Product Type: Weight Watchers health products
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Weight Watchers Body Fat Precision Electronic Scale
Member Name: kelr101
Weight Watchers Body Fat Precision Electronic Scale
Advantages: Functionality and program memory
Disadvantages: Expensive for scales
I chose to purchase the Weight Watchers Body Fat Precision Electronic Scales which are available from Argos (and other good retails stores) for £34.99. The Weight Watchers Precision Scales use the latest technology to provide readings of Body Weight, body Fat, Body Water Percentage and Body Mass Index (BMI).
Our bodies are made up of two basic components, Lean Body Mass and Fat Mass - which is technically body fat. Now although our body needs a certain amount of fat, most of us carry too much around our bodies. For example, a woman of 30, in good general health condition, should have a body fat percentage of between 19-24%. Anything over 29.1% is classed as overweight.
This is why Weight Watchers feel it is so important that we monitor our Body Fat, as this can result in increased vitality and a general sense of well being when we are within the correct range.
*Weight Watchers Precision Scales*
The Weight Watchers Precision Scales have small pads at the top, where you place your foot. An Imperceptible current then runs through your body, analysing the different fatty tissues, lean body mass and water within your body. If your feet are not aligned properly on the scales (Remember barefoot!) an error message with appear.
As well as measuring the BMI and Body Percentages, the Weight Watchers Scales have a 10 person memory data bank, allowing you to program a personalised memory bank by inputting fitness level, gender, height and age. When you tap the scales to activate you can select your personal data and proceed with the body measurements.
The scales can register in Kilograms, Stones and Pounds, or Pounds only, and can be changed by using the switch on the underside of the scale. The scales can also be used either on carpet of on a hard surface by the inclusion of 4 "carpet feet" which allow for more accurate readings on carpets.
In order to use the product, you place it on a flat surface, tap the top to activate and wait a few seconds until "0:0" is displayed. After selecting your user profile, you can then step onto the scales, ensuring your feet are aligned correctly, and then first your weight will be displayed, 3 seconds later your BMI is displayed, followed by your fitness level, body fat weight, body fat percentage and finally body water percentage before automatically switching off.
If you just wish to use the scales for weight only, then don't select a user profile, and the scales can be used as normal.
The guide booklet provided with the scales is very helpful and inside contains table showing guidelines to body fat percentage, body water percentage and BMI, as well as full instructions on how to program the scales.
Measures body fat in 0.1% increments
Monitors BMI and Body water in %
10 person memory of age, height and gender
Measures weight in kg, stone or lbs
Weighs up to 23st 8lbs (150kg)
Large 1 Ό" lithium display
*Key weight points to note*
As results can vary between different scales, it is best to try and use one scale only, to ensure consistency.
You should always try and weigh your self at the same time each day (preferably in the morning)
Many factors can cause weight fluctuations such as being on your period; being ill etc so it is best to monitor yourself over a period of time.
For body fat and BMI calculations you must be barefoot to allow the current to analyse your personal data
Use of this equipment is not recommended for people wearing an electronic implant because of the current that passes through when analysing the data.
Do not immerse in water
Keep out of reach of children
Do not drop the scale as this could damage the sensors
When the battery has run down ensure it is disposed of correctly.
The Weight Watchers Precision Scales run on one lithium battery (3V - CR2032) and can be changed by locating the battery compartment on the rear of the scales. A single battery is provided with the scales, and from my understanding of others who have purchased this product the battery lasts well over a year.
The scales are guaranteed for 10 years (excluding the battery) so please remember to register your scales at the time of purchase.
Well I know now that my BMI is telling me I'm marginally overweight, my body fat percentage is borderline moderate, and my body water hydration level is below the recommended level, according to the World Health Organisation, and aren't I pleased I spent £35 on a product to tell me that!
I do think this product is a very good purchase, as although your weight is a good measurement of health, combined with BMI, body fat and body water calculations you are now in possession of several tools to use as part of your healthy lifestyle.
Rather than focusing on that one goal of losing so many pounds, I now realise I need to control my BMI and body fat also, as this can lead to other serious health complications in life, and for a mere £35 for a product that is guaranteed for 10 years I will be using it to help with my new regime in finding the fitter, healthier me.
(note: - with purchases from Argos you can enjoy 50% of the Weight Watchers magazine when you take out an annual subscription)
Summary: A expensive but valuable purchase
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