|Submited By: Robert on 05/04/2007|
My 15 year-old Health-o-Meter scale recently gave out. So, I did my homework and selected the HBF-400 as the best unit for the price. I m very pleased with the results. (1) It s easy to use. Press the button, it callibrates itself, step on the scale, and it quickly gives a weight reading. Remarkably fast, considering how incidental body movement must affect accuracy. And it gives me an appreciation of why manufacturers callibrate their scales in two-tenth units. If they tried to specifiy accuracy down to the nearest tenth, it would take much longer for a person s body sway to dampen. (2) It s easy to read. The large numbers make reading it a snap. (3) It is an attractive unit. Well-crafted. Modern looking. Much nicer than its picture. (4) The body fat analyzer seems accurate. It matched exactly with the results I recently got at a health fair. Although I primarily purchased the HBF-400 as a better scale to track my diet, the fat analyzer is a nice motivational feature. It reassures me that, even when there is a slight weight rebound, my overall fat trend is proceeding in the right direction. (5) Lastly, the accuracy of the scale makes me appreciate why my body weight seems to fluctuate so much. With my old scale (plus or minus one pound readings), I couldn t figure out why I seemed to gain or lose a couple of pounds within the same day. With the Omron scale, I can see how drinking a glass of water, eating a meal, or going to the bathroom affects each reading. I gave this product a 5-star rating. It exceeded all of my expectations.
EDIT: 3 years later and the Omron HBF-400 is still working like a charm. It s survived the usual household treatment of being occasionally kicked around, especially by my six year old boy, and it still looks and works like brand new. Very happy with its quality and performance.