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If you're a health-conscious individual, you probably know how vital body fat monitoring is to your healthy lifestyle efforts. There are several ways to track body fat percentage, one of which is owning a smart scale with a bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) capability like RENPHO’s digital devices.
This article aims to provide you with an understanding of how RENPHO Smart Body Scales measure body fat to shed light on the underlying technology behind this digital device, the significance of body fat measurement, and the benefits of using body scales. Read on to know how the scale may help improve your overall fitness journey.
What is Body Fat
Before diving into the specifics of how RENPHO scales measure body fat, it's crucial to grasp the importance of knowing your body fat measurement as part of your overall health assessment.
Body fat percentage is defined as the proportion of fat mass in relation to your total body weight. Healthline explains that a lower body fat percentage indicates a higher percentage of lean muscle mass on your frame. Having a healthy percentage of lean body mass is ideal because it further boosts your metabolism and lowers your health risks, according to Livestrong.com.
While some amount of body fat is necessary for insulation as well as energy storage, too much body fat may lead to various health issues, including diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
Tracking body fat becomes essential, therefore, if you're striving to achieve your healthy weight goal, stay fit, and maintain your overall health.
What are RENPHO Scales and How Do They Work
RENPHO Smart Scales utilize BIA technology to measure body fat percentage and provide reliable measurements. It is a potent tool that you can use to aid in your healthy weight loss efforts.
The non-invasive BIA operates based on the principle that tissues conduct electricity differently due to variations in water content. Those with lower water content, such as body fat, have higher resistance to electrical current compared with those with higher water content like lean muscle mass.
When you step on your RENPHO smart scale, a small, safe electric current passes through your body via the 4 conductive electrodes in the scale's surface.
As mentioned, the current flows more quickly through muscles because of their higher water content and encounters higher resistance in fatty tissues. The device measures how this signal is impeded through different types of tissue to calculate your body fat percentage.
The body fat measurement is saved to your RENPHO Health App account for your viewing and monitoring.
For the device to work at an optimum level, it is recommended that you're barefooted during weighing. It is advisable that both of your feet are touching the scale's metal pads.
Body Composition Measurements
Apart from body fat and muscle mass, the RENPHO Smart Body Scales also analyze other components of your body composition, such as body weight, bone mass, body water percentage, basal metabolic rate, fat-free body weight, body mass index, and other health metrics.
To be precise, our smart scales measure a total of 13 body composition metrics. By going beyond the weight readings, the results contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of your overall health.
Besides body composition measurements, RENPHO scales also offer several advanced features for enhanced usability and elevated user experience.
Smart Connectivity and More
Some RENPHO body composition scales with sleek design feature either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity, or both, enabling you to sync your data with the RENPHO Health App on your smartphones. Our user-friendly app lets you save your data so you can track your progress over time, allowing you to know where you are in terms of your set health goals.
Made with modern design, our product is compatible as well with third-party apps, such as Apple Health, Google Fit, Samsung Health, MyFitnessPal, and Fitbit. The integration with these fitness apps adds to your hassle-free and seamless user experience.
It also supports multiple user profiles, making it convenient for families or individuals to share the scale. The unlimited users allow you and your loved ones to celebrate each other's achievements and encourage each other, thus keeping you motivated and making your fitness journey more fun.
To know how the unlimited profiles function works, check out our “How to Use Your Smart Scale's Multiple Users Feature” blog.
Another useful feature is the Athlete Mode, an app function that is targeted to those who consistently work out approximately 3 times a week for 2 hours. This is ideal for people who are engaged in endurance sports, such as running and cycling.
Multiple Data Points
To enhance the reliability of the measurement, RENPHO’s smart bathroom scales also consider various data points, including age, gender, height, and weight on top of the electrical impedance. These factors are vital as they help establish a baseline for comparison against established body composition norms.
While the RENPHO scales provide a convenient and cost-effective method for monitoring body fat with the goal of showing accurate readings, it's still important to recognize that there are factors that may affect the measurement results, including hydration levels, workout routines, and meal consumption.
It's advisable to use the RENPHO scales as a tool for tracking trends and changes in body fat over time, rather than relying solely on absolute numbers.
How Do You Use the RENPHO Smart Scale
Here are the quick steps on how to operate your RENPHO Body Scale:
1. Place your digital scale on a firm, flat, and stable surface for a more precise reading.
2. Pair your device with the RENPHO Health App using its Bluetooth or WiFi connectivity feature, whichever is available. You must have an account before you can use the app. Download it for free from both Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
3. Step barefooted on the scale once connected.
4. Stand on the scale for 5-10 seconds. The weighing is completed if the display reads "0.00."
5. Track your body fat percentage and other metrics on your app.
Which RENPHO scale model is the Best
With various models available, it can be challenging to determine which RENPHO scale best fits your needs. Deciding which body scale model is the right for you will depend on your health and fitness goals. Check out our collection now to explore the right model that could help reach your targets more effectively.
A digital scale provides a convenient and affordable means to monitor changes in body fat over time. Remember to interpret the results in conjunction with other health indicators and consult a healthcare professional for a comprehensive body composition analysis.
By leveraging the capabilities of RENPHO scales and adopting a holistic approach to fitness, you can take control of your health and work toward achieving your wellness goals beginning today.
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