If you have read one of my previous articles, Why You Should Keep a Fitness Journal, you know that I would have loved to purchase a Body Analyzer Scale.
I have been looking forward at this purchase from months now and I decide a few weeks ago to go ahead and get one. My choice went on The Vanity Planet Work It Digital Scale & Body Analyzer. It uses BIA (Bio Impedance Analysis) technology which passes an undetectable electrical current through the body to measure your vital body composition statistics. While you stand on the stainless steel pads, Work It not only calculates your weight, but also your body fat percentage, total body water percentage, bone mass, and muscle mass. By monitoring your body’s stats on a regular basis, you can indicate opportunities for growth, and make the changes you need to your lifestyle, workout or daily routine.
Body Fat % – too little or too much body fat can negatively impact your health.
Muscle Mass – loss of muscle can decrease joint flexibility and strength as we age. Tracking muscle mass helps to ensure that weight loss is actually fat and not healthy muscle.
Bone Density – Our bones naturally weaken as we age. Drastic weight fluctuations, as can happen with a crash or yo-yo dieting, may also negatively affect bone density.
Water Weight – Water makes up more than half of our body weight, and ensures that our cells are functioning properly. Maintaining a healthy water weight ensures that you’re losing fat while staying hydrated and healthy.
You can have up to 8 users so one scale will be good for the entire family and you can choose 4 different settings Man / Athlete Man / Woman / Athlete Woman, the athlete setting is recommended for a person having 12 hours or more a week of workout. Here is my first point, I have read in various comments that the scale is quite precise. I have used at first the Athlete Man setting and found out that for me was quite erroneous so I have changed around in Man setting and is much more close to the reality or at least this what I think. In the near future I will make a DEXA Scan so I will be able to compare the values and give a precise judge on the values.
If you are wondering about the price, I have paid 49,99$ plus tax and shipping cost for a total of approximately 64$ some website shows the cost of the scale at 124$ which is just too much for this scale but 49,99$ is definitely a better deal.
The scale comes without batteries, so be prepared with 4 x AAA batteries, however be aware that for some reason the Duracell Batteries don’t work with the scale in fact I had to contact the customer care to get this information and purchase new batteries, I would have been pleased if this information would have been written somewhere when I receive the scale so I would have saved few $$.
Overall I am really happy with this purchase, although I cannot confirm yet the precision of the scale is always good to track your progress.
Do you have any digital scale & body analyzer? Would you love to have one? What do you think on my purchase? Let me know in the comment…
Source: Vanity Planet Website