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The amazing InnerScan Segmental Body Composition Monitor

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March 1, 2007

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March 2, 2007 We’ve written about Tanita’s Innerscan previously, but the newly released Tanita BC-545 is such a leap forward in technology that it deserves more than just a mention. The BC-545 is designed to assess the impact of your training routine on different parts of your body. It is able to give individual body composition readings for five body segments (each arm, each leg and the trunk area). The measurements are taken quickly and accurately by standing on the 4 footplates and by pulling the hand electrodes that are housed in the base using retractable connecting cables. The monitor then sends a safe low signal from the hand and footplate electrodes through the body. The resistance to the measurement (known as Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis or BIA) is then fed into researched equations to provide your personalized body composition readings. As the device includes a calendar function, it can track the changes over time for you, so you can create comparison graphs showing a history for each segment of the body and for each of the body composition readings, so that you can see your progress, day by day, week by week and month by month over a three year period. The backlit buttons and animated illustrations are clear and user-friendly, and the scales come with batteries included and a three year guarantee. Needless to say, because the device sends electrical signals through the body, it is highly inadvisable to use this device if you have a heart pacemaker.

Unique Innerscan Features

* Hand Electrodes for Segmental BF % Measurement * Body Fat Percentage * Total Body Water Percentage * Body Fat Healthy Range Indicators for Adults & Children * Visceral Fat Rating * Visceral Fat Healthy Range * Bone Mineral Mass * Basal Metabolism Rate * Metabolism Age * Muscle Mass * Physique Rating * Daily Calorie Intake * Athlete Mode * Calendar Function * Daily Graph, 52 Weeks Weekly Graph & 36 Months Monthly Graph Available * Guest Mode

Unique Product Features

* Hand Electrodes for Segmental BF % Measurement * Body Fat Percentage * Total Body Water Percentage * Body Fat Healthy Range Indicators for Adults & Children Age 5+ * Visceral Fat Rating * Visceral Fat Healthy Range * Bone Mineral Mass * Basal Metabolism Rate * Metabolism Age * Muscle Mass * Physique Rating * Daily Calorie Intake * Athlete Mode * Calendar Function * Daily Graph, 52 Weeks Weekly Graph & 36 Months Monthly Graph Available * Guest Mode * Weight Capacity 150kg / 23st 8lb * 4 Push Button Setup Memories * Weight Increment 100g / 0.2lb * 3 Year Guarantee

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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