Scale 300

Réf: 8303566


How do my bioelectrical impedance analysis scales measure my body composition?

Bioelectrical impedance or bioimpedance analysis works using a weak current that is sent through your body with electrodes from one foot to the other at different frequencies. The time it takes for these signals to pass through your body depends on the tissue that they encounter along the way. Adipose tissue (body fat) does not conduct, so it slows down some of these signals. The different signal speeds measured by your scales are then used to calculate your body composition in detail using different algorithms.

What are the best conditions for weighing yourself with impedance analysis scales?

To make sure that measurements are as relevant as possible, it is best to weigh yourself:
- at the same time of day each time
- on an empty stomach
- with an empty bladder

It is not advisable to drink diuretic drinks such as alcoholic drinks or coffee before weighing yourself.
It is also not advisable to weigh yourself after intense exercise. Your glycogen (and therefore hydration) levels will be greatly reduced which will distort the measurement.

It is also very important to not repeat measurements several times during the day, these values are not comparable.

What are the safety precautions for using the Scale 300 impedance analysis scales?

For an accurate measurement, it is important to follow the advice below:
- Place the scales on a hard, flat surface. Soft surfaces, such as carpet, may affect the measurements.
- Avoid moving the scales between measurements.
- If you have to move the scales before a measurement, wait for the scales to display"0.0" before you step on
- Use the scales barefoot
- Place your feet on the electrodes, centre your body and stay still while the measurement is taken

What is the difference between the"standard" profile and the"sports" profile?

The"sports" mode enables the calculation algorithms of your scales to be adapted to people exercising intensively. We consider exercise to be intensive from 12 hours of practice a week.



How accurate are my impedance analysis scales?

There is currently no 100% reliable solution for measuring an individual’s body composition. All body composition measurement solutions, even the most professional ones, are approximate.
Furthermore, all impedance analysis scales have their own calculation algorithms and their own benchmarks, it is therefore important to refer to the value correspondence table in the instruction manual.
We therefore recommend that you focus on monitoring changes in body composition parameters rather than the gross value.

What is body fat?

Body fat includes all of the fatty mass within your body.
It is essential for the healthy functioning of the body. It is an energy reserve which is mainly used by the body during extended periods of low to moderate-intensity activity.

What is muscle mass?

Muscle mass represents all cells that make up the muscles of the body. In the case of an intensive dietary or workout plan, make sure you have a varied and balanced diet to maintain your muscle mass.

What is the Body Mass Index (BMI)?

Body mass index (BMI) is a simple weight to height ratio that is commonly used to assess whether an adult is overweight or obese. It corresponds to the person’s weight divided by their height squared, expressed in kg/m2.

What does basal metabolic rate (or basal metabolism) mean?

Your basal metabolic rate is the energy required by your body to keep it functioning properly. The greater the muscle mass, the higher the basal metabolic rate. By adding the energy used in your sporting activities, we can find your total daily energy expenditure.


I have an implanted medical device, can I use impedance analysis scales?

Using impedance analysis scales is not recommended for people with pacemakers or any other type of implanted medical device. In case of doubt, ask your doctor for advice.

What is the benefit of knowing your level of body fat?

Weight alone is not sufficient to determine your overall condition. With impedance analysis scales you can assess what proportion of your weight comes from body fat or muscle mass. Furthermore, these parameters do not change in the same way when you are physically active. For example, weight gain when taking up sports again may simply be due to the fact that your body is toning up again.

How many times a month should I weigh myself?

As with weight, body parameters such as body fat or muscle mass change slowly. It is not necessary to weigh yourself every day. One measurement a week is sufficient.

My scales display"P1P2" after my weight measurement, what does this mean?

Your scales can automatically recognise up to 8 users. This recognition is based on weight. If 2 users have similar weights, the scales will ask you to select your profile manually. When the profile selection sign appears, select your profile with the left or right button.

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