another similar Tanita scale.

**Conclusion**

If you want to know how much you weigh to the tenth of a pound accurately, the **Tanita Body Fat Monitor Scale BF-558 **is a great choice. Personalized for up to four people, this is truly a family scale that not only gives your weight but also your body fat, how much you have lost or gained, and how many calories you need to maintain your weight.

I adore my scale and would never go back to any other brand. My scale has lasted for years and shows no signs of slowing down. When the time comes to replace it, I will buy a Tanita again.

5 stars for the **Tanita Body Fat Monitor Scale BF-558!**

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