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Tanita BC554 Ironman Glass InnerScan Body Composition Monitor Elite Series
List Price: $129.99
Our Price: $129.99
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Manufacturer: Tanita
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5

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Batteries Included: 1
Batteries: 4
Binding: Health and Beauty
Brand: Tanita
Color: Glass and Silver
EAN: 0742496800886
Feature: Highly accurate body composition monitor
Is Autographed: 0
Is Memorabilia: 0
Label: Tanita
Manufacturer: Tanita
Model: BC554
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: Tanita
Release Date: 2005-04-10
Studio: Tanita
Variation Description: Glass and Silver

Features
Highly accurate body composition monitor
Easy to read 2.25" LCD display
4 person memory
Weight, body fat recall, body water and muscle mass recall
Physique rating

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Editorial Reviews:

Features: Glass/chrome. 10-year warranty. 330-pound weight capacity. Easy-to-read 2.25" LCD display. Weight, body fat, body water and muscle mass recalls. Highly accurate body composition monitors weight, healthy range, muscle mass, total body water percentage, tone mass, metabolic age, physique rating, visceral fat, body fat percentage and BMR.


Spotlight customer reviews:

Customer Rating: Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5Average rating of 4/5
Summary: Great Scale
Comment: Scale is great, but it is a bit pricey. Does as advertised, and customer support is outstanding.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5
Summary: Be wary about using your Tanita in a bathroom.
Comment: Be wary of Tanita and their warranty claims. The product itself was decent, and fairly accurate, however Tanita is not a company that prides itself in customer service and product support. I used my scale in a normal bathroom environment, and after just 3 months you could see evaporation underneath the screen. I don't know if a gasket had a crack in it, or what the issue might have been, but the unit couldn't withstand the normal humidity of a bathroom. In fact, the unit was a good 20 feet from any active water, like a shower and tub.

I shipped the unit in, and without even so much as a courtesy call, the "customer service manager" returned my unit with a note that my warranty claim was refused, even though I had spoken to someone before about the issue, and said it would be replaced no problem. The customer service manager was nice enough, but said that even though it was well within the boundaries of his discretion, he was going to refuse the claim, because they refuse all like claims regarding evaporation. He even admitted that it happens fairly often.

Stay away.

His recommendation? Buy another Tanita, and not place it in the bathroom. Right.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: Best in Category
Comment: Most accurate of the body composition monitoring scales I have tried-
Especially good if you are in pretty good shape to begin with. Only drawback is the kids can break it if they're not careful.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5
Summary: Garbage in Garbae out
Comment: This thing is ridiculous. I have a Homedics scale right next to the the Tanita and the Homedics is always consistent. The Tanita body fat % varies by 20% depending on how warm my feet are, whether I took a shower prior or used the hot tub. Somehow the Homedics is consistent regardless of these factors. Of course I don't have the box and I can't return this useless scale.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5Average rating of 5/5
Summary: Accurate
Comment: I have only used the weight feature of this scale so far. For many years I had another scale of the same brand and I decided to get a new one because the other one was so old and I was starting to assume that the weight was getting less accurate. But since I'd been happy with the accuracy till then, I stuck to the same brand and bought this model. I was astonished that when it arrived and I weighed myself on both scales, they each gave me the exact same weight. I was impressed. Over the next month or so the readings sometimes differed by as much as .4 lbs. But that's not a big deal, I don't think. I'd once bought an expensive black scale at Sharper Image that really angered me when I realized they'd "tricked" the mechanism to make it appear consistent. This meant that if you were to weight yourself 10 times in a row, it would give you exactly the same weight each time, but only because the mechanism "locked" the weight in. I was able to verify this by stepping on the scale holding a glass of water. It would still give me the same weight. And it wasnt' until I stepped on the scale holding something much heavier that it would "unlock" the weight and give me a more accurate reading. The Tanita brand does not do that at all. I welcome variations of .2 or even .4 lbs when I weigh myself a few times in a row, because at least I know it's real.


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