Omron Hbf-306C is a body fat percentage calculator that calculates body fat percentage by using micro electrical current. This body fat calculator is an easy way and comfortable way to measure your fat levels in your home. The machine is built with up to nine profile memory, so every member of your team or family can track the results of their individual diet or workout. One of the keys in losing weight is by measuring the body fat precisely.
How to use this body fat percentage calculator?
After you input your personal data, a calculation can be started by holding the grip electrodes and press the start button. Bones, blood vessels and muscles are body’s tissues that contain water and conduct electricity easily. The Omron Hbf-306C sends a weak electrical current of 500 µA and 50 KHz through your body to calculate fat levels, don’t worry, you won’t feel it. Consistent measuring and correct posture is necessary to maintain the best possible results.
The Omron Hbf-306C has 2 modes; Athlete and Normal modes. But before you select the Athlete or Normal mode you must calculate your FIT index by using this formula:
FIT Index = Time x Intensity x Frequency
Time is a number starts from one to four that represents the duration of your exercise.
1: less than 15 minutes
2: 15 – 29 minutes
3: 30 – 44 minutes
4: 45 minutes or more
Intensity is a number starts from one to five that represents the intensity of your workout.
1: light aerobic exercise (normal walking, golfing etc.)
2: low to moderate aerobic and sports activities (recreational volleyball, moderate speed walking etc.)
3: moderate aerobic activities (bike riding, jogging etc.)
4: moderately high activities result in sustained heavy breathing and perspiration (stair stepping, tennis etc.)
5: high intensity activities that result in sustained heavy breathing and perspiration (running, swimming, long distance cycling etc.)
Frequency is a number starts from five to one that represents your frequency of workout.
1: less than once a month
2: a few times per month
3: 1 to 2 times per week
4: 3 to 4 times per week
5: almost every day
If your FIT index is greater than 60, you should select the Athlete setting. Besides determining your FIT index, you are also requested to enter your personal data such as gender, age, weight and height. When all the data is stored, the Omron’s body fat calculator will display “Ready”
Some of these categories that the results may be significantly differ from the real fat index.
- Patients undergoing dialysis
- Professional athletes or Bodybuilders
- Patients with osteoporosis
- People who have swelling
- People with a fever
- Post-menopausal women and elderly people
- Children in a growth stage
The Omron Hbf-306C Specifications:
- Dimensions: 9 by 2 by 6 inches
- Weight: 12 ounces
- Batteries: 2 “AA”
- Measurement: body mass index and body fat percentage
- Warranty: 1 year
- Easy to use
- It only takes about 10 seconds for the measurement
Comes with normal and athletic modes to monitor your progress in losing fat