|Tanita currently offers three user
modes that account for physiological differences among people (for example,
a very athletic adult will have different body characteristics from an
average person with a fairly sedentary lifestyle).
To receive the most accurate body fat reading, make sure that you choose
the right mode for your body type. If you select the wrong mode, your reading
will be applied to the wrong calibration and could result in an incorrect
body fat reading..
For adults aged 18 and older who have moderately active to inactive
For children up to the age of 18, who are over 3-1/2 feet tall (107
cm), who have moderately active to inactive lifestyles, and whose bodies
are still developing.
Special calibration for very fit adults.
Tanita's "athlete" is someone who gets approximately 10 hours a week
of intense physical activity (this can be exercise, work or leisure related.)
"Athletes" also have a resting heart rate of approximately 60 beats per
minute or less. This mode includes people who have been very fit for years
but currently exercise less than 10 hours per week. It does not include
"enthusiastic beginners" who recently started making a real commitment
to exercising at least 10 hours per week but whose bodies have not yet
changed to qualify for the Athlete mode.
Not intended for professional athletes or bodybuilders.