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Tanita BF680W Duo Scale Plus Body Fat Monitor with Athletic Mode and Body Water

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  • 2.25-inch, 2-line display shows weight and body fat percentage
  • Determines weight and estimates body fat and body water with safe, low-level electrical pulse
  • Stores data for two different people
  • 0.1% body fat graduations
  • 0.2-pound graduations

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Tanita BF680W Duo Scale Plus Body Fat Monitor with Athletic Mode and Body Water + MyoTape Body Tape Measure + Accu-Measure Fitness 3000 Personal Body Fat Tester
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Tanita BF680W Duo Scale Plus Body Fat Monitor with Athletic Mode can monitor both body fat and body water percentages. This scale also features a daily calorie intake function that estimates how many calories should be consumed in a 24-hour period for a user to maintain current weight level, and a dual recall feature that compares both


The Tanita BF680W scale and body fat monitor delivers advanced body monitoring technology with a sleek, stylish design. View larger.
Comprehensive body fat monitors for total health and fitness.
current weight and body fat readings to the previous readings.

Why You Should Monitor Body Water and Fat Percentage
If you're like most people, you're not drinking enough water. If you wait until you feel thirsty, your body is already suffering from the effects of mild dehydration. You continually lose water during the day through sweat, urine and breathing. The amount varies due to several reasons, including your physical activity level, illness, medications, poor nutrition, or even climatic conditions. Monitoring your body water percentage allows you to quickly compensate if your levels are low, allowing your body to function more efficiently. Having the right amount of water in your body will not only make you feel healthier, but you'll also reduce your risk of developing serious health problems in the longer term.

High body fat levels can reduce your endurance and have been linked to heart disease cancer and diabetes. Tanita's body composition analyzers monitor your body fat and body water levels with Bioelectric Impedance Analysis, or BIA, the same advanced technology used by doctors. Foot pads send a low-level electrical signal. Then BIA measures the resistance to this signal as it travels through the body.

The Tanita BF680W is calibrated for standard adults, children and athletes and stores data for 2 people, measuring body fat in increments of 0.1 percentage points. The scale's large, easy-to-read 2.25-inch, 2-line LCD shows weight and body fat simultaneously, and instantly compares these readings to healthy ranges based on the user's age and gender. Simply supply your gender, age, height and weight into the memory, step on the scale, and the monitor does the rest. The results are analyzed according to each user's information, and the result is the one of the most comprehensive at-home readings you can get at home.


Operating on four AA batteries (included), the Tanita BF680W is intended for use by persons up to 300 pounds and is backed by Tanita's three-year warranty.


Body fat percentages are important indicators of good health. View larger.
Note: Pregnant women should not use this monitor, and if you have a pacemaker or other internal electronic medical device, you should not use the body fat reading feature.

Product Description

Tanita BF680 Duo Body Fat Monitor/Scale with Athletic Mode Plus Body Water

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 2.7 x 13.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0009V1YPU
  • UPC: 742496801098 742496800404
  • Item model number: BF 680W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,554 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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It is very accurate and easy to use.
Lady V
The thing I like about this scale is that it is accurate and give you everything you need to know---everything that is important.
Jay D. Anderson
It was easy to set up, you can set up records for two people.
Sheila C. Ivary

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

110 of 110 people found the following review helpful By J. G. on May 6, 2007
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I'm a personal trainer and agree that body fat can be tricky to measure. That said, this scale is very, very consistent. It will not necessarily match what you get on a dexa, etc. (my wife and I were only 0.5% from our caliper tests on athletic mode, which is pretty good since one caliper measurement to another can vary this much) so the goal is really to track your body fat and weight over time. This scale excels there. Setup a spreadsheet, measure yourself at the same time of the day, preferably right after a morning shower when your feet are moist (ladies dry your hair first), and track your progress.

Easy to setup, easy to use for two people plus random guests.

The weight is dead accurate even for doing postal packages etc.

Also, looks pretty nice.
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139 of 153 people found the following review helpful By Ashumantha J. Thotambilu on September 29, 2005
This scale is fantastic, the measurements and accuracy of this scale are top notch. Moreover, having the body water percentage feature allows you to really monitor the amount of body fat on you. For example, to reduce your PERCENT body fat, just drink more water and it will go lower, but if you subtract the water percent from your actual weight and body fat, u can really monitor the number of pounds of fat you have on your body.

It's very durableand all my friends who workout alot use it and are extremely satisfied. The athletic mode is very useful too because it allows for greater accuracy
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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Katie Smith on November 13, 2005
I bought this product in search of an accurate/reliable yet affordable scale, and it fulfills every requirement--even surpassing my expectations in others. If you follow the simple, clear directions, operating and understanding the results will be a breeze.
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58 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 4, 2006
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The scale won't be as accurate as DEXA or underwater weighing, but it is sufficient to track changes in bodyfat. That is all I need to know, if my bodyfat is increasing or decreasing.

I recommend checking your bodyfat every day at the same time under the same conditions and using your weekly average to track your bodyfat.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Charles Dickens on June 20, 2008
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I use the caliper method along with this, and the results are always approximately equal. This scale won't give you your exact bodyfat, but the number it gives you is pretty accurate, which you can tell just based on looking in the mirror and going on the net and looking at what different bodyfat percentages look like, and more importantly it will tell you if your bodyfat percentage is going up or down. When I'm dieting and exercising properly, the number goes down by small increments each time. When I'm stuffing myself and not going to the gym enough, the number goes up. The negative reviews are from people who probably didn't follow the procedure correctly.

The weighing scale is extremely accurate, and you should take that measurement in the morning after you've used the bathroom and before you have eaten. The body fat measurement should be taken later in the day, and you shouldn't be full or food or water.

One tip: don't use the athlete setting unless you are an actual athlete, because it'll give you far too flattering a reading. If you are an active person who goes to the gym three times a week and does weight training and cardio, that does not make you an athlete. If you play sports for a few hours five times a week, then you can probably use the athlete setting.
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74 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Yannick Salgleda on July 9, 2007
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I bought this scale because I was looking for a digital scale and also wanted to see if my body fat measurements that I have been taking with the Accu-Measure Body Fat Caliper was accurate. As a weight scale, the Tanita is excellent (and the reason I gave it as many as 3 stars) and I decided to keep it despite the body fat being off. I exercise regularly and I never get a reading below 18% bodyfat and varies between 18% and 20% - even in athletic mode. With my $7 calipers it tells me I am about 14.8% body fat. I was recently tested in a gym and I was at around 13-14% so the cheap plastic gadget did much better. So save your money - buy a plain old digital scale and the Accu-Measure Body Fat Caliper here at Amazon and with the savings go have a nice healthy dinner!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 9, 2007
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I've had other digital scales and never been satisfied -- can't read them, they don't work on carpet, not accurate, etc. I've had this Tanita BF680W for over three months now and I can attest that the other positive reviews are correct. Here's what I like: I can read the display even with my glasses off; the scale is rock solid accurate as measured against professional models at the gym; I was skeptical about the body fat monitor, but it IS consistent even if not as accurate as other types of measurements; I can have my own preset numbers and my wife can have hers, too. Others have said the batteries last at least a year. Can't say, but no problem so far.

Here's what you might want to do: the literature says this works on carpet. Maybe -- if the wind blows in the right direction. But, I have no problems because I took an unused piece of wooden shelving and placed it under the scale so it is on a hard level surface. Between uses, I simply slide it and the scale under the clothes rack in the closet with my foot. Works great!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Pal Pocsi on March 20, 2006
The Tanita BF680W Duo Scale is very simple to use and gives very consistent readings. I've been using it to monitor my body fat in addition to my weight. The key to getting consistent readings for body fat percentage definitely seems to be consistency in time of day the measurements are taken. I always weigh myself first thing in the morning.

The scale stores height, age, and sex information for 2 different users. It is easy to program these functions. The body fat percentage indicator goes in .1 increments. This is definitely a nice feature that many of the cheaper units do not offer. This is a great, simple to use product that I would recommend for anyone interested in monitoring not just their weight but also their body fat and water percentages.
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