The Tanita BC533 Glass Innerscan Body Composition Monitor is not your ordinary bathroom scale. It happens to be an all-in-one weight loss tool. For what we consider to be a reasonable price, Tanita has provided the serious dieter with a professional magnitude body analysis device.
In addition to its attractive minimalist design, this model scale provides the following measurements:
- percent body fat
- muscle mass
- water percent
- visceral fat percent
- bone density
As if that weren't enough, the scale also provides metabolic age comparisons. Although the general consensus of Tanita BC533 owners is that this feature is less than dead-on. Another downfall noted among customers was the scale's lack of a user memory function. I guess for now, a pen and pad of paper must suffice.
For those of you interested, the scale works through using bioimpedence. In layman's terms, the scale sends a harmless low voltage electrical pulse through your body. After the pulse exits your feet, the scale analyzes the data and provides you with numeric results. Accordingly, it is best to use the BC533 with dry, bare feet to best ensure recurring, reliable results.
Other customers also recommend placing the scale on flat, hard surface that is not in a bathroom or other room with excessive steam. It was noted that corrosion can occur on the battery connectors in rooms with frequent high moisture.
BC533 customers overall seem very pleased with accurate and consistent results that the scale provides, although several owners do warn that seeing the "over-abundance" of data can be quite intimidating, especially in a weight loss battle. Conversely, a serious dieter could benefit by being more informed on how their body is changing throughout their ongoing weight loss phase.
The numerous features of this scale lead us to recommend the BC533 to everyone except for the leisurely dieters and bathroom scale users. The Tanita BC533 is best suited for dedicated dieters and serious athletes. For the money, a person could not find a better all-encompassing weight loss tool.