Tanita Technology Explained

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What is TANITA BIA Technology?

When you stand on a Tanita monitor, a very low, safe electrical signal is sent from four metal electrodes through your feet to your legs and abdomen. In segmental models, the four hand-held electrodes will provide extra readings for each leg, arm and abdominal area.


The signal passes quickly through the muscle tissue but meets reisstance when it meets fat tissue. Based on the resistance and your personal data such as age, gender and height, TANITA BC monitor will calculate the amount of fat and lean mass in your body.


What is Multi-Frequency?

Tanita Multi-Frequency Monitors are able to measure bio-electrical impenedance analysis at three, five or six different frequencies. The additional frequencies provide an exceptional level of accuracy compared to single frequency monitors and also makes it possible to estimate extra-cellular water, intra-cellular water and total body water. This information is essential for providing a detailed insight into a personal health status and for indicating health risks such as severe dehydration or oedema (water retention).

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