by Mark R
It has been a while since we have reported on Tanita’s products. Tanita probably makes the best weighing scales in the world, but one of their products, the BC558 is more of a “Segmental Body Composition Monitor” than a scale.
So what exactly is a Segmental Body Composition Monitor? It is a way of taking individual measurements for each body segment, including the trunk, right arm, left arm, right leg, and left leg.
So what exactly is the Tanita BC558 measuring? Everything. This includes your body fat percentage, body water percentage, muscle mass, bone mass, visceral fat, metabolic age, as well as weight. All of this information can be used to set up an exercise plan for yourself, and the Tanita BC558 can graph your weight loss progress on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
The set up of the Tantia BC558 is somewhat difficult, and involves setting up the date, time, and other personal weight settings. This setup process use retractable handgrip electrodes that allow for more accurate readings of the measurements that I mentioned above.
So if you are looking for a more disciplined and technical way of losing weight, the Tanita BC558 is the way to go. It can be purchased at the Competitive Edge website for about $299.99.