Electronic Body Scale Tcs-200-rt User Manual

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Page 3: Personal data entry, Weight & body fat readings, Body fat -what does it mean, Normal healthy range of body fat percentage, Body water -why measure it

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how DoEs ThIs sAlTER sCAlE woRk?

This Salter scale uses BIA (Bio Impedance Analysis) technology which passes a tiny

electrical impulse through the body to determine fat from lean tissue, the electrical

Electronic body scale tcs-200-rt manual

impulse cannot be felt and is perfectly safe. Contact with the body is made via stainless

steel pads on the platform of the scale.

This method simultaneously calculates your personal weight, body fat, total body water

and BMI giving you a more accurate reading of your overall health and fitness.

This scale stores the personal data of up to 4 users. As well as being an analyser scale,

this scale can be used as a conventional scale.

PREPARING youR sCAlE

1. Open the battery compartment on the scale underside.

2. Remove isolating tab from beneath the battery (if fitted) or insert batteries observing

the polarity signs (+ and -) inside the battery compartment.

3. Close the battery compartment.

4. Select kg, st or lb weight mode by the switch on the underside of the scale.

5. For use on carpet remove the non-slip pads from the scales feet and attach enclosed

carpet feet.

6. Position scale on a firm flat surface.

wEIGhT READING oNly

1. Position scale on a firm flat surface.

2. Tap the platform centre (vibration activates your scale) and remove your foot.

3. Wait until zero is displayed.

4. Step on and stand very still while the scale computes your weight.

5. Your weight is displayed for a few seconds then the scale will switch off.

PERsoNAl DATA ENTRy

1. Press the platform centre and remove your foot.

2. Press the

sET button.

3. While the user number is flashing, select a user number by pressing the ▲ or ▼

buttons. Press the

sET button to confirm your selection.

4. The male or female symbol will flash.

Press

button until the correct symbol is flashing, then press the

sET button.

5. The height display will flash.

Press

or ▼ as necessary to set your height, then press the

sET button.

6. The age display will flash.

Press

and ▼ as necessary to set your age, then press the

sET button.

7. ‘

0.0’ will be displayed.

8. The scale will switch off and is now ready for use.

9. Repeat procedure for a second user, or to change user details.

NOTE: To update or overwrite the memorised data, follow the same procedure, making

changes as required.

wEIGhT & boDy FAT READINGs

Position the scale on a flat level surface.

1. Tap the platform centre (vibration activates your scale) and remove your foot.

2. Select your user number by pressing the ▲ or ▼ buttons.

3. WAIT while the display reconfirms your personal data then shows a zero reading.

4. When zero is displayed, WITH BARE FEET, step onto the platform and stand still.

Ensure your feet are in good contact with the 2 metal pads on the platform.

5. After 2-3 seconds your weight will be displayed.

6. Remain standing on the scale while your other readings are taken.

7. Your weight will be displayed followed by your BMI, body fat percentage and total

body water percentage.

boDy FAT -whAT DoEs IT MEAN?

The human body is made up of, amongst other things, a percentage of fat. This is vital

for a healthy, functioning body - it cushions joints and protects vital organs, helps

regulate body temperature, stores vitamins and helps the body sustain itself when food

is scarce. However, too much body fat or indeed too little body fat can be damaging to

your health. It is difficult to gauge how much body fat we have in our bodies simply by

looking at ourselves in the mirror. This is why it is important to measure and monitor

your body fat percentage. Body fat percentage gives you a better measure of fitness

than weight alone – the composition of your weight loss could mean you are losing

muscle mass rather than fat - you could still have a high percentage of fat even when a

scale indicates ‘normal weight’.

NoRMAl hEAlThy RANGE oF boDy FAT PERCENTAGE

bod Fat %

body Fat % Ranges for boys*

Age

low

optimal

Moderate

high

10

≤12.8

12.9 - 22.8

22.9 - 27.8

≥27.9

11

≤12.6

12.7 - 23.0

23.1 - 28.2

≥28.3

12

≤12.1

12.2 - 22.7

22.8 - 27.8

≥27.9

13

≤11.5

11.6 - 22.0

22.1 - 26.9

≥27.0

14

≤10.9

11.0 - 21.3

21.4 - 25.8

≥25.9

15

≤10.4

10.5 - 20.7

20.8 - 24.9

≥25.0

16

≤10.1

10.2 - 20.3

20.4 - 24.2

≥24.3

17

≤9.8

9.9 - 20.1

20.2 - 23.8

≥23.9

18

≤9.6

9.7 - 20.1

20.2 - 23.5

≥23.6

body Fat % Ranges for Girls*

Age

low

optimal

Moderate

high

10

≤16.0

16.1 - 28.2

28.3 - 32.1

≥32.2

11

≤16.1

16.2 - 28.8

28.9 - 32.7

≥32.8

12

≤16.1

16.2 - 29.1

29.2 - 33.0

≥33.1

13

≤16.1

16.2 - 29.4

29.5 - 33.2

≥33.3

14

≤16.0

16.1 - 29.6

29.7 - 33.5

≥33.6

15

≤15.7

15.8 - 29.9

30.0 - 33.7

≥33.8

16

≤15.5

15.6 - 30.1

30.2 - 34.0

≥34.1

17

≤15.1

15.2 - 30.1

30.2 - 34.3

≥34.4

18

≤14.7

14.8 - 30.8

30.9 - 34.7

≥34.8

body Fat % Ranges for Men**

Age

low

optimal

Moderate

high

19 - 39

≤8

8.1 - 19.9

20 - 24.9

≥25

40 - 59

≤11

11.1 - 21.9

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22 - 27.9

≥28

60+

≤13

13.1 - 24.9

25 - 29.9

≥30

body Fat % Ranges for women**

Age

low

optimal

Moderate

high

19 - 39

≤21

21.1 - 32.9

33 - 38.9

≥39

40 - 59

≤23

23.1 - 33.9

34 - 39.9

≥40

60+

≤24

24.1 - 35.9

36 - 41.9

≥42

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*Source: Derived from; HD McCarthy, TJ Cole, T Fry, SA Jebb and AM Prentice: “Body fat reference curves for children”.

International Journal of Obesity (2006) 30, 598–602.

**Source: Derived from; Dympna Gallagher, Steven B Heymsfield, Moonseong Heo, Susan A Jebb, Peter R Murgatroyd,

and Yoichi Sakamoto: “Healthy percentage body fat ranges: an approach for developing guidelines based on body mass

index1–3”. Am J Clin Nutr 2000;72:694–701.

The Body Fat % ranges published are for guidance only. Professional medical guidance should always be sought before

embarking on diet and exercise programs.

boDy wATER -why MEAsuRE IT?

Body water is the single most important component of body weight. It represents over

half of your total weight and almost two thirds of your lean body mass (predominantly

muscle). Water performs a number of important roles in the body:

All the cells in the body, whether in the skin, glands, muscles, brain or anywhere else,

can only function properly if they have enough water. Water also plays a vital part in

regulating the body’s temperature balance, particularly through perspiration.

The combination of your weight and fat measurement could appear to be ‘normal’ but

your body hydration level could be insufficient for healthy living.

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