Omron HBF-306C Fat Loss Monitor, Black

August 2, 2010 by  
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  • Analyzer measures your body fat with a gentle, micro electrical current
  • Two modes — athletic and normal — provide accurate results based on your exercise regiment
  • Delivers measurement results for Bi method (Bioelectrical Impedance Method) and BMI (Body Mass Index)
  • Delivers results in approximately seven seconds
  • Features a nine person memory profile for the whole family
  • 9 person profile
  • Accurate readings in seconds
  • Athlete mode for accurate results for athletes
  • Measures 2 fitness indicators: body fat percentage and body mass index (BMI)
  • Monitor your progress in losing body fat

Product Description
Fat loss monitor. Measures 2 fitness indicators: body fat percentage and body mass index (BMI) Product Description
The Omron HBF-306C Body Fat Analyzer measures your body fat with a gentle, micro electrical current — don’t worry, you won’t feel it. The key to long-term exercise success is accurate body fat composition measurement. This handheld body fat analyzer is an affordable and easy way to measure your body fat in the privacy of your own h… More >>

Omron HBF-306C Fat Loss Monitor, Black


5 Responses to “Omron HBF-306C Fat Loss Monitor, Black”
  1. A. Chandler says:

    I never buy anything without doing research on what to buy first. If you read about BMI analyzers on it not only recommends this as one of their top 3 picks over ANY kind of body fat analyzer, but it also explains why some people didnt get the results expected on these comments…because of user error.

    Most admit to using this first thing in the morning.

    It says on never to do that. For accurate readings, use 3 hours after a meal, never first thing in the morning, (you are dehydrated then) never use when dehydrated, but you should use after emptying your bladder. (remember it’s guaging what percent of you is muscle vs water so you want your body water to be balanced and normal…not too low with dehydration, not too high with a full bladder.) Also it’s best to use this, or any monitor, when unclothed if possible. Ive found that part not to matter that much as everyone at my office borrows this sometimes and, because bare workers would be awkward, we’ve found it to read accurately clothed. 🙂

    Also, if you have a very high muscle mass and a very low BMI set it on “athlete” for an accurate reading. So yes, even bodybuilders CAN use it…you just have to know how.

    This explained those who had problems and the unbiased rating on the aformentioned website (and others) states that this is WAY more accurate than calipers…made me buy it. I”d used it before at the gym and it was always great. But before I purchase on my own, I learn.

    I use mine often and it is right on target as to what’s going on with my body. A handheld non-electronic (or even electronic if it’s the kind you place ON your fat) caliper will vary if you do not measure the EXACTLY in the same place each time and squeeze to the exact resistance. You avoid that common error via this latest technology.This has the latest.

    I bought this one because or reading about what technology works the best from consumer tests by the experts. And I am happy with my purchase.

    As an aside, I also discovered the scales that do fat testing through your feet are not as accurate as this method of testing either, even the Omron scale didnt test for accuracy as well as this Omron fat tester.

    So I thought I’d share what i found in my week of research prior to purchase.

    I love this body fat analyzer and my friends who have used it got their own as well. If you are bloated, your scale can’t tell you why your weight is up. This can. And some days, I thank it for that!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. G. Bailor says:

    I highly recommend the Omron fat loss monitor for anybody who is serious about monitoring their body fat.

    Why I Recommend It:

    1. EASY to use. It’s almost dummy-proof

    2. Inexpensive. For less than $26 you can have it delivered (Super-Saver shipping) including batteries.

    3. I don’t need help to use it. I don’t know of any other method that you can do in the privacy of your home each and every day with the exception of calipers. And you need somebody else to use the calipers on you. Since they’re only accurate if that person knows what he/she is doing and measures you in the exact same place each time, I think it’s just easy to get a monitor.

    4. Quick. I can take a measurement in about 10 seconds.

    General Thoughts/Suggestions:

    1. The instruction manual mentions this also but… Make sure to take the measurement at the same time each day. I take my measurements right before I leave the house for work before I’ve eaten or drank anything for the day.

    2. Don’t expect the results to be perfect. If the measurement tells you that you’re 16% body fat, that’s probably pretty close to what you actually are. But depending on how much water you’ve had to drink, how recently you’ve exercised, how recently you’ve eaten, etc., the reading could go up to 17% or down to 15%. It’s best to be consistent with when you take your measurements and to use the monitor as a guide to tell you if you’re gaining or losing. I think of it as a fat loss compass… not a fat loss GPS.

    3. Make sure that you keep your stats updated in the computer memory. I’m on a fat loss routine right now. I’ve lost 15 lbs since I began using the Omron monitor. It only takes a second to update your personal stats in the monitor’s memory. But you need to do it. Otherwise it’ll give you an inaccurate reading.

    All in all, I’d say this is a great investment. Yes, you can lose body fat without using a monitor. But it is also possible to lose weight without losing body fat (i.e. water weight or muscle). I’m constantly tweaking my diet and workout routine to keep that percentage dropping. Without the monitor I’d be in the dark and I’m confident that I wouldn’t have seen the progress that I’ve seen thus far.

    Good luck & good health!

    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. Silvia says:

    This is a great hand held body fat analyzer. Very accurate, consistent readings and very user friendly. It takes about one minute to set up the personal information that it needs and takes a few seconds to get the body fat readings, very fast.

    I was a little worried about buying this item because the lack of reviews but did notice another Omron HBF-306 fat Analyzer that had alot reviews. I don’t know why this item doesn’t have as many reviews as the other Omron HBF-306 fat Analyzer, when it is the exact same product, plus what made me buy this one instead of the other is it’s cheaper and free shipping. So overall great product for the price.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. R. Seckel says:

    As a personal trainer I was interested to see how this product worked. I had read about them quite a bit. I have to say it is actually pretty accurate. It is not a dead on read but it is close and it is very user friendly. Just keep in mind that you want to try and use it at the same time of day every time for the most consistent reading. Overall a good product that is worth the money.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  5. G_S_ says:

    I’ve had the HBF-306 for quite a while, but I didn’t think it worked very effectively because I was getting a wide array of results within moments. But I recently noticed that the results changed depending on how high or low I held the unit, so I did a search online for the proper usage. I found only one site that mentioned that you need to hold the unit at 90degrees, so I tried that and I’ve found that it is very consistent since then. I don’t know if it mentioned that in the instructions and I just ignored it, but make sure you don’t!
    Rating: 4 / 5