Available in store for those who have a Home Bargains only £9.99.
These are about £29.99 elsewhere
Hanson / Terraillon Body Fat Electonic Scales
(Terraillon is the European parent of Hanson for those brand - phobes).
Both brands available.
Weighs upto 24 stones / 150 Kg
BODY FAT ANALYSERS
Why measure body fat?
Body fat scales give a more detailed picture of your body composition than simple weighing scales. They let you know if your body weight is made up of lean muscle or of fat. They allow you to understand whether your diet or sports routine is leading to a loss of water or if you are actually burning fat? (High levels of body fat are a contributing cause of many serious illnesses, including heart-disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.)
How measure body water?
The 2 main reasons for keeping track of your body water levels are:
1) To find out if you are sufficiently "hydrated" your body needs a certain percentage of water to function properly (heat regulation, bringing nutrients to cells, cushioning vital organs, etc) see instructions for more info.
2) To differentiate loss of water from loss of fat while dieting.
How does body fat/body water measurement work?
We use a medically proven technology where sensors on the scales platform send a harmless, low-frequency signal through the body and then measure the resistance or impedance to this signal. By knowing the relative differences in resistance of lean and fatty tissue, and by using a complex formula to reference this against clinical studies the percentage of fat and water in the body can be calculated (fat mass contains less water than lean body mass and therefore resists or impedes the electronic current more).
When should I measure my body fat/body water?
We recommend always using the same scales in the same conditions, once or twice a week. Measure yourself in the morning, preferably naked, when you are rested, not dehydrated and you have been to the bathroom.
How should I judge my results?
Body fat and Body water results are indicated as a percentage of total body weight. A results evaluation bar on indicates where the users body fat level is situated compared to the medically recommended values (A reasonable range of percentage body fat for the adult male is between 14 and 26%; that for the adult female is between 20 and 33%.) More details on how to judge your body fat and water results can be found in your instruction manual.
Should I use the athlete mode? What is athlete mode?
In certain cases, the method of body fat measurement that we use (BIA method) can overestimate body fat in adult, elite athletes. This is due to physiological differences, such as muscle density. If you are over 18, have been consistently training at least 3 times a week for at least 2 hours each time for a long period in a sport which involves a sustained cardio-vascular effort, then use the athlete mode for optimum accuracy.
The weight displayed is wrong/ different to weight measured by my doctor
Every weighing scale is calibrated differently and there can be small differences between the results on 2 different products. However, if these variations are under 2kg, then the product is not defective. The important thing is always to weigh oneself on the same scales, in the same conditions, once or twice a week, in order to track long-term changes.
The weight displayed varies
The more precise a weighing scale is, the more sensitive it is. You must always place your scales on a hard and flat surface. During the measurement, try to stay as still as possible. It is perfectly normal to have differences up to 500g between two measurements this can be explained simply by standing differently on the product. Again, the important thing is to measure long-term variations and not the difference between two measurements.
The body fat/body water result varies a lot
As for weight measurement, body fat or body water results can vary without the product being defective. In fact the scale is performing a very complex calculation based on several variablesif any of these changes, then the results can differ:
- A common reason for variation in body fat is variation in body water levels. These can vary hugely depending on the time of day, on whether you have been to the bathroom and at different stages throughout the menstrual cycle.
- If there is a variation in body weight (such as wearing more or less clothing) this can affect the results of body fat/water measurement.
- Even standing on the scale differently can cause minor variations.
Remember: we are estimating body fat and body water levels so that you can track the changes over the long-term. Also, our scales show a body fat/water results as a percentage of total weight it is therefore possible to lose weight while increasing body fat percentage (losing water or muscle).
I get a weight measurement but I don't get any body fat measurement or body water measurement?
When you have input height, age and sex there is BEEP. You must step on the scale, in bare feet, WITHIN 10 SECONDS after hearing this. Do not get off the scale until all the results are displayed. (If you save your personal data in the products memory, youll hear a second BEEP when completed here also, you must get on the scale WITHIN 10 SECONDS).
I have a pacemaker can I use the product?
You cannot use a body fat product as a general rule you should avoid all sources of electronic interference.
Im pregnant can I use the product?
We do not recommend that you use this product. The results will be highly falsified because pregnancy changes the water levels in your body (we measure body water in measuring body fat). If you have used the product, there is no need to worry but avoid using it again until after the birth. You can however use the weight-only feature of your product by stepping directly onto the platform.
I have a birth control "coil" can I use the product?
If your coil contains copper, then its possible that the result will be slightly falsified because the copper will effect the measurement. However, there is absolutely NO RISK to the effectiveness of the contraceptive or to your health