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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
does your scale have an orange SET button and a button with a triangle (or arrow) below the display?
Try this... make sure the scale is turned off. (and you are not standing on it)
Now press the SET button.
2 arrows should appear on the display. use the arrow/triangle key below the display to make changes and the SET key to choose.
If you have the same scale as me, you are prompted to chose Adult/Child followed by Male/Female, and finally input your height in feet/inches by pushing the arrow/triangle key until the display shows the desired height.
Press SET to finish and step on the scale like you usually do. It will now show your weight followed by your body fat %.
Hope this helps you!
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
I have a tanita body composition scale BC-534. It suddenly stopped working. I have new batteries. Is there a way to reset the digital disolay?
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
SOURCE: does having water effect the
Yes. These systems work by what could be broken down as, "Bio-electrical Impedance Monitoring".
Meaning, they measure the amount of resistance in your body to determine the "volume %" of non-resistive materials (fat and water). Since bones and muscle are very dense in comparison, the scale can calculate the total weight of a person, then determine their "expected BF%). Fat is about 80-90% water depending on your genetic makeup, and it would only make sense that if you where full of fluids (either by ingesting large amounts or by fluid build up under the skin) that your BF% would read higher. My professional suggestion? Use it only after waking and before any morning drink or food.
(REMEMBER...THESE THINGS WILL NEVER BE EXACT!!!) Hydrostatic weighing in the only way to be 99%+ on your BFC (body fat composition)
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P.S. one way to test this method is to hold something heavy in your hands and watch it consider that weight Lean Muscle Tissue. Then stick your hands in a sink full of still water (moving water posses a small electrical charge that could give a false reading) and watch your BF% increase.
Posted on May 09, 2011
According to Tanita, you must send the scale back to the factory to adjust the calibration. As of September 2011 the cost is $125.00
This is more the scale costs.
Moral of the story. Don't buy Tanita.
Posted on Oct 23, 2011
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