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Omron HBF-306 Body Fat Monitor

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  • Light-weight hand-held model, quick, accurate and easy
  • Displays BMI, BMR and graphical interpretation of body type
  • Maximum weighing capacity of 199.8 kilograms
  • Data memory for 9 persons
  • Requires 2 AAA batteries to operate
  • 1 year brand warranty from date of purchase
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Product details

Product Usage Manual [690 KB PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 4.9 x 12.8 cm ; 231 g
  • 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: HBF-306
  • ASIN: B00BU5PA5O
  • Date first available at Amazon.in: 9 September 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,638 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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Product Description

Omron is a leading name in the manufacture of precision medical gadgets that are used in measuring body fat and other basic compositions like blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI, Glucose levels as well as massage and facial spa kits. The Omron HBF-306 Body Fat Monitor is an aesthetically designed digital monitor consisting of clear LCD screen with battery life indicator. Built with light weigh plastic fibre reinforced with high quality aluminium frame, the Omron monitor to calibrate fat levels displays Basal metabolic rate and graphically analysis of various user body types. Body types are differentiated as mesomorphs and ectomorphs.

Perfect device for athletes and models who have to keep constant tab on their body fat mostly rely on Omron HBF-306 Body Fat Monitor for their records. It has a smart memory chip that can distinctly stack data for up to 10 persons. It can be used by people weighing up to 199.9 kilograms and has an accuracy level of 99.9 percent. With a 1 year manufacturing warranty, the device operates powered by a pair of AAS sized batteries.

From the Manufacturer

Body Fat Monitor

Quick, accurate and easy Portable, lightweight hand-held model, easy to read large display
  • Measures body fat percentage
  • Body mass index (BMI) display
  • Indicates basal metobolic rate (BMR)
  • Graphical interpretation of body type
  • Assessment of body fat percentage and BMI
  • Data memory for 9 persons

The Omron HBF-306 Body Fat Analyzer measures your body fat with a gentle, micro electrical current -- don't worry, you won't feel it. The key to long-term exercise success is accurate body fat composition measurement. This handheld body fat analyzer is an affordable and easy way to measure your body fat in the privacy of your own home. After inputting the data, a measurement can be started by simply holding the grip electrodes and pressing the start button. And since the analyzer is built with a nine person profile memory, each member of your family or team can track the success of their individual exercise routines.

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The Omron HBF-306C measures body fat with a micro electrical current.
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The screen displays body fat measurements and other data.
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Easy-to-use, handheld design.

The HBF-306 features two modes - athlete and normal - for accurate results. The device is a breeze to use, and it returns measurement results in seven seconds for both Bi method (Bioelectrical Impedance Method) and BMI (Body Mass Index). The unit displays the measured value of your body fat percentage through the BMI method, and indicates the body mass in for ranges from low, normal, high, and very high according to the BMI value.

What is the Bioelectrical Impedance Method?
Muscles, blood vessels and bones are body tissues having a high water content that conduct electricity easily. Body fat is tissue that has little electric conductivity. The Body Fat Analyzer sends an extremely weak electrical current of 50 kHz and 500 µA through your body to determine the amount of fat tissue. This weak electrical current is not felt while operating the Body Fat Analyzer. The Bioelectrical Impedance Method safely combines the electric resistance with the distance of the electricity conducted. Correct posture and consistent measuring conditions need to be maintained for the best results.

Operating the Analyzer
To use the HBF-306 you must first set your personal datYou must first select between the Normal and Athlete modes. To determine if you should select Normal or Athlete, you must calculate your FIT index by using the following formula:

  • FIT Index = Frequency x Intensity x Time

Frequency is a single digit number from one to five that represents your frequency of exercise. If you exercise daily or almost daily, then use the number five; three to four times per week use four; one to two times per week use three; a few times per month use two; and for less than once a month use one. If you workout vigorously, then you use the number five to represent your intensity level; if you workout with moderate or light effort, use the number four.

Meanwhile, time is a single digit number from four to one that represents the duration of your workout. If you exercise for 45 minutes or more, then use the number four; 30-44 minutes use three; 15-29 minutes use two; and for less than 15 minutes use one. For example, if you run five times a week for 30 minutes, your FIT index would be 75 (5 x 5 x 3 = 75) and you would select the Athlete setting. If your FIT index is greater than 60, you should select the Athlete setting. Any number below would demand a normal setting.

After determining your FIT index and selecting between the Athlete and Normal setting, the remaining personal data is very straightforward. Simply enter your height, weight, age and gender. When all the data is fixed and stored, the analyzer screen will display "Ready," and you'll be ready to take your first body fat measurements.

Note: For the following cases, the body fat percentage measured by this unit may significantly differ from the actual body fat percentage.

  • Children in a growth stage
  • Elderly people and post-menopausal women
  • People with a fever
  • People who have swelling
  • Patients with osteoporosis who have very low bone density
  • Bodybuilders or professional athletes
  • Patients undergoing dialysis

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Measurement
  • Body fat percentage
  • Body mass index
  • Weight
  • Body fat percentage
  • Visceral fat level
  • Skeletal muscle percentage
  • Resting metabolism
  • Body mass index
  • Weight
  • Body fat percentage
  • Body mass index
  • Heart rate and pulse
Product PlacementFlat level floorFlat level floorHold in front of bodyWatch on wrist
Transmitter around chest
Memory4 person profile with previous reading4 person profile
1/7/30/90 day(s) memory
9 person profileNone
Warranty1 Year1 Year1 Year1 Year
Batteries4 "AA" (included)4 "AA" (included)2 "AA" (included)2 CR2032 3 volt (included)
Estimated Battery LifeApprox. 1 year (when used four times a day)Approx. 1 year (when used four times a day)Approx. 1 year (when used four times a day)Approx. 1 year (varies depending on storage and use)

Interpretation of measurement results

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Body Fat Percentage Assessment

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BMI Assessment

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Quick, Accurate and Easy
HBF-306 shows precise measurement of body fat in seconds and there's no need to remove clothing. Simply enter your height, weight and gender. Grip the unit in both hands. Hold the monitor with outstretched arms and press the Start button. Within seconds, the display shows your measurements.

Body fat monitoring - an important step in weight management
You may appear slim in the mirror, but excess body fat can still make you susceptible to heart disorders, diabetes, high blood pressure and other illnesses. Determine whether you are at high risk by regularly monitoring your fat levels.

All your information at a glance
The easy to use, lightweight and portable body fat monitor shows you immediately whether your diet or exercise program is effectively reducing your body fat.

Specifications

ModelHBF-306
DisplayBody Fat percentage: 5.0 - 50.0%
BMI: 2.5 - 90
BMR: 385 - 5000 kcal
Body fat percentage assessment: Low / Normal / --> / High
Body Type Interpretation: Lean / Normal / Muscular / Latent Obesity / Obese
Set ItemsHeight: 100.0 - 199.5 cm
Age: 10 - 80 years old
Gender: Male/Female
Body weight: 10.0 - 199.8 kg
Power2 AAA batteries
Battery LifeApproximately 1 year
Operating Temperature / Humidityplus 10 degC to 40 degC
30 to 85% RH maximum
Storage Temperature / Humidityminus 20 degC to +60 degC
10 to 95% RH maximum
WeightApproximately 230g, excluding batteries
External Dimensions197 (L) x 128 (H) x 49 (W) mm
AccessoriesInstruction manual, batteries

Q&A - Fitness Monitors

What is the Bioelectrical Impedance Method?
Bioelectrical Impedance (BI) is considered one of the most accurate and accessible methods of screening body fat. Muscles, blood vessels and bones are body tissues having a high water content that conduct electricity easily. Body fat is tissue that has little electric conductivity. The monitor sends an extremely weak electrical current through your body to determine the amount of fat tissue. The weak electrical current is not felt while operating the Body Fat Analyzer. The monitor is calculated by a formula that includes five factors; electric resistance, height, weight, age and gender.

What is visceral fat?
Visceral fat is located around the organs. Too much visceral fat is thought to be closely linked to increased level of fat in the bloodstream, which can lead to common conditions such as high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Sedentary life style causes excess visceral fat, and exercise can reduce it quicker than subcutaneous fat (fat located under skin).

What is resting metabolism?
Resting metabolism is the energy to maintain vital functions and it counts 60 to 70% of total energy consumption. Knowing your resting metabolism can help your diet plan. If you can increase daily activity while keeping food intake at resting metabolism level, you can lose weight.

What is skeletal muscle?
Skeletal muscle is muscle attached to the bones that is used to move the body. If you do weight loss without exercise, you may lose skeletal muscle. Skeletal muscle is important to maintain your resting metabolism as well as your functionality. Monitoring skeletal muscle during weight loss is key to avoid weight rebound in the future.

Health Information

Listen to your body. Take control of your health and live a fuller life
Omron wants everyone to live a normal, healthy and well-balanced life. The key is health management. We all need to take responsibility for our own health.

Knowledge that empowers
Omron is renowned for designing advanced monitors for use by medical professionals in clinics and hospitals. But we believe prevention is more effective than any treatment. Information about your health shouldn't just be available to your doctor. We want to empower people to know and understand their bodies so they can control illnesses or avoid them altogether. That's why we offer healthcare products that enable anyone to monitor their health in their own home, so they stay healthy and stay out of hospital. When your body talks, we can help you listen.

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Obesity Solutions
Our pursuit of an effective approach to obesity: Sensing of body composition & lifestyle coupled with support to sustain effort toward behavior improvement

"Natural" and "Moderate". Concept of obesity solution system
Some people are athletic and others are not. Some want to build up muscle while others want to lose weight. They all differ in the types of exercise they need, as well as the amount and intensity. Taking this varying demand into consideration, we at Omron have created the system to address obesity, which is composed of measurement of body compositions, monitoring of lifestyle patterns, followed by design for customized goals and support to continue and accomplish the program. This system will make it possible to effectively build up health by improving lifestyle patterns while incorporating exercise practice naturally and moderately.

Health Risks of Obesity

Overweight and Obesity - Health Consequences
The primary concern of overweight and obesity is one of health and not appearance. Obesity is a serious disease with serious health risks.

Obesity Health Risks - Premature Death
  • An estimated 300,000 deaths per year may be attributable to obesity.
  • The risk of death rises with increasing weight.
  • Even moderate weight excess (10 to 20 pounds for a person of average height) increases the risk of death, particularly among adults aged 30 to 64 years.
  • Individuals who are obese (BMI > 30) have a 50 to 100% increased risk of premature death from all causes, compared to individuals with a healthy weight.


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