TAT-5000 Temporal Artery Thermometer with Silver Ion Antimicrobial Head

Fast, Accurate, and Non-Invasive ...and, it started with a kiss!

Taking a temperature with a light stroke across the forehead, the TemporalScanner provides an innovative method of temperature assessment based on infrared readings of temporal artery blood flow.

The Temporal Artery Thermometer is fast, accurate, easy to use and even gentle enough to use on a sleeping patient. It is non-invasive and can be used for all patients – newborns through geriatrics.

More than 25 peer reviewed published studies have demonstrated the Exergen temporal artery thermometer to be more accurate than ear thermometry, providing accuracy comparable to the Gold Standards of pulmonary artery catheters, esophageal probes, rectal temperature on a stable patient, and rectal temperature when compared over time, and to outcome.

The Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer is the only thermometer with an Antimicrobial Head manufactured from a material fully impregnated with silver ions that are released through a unique and controlled ion exchange process.

Laboratory tests demonstrate the controlled release of silver ions from the sensor head provides continuous antimicrobial protection for more than five years, working proactively against a broad spectrum of bacteria, fungi and other microbes.

A 90% cost reduction is provided because disposable covers are optional, as an alcohol or other disinfectant wipe can be used between patients. Resposable covers are available for certain patients, which can be reused on the same patient.

The Lifetime Warranty, unique to thermometry, completely protects the entire instrument, and eliminates spare parts storage, biomedical engineering labor, and all repair charges.

Why take temperature measurements at the skin surface over the temporal artery?
The best place to measure temperature is the center of the heart, but this can be done only under a doctor's supervision. Doctors know that measurement of the blood temperature in a major artery accurately reflects true body temperature. The TemporalScanner Thermometer is designed to measure the temperature of the skin surface over the temporal artery, a major artery of the head.

The temporal artery is connected to the heart via the carotid artery, directly leading from the aorta, the main trunk of the arterial system. It offers constant blood flow. It is the only such artery positioned close enough to the skin surface to provide access needed to take an accurate measurement. It is easy to use because it is ideally located at the front portion of the forehead. The TemporalScanner is easier and gentler to use than other types of measurement devices such as oral, rectal, underarm and in-ear thermometers because it is truly non-invasive.

How does the TemporalScanner Thermometer work?
As you gently stroke the thermometer across the forehead crossing over the temporal artery, the sensor in its probe performs two processes:
  • First it scans like a video camera, capturing naturally emitted infrared heat from the arterial blood supply at about 1000 “frames” per second, locking in the highest temperature it senses and;
  • Second, at the same time, a patented system measures the ambient temperature of the site where the temperature is being taken. The patented "arterial heat balance" (AHB) software then synthesizes the two separate readings to accurately determine and display body temperature.
  • As with any thermometer, taking temperatures properly is critical to obtaining accurate temperatures, so please read all instructions carefully and thoroughly before using this product.

Vicks Baby Rectal Thermometer

The Vicks Baby Rectal Thermometer is ergonomically designed with a round handle to fit in the palm. This digital thermometer also has a short probe to aid proper usage. This model is not only popular with reviewers and users, but it has also won design awards. Reviewers like the waterproof, hypoallergenic tip as well as its accuracy, ease of use and quick readings. They say it has the bells and whistles but doesn't overdo it. Though reviewers find it to be a great thermometer, it can only take rectal temperatures, which may not be appropriate for older children and adults.

Product Features

  • Rectal use only
  • Large backlit LCD display
  • 10 second readings
  • For newborns to age 3
  • Lifetime warranty
List Price: $14.99

Polar FT4F Heart Rate Monitor Watch

For those who want basic heart rate-based features to keep their fitness training simple, the Polar FT4 shows when you're improving fitness based on heart rate. The wrist unit displays calories burned, and includes a comfortable textile transmitter and coded heart rate transmission to avoid cross-talk.

Product Features
  • Heart rate monitor shows fitness progress based on heart rate.
  • Wrist unit displays calories burned and includes comfortable textile transmitter plus coded heart rate transmission to avoid cross-talk.
  • Automatic age-based target zone automatically determines heart rate target zone limits according to age-based maximum heart rate.
  • Polar OwnCal calculates number of calories burned during training, during individual sessions and cumulatively over time.
  • Polar OwnCode (5kHz) coded heart rate transmission automatically locks in code to transmit heart rate to training computer, preventing interference from other training computers.

Body Measurement Features:

  • Automatic age-based target zone: To help you train safely and effectively, the training computer automatically determines your heart rate target zone limits according to your age-based maximum heart rate (220 minus age). The limits are determined either in beats per minute (BPM) or as a percentage of your maximum heart rate.
  • Heart rate: Can be expressed as BPM or as percentage of your maximum heart rate.
  • HR-based target zones with visual and audible alarm: Define target zones for a training session based on heart rate to help define the right intensity. When you are out of the preset zones, the training computer will give a visual and audible alarm.
  • Manual target zone: Enables you to manually enter the target zone for your training, as BPM or percentage of maximum heart rate.
  • Polar OwnCal: Calculates the number of calories burned during training, during individual sessions and cumulatively over time.
  • Polar OwnCode (5kHz): Coded heart rate transmission automatically locks in a code to transmit your heart rate to the training computer, preventing interference from other training computers.

Recording Features:

  • Totals: Includes your training data starting from the last reset, enabling you to follow long-term training.
  • Ten training files, with summaries
Training Features:

  • Graphical target zone indicator: Graphically displays heart rate zone, helping you to stay on the desired intensity.
  • HeartTouch: Different training information can be accessed without pressing buttons, handy when gloves make pressing buttons difficult, by bringing your training computer close to your transmitter.

Watch Features:

  • Backlight
  • Date and weekday indicator
  • Display text in English, German, Finnish, Swedish, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian
  • Dual time zone
  • KeyLock locks training computer buttons.
  • Low battery indicator
  • 12- and 24-hour time display, with alarm and snooze
  • User-replaceable battery
  • Water resistant to 30 meters


  • 33-gram weight
  • One-year battery life with CR1632 battery

What's in the Box

  • Polar FT4 training computer
  • Polar WearLink and transmitter
  • Quick Guide
List Price: $99.95

Omron BP785 10 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

The Omron 10 SERIES upper arm home blood pressure monitor has advanced features that provide users with detailed information to better manage their heart health. With a touch of a button, you can learn all you need to know about your blood pressure and be reassured you're getting an accurate reading, thanks to the Calibration Check System and the Cuff Wrap Guide.

The Omron 10 SERIES upper arm blood pressure monitor provides you with these 10 key benefits:
  1. Calibration Check System: Dual sensors automatically double check each reading, providing you with added reassurance that each reading is accurate.
  2. Irregular Heartbeat Detector: Detect irregular heartbeats while your blood pressure is being measured. If an irregular heartbeat is detected, an indicator icon will appear, alerting you so you can consult with your medical professional.
  3. Cuff Wrap Guide: Indicator confirms the cuff has been wrapped correctly on your arm.
  4. BP Level Indicator: Shows how your reading compares to internationally recognized guidelines for normal home blood pressure levels.
  5. Two User Mode: Allows two different users to monitor and track their readings separately in the stored memory.
  6. ComFit Cuff: Patented by Omron®, the pre-formed arm cuff expands to fit both regular and large sized arms to ensure more comfortable, accurate readings.
  7. TruRead: Automatically takes three consecutive readings one minute apart and displays the average, following the guidelines set by internationally recognized guidelines for home blood pressure measurement.
  8. AC Adapter: AC adapter that plugs into your wall and ensures your monitor is ready to use whenever you are.
  9. Advanced Averaging: With a touch of a button you can review an eight week history of your weekly morning and evening blood pressure averages.
  10. 200 Memory Storage: 100 memory storage for each person (200 total) with date and time stamp allows you to review the last 100 readings with a touch of a button.

The Right Fit
Cuff size is very important in ensuring an accurate reading every time you monitor. Before you purchase a home blood pressure monitor, determine if you will need a standard or large sized cuff. To determine your arm size, use a cloth measuring tape to measure the circumference of your left arm. The cuff size options are:
  • Standard Adult Cuff--fits arm sizes 9 to 13 inches
  • Large Adult Cuff--fits arm sizes 13 to 17 inches
  • Omron ComFit Cuffs--fit both standard and large size arms from 9 to 17 inches

Product Features
  • Dual sensors automatically double check each reading.
  • Indicator confirms the cuff has been wrapped correctly.
  • Automatically takes three consecutive readings one minute apart and displays the average.
  • The monitor can detect and alert irregular heartbeats while the blood pressure is being measured.
  • 200 memory storage with a date and time stamp. 

What's in the Box
One Omron 10 SERIES upper arm blood pressure monitor (BP-785), one ComFit™ Cuff, one English/Spanish instruction manual, one Quick Start Guide, one AC adaptor, and one storage case.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I got this blood pressure monitor for my husband's use--he is a physician with high blood pressure. He was not interested in using it to monitor his own blood pressure, but was very interested in using it in his clinic, as he had the manual type (called a sphygmomanometer) and his nurse was showing signs of carpal tunnel syndrome from manually pumping it up for each patient. So I agreed that he could use it there if he would write a review for me. Although this will not give feedback on the use of this monitor for individual use, I think that the review by a physician will be worthwhile and add something to the many reviews already published here. Here is his review:
"We just started using the Omron BP785, Series 10, blood pressure monitor in our medical clinic. We have tried other automatic blood pressure monitors before and were not satisfied as the readings were erratic at times. We have been impressed with the accuracy and ease of use of the Omron device.
The device is small, light, and has an easy-to-read face that measures 4.75 inches by 6 inches. The back of the device is elevated off the flat surface 3.5 inches, the front is elevated only .75 inches so the device is manufactured to rest on a flat surface and the face is tilted forward towards the user for ease of reading. The readings are in large size numbers also for easy reading.
The Omron, Series 10 has many unique features including an automatic calibration check system with dual sensors that automatically check each reading to insure accuracy. Other features include a cuff wrap guide to make sure the cuff is properly applied. The pre-formed cuff provided makes the cuff easy to apply and fits all size upper arms. In the "True Read Mode" the device takes three separate consecutive readings, one minute apart and displays the average of the three readings following the guidelines of the American Heart Association. The device also has an Irregular Heartbeat Detector that alerts the user of any irregular beats which is very helpful in a busy clinic. This allows my nurse to notify me of any patients with a previously unknown irregular heartbeat so I can refer them to a cardiologist ASAP. The device also has a 200 reading memory storage with date and time-stamp for easy research of the last 200 readings.
We have checked the Omron's accuracy against our standard sphygmomanometer and it appears to be very accurate for all three parameters of Systolic BP, Diastolic BP, and Pulse.
I would recommend this monitor for home use and even for medical office use without any reservations."
He said that he absolutely would give this product five stars. He has only been using it for about a week, so I will update this review after several months of his using it to see about a hundred patients a week. This would be useful in assessing its long term durability.
Highly recommended.
- By O. Brown "Ms. O. Khannah-Brown" (Twopeas, WA)

Our whole family love this product. It is very important to keep a check on your blood pressure. Very accurate.
- By Patrice Sanders (Valdese, NC United States)

I am really happy with this purchase the monitor is great delivery was very good
received in just under 2weeks,the only complaint l have is that the plug does not suit 240v power points that we have in Australia we will have to find an adapter.
- By Noreen DaPos (Melbourne, Vic, AU)

Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer with ExacTemp Technology

Designed to give you some peace of mind when your child comes down with a fever, the Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer with ExacTemp Technology has all the features you could ever want in a thermometer. Used by more doctors' offices than any other infrared thermometer brand, the Thermoscan features a pre-warmed tip that improves accuracy, a unique guidance system that ensures precise results, and infrared technology that takes your child's temperature in seconds.

Ear Thermometers Deliver Most Precise Readings
If you are the parent of a young child, you probably know all too well that the average baby gets seven fevers a year. Clinical studies prove that ear thermometers reflect changes in core body temperature faster than oral thermometers and more accurately than rectal or temple measurements.
Rectal temperatures lag behind changes in core body temperature, so they are not always a reliable indicator. Temple and underarm measurements take skin temperatures, not core body temperatures, so they can be influenced by external factors such as sweating or drafts. Likewise, oral temperatures can be influenced by external factors such as drinking, eating, and breathing.
The eardrum, however, shares its blood supply with the temperature control center of the brain, so changes in body temperature are reflected sooner and more accurately in the ear than in other places.
Pre-warmed Tip and Guidance System Ensure Accuracy Every Time
When you use the Braun ThermoScan, you can be sure you'll receive professional-level results every time. Unlike other ear thermometers, Braun ThermoScan ExacTemp features a patented pre-warmed tip. This feature minimizes the cooling effect on the ear canal that can result from using room-temperature tips, meaning you get the most accurate results possible.

Additionally, the ThermoScan's unique ExacTemp technology with Guidance System confirms with a light and a beep when you have taken a proper measurement. An ExacTemp light flashes during the measuring process and signals when the probe has not been placed correctly in the ear canal. The light shines continuously once the temperature has been taken, and a beep signals that you have an accurate reading.
And when you have to regularly monitor your baby's temperature, the ThermoScan's memory function facilitates by keeping track of the development of the temperature, storing up to eight different results.
Infra-Red Technology and Flexible Tip Make Measurement Fast and Gentle
The Braun ThermoScan is the perfect thermometer for parents who have fussy children. The ThermoScan measures the infrared heat generated by the eardrum and surrounding tissue, giving an accurate temperature in just a few seconds. With such a fast measurement time and with a small, soft, flexible tip, the ThermoScan is as gentle as can be. In fact, the ThermoScan is so gentle and fast, you can take your baby's temperature while he or she is sleeping, without worrying about an unscheduled wake-up.
Lens Filters Improve Accuracy and Safety
To ensure the accuracy of every temperature reading, a new clean lens filter should be used for each measurement. Lens filters protect the tip from scratches, as well as from impurities such as earwax, which might adversely affect the accuracy. Furthermore, exchanging the lens filter before every temperature reading virtually eliminates the risk of spreading germs from one person to the next.
For ease of use, a lens filter detector makes sure that a lens filter always is in place, and a lens filter ejector makes removing used lens filters as easy as can be.
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What's in the Box
Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer with ExacTemp Technology, protective case, lens filters, and batteries. 

Product Features
  • Professional accuracy. Flashing light and beep confirm positioning.
  • On-Off button for easy control. Memory function stores 8 readings.
  • Soft, flexible tip with filter detector. Lens Filter ejector for easy removal.
  • Oral, rectal or underarm use
  • Includes: 2 AA batteries - 21 lens filters and cap

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Bought this couple of weeks back consequent to my son developing high fever and which fluctuated considerably. This caused the Red Cross $9.00 digital thermometer useless as it takes approx. a minute (under armpits) to record temparature. Our doctor advised us to buy Braun based ear thermometer.
First off - there are quite a models available. After taking to doctor and doing research - the 2 new models are IRT 4520 and IRT 4020. These are EXACT copies (all functionality) like their PRO 4000 versions! The ExacTemp feature has a pre-heated tip which is more comfortable for the ear. The older models (PRO 3000) is about $80, but uses lithium batteries and I don't think has pre-heated tip.
Has a "sort of" battery meter. Starts to show - that battery's low, flashing means - will effect results. (Very good)
Usage: Switch on, place tip (with tip cover, without cover, doesn't work), push START and WITHIN TWO SECONDS you get the temperature. Slightly hold the ear in order to place the tip INTO THE EAR HOLE to get best INTERNAL EAR CANAL reading. The readings are stored for access later - total 8 memory readings. Auto shut-off: 60 sec.
The storage is into a white canister type case, which has HORIZONTAL standing (not good - as VERTICAL standing would have been better or if provided ALSO - good).
The given 21 nos. of lens caps are very little. Thankfully, the whole package of lens caps goes INSIDE the thermometer case, storing them together. I have put a Clorex cloth inside the case and into which I push the thermometer, this disinfects my cap and keeps the thermometer disinfected. (Just remember to change the cloth occasionally)
Size-wise it's a bit thick and thus slightly problematic to carry along but due to it's accuracy/etc. worth the hassle.
The ejector is very useful. Just press it and the lens cap is THROWN forward. Be careful, it's literally EJECTED out. (Point towards garbage can - I hit my wife's nose...;)
Note: If you get covers for the PRO 4xxx series - you can use it with IRT 4520. That's very good. The batteries are regular AA series and last a bit. The IRT 4020 has 1 extra feature - has a protective plastic cap covering the disposable lens caps. That's actually very useful. So, if you get 4520 and 4020 at approx. the same price, I would opt for 4020.
There are some calibrations possible, but advice you NOT to do so. If you keep pressing the I/O button even after OFF, then you can switch between Celcius/Farenheit settings. You can set the optimal temperature of the tip, define ambient room temp, etc - Keep i/o button pressed, after OFF starts to FLASH, there will be loud beep - immediately release the I/O button. Then keep pressing (short presses) of the I/O to switch.
Note: ALTHOUGH NOT STATED, IT'S ADVISABLE to have the thermometer calibrated professionally *KAZ, in US* annually.
Weight - about 8 oz.
Any diff. between ExacTemp and non-Exac?
Yes - the pre-heated tip.
Any diff. btw the Professional (+$200) and this?
NONE in functionality, the PRO's just more heavy duty, with anti-theft features, base-station, etc. (all sold as accessories)
Any diff. btw this and the "Compact" one?
Yes - this has ExacTemp, has Memory functions, overall - quicker.
Does the PRO series lens cover fit?
Difference with IRT 4520 and IRT 4020?
IRT 4020 has a protective cover ON top of lens cover. IRT 4020 - difficult to buy. Pro 4xxx series REPLICATES IRT 4520, not IRT 4020.
How accurate?
Very accurate. I compared with mercury-based prof. thermometers.
Usage tips?
Use the SAME ear (you'll notice each ear records diff. temp)
Hold the ear slightly up, push gently the tip INSIDE and press "Start"
Can I use it "orally", rectum, arm-pits?
I don't think so, it's gonna be difficult, the tip's designed for ears. Although stated possible - can't imagine how.
Any features I would have liked?
Yes, the following:
(a) Memory feature has the date/time included
(b) The memory feature has the LEFT ear and RIGHT ear set. (i.e. 2*8 memory locations, at least)
(c) Ability to switch off the BEEP
(d) A 2nd. display where the "Start" button is to see the temp. immediately (priority - low)
(e) More thin - the overall product
(f) Lens covers are very costly
(g) The case should be able to STAND, not lying down only
- By Baivab Mitra (Jersey City, NJ)

Great thermometer. Easy to use. Quick accurate temperature. I've used temporal thermometers that don't work as well and are not easily as accurate. Highly recommend this product.
- By Homira

Just what I expected, a fast, easy, covenient, and accurate ear thermometer to take the temperature in seconds from a new-born that will not stay still for more than a few seconds.
- By Mario Martinez Varela (El Salvador)

Panasonic EW3109W Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

The Panasonic EW3109W Automatic Arm Blood Pressure Monitor is the first portable arm unit in the industry. The easy-fit cuff, designed for comfort and to assure correct and accurate use, rolls around the slim baton-style monitor for portability. The large "Easy Read" LCD display gives you digital readings on inflation with memory capabilities that can capture up to 90 readings with an averaging feature allowing you to save and track readings over time.
Panasonic's Digital Filter Technology assures accurate measurement of blood pressure readings every time with sensors that isolate and detect only essential pulse oscillation, thereby eliminating noise factors which can cause unreliable measurements. The Flashing Warning System alerts you if your blood pressure reading is high or hypertensive.  
Easy to Use
With only one-touch of the start button, the unit auto-inflates making it not only accurate but also extremely easy to use. The Panasonic EW3109W Automatic Arm Blood Pressure Monitor comes with a carrying pouch and 4 AA batteries for in-the-box power. An optional AC adaptor and extra-large cuff (fits up to 17") are available and sold separately.

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  • Take your own blood pressure at home
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  • Reduce your blood pressure
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All blood pressure monitors include a 2-year limited warranty. You can always trust Panasonic healthy living products to help you monitor your physical health in the comfort of your own home. Their range of blood pressure monitors are among the most popular on the market because they're reliable, easy-to-use, and accurate.

Product Features
  • Automatic arm pressure monitor gives accurate readings at a push of a button
  • Digital Filter Technology assures accurate readings by eliminating extraneous noise
  • Large LCD display with automatic memory that lets you keep track of 90 readings
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 2 x 2 inches (WxHxD)

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have been using blood pressure monitors for over 12 years and compared to others I have been using this one is FAR better.... here is why: (1) The construction quality is excellent... beautifully made (2) It is extremely quiet, almost in-audible compared to others I have used (3) The cuff design is unusual and a huge improvement over the conventional cuff design on other units... this one has a flexible shaped insert inside the inflatable cuff that forms a "tube" shape that makes the cuff very easy to slide over your arm and to easily wrap the Velcro to hold it in place. I eventually learned that I could leave the Velcro "closed" and simply slide the cuff off after use and easily slide it back on for a new measurement without opening the Velcro.(4) Yes, is is made in China BUT in a PANASONIC factory. (5) I have not yet compared the readings to those in my doctors office but likely it will be very close since it is ~ same as the older very noisy one I have been using that does closely match the doctors measurements.
- By A. Konrad Lagarde (North Carolina)

Cross tested this with another and it comes out accurate. It is billed as a portable, but it seems a little big for travel. I thought it would be smaller. The readout part of the monitor of it is 8.5" long, and about 2.5" in diameter. Appears to be built to last. Comes with a nice travel pouch.
- By dansker (DC)

This Panasonic blood pressure monitor is the tiniest I've seen, but it does the job just fine. It comes with a manual, a set of batteries and a soft cloth carry bag (a power adapter is available separately). The display is large and easy to read. The cuff has an embedded C-shaped spring which makes it easy to fit to your arm by yourself.
An excellent, reliable product perfect for traveling.
- By esanta (San Jose, CA USA)

Omron HBF-306C Fat Loss Monitor

The Omron HBF-306C Body Fat Analyzer measures your body fat with a gentle, micro electrical current -- don't worry, you won't feel it. The key to long-term exercise success is accurate body fat composition measurement. This handheld body fat analyzer is an affordable and easy way to measure your body fat in the privacy of your own home. After inputting the data, a measurement can be started by simply holding the grip electrodes and pressing the start button. And since the analyzer is built with a nine person profile memory, each member of your family or team can track the success of their individual exercise routines.
The HBF-306C features two modes -- athlete and normal -- for accurate results. The device is a breeze to use, and it returns measurement results in seven seconds for both Bi method (Bioelectrical Impedance Method) and BMI (Body Mass Index). The unit displays the measured value of your body fat percentage through the BMI method, and indicates the body mass in for ranges from low, normal, high, and very high according to the BMI value.
What is the Bioelectrical Impedance Method?
Muscles, blood vessels and bones are body tissues having a high water content that conduct electricity easily. Body fat is tissue that has little electric conductivity. The Body Fat Analyzer sends an extremely weak electrical current of 50 kHz and 500 µA through your body to determine the amount of fat tissue. This weak electrical current is not felt while operating the Body Fat Analyzer. The Bioelectrical Impedance Method safely combines the electric resistance with the distance of the electricity conducted. Correct posture and consistent measuring conditions need to be maintained for the best results.
Operating the Analyzer
To use the HBF-306C you must first set your personal datYou must first select between the Normal and Athlete modes. To determine if you should select Normal or Athlete, you must calculate your FIT index by using the following formula:

  • FIT Index = Frequency x Intensity x Time
Frequency is a single digit number from one to five that represents your frequency of exercise. If you exercise daily or almost daily, then use the number five; three to four times per week use four; one to two times per week use three; a few times per month use two; and for less than once a month use one. If you workout vigorously, then you use the number five to represent your intensity level; if you workout with moderate or light effort, use the number four. Meanwhile, time is a single digit number from four to one that represents the duration of your workout. If you exercise for 45 minutes or more, then use the number four; 30-44 minutes use three; 15-29 minutes use two; and for less than 15 minutes use one. For example, if you run five times a week for 30 minutes, your FIT index would be 75 (5 x 5 x 3 = 75) and you would select the Athlete setting. If your FIT index is greater than 60, you should select the Athlete setting. Any number below would demand a normal setting.
After determining your FIT index and selecting between the Athlete and Normal setting, the remaining personal data is very straightforward. Simply enter your height, weight, age and gender. When all the data is fixed and stored, the analyzer screen will display "Ready," and you'll be ready to take your first body fat measurements.
Note: For the following cases, the body fat percentage measured by this unit may significantly differ from the actual body fat percentage.

  • Children in a growth stage
  • Elderly people and post-menopausal women
  • People with a fever
  • People who have swelling
  • Patients with osteoporosis who have very low bone density
  • Bodybuilders or professional athletes
  • Patients undergoing dialysis

Product Features
  • Analyzer measures your body fat with a gentle, micro electrical current.
  • Two modes -- athletic and normal -- provide accurate results based on your exercise regiment.
  • Delivers measurement results for Bi method (Bioelectrical Impedance Method) and BMI (Body Mass Index).
  • Delivers results in approximately seven seconds.
  • Features a nine person memory profile for the whole family.
  • 9 person profile.
  • Accurate readings in seconds.
  • Athlete mode for accurate results for athletes.
  • Measures 2 fitness indicators: body fat percentage and body mass index (BMI).
  • Monitor your progress in losing body fat.

Q&A - Fitness Monitors
What is the Bioelectrical Impedance Method?
Bioelectrical Impedance (BI) is considered one of the most accurate and accessible methods of screening body fat. Muscles, blood vessels and bones are body tissues having a high water content that conduct electricity easily. Body fat is tissue that has little electric conductivity. The monitor sends an extremely weak electrical current through your body to determine the amount of fat tissue. The weak electrical current is not felt while operating the Body Fat Analyzer. The monitor is calculated by a formula that includes five factors; electric resistance, height, weight, age and gender.
What is visceral fat?
Visceral fat is located around the organs. Too much visceral fat is thought to be closely linked to increased level of fat in the bloodstream, which can lead to common conditions such as high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Sedentary life style causes excess visceral fat, and exercise can reduce it quicker than subcutaneous fat (fat located under skin).
What is resting metabolism?
Resting metabolism is the energy to maintain vital functions and it counts 60 to 70% of total energy consumption. Knowing your resting metabolism can help your dietplan. If you can increase daily activity while keeping food intake at resting metabolism level, you can lose weight.
What is skeletal muscle?
Skeletal muscle is muscle attached to the bones that is used to move the body. If you do weight loss without exercise, you may lose skeletal muscle. Skeletal muscle is important to maintain your resting metabolism as well as your functionality. Monitoring skeletal muscle during weight loss is key to avoid weight rebound in the future.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I never buy anything without doing research on what to buy first. If you read about BMI analyzers on About.com it not only recommends this as one of their top 3 picks over ANY kind of body fat analyzer, but it also explains why some people didnt get the results expected on these comments...because of user error.
Most admit to using this first thing in the morning.
It says on about.com never to do that. For accurate readings, use 3 hours after a meal, never first thing in the morning, (you are dehydrated then) never use when dehydrated, but you should use after emptying your bladder. (remember it's guaging what percent of you is muscle vs water so you want your body water to be balanced and normal...not too low with dehydration, not too high with a full bladder.) Also it's best to use this, or any monitor, when unclothed if possible. Ive found that part not to matter that much as everyone at my office borrows this sometimes and, because bare workers would be awkward, we've found it to read accurately clothed. :-)
Also, if you have a very high muscle mass and a very low BMI set it on "athlete" for an accurate reading. So yes, even bodybuilders CAN use it...you just have to know how.
This explained those who had problems and the unbiased rating on the aformentioned website (and others) states that this is WAY more accurate than calipers...made me buy it. I"d used it before at the gym and it was always great. But before I purchase on my own, I learn.
I use mine often and it is right on target as to what's going on with my body. A handheld non-electronic (or even electronic if it's the kind you place ON your fat) caliper will vary if you do not measure the EXACTLY in the same place each time and squeeze to the exact resistance. You avoid that common error via this latest technology.This has the latest.
I bought this one because or reading about what technology works the best from consumer tests by the experts. And I am happy with my purchase.
As an aside, I also discovered the scales that do fat testing through your feet are not as accurate as this method of testing either, even the Omron scale didnt test for accuracy as well as this Omron fat tester.
So I thought I'd share what i found in my week of research prior to purchase.
I love this body fat analyzer and my friends who have used it got their own as well. If you are bloated, your scale can't tell you why your weight is up. This can. And some days, I thank it for that!
- By Chandler

I highly recommend the Omron fat loss monitor for anybody who is serious about monitoring their body fat.
Why I Recommend It:
1. EASY to use. It's almost dummy-proof
2. Inexpensive. For less than $26 you can have it delivered (Super-Saver shipping) including batteries.
3. I don't need help to use it. I don't know of any other method that you can do in the privacy of your home each and every day with the exception of calipers. And you need somebody else to use the calipers on you. Since they're only accurate if that person knows what he/she is doing and measures you in the exact same place each time, I think it's just easy to get a monitor.
4. Quick. I can take a measurement in about 10 seconds.
General Thoughts/Suggestions:
1. The instruction manual mentions this also but... Make sure to take the measurement at the same time each day. I take my measurements right before I leave the house for work before I've eaten or drank anything for the day.
2. Don't expect the results to be perfect. If the measurement tells you that you're 16% body fat, that's probably pretty close to what you actually are. But depending on how much water you've had to drink, how recently you've exercised, how recently you've eaten, etc., the reading could go up to 17% or down to 15%. It's best to be consistent with when you take your measurements and to use the monitor as a guide to tell you if you're gaining or losing. I think of it as a fat loss compass... not a fat loss GPS.
3. Make sure that you keep your stats updated in the computer memory. I'm on a fat loss routine right now. I've lost 15 lbs since I began using the Omron monitor. It only takes a second to update your personal stats in the monitor's memory. But you need to do it. Otherwise it'll give you an inaccurate reading.
All in all, I'd say this is a great investment. Yes, you can lose body fat without using a monitor. But it is also possible to lose weight without losing body fat (i.e. water weight or muscle). I'm constantly tweaking my diet and workout routine to keep that percentage dropping. Without the monitor I'd be in the dark and I'm confident that I wouldn't have seen the progress that I've seen thus far.
Good luck & good health!
- By G. Bailor (Portland, OR)

Omron HJ-112 Digital Pocket Pedometer

Whether you're taking a walk or taking steps to meet your fitness goals, you'll love how Omron's HJ-112 Dual-Axis Pocket Pedometer easily and accurately tracks your progress. The pedometer features advanced 2D Smart Sensor Technology, which means you can use it horizontally or vertically. For added convenience, you can carry the HJ-112 in your pocket or secure it to your bag or belt loop with the included clip.

Pocket Pedometer with Smart Sense Technology
Instead of using a simple pendulum mechanism (the clicking device you hear on most pedometers), this Omron pedometer uses Smart Sense Technology with advanced acceleration sensors. These sensors detect exactly when you are taking a step and filter out non-walking movements, ensuring your count is accurate.

Versatile Attachment Options
The HJ-112 comes with a convenient clip, and it is clinically validated for use in a pocket, purse, bag, or on the hip. For further ease of use, 2D Smart Sensor Technology allows you to position the pedometer horizontally or vertically.

Accurate Calculations Displayed on a Large Screen
While you walk, the HJ-112 quietly and accurately measures steps, aerobic steps, time, and distance. It also calculates calories and fat grams burned.
The large screen separately displays aerobic steps and minutes, which the pedometer calculates after 10 minutes of continuous walking at more than 60 steps per minute.
The HJ-112 counts steps with 5 percent accuracy.

What's in the Box
Omron HJ-112 Digital Pocket Pedometer with holder, strap, clip, lithium battery, screwdriver, and instruction manual.

HJ-112 Pocket Pedometer, At a Glance:

  • Can be used horizontally or vertically
  • Quiet and accurate
  • Measures steps, aerobic steps, time, and distance
  • Calculates calories and fat grams burned
  • Stores seven days of information
  • Resets automatically at midnight
  • Large display 

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Since getting attached to pedometers a couple of years ago, I've gone through at least a dozen--Digiwalkers, Oregon Scientifics, Omrons. Sometimes the clips would break (Digiwalkers have no spring clip), or the cover would snap off, or they would prove highly inaccurate, or they would be bulky, or they would be too "versatile" and intricate to be practical for someone who was simply looking to get in 10,000 steps for the day. For this reason, I recommended the Sportline 330 as a comparatively rugged, accurate, and inexpensive step counter that, if need be, could be replaced with minimal financial damage.
But recently I saw this "high end" Omron at Walgreen's and thought I'd give it a spin. Its primary allure: it claims to be so sensitive that you don't need to wear it on a belt or some other outer wear. Just drop it in your shirt pocket or purse and forget about it.
Guess what? The Omron people aren't pulling your leg. This is indeed a very sensitive little machine that does what it says it will do, in addition to being fast, easy, convenient, and extremely durable. I decided to test it by walking 30-40 minutes with the Omron in my shirt pocket and the Sportline clipped to my belt. At the end of my walk the Omron and Sportline were within 80 steps of each other. Moreover, it was the Omron that gave me the extra steps (a bonus if you consider the amount of time it takes--practically 2 hours--to log the full 10,000 steps).
The only advanced feature I occasionally use is the memory bank. The device automatically resets to 0 steps while saving the previous day's count in memory (for up to a week). Although I set the clock, I rarely use the other extra features--calorie counter, aerobic read-out, or even distance covered. I don't even bother with things like entering stride length and attaching clips or necklaces. This particular Omron model rises above the field because of one thing: quality. It's accurate, it's easy and fast, and it's dependable if not indestructible (I've sat on it, inadvertently sent it through the wash, dropped it into a bath-tub). It keeps going, as long as you do. If you have a shirt pocket and know how to read from one to 10,000, you're on your way.
You can never have too many good pedometers, but this Omron makes it unlikely you'll need another one any time soon. There's no question in my mind that this is best of breed, the one that Tiger Woods would use even if he had to pay for it and realized no rewards other than the practical and motivational benefits of the device itself. At its current price, it's probably the best buy on Amazon.
- By Samuel Chell (Kenosha,, WI United States)

This is pedometer is Consumer Reports #1 rated digital pedometer- and I can see why. It's extremely light weight and really easy to use with just four big buttons on the front. Here's a few of its best features:
  • it can accurately senses steps in your belt, pocket, OR purse!
  • it has a large display for the visually impaired
  • it has a 7 day history so you can see progress (or lack of)
  • it calculates calories and distance in addition to steps
I'd recommend this little device to anyone who wants to lose weight- just begin one day, and the next day, see if you can maintain or beat your previous step record. Now how easy is that?
So what DIDN'T I like about it? Not much. Perhaps the ONLY sort of negative thing I can say is that you will need a tiny screwdriver to open the back of it to put in the battery. Other than that, if you're looking to increase your activity a little to improve your health, look no further. Also recommend The Sixty-Second Motivator for anyone who needs more motivation to stick with an exercise program.
- By Shelly

I am certainly no expert on the subject of pedometers, or anything else electronic, truth be told. On the other hand, I have purchased and used several different models, from several different companies and manufacturers, all at different prices and all with different features. I have also researched these things, both here on Amazon and other points of purchase and talking to friends. This Omron is by far the best. It actually functions precisely as it's makers say it will. I found the set up to be quite easy (even for a electronic dolt like myself) and found the directions to be quite comprehensive. My wife and I both tested this thing and found it to be the most accurate of the several we have used in the past. I did not feel the cost was particularly high when compaired to what you get (I have found you pretty much get what you pay for and if you purchase a pedometer for $5.95, that is just about what you will get). The unit is quite attractive and offers a number of ways to carry and attach it to yourself. I must admit, that I first purchased this for my wife, when I found how well it worked, I purchased a second one for myself. These gadgets are great motivators and can be a real eye opener. I also appreciate the other reviewers here, their reviews were the final push I needed to decide on this particular item. I highly recommend this one.
- By D. Blankenship (The Ozarks)

EatSmart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale

EatSmart "Step-On" technology allows you to simply step on the scale and get your weights. No more tapping to activate the scale! Increased capacity to 400 pounds with the same precision and repeatability that makes our products great!

The EatSmart Bathroom Scale is the ideal way to track your weight loss quickly and easily. Simply step on, and in seconds you'll have an accurate readout to the nearest .2 lbs on the EatSmart's oversized 3.5" LCD display. With EatSmart's proprietary new "step-on" technology there is no more tapping to turn the scale on!!! The LCD display also contains a cool-blue backlight, allowing for easy viewing even in the most low light areas of the bathroom or home.

The EatSmart Digital Bathroom Scale is also not only easy to use but also extremely accurate, engineered to the highest precision standards. The four high-gauge EatSmart precision sensors ensure that you will get an accurate measurement every time (just read our reviews!). Additionally the slim, tempered glass design fits perfectly into any surroundings and large non-slip platform safely allows weights to 400 lbs.

Along with your EatSmart digital scale you also receive our easy instruction guide and 4 AAA batteries.

Stop guessing your weight and get serious about your weight loss and fitness goals. Get yours today!

100% EatSmart Guaranteed Product Satisfaction. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Contact us via phone or email anytime for support with our products.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I changed my review from a 1 to a 5...here's why I am impressed. First, I had a Tanita scale; it told me my weight, body fat, water weight, bone weight, if my toe nails needed to be cut, etc. However, I could not read the display and as executive/non-athlete I did not need all this information. When that scale died, I went looking for a good solid simple scale. I liked the way this scale looked and the reviews on Amazon were good. Plus, the price was great. I got it right away, and it was great. Looked good, easy to read, and I liked the 0.2 denominations. However, unfortunately it stopped working after two weeks. I went to return it on Amazon and posted a disappointing review. Then the most amazing thing happened...this really happened...about an hour after I posted my review, I was contacted by the company. They read my review and apologized that my unit was not operating the way that it was supposed, discussed their high quality control and that this should not have happened, and then they sent me a replacement right away. THAT IS CUSTOMER SERVICE!!! They are family run operation that prides themselves on customer service and providing people with a quality product. THEY STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCTS! There are so few of these good companies left. I was very impressed. I am a very happy customer again and will buy other products from this company!! I hope you will too.
- By Marc D. Ganz "ganzma" (New York, NY United States)

I am SO happy to finally have a bathroom scale that WORKS! My old Taylor scale was just crap. Seriously. I lost so much motivation because of that thing, it would give me different weights anywhere within a 5-pound "range" every time I stepped on it, so I never had any idea what I actually weighed, or whether or not my hard work was paying off. Drove me nuts!
Because of that, I put my new EatSmart scale through a lot of "tests" when I got it today. I stepped on it 5 times in a row, alternating between it and the old Taylor scale each time. The old scale gave me 5 completely different numbers, as usual, but the EatSmart stayed the same each time! I even tried putting the laundry basket on it in between weighs, to make sure it wasn't just "remembering" the last number. Nope! So then I tried drinking a big glass of water, and sure enough, the EatSmart registered a .6 pound increase. Fantastic! I'm so pleased with the consistency and accuracy of this scale. I'm feeling 100x more energized and motivated than I was yesterday, because I know now I'll be able to see the REAL results of my actions, good or otherwise. :)
- By Zeugma (Upstate NY)

When I finally decided to replace the old analog scale that I have had for the last decade I thought it was going to be an expensive and borderline painful process. After doing a little research, I purchased the EatSmart scale primarily because the large display was appealing (I have a very small apartment bathroom with one small overhead light) and the price seemed right.
I have been nothing but thrilled with this purchase so far. The large screen allows for me to easily read the scale every time (even after I get out of the shower and the bathroom is fogged up). With my old analog I was always hunching over to figure out what major weights the dial was between. It also is very accurate (I weighed myself multiple times the first few times to test this) and has none of the huge weight fluctuations reported in the reviews of some of Amazon's other scales. Best of all the price was very reasonable versus scales with similar features I have seen elsewhere. Highly recommended.
- By William Bennett (Scottsdale, AZ)

3M Littmann Classic II S.E. Stethoscope 28 inch

The features of this item are as follows: 
  • Excellent acoustic sensitivity. 
  • The patented tunable diaphragm alternates between low and high frequencies without turning over the chest piece. This allows for same-site auscultation. 
  • The chest piece is finger-contoured for an easy-grip, secure hold. It is protected with a hand-polished, scratch resistant finish. 
  • The lightweight, adjustable-tension headset, and patented 3M Littmann snap tight soft-sealing eartips make the stethoscope even more comfortable to wear. 
  • The thick single lumen tubing provides excellent portability, allowing you to fold the stethoscope easily into your pocket without kinking or breaking. 
  • The new Master chestpiece makes it easier to auscultate under a patients gown. 
  • It features a nonchill rim and diaphragm for patient's comfort. 
  • Latex free. 

Available colors : 

Product Details 
  • Dimensions : 2 pounds
  • List Price : $94.45 

3M Littmann 3000 Electronic Stethoscope 29 Inch

Littmann 3000 Electronic Stethoscope Ideal use for Cardiology and High Performance applications. Features amplification and ambient noise reduction (ANR) technology that acoustically cancels an average of 75%% of distracting room noise. Automatically shuts off after 3 minutes from last button activation to conserve battery power. Ergonomically designed chestpiece with nonchill diaphragm for comfort and easy, one-hand manipulation. 3M Littmann Snap Tight Soft-Sealing eartips provide an excellent acoustic seal and comfortable fit. Traditional cardiology tube set allows scope to easily fold and be placed in pocket. Versatile chestpiece can accommodate infant, pediatric and adult patients. Single AAA alkaline battery provides up to 200 hours (approximately 6 months) of use. Patent-pending low friction diaphragm surface. Programmable volume settings. Up to 18X the amplification of non-electronic Littmann stethoscopes. Offers a one-button, one-finger operation of both the volume and frequency mode.

Product Features 
  • Features amplification and ambient noise reduction (ANR) technology
  • Up to 18x the amplification of non-electric Littman stethoscopes
  • Automatically shuts off after 3 minutes from last button activation to conserve batter power
  • Single AAA alkaline batteries provide up to 200 hours of use
  • Latex-free with a two-year warranty
Available Color 

List Price : $379.50

Magna Fortis Neocardia

Infant edition of Magna Fortis' Microcardia.

Stethoscope features :
  • Beautiful, sensitive, and rugged: Neocardia functions with, or without a diaphragm. 
  • Includes three eartip sets (including patent-pending adjustable self sealing eartips), plus black accessory conversion kit. 
  • Available in matte or glossy finish, 19 solid colors, or 361 color combinations of headset color and tubing color. 
  • Lifetime limited warranty. 
  • 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

Magna Fortis Traditional Sprague Stethoscope

Stethoscope features 
  • Five stethoscopes in one.
  • Full accessory pouch.
  • 22" dual tubing.
  • lifetime limited warranty.
  • 5 colors to choose from!

Magna Fortis Sonocardia

The top performing single-sided stethoscope available, features superior cardiology acoustics compared to any other single-sided ("single head") stethoscope. Patented, idealized single-head stethoscope design yields exceptional low frequency sensitivity. Ergonomic design earns kudos for comfort, and ease of use. Aesthetic, heart-shaped chestpiece design really resonates with patients. Available in twenty-one solid colors, or >400 color combinations, in matte or glossy finish latex-free PVC (binaural ear tube headset, and tubing); and choice of mirror finish (shown) or satin finish "Heart-throb" chest piece. Sonocardia offers the largest engravable surface area for optional laser marking.

Sonocardia Au, 24K Gold Edition is available. The durable, 24K Gold plated Sonocardia engraves exquisitely, and makes a memorable holiday gift for any caregiver.
Lifetime limited warranty. 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

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