A body composition scale is a weighing scale that provides a calculation of body health based on a number of metrics. The scale will provide a weight reading, usually BMI as well, and then readings such as Fat Mass, Total Body Water content and the amount of fat in your body shown as a percentage. In the case of Marsden body composition scales, readings provided are Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), Total Body Water (TBW), Fat Free Mass (FFM), Fat Mass (FM), Body Fat Percentage, Weight and BMI.
Marsden body composition scales use biometrical impedance to calculate the readings. A safe and very small electrical current flows through the body from the base of the scale. Electrical current flows through water, fat and muscle mass at different speeds, and the scale measures this speed to calculate how a body is composed of these elements.
The MBF-6000 and MBF-6010 Body Composition Scales are available with a printer, which provides all the body composition information, along with date and time, in the form of a print-out Both body fat scales are available without the printer - however we recommend, in order to get the full benefit of what these scales provide, that they are purchased with a printer.