Updated 3 Oct 2017

Tanita

Inner Scan BC-587

Snapshot: The Tanita Inner Scan BC-587 body fat scale has a capacity up to 200kg and can store 4 user profiles. But how accurate is it?

Inner Scan BC-587
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$249

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Test results

Overall score
74
Body fat accuracy
?/10
Weight accuracy
?/10
Weight sensitivity
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Body fat deviation
?/10

Good points

  • Good body fat accuracy.
  • Excellent weight accuracy.
  • Excellent weight sensitivity.
  • Easy to use.
  • Easy to set up.
  • Display easy to read.
  • Controls very easy to operate with a toe.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

We took readings from 15 men and women. We then compared the results with those obtained from a DEXA (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometre) scan, a machine used in hospitals for determining body fat composition.

Overall score includes:

Body fat accuracy (25%) - How accurately the scale measured body fat.
Weight accuracy (20%) - How accurately the scale measured body weight.
Weight sensitivity (10%) - How sensitive the scale was in detecting incremental changes of 100g.
Body fat deviation (15%) - Based on the reading that was furthest away from the DEXA scan. Measures how much it varied from the scan.
Ease of use (30%) - How easy the display was to read; how easy the controls were to programme and push with your toe; feet positioning; and how stable the scale was to stand on.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$249

Specifications

HxWxD (cm)
5 x 34 x 32
Capacity (kg)
200
User profiles
4
Batteries
4 x AA

Features

Identify previous set users
×
WiFi
×
Can sync results with other products
×
Body Mass Index
No
Water %
Yes
Muscle %
Yes
Bone %
Yes

More Info

Availability
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