|Item Weight||1 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3 x 0.8 x 2 inches|
|Item model number||BTB-15|
|Color||white and blue|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
OrbiTape Body Mass Tape Measure
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I found the product to be exactly as described and extremely easy to use for measuring accurately, quickly, and easily. The product shipped quickly, and was an excellent price. At the time I ordered they were on special for five dollars, but I would easily pay double that, it's just that convenient.
A regular measuring tape works fine mind you, again, this is just more of a convenience item. There are a few things that stop this from being a perfect product for me, but they are all fairly minor.
1.) The Nub that locks the tape into a loop can slide out fairly easily. It would be nice if it had a slightly tighter fit so it would not slide off during a measurement. It is easily resolved by adjusting how you do things, but it's a slight irritation.
2.) The tape does not lock at any point like a regular measuring tape. What this means is that you can't lock the tape and take it off to look at an accurate measurement. Honestly, this is very minor because all it means is that you need to get the reading while it is on you. This is what it was designed for though and it only bothered me when attempting to see my waist measurement.
3.) The biggest gripe in my opinion, and the only one that really marks it down for me is that for the extremely obese (like myself) the tape is not long enough to get an accurate measurement around my body. For most, this is a non-factor, but for me it stops me from easily measuring my waist. If the tape was just a few inches longer this would not be a factor. It's a small hindrance though and there is no one else to blame but myself, but it stops it from being absolutely perfect for me.
* Wrap the tape somewhat loosely around the desired body part, placing the nub into the hole it goes into.
* Press the star button to get it to retract to a constant tension. Release the star button.
* Remove the nub from the hole you put it into - without pressing the star. The reading is now locked in.
* Put the tape up to where you can read it - the tape will stay locked - if you don't press the star.
You can now read the circumference of whatever just wrapped it around - provided it's between about 6 inches and 60 inches.
Fast forward to a month later, and the tape no longer retracts at the push of the starbutton. Now you have to mess with the tape and tweak it around just so, and maybe the tape will retract. Because of this, it's no longer easy to operate with one hand, and has lost a lot of functionality. I'm throwing my OrbiTape away, and will not be buying another.
I could not get the tape to retract. How cheap can you get? Good idea, bad manufacturing!
Once I got past that hurdle of a real need, then I realized just how much easier it is to use one-handed. Clipping the end in on the other side removes the need for another hand, and makes the measuring fast. Fast measuring means it's easier, so I do it more often, which is much better.
So, now I see what they invented a new tape measure. Thanks!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this off of a recommendation from The Four Hour Body, however, the tape ripped from the peg the first time I used it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by N. Farber
Measuring one bicep with the other hand is clearly a one-hand job. This is the right kind of tool for that job, and letting the spring set the tape tension enhances consistency. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Lance Zant
decent product, hasnt broken on me yet (I read thats a common issue). Though its not as easy to measure yourself as it states it is (could just be me).Published 7 months ago by Anonymous1542
I loved how easy it was to measure myself in all the right places without others needed to hold the thing. Awesome product!Published 7 months ago by Tammy