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Omron Omron Portable Body Fat Analyzer (Model HBF-306)

Check your body fat composition quickly, easily and accurately with this Omron Portable Body Fat Analyzer. This lightweight tool is the most effective way to see the results of your diet and exercise program. Using this digital body fat analyzer, you'll be able to monitor your body fat percentage and weight more easily. Its convenient display identifies your ratings in about seven seconds, with clinically proven accuracy. Equipped with a large digital display, you can easily view your results. It can also save up to nine personal profiles and features two modes for athletes and non-athletes. In addition, it is lightweight, ensuring that you can bring the Omron body fat analyzer along with you when traveling for work or play. It's also small enough that it can be stashed away in a medicine cabinet or under the bathroom sink when not in use.
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Questions & Answers for Omron Omron Portable Body Fat Analyzer (Model HBF-306)

Question

do u need online to use it

asked 5 years ago
By
mikey2535
on Omron Portable Body Fat Analyzer (Model HBF-306)
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, you don't need any internet service. Everything is done on the machine and it comes with 2 batteries (AAA I believe).
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
RareUser
answer 2
No, this device has no internet capabilities. No membership fees or websites, just batteries
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Vasc0
 - Salt Lake City, UT
answer 3
No, it gives you all the information on the display. No internet necessary!
answered 3 years ago
By
AZRunnerGurl
 - Peoria, AZ
answer 4
No, nothing is done online
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
niceguywi
answer 5
No every thing comes with this product
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
burnitoff
 - NY
answer 6
No
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
TKHarris
 - KY
answer 7
No, you don't have to connect this analyzer to the internet. This is analyzer is not connected to anything; it runs on batteries, which come with the product.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 8
No
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
slimmeryou
 - Scottsdale, AZ
answer 9
No
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
coolbean321
answer 10
Nothing else is required other than the device itself. Going online is not required.
answered 4 years ago
By
jbsocal
 - Mission Viejo, CA
answer 11
You don't need to be online to use it if that was your question. The only way I found this product was online though. It wasn't sold in the stores.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
By
RingInTheGoods
Question

Can you use this to weigh yourself too?

I like the features, but can you weigh yourself with this too?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
By
AmyNicole
 - Rawlings, MD
on Omron Portable Body Fat Analyzer (Model HBF-306)
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, absolutely not. This device does not give you body weight, it only estimates % body fat, and calculates BMI based on the weight and height information you input in the unit. I have used this unit hundreds of time in the course of my profession. The description given here on the Walmart website gives the impression that it will allow you to take your weight, but it will not. You must have an accurate scale to find your weight. That weight is then input in this unit, along with other information from which body fat is estimated once you take a reading with the electrodes (silver pads on the handles) on this unit.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
MopwrDoug
answer 2
No
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Vasc0
 - Salt Lake City, UT
answer 3
No, it requires that you enter your body weight to give your body fat% & BMI.
answered 3 years ago
By
AZRunnerGurl
 - Peoria, AZ
answer 4
No
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
niceguywi
answer 5
No you can't weigh only track Fat % and BMI.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
orangetulip
answer 6
No you can't weigh yourself with this device. You put in your weight ,gender,and age plus if you are an athlete or normal. Then it will calculate what pecentage of fat you have and what your bmi is
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
burnitoff
 - NY
answer 7
No, but you need to input your weight.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
TKHarris
 - KY
answer 8
No, you can not weigh yourself with this product. You have to weigh separately and enter your weight into your profile, along with other personal data. Once you have entered all the data, you hold this analyzer with both hands straight in front of you. In less than 10 seconds you have a body fat and BMI reading.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 9
No, that's on a more expensive model.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
RamTeacher
 - RamTeacher
answer 10
unfortunately it doesn't guess your weight. You can find a weight scale instead that do have a bodyfat analyzer as an added feature.
answered 4 years ago
By
pdxlifer
 - Portland, Or
answer 11
No it does not provide weight. A simple scale may be used to supplement the device.
answered 4 years ago
By
jbsocal
 - Mission Viejo, CA
answer 12
No, this is a hand held thing about the size of a video game controller, there's no way to weigh yourself on it.

You program it with your weight, height and age and then hold it out away from your body (shoulder height) and press the Start button to get your body fat percentage.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
By
AMouse
 - Texas
Question

Does this machine allow calculations for 60+ year old users.

One purchaser said machine does not calculate for people 60 and over. Yet, another purchaser in the 65 and older range gave it a good rating. I am confused. If I buy, will I be able to use. I am 63.
asked 3 years ago
By
Thrifter333
 - Chicago, IL
on Omron Portable Body Fat Analyzer (Model HBF-306)
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Normal mode goes up to 80 yrs old. Athlete mode goes up to only 60 yrs. old.

Check it for yourself: http://www.omronhealthcare.com/wp-content/uploads/hbf-306c-instruction-manual.pdf
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
MopwrDoug
answer 2
There are 2 settings based on your fit index.
Normal ages 10-80
Athletic ages 18-60
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
yhecht
 - Missouri
answer 3
The instruction has a table for you to calculate your fit index in order to set "normal" or "athlete" mode. The age setting for Normal mode is 10-80 and 18-60 in Athlete mode.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
FatLossCoach
 - Rochester, NY
answer 4
It works for everyone.
Keep your hands damp, but not wet for good readings.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
lgr2000
 - Lincoln Park Mi.,
answer 5
Yes you will. The age input may be set between 10 & 80 in the NORMAL mode but between only 18 & 60 in the ATHLETE mode. Even though there isn't an ATHLETE mode for over 60, I believe the readings in the ATHLETE mode are still useful for someone over 60 if they are very fit. I have one and I'm 65. The body fat % reading is slightly higher when using the NORMAL mode. Ones change in fat % may be noted regardless of which mode is used.
answered 2 years ago
By
jbsocal
 - Mission Viejo, CA
answer 6
Yes it does, it is an excellent tool, and works well with a program I developed for my patients, the Diet Safety Checker www.dietsafetychecker.com
Video Answer:
(click on the play button to start movie)
Don't lose muscle - lose fat!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
CedarGu
 - Cedar City Utah
answer 7
My husband and I are both over 63 and ours works fine.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Valentine47
 - Pittsburgh, PA
Question

how does this machine work by just holding it?

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
By
jaemaejae
on Omron Portable Body Fat Analyzer (Model HBF-306)
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
The fat in your body has different electrical properties than your lean body mass. The analyzer passes a low electrical current through your body and determines your body fat percentage based on the resistance it encounters.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Reps4Jesus
answer 2
Basically yes. You input some info like height, weight, age, etc., hold the big silver pads on the handles exactly as indicated in the manual, and press the start button. In less than 10 seconds you have a body fat estimate, as well as BMI calculation. It does not tell you your body weight. You must know your body weight before using this unit. Hope that helps. The unit passes an extremely low level electrical current through your body to figure electrical resistance which is correlated to body fat. It is extremely safe (don't use if you have pacemaker or implanted devices).
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
MopwrDoug
answer 3
This type of device measures bio-impedance; bodily resistance to electric current. The high the fat content, the higher the resistance. The handles serve as electrodes. A tiny electric current flows from one handle to one of your arms, through your body, out to the other arm, and finally reach the other handle. Then your body's resistance is calculated and converted to body fat.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
FatLossCoach
 - Rochester, NY
answer 4
I believe that it sends an electrical pulse through the body and measures the reaction time. I think the pulses move faster through muscle than fat. I remember reading that people with pace makers and pregnant women should not use this item.
answered 2 years ago
By
jbsocal
 - Mission Viejo, CA
answer 5
Sends an electrical current through your body and measures resistance. Check wikipedia.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Vasc0
 - Salt Lake City, UT
answer 6
yes
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
skraj
 - albany, ny
answer 7
Yes, stand with your arms straight out in front of you, feet about shoulder width apart and lightly, but firmly hold the instrument in your hands. It will send a VERY light current (you will not feel it) through out your body and measure your fat content by bio impedance.

Try it with the DietSafetyChecker.com to make sure you are losing fat and not muscle on your chosen diet
Video Answer:
(click on the play button to start movie)
Are you losing fat or muscle on your diet?
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
CedarGu
 - Cedar City Utah
Question

Is this Omron Body Fat Analyzer, model HBF-306 the same as model HBF-306C?

The Omran web site has model HBF-306C
Does the addition of the C to the model number indicate a newer model or did Walmart forget to put the C on the end?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
By
JeRabbit
 - New York
on Omron Portable Body Fat Analyzer (Model HBF-306)
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Walmart should be able to answer this question.
To the best of my observational ability, this looks like the unit you mention from the Omron website.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
MopwrDoug
answer 2
The unit I received from Walmart shows 306C.
answered 2 years ago
By
jbsocal
 - Mission Viejo, CA
answer 3
Thinking Walmart forgot the C, my product has the HBF-306C on it.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
orangetulip
answer 4
I orderd the 306 and recieved the 306C
so maybe it is a glitch
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
burnitoff
 - NY
answer 5
I think so...all of the buttons and input information are.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
RamTeacher
 - RamTeacher
Question

I want to know if the results of body fat measurement that are provided, are compared to the Coopers Clinic Body Fat Standard at the 20th percentile?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
sergiooo
on Omron Portable Body Fat Analyzer (Model HBF-306)
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Good question. I don't have the Cooper standards in any of my books. Could probably find online. But generally the Omron unit will give you an body fat estimation that is +/- 4-5% error. BIA units like this one are not as accurate as DEXA or Hydrostatic weighing, or as accurate as Skinfold measurements done by an experienced technician. BIA units excel in convenience, speed, and low cost, and are best used for relative comparisons over a period of time, weeks or months. BIA is not accurate enough to be used in research settings and thus a one-time measurement is not reliable. Any condition that alters normal hydration levels (recent food intake, recent exercise, recent alcohol consumption) affects accuracy.
How were the measurements for the Cooper standards taken?
Percentile norms, such as you mention, are usually designed to see how you compare with a known population. This unit does not have any built in norm charts. You would have to look that up in a book or online.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
MopwrDoug
answer 2
Not positive, but the research I have personally done for 6 + years shows it is accurate
Video Answer:
(click on the play button to start movie)
Don't lose muscle - lose fat!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
CedarGu
 - Cedar City Utah
answer 3
Sorry Sergio, all I can tell you is that the readings are just an average. The best way to measure body fat is by being submerger in water (hydrostatic weighting) or by the use of a caliper.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Norma68
 - Lakeland, Florida
answer 4
yes
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
burnitoff
 - NY
Question

Does this product work for people with knee replacements?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
ChrisH59
on Omron Portable Body Fat Analyzer (Model HBF-306)
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
The product is not recommended for use by anyone with implanted devices. Pacemaker users are the primary concern. Use at your own risk. FYI: There are other ways to estimate body fat. Skin fold measurements with calipers (need an experienced measurer) are available and inexpensive. Ask at your local fitness club or fitness studio.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
MopwrDoug
answer 2
Yes, it works. Because knee replacements does not affect its function. But beware, this device mainly measures upper body fat content.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
FatLossCoach
 - Rochester, NY
answer 3
I'm not sure but I would think that knee replacements would have an effect on the reading. I suggest contacting the manufacturer.
answered 2 years ago
By
jbsocal
 - Mission Viejo, CA
answer 4
I'm not sure why that would make a difference. It measures body fat.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
ShopaholicHottie
 - Canyon Lake, CA
Question

does this product allow for fat mass measurements in children less than 10 years of age?

Does product allow for fat mass measurements in children less than 10 years of age?

I have a smililar product, the fat loss monitor model HBF-306C which does not allow me to set ages below 10 years.
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Liz
on Omron Portable Body Fat Analyzer (Model HBF-306)
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes if they can hold it in their hands, straight out from the body and you can push the test button. It will handle that age.
answered 6 months ago
By
KnowWhatImLookingFor
answer 2
From the manual: http://www.omronhealthcare.com/wp-content/uploads/hbf-306c-instruction-manual.pdf

Set the age between 10 and 80 in the NORMAL mode,
and between 18 and 60 in the
ATHLETE mode
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
MopwrDoug
Question

What is the highest body fat percentage that will register on this tester?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
fitness
on Omron Portable Body Fat Analyzer (Model HBF-306)
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I don't know but it regularly clocks me in at 11-12%. I suspect that it would have no problem showing values north of 30%.
answered 6 months ago
By
KnowWhatImLookingFor
answer 2
It says 50%.
answered 11 months ago
By
driveez
Question

What is the exact shipping package weight? I can see different weights from different shippers

asked 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Prudentfox
on Omron Portable Body Fat Analyzer (Model HBF-306)
1 answer
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answer 1
The shipping weight is 1.0 pounds.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
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