Lloyds pharmacy Hand Held Body Composition Monitor - was £9.99, now £3.00 instore only. (online is still showing £6.99 from £9.99)
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Lloyds pharmacy Hand Held Body Composition Monitor - was £9.99, now £3.00 instore only. (online is still showing £6.99 from £9.99)

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Found 26th Jul 2011
I was in my local pahrmacy and spotted this on the shelf. It said £9.99 reduced to £6.99, save £3.00 on the promo ticket. But next to it the normal price tag just said £3.00!!! So I grabbed a couple, one for me, and one for a friend. very useful for those trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, or those trying to lose a few pounds. Simiar as those used in doctor surgeries and gyms.

Description:

SKU: 6187108

Body Composition Analyser

The fast accurate way to monitor changes in your body

The Lloydspharmacy Body Composition Analyser can be used at any time to help you monitor changes in your body make up.

The Analyser will show:
BMI - Body Mass Index
BFR - Body Fat Ratio
BWR - Body Water Ratio
BMR - Body Muscle Ratio
TDEE - Total Daily Energy Expenditure (the total calories your body expends in 24 hours)

These figures will tell you more about your body and its make up than simple weighing can.

Not suitable for use with a pacemaker or other implanted devices or those monitored by electronic equipment.

44 Comments

Original Poster

I have a picture of the receipt, but Im not sure how to put that on here, advice anyone?

We'll take your word for it!

Looks like a good device and a good price too.... Thanks

Is it Xbox compatible?

Just been into local pharmacy, shelf edge label said £6.99 but scanned through til at £3

Great price, although I'm a little scared to get one as it may reveal some awful truths about my body fat!

If these are as accurate as their blood pressure monitors - forget it.

As much use as a handbrake on a canoe.

How can a handheld device tell your BMI?

Original Poster

BMI is calculated using your height, weight and age which you input before it takes a reading

Admin

How can a handheld device tell your BMI?



For your BMI it just acts as a calculator. You have to enter your weight and height.

From the product manual online

The Lloydspharmacy Hand Held Body Composition Monitor works by … The Lloydspharmacy Hand Held Body Composition Monitor works by bio-electrical impedance. It passes a harmless electric signal through your body. Fat is more resistant than muscle and other tissues in the body, thereby allowing the Hand Held Body Composition Monitor to use this, along with the information you input about yourself to measure your body fat, body muscle and body water percentages. These figures will tell you more about your body, and its make up, than simple weighing can.

Waste of money...

made by omron?
as in this one???
youtube.com/wat…B-4
Edited by: "ramiuk1" 26th Jul 2011

Admin

How can a handheld device tell your BMI?



Troll alert oO

I can't imagine that a device costing so little can be accurate - I would have thought you would have to pay several hundred, possibly thousands of pounds for one that is. If I am wrong then this is an absolute bargain.

I got told that its on offer from tomorrow....

but it may be store specific

dpcjohn

I got told that its on offer from tomorrow.... but it may be store … I got told that its on offer from tomorrow.... but it may be store specific



Store specific it is - Lloyds Pharmacy !

I'm the same percentage fat as Brie. Think about whether you wish to be self-comparing to cheese or other high fat products before buying.

Even if the device is not accurate you could still use it to monitor change, which could be useful as some fitness regime folks get demotivated when their newly acquired muscle means that weight does not drop - you would need to take readings for when your body was in a similar state e.g. first thing out of bed

Admin

How can a handheld device tell your BMI?



Impedance possibly, although hydration levels will have an impact.

Callipers, in experienced hands are better. If you haven't got access to one of those fancy tanks for a Hydro markup that is.

I have one of these, but it will not read my body fat percentage for some reason. It works on absolutely everyone else but not me Just for the record i am not at either extreme end of the spectrum regarding body fat, either.

barbiegirl

I'm the same percentage fat as Brie. Think about whether you wish to be … I'm the same percentage fat as Brie. Think about whether you wish to be self-comparing to cheese or other high fat products before buying.



This Bree ?

en.wikipedia.org/wik…son


I tried the small store in Rugby, they have them in stock, i think it scanned at £3 because she scanned it, looked confused, then went to check the sticker on the shelf which said £6.99... Good price if you can get it, but she wouldn't sell it to me for £3!

JR Hartley

I can't imagine that a device costing so little can be accurate - I would … I can't imagine that a device costing so little can be accurate - I would have thought you would have to pay several hundred, possibly thousands of pounds for one that is. If I am wrong then this is an absolute bargain.



You could buy mine for £1000 - no just for today I'll let you have it for £500..............

Heat added nice piece of kit for price, took two Lloyds to find one but had a few left on the shelf marked up at £3 good service there too apparently an upgraded device is out so it's a stock dumping exercise.

Stock at dare I say it Pagehall,Sheffield store so don't forget to grab your Gloch,lol

Looks familiar

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_horizontal/article-images/wiiu-04.jpg.crop_display.jpg

JR Hartley

This Bree ?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bree_Olson



Sadly for us both, no. More this flickr.com/pho…27/

Original Poster

Ive just been back into my branch in hartley Wintney and they still have stock on the shelves, plus the helpful assistant told me they have another box to shift.

Ive just been told that they also have them in fleet, farnborough and basingrad, sorry, basingstoke.

It looks like they will be having some good deals on other electronic health items too. they were re-pricing the tens machines and the blood-glucose indicators, but I didnt have time to wait to see them. I will post up if they are a good price as they may be useful to someone.

Thanks OP. Got one in my local in the Cotswolds.

HUKD is amazing: rubbish item with questionable accuracy that you almost certainly don't need - but it's cheap so it gets hot!

Now, where's my local Lloyds.

Ha ha ha nice one Besford... just picked one up myself. Not shore if I need it but I have a house full of cheap stuff from these deals on HUKD. Although I spose I could keep a monitor on the wife's progress if you can call it that.
My puchase scanned at £3.00 but the staff looked a bit confused...
Oh yeah and dont use it if you are pregnant (must have some sort of force field when activated).
But then again they wont need to know they are fat anyway.......

You know you're fat when you want to buy one of these...

This thing is a complete waste of money!

If you type in your height, weight, age, etc it gives you a read out for your BMI etc.

Example: If you are 15st, 5'11'' and ripped it would give you a high reading because the weight is high for that height! Whereas if you were 5'11'', 15 stone and fat you would get the exact same reading!!

I have one of these and used it a few times over a few weeks and the readings NEVER changed once!!

If you want to know your body mass (which is nothing like the the percantage of fat in the body which is far more important) simply use this:

To calculate your BMI, divide your weight in pounds by your height in inches squared, then multiply the results by a conversion factor of 703. For someone who is 5 feet 5 inches tall (65 inches) and weighs 150 pounds, the calculation would look like this: [150 ÷ (65)2] x 703 = 24.96

Save your £3 for something more useful


Edited by: "kw21" 26th Jul 2011

kw21

This thing is a complete waste of money!If you type in your height, … This thing is a complete waste of money!If you type in your height, weight, age, etc it gives you a read out for your BMI etc. Example: If you are 15st, 5'11'' and ripped it would give you a high reading because the weight is high for that height! Whereas if you were 5'11'', 15 stone and fat you would get the exact same reading!! I have one of these and used it a few times over a few weeks and the readings NEVER changed once!!If you want to know your body mass (which is nothing like the the percantage of fat in the body which is far more important) simply use this: To calculate your BMI, divide your weight in pounds by your height in inches squared, then multiply the results by a conversion factor of 703. For someone who is 5 feet 5 inches tall (65 inches) and weighs 150 pounds, the calculation would look like this: [150 ÷ (65)2] x 703 = 24.96Save your £3 for something more useful



I couldn't agree more.

kw21

This thing is a complete waste of money!If you type in your height, … This thing is a complete waste of money!If you type in your height, weight, age, etc it gives you a read out for your BMI etc. Example: If you are 15st, 5'11'' and ripped it would give you a high reading because the weight is high for that height! Whereas if you were 5'11'', 15 stone and fat you would get the exact same reading!! I have one of these and used it a few times over a few weeks and the readings NEVER changed once!!If you want to know your body mass (which is nothing like the the percantage of fat in the body which is far more important) simply use this: To calculate your BMI, divide your weight in pounds by your height in inches squared, then multiply the results by a conversion factor of 703. For someone who is 5 feet 5 inches tall (65 inches) and weighs 150 pounds, the calculation would look like this: [150 ÷ (65)2] x 703 = 24.96Save your £3 for something more useful



I agree BMI is a load of balls, Recently had surgery and I'm actually classed as clinically obese and the nurse told me to lose some weight but I only have 10 percent body fat so go figure!!

These are quite good little machines though and I've found that they aren't accurate on the total but do reflect the loss or gains I have had correctly!!

Voted hot!

The el

farmergiles

From the product manual online



The problem with this is that it passes the electrical source from one hand to the other and has to assume that the amount of fat in the body is evenly distributed, which is very rarely the case. It is the equivalent of estimating body fat based on a calliper reading taken from only one spot on the body. Every machine like this that I have seen also bases its body fat calculations on the BMI calculated beforehand compounding its uselessness, particularly if it, like most budget efforts, makes zero allowances for body type in calculating BMI.

As a method of tracking change in the body, it has some small value, but these things are pretty much useless, tbh.
Edited by: "spraint" 26th Jul 2011

Just heard off my mate that works for lloyds that these are a pound each tomorrow

Thanks OP, heat added. I'll keep this in the drawer beside the blood pressure monitor that I never use either.

These are now £3 and buy one get two free.

Plenty left at the St Helens branch.
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