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    1 GB Oregon Scientific™ High Precision Body Weight Monitor with Body Fat Index Model: GA101 User Manual TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction ................................................................................................................. 2 Warnings ........................................................................................[...]

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    GB 2 INTRODUCTION Thank you for selecting the Oregon Scientific™ Body Weight Monitor as your healthcare product of choice. Your Body Weight Monitor is designed to give you many years of reliable service. Some of its features include: • Automatic calculation of body mass index (BMI) and body fat index. • User selectable weight measurement in k[...]

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    3 GB with warm soapy water after handling. Remove the batteries if the Body Weight Monitor will be in storage for an extended period of time. • Liquids, moisture, and foreign objects – Never insert foreign objects in or spill liquids on the product, as this can cause electric shock and damage to the unit. Do not immerse this product in water. O[...]

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    GB 4 KEY FEATURES Front view Back view HOW THE BODY WEIGHT MONITOR WORKS BRIEF DESCRIPTION When you step on the Monitor, a weight measurement is taken. The Monitor can also help you to automatically calculate your Body mass index (BMI) and Body Fat Index, two internationally accepted indicators of health and obesity levels. Weight alone is not a go[...]

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    5 GB BODY MASS INDEX What is Body Mass Index (BMI)? Body mass index (BMI) is a widely used international standard that measures weight to height ratio to determine obesity. BMI is expressed by the following terms: Body weight (kg) [Body height (m)] 2 The BMI is only a general indicator of your health level. As such, accuracies may vary depending on[...]

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    GB 6 References: 1. Jequier, E. (1987) Energy, obesity, and body weight standards. 2. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 45, 1035-1047 3. Japan Society for the Study of Obesity 4. The Weight Loss Research Center 5. myDr. (www.mydr.com.au) BODY FAT INDEX What is Body Fat Index? Body Fat Index is a measurement of the total percentage of fat in y[...]

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    7 GB Ve ry High High Optimal Low Ve ry Low How to Interpret Body Fat Level Indicator In addition to displaying your Body Fat Index, the Monitor provides a Body Fat Level Indicator on the LCD screen to help you immediately gauge your level of health without referring to the chart above. Reference: 1. Robert M. Ross, Andrew S. Jackson: Exercise conce[...]

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    GB 8 Do not immerse the product in water or place the Monitor on a wet surface. Keep the product away from heat sources such as radiators, stoves, and heaters. Do not use the Monitor on an uneven surface. Use carpet feet (supplied) if you place the Monitor on a carpet. SAFETY AND CARE INSTRUCTIONS CARING FOR YOUR BODY WEIGHT MONITOR To ensure you r[...]

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    9 GB NOTE GETTING STARTED UNPACKING THE BODY WEIGHT MONITOR When you unpack your Body Weight Monitor, make sure to keep all the packing materials in a safe place, in case you need to later transport or return it for servicing. In the box, you will find: The Monitor 4x AA 1.5-V Batteries User Manual 4x Carpet Feet Selecting a Location for the Body W[...]

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    GB 10 Setting the Height and Age for a User With this product, you can set and store the age and height for up to four people (users 1 to 4) who regularly use the Body Weight Monitor. Once you set the height and age for a user, the GA101 can automatically calculate the body mass index (BMI) and Body Fat Index whenever the person uses the Monitor. I[...]

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    11 GB TAKING MEASUREMENTS If you have entered a user setting, you can make use of the saved settings to automatically find out your weight, BMI, and Body Fat Index. For users who do not have settings stored, you can choose to take measurements as a “Guest User”. It is necessary that you step onto the Monitor with your bare feet. The electric si[...]

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    GB 12 TAKING MEASUREMENTS AS A GUEST USER Diagram Instruction TAKING WEIGHT-ONLY MEASUREMENTS The Body Weight Monitor is equipped with a patented STEP-ON mechanism to help you take Body Weight measurement without switching on the Monitor. You do not need to wait for measurements like the majority of scales in the market. To measure your body weight[...]

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    13 GB NOTE NOTE RESETTING The reset button is located in the battery compartment on the back of the Monitor. Use a blunt stylus such as a paper clip to press the button. REPLACING THE BATTERIES This product requires four (4) 1.5-volt AA batteries to operate (supplied). Diagram Instructions 1. Replace the batteries whenever the display shows one of [...]

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    GB 14 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE This section includes a list of frequently asked questions for problems you may encounter with your Body Weight Monitor. If the product is not operating as you think it should, check here before arranging for servicing. The batteries are low. Batteries are exhausted. Batteries are inserted incorrectly. Batteries are low.[...]

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    15 GB SPECIFICATIONS Dimensions: Width x Depth x Height 315(w) x 340(d) x 50(h) mm Weight 1.8kg (excluding batteries) Weight measurement: Weighing mechanism 4 load cell Strain-gauge System Weight units kilogram (kg) / pounds (lb) / stone pounds (st-lb) Maximum Weighing Capacity 150kg / 330 lb / 23st-8lb Graduation 0.1 kg / 0.2 lb BMI: BMI measureme[...]