TBF-410GS Body Composition Analyzer is intended for wellness centers and doctors'
offices. This is Tanita's only model that features an "All-in-One"
column-mount design, making it perfect for use in small, dedicated spaces.
It features a 440 lb weight capacity, adult and athlete modes, "weight-only"
function, printer, and port for computer interface. Prints fat mass, fat
%, total body water, BMR, and desirable ranges. The TBF410GS also includes
Goal Setter feature.
The Tanita® TBF-410GS has a built in printer allow you to print
fat mass, fat-free mass, fat %, total body water, raw impedance, BMR, and desirable
Buyer beware many claim to be Authorized Tanita® Dealer,
but few companies on the internet actually are an Authorized Tanita®
Distributor since Tanita Corporation has changed their guidelines for Dealers/Distributors
that resulted is many companies getting dropped. If you don't buy from
an Authorized Dealer/Distributor you may be jeopardizing your manufacturer's
warranty and product support. There have been cases of unscrupulous online
vendors selling gray market units and we recommend that you call Tanita®
to verify who is an authorized and who
is not so you don't get possibly ripped off. Effective February
27, 2006, Tanita® changed their policy and allow pricing online
so don't believe any stories that prices can't be displayed online.
Precision Weighing Balances was one of the first companies to market the Tanita®
line on the internet. We are an Authorized Tanita® Distributor.
WARNING: Do not
use the Tanita® TBF-410GS body composition analyzer if you wear
a pacemaker or other electronic medical device.
Tanita® TBF-410GS is intended for wellness centers and
doctors' offices. Tanita's only model that features an "All-in-One"
column-mount design, making it perfect for use in small, dedicated
spaces. It features a 440 lb weight capacity, adult and athlete
modes, "weight-only" function, printer, and port
for computer interface. Prints fat mass,
fat %, total body water, BMR, and desirable ranges. Also includes Goal
chiropractors have supplemented their income, and have chosen wellness/weightloss
as the tool to do this. There is some linkage between spinal dysfunction's
and obesity, however most chiro physicians are more interested in the
overall wellness of the patient-physical ailments and body composition.
The TBF-410GS is a popular choice for chiropractors for monitor their
TBF-410GS utilizes patented “foot-to foot” BioElectric Impedance Analysis
(BIA) technology to make determining internal body composition a fast
and accurate procedure. The BIA technique is based on the principle
that lean muscular structure which contains virtually all water (and
conducting electrolytes), provides a good electrical pathway.
By inducing a low energy, high frequency electrical signal (50 kHz @
800 microamps), a measurement of the baseline resistance to the flow
of electrical current can be made. The resistance measurement
relates directly to the volume of the conductor which is used to determine
total body water, fat free mass, and total fat. Impedance, as
calculated by Tanita, is a highly researched proprietary formula combining
both resistance and interactive measurements.
body composition analyzers are used independently, or they can be interfaced
with a computer running Tanita's Health Management Software.
Tactical push button sealed keypad makes the TBF
Series a truly high quality body fat measurement instrument to provide
many years of use for the doctor's office or health club.
Point Load Cell
While most other professional scales rely on inexpensive mechanical
levers and springs that may wear out quickly, Tanitas weighing
system consists of a motionless block of solid metal known
as a Single-Point Load Cell. To you, this means better
accuracy and durability for years to come.
is the difference between professional use scales and consumer scales?
Professional products have a greater weight capacity (up
to 440 pounds and the TBF-310GS
offers 600 pounds capacity) and are constructed to withstand
heavy usage in high volume, multi-user environments such as doctors'
offices, fitness centers, wellness centers, and nutrition stores.
Consumer products are designed to be used by individuals and families.
Medical analyzers can compute and printout individual
reports and can be interfaced via the standard RS-232 port with
computer and using the optional Tanita's Health Management Software.
do I need to enter different modes for different people? Isn't
fat just fat?
"Mode" choice refers to "Adult",
"Athlete" and "Wrestler" modes. Any body composition
method relies on prediction equations to garner the best results.
These equations are based on very specific population studies, and correlated
to the "gold standards" of body composition testing (Dual
Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) and Hydrostatic Weighing.)
Research has shown that the more population specific an equation is,
the smaller error ratio.
athletic individuals have more muscle structure and water in their bodies
than sedentary adults. Similarly, men generally have more of a
developed muscle structure than females. Therefore, separate studies
must be conducted, and corresponding separate equations must be developed
to ensure the best possible results. Tanita's hallmark has been
maintaining the simplicity of population groups (Adult, Athlete &
Wrestler), while at the same time, maintaining a high level of accuracy.
adults aged 18 and older who have moderately active to inactive lifestyles.
calibration for very fit adults.
"athlete" is someone who gets about 10 hours a week of intense physical
activity (this can be exercise, work or leisure related). "Athletes"
also have a resting heart rate of about 60 beats per minute or less.
includes people who have been very fit for years, but currently exercise
less than 10 hours per week.
not include "enthusiastic beginners" who recently started making a real
commitment to exercising 10 hours per week, but whose bodies have not
yet changed enough to qualify for the Athlete mode.
mode for wrestlers, available on the TBF-300W.
all wrestlers 'cut weight" at one time or another. Some do
so with little if any risk to their health, while others put themselves
at much higher risk by reducing their muscle mass, fat mass and hydration
levels to dangerously low levels. Due to health risks and lack
of guidelines necessary to help coaches monitor each athlete's weight
loss, the NCAA established recommendation.
ACSM Position Stand "Weight Loss in Wrestlers," as adopted by the NCAA,
recommends the following minimum body fat percentages: 5%
for Collegiate Athletes and 7% for High School Athletes.
whose body fat percent falls below these standards may not be permitted
to wrestle. Since individual state wrestling associations may
have standards that differ from the NCAA, we recommend you check with
your association for their specific guidelines.
wrestler mode calculates the "Minimum Wrestling Weight" at a predetermined
body fat percentage. These results can be printed out.
educational and motivational tool that helps focus weight management efforts
on reducing unhealthy fat instead of just weight. Goal Setter
feature to calculate the fat mass that should be lost or gained to achieve
a pre-selected target body fat percentage. Simply
enter a target body fat percentage and the Goal Setter feature will instantly
quantify the exact amount of fat mass that must be gained or lost to reach
the specified goal. By helping to set realistic goals, build
enthusiasm and increase compliance, the in-depth body composition information
on the printouts provides professionals with a
powerful tool to guide weigh management programs. There is simply
no better way to incorporate such important health-related information
and guidance for physicians, coaches and professional trainers.
use any of the Professional Composition Analyzers as a regular scale to
determine your weight only. The TBF-Series also offers the ability
to automatically subtract a chosen amount for the weight of clothes.
Simply enter the weight by pressing the  -  keys. Clothes
weight can be entered by 0.1kg / 0.2 lb increments for the TBF-300W,
TBF-410GS and TBF-215GS
and by 0.2kg / 0.5 lb increments for the TBF-310GS.
Fat readings on all models may not be as absolutely accurate for individuals
with extremely low body fat, like some professional athletes or
body-builders. But, even in these cases, the measurements can still
be used effectively to track body-fat trends since the accuracy is consistent
from measurement to measurement.
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be made with a healthcare provider, considering the unique characteristics
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