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Taylor 5596G Body fat-Body Water Scale with Bone and Muscle Mass Features

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  • Thin Profile
  • Measures muscle mass and bone mineral mass
  • 2 inch LCD readout
  • 10 memories to store data
  • 5 year warranty

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Product Description

Taylor Precision Products Body Fat Scale. This scale can monitor your body fat and your body water to the 0.1% (using the bio-electrical impedance analysis (BIA) method), which is precise enough to monitor changes in your body health over time.The 5596G also measures bone mineral mass and muscle mass. This scale also features 10 user memories and operates in either normal mode or athlete mode (for those who work out 10 hours or more per week). The large LCD readout features 3 lines of information, showing all the detail on one screen. There is also a body fat and body water range graph that displays if you are in the optimal zone for your gender and age. Plus, this scale also functions as just a scale -- simply step on to get your accurate weight up to 350 lbs by 0.2 lbs. 5 year warranty.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 13.4 x 2.5 inches ; 3.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0012Q6M6M
  • UPC: 077784001578
  • Item model number: 5596G
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #172,380 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Customer Reviews

I am highly disappointed in this scale and the money wasted buying it.
mannyrain
I had a bad experience with the product from the moment I unwrapped the packaging: it needed a 9V battery that didn't come included.
Victor
This scale gives me different weight readings almost every time I step on it, and I am not talking about a few ounces.
M. Robin

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107 of 124 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Shea HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 5, 2008
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I had tried several scales before I got my hands on the Taylor 5596G. This scale tells your weight, body fat, body water, bone mineral, muscle mass - and is less than half as much as a competitor! I am just SO impressed with this scale.

First, the basics. This scale is very simple to set up and use. For the first two memory spots, it's even one-touch operation - just hit the toggle up for person 1, down for person 2. Then you stand on the scale, it sends a mild electrical signal through your feet (you can't feel it) and voila! All your stats are shown.

If you haven't used a scale like this before, you really should give it a try. These types of electrical scales are very popular now and work very well. If you're not sure how they work, drop me a line and I can explain it in detail. Suffice it to say in this review that yes they DO work, based on your body's conductiveness.

So OK, taking it as a given that the technology should work well, does it work well here? I am happy to answer that with a resounding YES. The reason I got this scale is that my previous purchase - a competitor's scale at a much higher price - did NOT work accurately. It gave fat percentage numbers which were wildly off. It made me worry that a scale didn't exist that provided fat numbers with water and muscle mass numbers. However my fears were assuaged with this purpose.

I compared the fat numbers of this machine with the five other fat testing devices we have here. This Taylor scale was right on. In test after test it came up with the exact same numbers as the other devices. I am very satisfied with it.

As far as weight goes, pretty much all scales are good at that at this point :) I can put my 3 scales side by side and they all come up with the same numbers within a pound.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By P. SAMPSON on January 30, 2010
Purchasing this scale was a big mistake! I would not take it even if it was free. I weigh around 100 lbs; however, this scale tells me that I weigh from 6 (yes six!) to 120 lbs! Every time I step on it, it gives me a different reading (even if I step back on in a minute). Sometimes, it won't even turn on. I have wasted many batteries on this. Many many calls to the manufacturer have been made without any success. They don't answer the phone and ask you to leave a message; however, your calls don't get returned.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Theary on February 22, 2009
I purchased this scale despite of the reviews I've been reading because of the price and features. I had it for two days now and I've decided that it is pretty unaccurate as they say. The 3 different times I would step on it, it would give me a 10 lbs difference between the 3 readings. I also have a basic scale that just gives the weight so after going on this Taylor scale, I went on the basic one (same placement on floor) and it definately gives a different reading from the Taylor.
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45 of 56 people found the following review helpful By But I'm feeling much better now... on July 26, 2009
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I bought this as the rather expensive scale I have is always off by about 10-15 lbs. from when I'm weighed at the Doctor's office.

I can't tell how far this one is off as it changes at will. Moving it 2 inches can result in a 10 lb. differences. Move it again and you see a different weight. Useless if your trying to monitor a weight loss program.

The programming instructions are complicated, and I have 30 years PC experience. I can't find a way to make the other functions like fat, water, etc. work without starting from scratch each time. I can't just step on the scale and have them work. I just use the other scale, press the person button with my toe, get on it, wait for beeps, and read display.

The only good thing about this piece of trash is that you can move it around until you apparently lose 10 lbs., and feel better about yourself. (Ice cream time!!!)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jeff on July 21, 2008
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I have previously bought similar scales, one of them being over twice as much as this one, and I must say that this is the best, easiest to use scale i've ever used. It worked straight out of the box. All you have to do is step on it and it reads out your weight, and then shuts itself off. You have to enter your personal settings to get body fat/bone mass/lean mass readings, but entering your info is very simple. this scale is classy looking, not bulky, and quite accurate. Body fat percentages are notoriously inaccurate from all bio-resistance type scales because of daily variations in water retention, and other factors, but this scale is as accurate as one could hope. The only thing i don't quite understand is the "athlete" vs "normal" mode. all the "athlete" mode seems to do is cut the body fat result by about 10%, and i'm not sure exactly what constitutes an "athlete" according to the manufacturer, so i just use normal mode to watch for small changes in body fat. At very least, this scale will tell you whether your body fat is going up or down or staying the same. I highly recommend this product, and I would recommend it even if it was twice the price.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Ross on August 8, 2009
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DO NOT BUY this scaled if you want it to work. DO NOT BUY this scale if you want it to read your body fat, bone mass, etc. DO NOT BUY this scale if you enjoy your sanity. DO BUY this scale if you want to read your weight and that is all. DO BUY this scale if you want to mash a cheaply made piece of trash into many little pieces for the low low price of $17.00. Seriously, the MODE button didn't work, thus I could not set it up . The instructions are kind of confusing and you can tell that the fine folks at Taylor know they are selling a junk piece of plastic. Sort of a wink/ nod that lets you know they just took your money and you are better off pinching an inch and guessing your fat/ weight and bone mass rather than trusting this Dollar Store-like Playskool Barbie Dream Scale.
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