Question about Healthometer Health o meter Body Fat Fitness Bfm884dq 60 (Health O Meter)

# I have a BFM790DQ-60 A301BN. I don't know the numbers that briefly flash up. I know some are fat percent, hydration and tracking of previous weight. In what order do they come up? Is bone weight also calculated? You may not have this exact model but pleas give some ideas of the values that appear. Maybe I can then figure them out. Thanks

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