Omron HBF-514C

      Given that during the day, your body composition can change, the HBF-514C full body composition monitor from Omron is the best device that can help you get accurate measurements of your fitness indicators. With each measurement, you can trust this device to offer you precision and customized information that will help you adjust your weight loss routine. The $71 price tag makes it very affordable but also shows the lack of some high tech features that you can find in other models.       Features The device delivers information on 7 fitness indicators so you will…

Omron HBF-514C Ratings

Features - 82%
Accuracy - 90%
Ease of Use - 91%

88%

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We liked the affordable price of ththis analyzer, as well as its ease of use. Although it lacks the advanced technologies of WiFi devices, it can offer you precise data that will help you in your weight loss process.

User Rating: 5 ( 2 votes)

 
 
 
Given that during the day, your body composition can change, the HBF-514C full body composition monitor from Omron is the best device that can help you get accurate measurements of your fitness indicators. With each measurement, you can trust this device to offer you precision and customized information that will help you adjust your weight loss routine. The $71 price tag makes it very affordable but also shows the lack of some high tech features that you can find in other models.
 
 
 

Features

The device delivers information on 7 fitness indicators so you will not only monitor your body fat but other 4 important factors as well. It measures the visceral fat so you will know if you should work on lowering the fat that surrounds your organs so you will stay away from heart diseases and type 2 diabetes. The BMI reading will allow you to decide which is the ideal weight you should have according to your height. The skeletal muscle reading monitors the muscle mass you build so you will know how to avoid regaining weight in the future and the body weight reading show your weight loss evolution. It also measures you resting metabolism and calculates your body age so you will know how old or young your body feels. Up to 4 people can use this device and it will memorize each of their readings for 90 days, without the ability to transfer them to their smartphone. This device neither measures the ambient temperature or the air quality level nor it can predict weather since it doesn’t use an internet connection.

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Specifications

This body fat analyzer has been designed for home use and the 6 sensors it uses allow it to deliver an accurate reading that can be compared to more professional models. The analyzer takes measurements from both your hands and feet in order to reduce the influence of water movements on your body composition, thus offering you a performance you would only receive in a doctor’s office. The body fat analyzer measures 11 7/8″ wide x 2 1/8″ high x 12 7/8″ deep and weighs 4 lb, fitting this unit among the average size. You should use this device in rooms with temperature ranging from + 50°F to + 140°F and it can be stored in rooms with a temperature between -4° F to 140°F. The humidity during operating should be between 30 and 85% RH while the humidity in the storage area can vary from 10 to 95% without causing any damage to the unit. Both men and women can safely use this device and the age range is between 10 and 80 years with slight differences when it comes to measuring the skeletal muscles percentage and the visceral fat that start at 18 years old or the body fat that requires the user to be 20 years old. Due to the retractable cord, the maximum height of the user can reach up to 6′ 3/4”. While using the device, you will see various writings on the display, which represent the measurements of your body. It will display weights up to 330lbs with 0.2 lb increments, body fat percentages from 5 to 60%, skeletal muscle percentage from 5 to 50%, BMI from 7 to 90, as well as 30 levels of visceral fat. The unit is powered by 4 AA batteries that will come in the package and boost a lifespan of approximately 1 year as long as you remember to take them out after every use.

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Ease of use

The analyzer is very user-friendly since it’s operating is simpler than in other models. All you have to do is step on it and grab the measuring bar to allow the device to complete a full scan of your body. To make the device more comfortable to use, the cord on the measuring bar is retractable to allow for adult users up to 6-6 ¾ tall. The readings will appear on your display so you will get a better understanding of your body’s composition.

Warranty and support

The manufacturer offers a limited 1-year warranty that covers every defect the device might show due to poor manufacturing. The warranty will not cover malfunctions caused by improper handling so you must make sure you use the body fat analyzer under the right conditions. For any additional information, you can either visit the manufacture’s official website, or you can call the customer service. In case you choose the second option, the professional customer service staff will provide you all the details you want to know about the HBF-514C.

About Omron

The Omron brand is one of the most popular ones when it comes to accurate devices that are meant to monitor your body and track your health with minimum effort. Using only superior materials and technology to manufacture the best products, the company is indeed one of the most trusted ones at this moment. It’s highly important to always pay attention to our health, but we couldn’t do this without the help of technology. For this reason, the Omron company puts a lot of effort into creating advanced body monitors and scales, blood pressures, and other healthcare devices.

Final thoughts

What differentiates the Omron scale from other models is the measuring technology. Although it uses the same bioelectrical impedance, this one requires you to grab its handles in order to get a full scan of your body. This doesn’t affect its performance in any way, on the contrary, it maximizes its efficiency. You can use it to determine your body composition and your BMI so that you will be able to lead a healthier life. We liked the fact that the display is located on the handlebar so you will have a clear view of the readings  and we certainly appreciated the rapidity in showing the readings. However, the modellacks some advanced features, which doesn’t justify the price that exceeds the price of more innovative products.

PROS

CONS

Uses 6 hi-tech sensors for accurate bioelectrical impedance reading No Bluetooth connectivity
Estimates the body age Not a great option for athletes or bodybuilders  
Convenient digital screen at eye level
Stores data up to 90 days for 4 different users  
Easy to set-up  

8 Comments

  1. Michelle says:

    I am wondering if this unit can measure visceral fat as well because many units of this type cannot do this.

  2. Bella says:

    Can I get the results as a report?

    • Clara Fleming says:

      No. Unfortunately, this device has no USB, Bluetooth or wifi connection, in order to create a report, physically.

  3. Jess says:

    I bought this unit a few days ago and I am having trouble with saving the measurements? What can I do?

    • Clara Fleming says:

      The device actually records them automatically. The only thing you need to do is to remember to press your user number before taken a weight measurement.

  4. DIana says:

    I really like this model even though it doesn’t have many features. In general, the scale produced by Omron are accurate and easy to use. Thanks for the information.