Conair WW81 Instruction manual

Conair WW81 Instruction manual
Scales by
for use of
Weight Watchers
bathroom scale
Congratulations! By purchasing this Weight Watchers Scale, you’ve made
the first step toward taking control of your weight. To get the greatest benefit
from your purchase, please read this entire brochure before using your scale.
Models #WW66, WW68
Weight and Body Fat
How does it work?
While body fat can be measured in many ways, the method used in your scale
is bioelectrical impedance. This indirect method of determining body fat starts when
a safe and very low electrical current is sent through the lower half of the body.
The electrical current flows more quickly through water and muscle than it will
through bone and fat. The scale measures the speed of the current. Based on this
number, the scale estimates body fat using a multi-step, mathematical formula.
Is it accurate?
Measurements of body fat tend to fluctuate a lot more than simple weighing,
and different methods of estimating body fat yield very different results. Just as
different scales give different results, different body fat analyzers can provide
very different body fat estimates. Even with the same scale the numbers will
vary because:
• Weight loss tends to produce substantial, continuous, and unpredictable changes in body water content. Because body fat analysis is determined by water content
in the body, results can vary considerably from day to day.
• Hydration status affects body fat results. If you’ve just worked out, there is less water for the electrical current to flow through. This may result in a higher body
fat result. In the same way, if you measure your body fat after drinking a lot of fluid, it may appear that body fat is lower than it really is.
• Skin temperature can have an influence also. Measuring body fat in warm humid weather when skin is moist will yield a different result than if skin is cold and dry.
• As with weight, when your goal is to change body composition it is better to track
trends over time than to use individual daily results.
•Results may not be accurate for persons under the age of 16, or persons with
an elevated body temperature, diabetes or other health conditions.
What you need to know!
• Percent body fat refers to the number of pounds of fat divided by your total body weight and multiplied by 100.
• During weight loss, percent body fat doesn’t appear to be reduced as quickly
as expected because total weight loss and total body fat are decreasing at the
same time (for a more detailed explanation, see next section).
• Weight loss in the form of body fat and lean tissue (muscle) is common, and
is normal.
• To minimize the loss of lean tissue, include regular physical activity, especially strength training, in your weight-loss plan.
Why do I lose weight but my body fat percentage doesn’t change much?
Most body fat monitors show body fat as a percentage only. This body fat
monitor shows you not only a percentage but the actual number of body fat
pounds (in fact, this is the measurement you see after your weight is displayed).
Why is that important? When you lose weight, both the numerator (pounds of
body fat) and denominator (total body weight) go down, so when it’s calculated as
a body fat percentage, the number can be small. For example, a person may weigh
200 pounds and have 40% body fat (= 80 pounds of body fat). He/She loses
20 pounds, but the body fat has only dropped 4% to 36%. That 4% of body fat was
16 pounds of fat – a very significant amount! So do not be overly concerned if you
do not see the percentage change quickly as you are losing weight: monitor the
absolute number of body fat pounds lost. Remember, to minimize the loss of
lean tissue, include regular physical activity, especially strength training, in your
weight-loss plan.
BMI – What Is It?
BMI stands for Body Mass Index, a statistical term derived from height and weight.
It is closely linked to body fat and health outcomes. Over 50 organizations,
including the US Government and the World Health Organization, have adopted
BMI guidelines. BMI is inversely related to fitness, meaning that the higher your
BMI, the less likely you are to be fit. Every time your body analysis monitor reads
your weight and calculates your body fat, it also calculates your BMI. Along with
your weight and your body fat measurements, the BMI reading gives you yet one
more tool to monitor your health and fitness.
Body Water/Hydration Levels
General health standards indicate that one should consume approximately
64 oz of water per day from food and liquids to maintain a healthy level of hydration. Maintaining a good hydration level will help improve your overall health and
general feeling of well-being. If your hydration levels are lower than average, you
should increase your water intake accordingly.
Body water/hydration level – how is it measured?
The hydration level is measured by using Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA).
The same analysis that is used to calculate your body fat is used to calculate your
hydration level. Taking into consideration a user’s age and gender, a calculation is
made that determines the percentage of water.
Please note: It is not recommended to take the hydration measurements in
certain situations, such as following exercise, after drinking a glass of water, or
directly prior to, during or shortly after menstrual cycles. Hydration may not be at
normal levels during these times.
Bone Mass – What Is It?
Bone is a living, growing tissue. During youth, your body makes new bone tissue faster than it breaks down older bone. In young adulthood, bone mass is at
its peak; after that, bone loss starts to outpace bone growth, and bone mass
decreases. But it’s a long and very slow process that can be slowed down even
more through calcium-rich diets and weight-bearing exercise.
Who should monitor bone mass?
Most people have no need to monitor bone mass, but certain groups – postmenopausal women, men and women with certain diseases, and anyone who
takes medications that affect bone tissue – might want to watch for decreases in
bone mass. The bone mass reading is to be used as guide only. Watch for trends
over time and contact your healthcare provider for a more detailed explanation of
the readings and with any questions or concerns.
Body Analysis Table
lways keep in mind that you know your body best. The following ranges of body
fat, BMI, body water and bone mass are offered as guides.
on target
Body Fat
20-29 <13%
30-39 <14
40-49 <15
30-39 <19
40-49 <20
Body Water
Bone Mass
Make the most of it!
Make the most of it!
To summarize, make the most of the body analysis feature by:
• Tracking change over time and not day to day.
• Using the same scale as much as possible.
• Being extra-consistent in the time of day, day of the week, time before or after food and fluid consumption, before or after exercise, etc., when measuring
body composition.
While a scale/body fat monitor can be a useful tool on your weight-loss
journey, it’s not in and of itself a program for losing weight. Studies show
that people lose three times more weight on Weight Watchers than they do
on their own.*
Come to a meeting and learn from us the best way to lose and maintain
weight. Call 1-800-651-6000 or go to to find a
meeting near you.
Important Information Concerning
Weight Management
Your scale is the best tool for monitoring weight. While not the only measure
of weight loss, scales are the most popular method used to gauge weight-loss
success. A scale measures the sum of your total body weight, which includes
bone, muscle, fat, and water.
Body weight fluctuates during the day, and from day to day,
depending on a variety of factors.
• Salt and carbohydrate intake can affect the body’s water retention.
• A large meal adds weight and can cause water retention.
• Dehydration from exercise, illness, or low fluid intake can result in weight loss.
• Muscle is also a factor. Heavy-duty resistance training can build muscle, which
can affect weight.
• The menstrual cycle can cause temporary weight gains and losses.
When You’re Losing Weight
It’s important not to put too much stock in the exact number on the scale,
because it can and will vary. This is especially true when you’re dieting. Small
weight gains and losses are common as your body adjusts to fewer calories and
more exercise. Your scale is a valuable tool when used to track weight over a
period of weeks and months. Be aware that different scales often give different
results. The scale at your doctor’s office may show one weight, and your scale at
home another. So don’t get too caught up with a single number.
*Heshka S et al. Weight loss with self-help compared to a structured commercial program: a randomized controlled trial.
JAMA 2003; 289(14): 1792-1798.
Don’t Overdo It!
A surefire way to get overly concerned with your weight is to weigh yourself too
often. We generally recommend weighing yourself no more than once a week
when you’re dieting. Though it’s hard to stick to this pattern, it’s the best way to
prevent unnecessary concern with normal weight fluctuations, which are unrelated
to your weight-loss efforts. Regardless of your weighing habits, it’s important that
you’re consistent.
Here are 5 rules for effectively monitoring your weight – weigh yourself:
• Once a week, on the same day of
• In the same place
the week
• Wearing the same clothes
• At the same time of day
• Using the same scale
To keep track of your weight, record only one number for the week.
This will give you a clear picture of any trend your weight is following.
When You’re Maintaining Weight
Fluctuations in day-to-day weight tend to be smaller when weight is stable,
so a more frequent weigh-in pattern is helpful. To maintain a stable weight:
• Weigh yourself more often than once a week.
• Use the “5-pound rule” – research shows that people who keep weight
within a 5-pound range are more likely to maintain a healthy body weight
over the long term.
Facts You Should Know
Your Weight Watchers scale is a precise measuring instrument that is most
accurate when weighing a stationary object. To ensure accurate readings,
always try to stand on the same area of the scale platform and DO NOT MOVE.
Should the weight on the scale exceed the scale’s capacity, you may see an error
message ”ERR”.
Electronic sensors are sensitive. Be careful not to drop or jar the scale.
Place it gently onto floor surface, and store where it will be protected from impact.
The scale is an electronic instrument and should never be submerged in water.
Clean with damp cloth and/or glass cleaner.
In the event that the scale battery needs to be replaced, (display shows "Lo"),
open the battery cover on the bottom of the scale and replace the old battery with
a new 3V lithium battery. Dispose of the old battery properly. Do not attempt
to open the scale or to remove any components. Servicing should be done
by qualified technicians only. See warranty information below.
2. Setting the user number
Press the “Set “button. The number “P-01” will appear and blink. Use the Up/Down
button to select a user number (P-01 to P-10). Press SET to confirm.
3. Setting the height
Next, the height indicator “HT” and inch or cm symbol light up (if switch is set to lb,
default is height in inches; if switch is set to KG, default is height in cm). Press the
up or down arrows to adjust the height. Pressing and holding either the up or the
down arrow will advance numbers quickly. Press SET to accept the height. Scale
enters the age setting mode.
4. Setting the age
“AGE” appears and the default age 25 flashes. Press the up or down arrows to adjust the age and press SET to confirm. The scale enters the gender setting mode.
5. Setting the gender
A gender icon flashes. Press the up or down arrows to choose between male and
female gender.
6. Displaying and storing data
Once gender is set, data storage is complete. Scale will display your stored data:
User number, Height and Age will each show for a few seconds.
7. The scale will turn off automatically. It is now ready for use.
Before Using Scale
Precautions for Use
CAUTION! Use of this device by persons with any electrical implant such
as a heart pacemaker, or by pregnant women, is not recommended.
Please consult your physician should you have any questions about the
use of this product in relation to any condition you may have, or treatment
you may be receiving.
1. Set switch on the base of the scale to measure in pounds (lb) or kilograms (kg).
2. Set scale on floor. Surface must be level for accurate operation and safety.
Using the Weight Only Mode
Instructions for customizing your Weight Watchers Body Analysis and Weight
Tracker are below. However, the scale does not need to be programmed to operate
as a simple weigh scale.
1. Tap the scale with your foot to turn it on. The display will light up.
2. Wait until all digits light for several seconds and “0.0” appears.
3. Step on the scale and stand still to measure your weight.
4. The weight reading stays lit for several seconds. Then the scale will shut
off automatically.
Customizing Your Weight Tracker and
Body Analysis Monitor
This tracking scale can be customized for up to 10 users. While the customization
process is not difficult, it may be easiest to read all the instructions first to familiarize
yourself with them. Then keep the instruction manual handy as you go through the
process step by step.
Buttons: USER, SET, Up and Down arrows
1. To set your user data
Tap the scale to turn it on and wait until "0.0" appears.
Body Analysis and Weight Tracking:
1. Operate the scale on a secure flat floor. Tap the scale to turn it on, and wait till
“0.0” appears. Press the “User” button repeatedly until your user number shows on
the display.
2. Stored data for your user number appears (User number, Height, and Age) then
the scale displays “0.0”.
3. Step on the scale barefoot with your feet aligned on the electrodes (metal strips)
on both the sides of platform. Note: you must be barefoot in order for the scale to
read your body analysis measurements.
4. Your current weight will be displayed for a few seconds.
5. Then the display will show “bF %” followed by your body fat percentage. To help
you interpret the body fat results, an indicator up arrow (high), down arrow (low), or
an open circle (on target) lights up.
On Target
6. Next, “H2O” shows on the display, followed by your body water percentage. To
help you interpret the body water results, an indicator up arrow (high), down arrow
(low), or an open circle (on target) lights up.
7. Then, “bone” shows on the display, followed by your bone mass value.
8. Finally, “b” shows on the display, followed by your Body Mass Index (BMI) score.
On Target
9. Following your BMI score, your current weight appears again. To save your current weight, press SET and you can review the saved weights by pressing up/down
button. Your scale can save 5 weights for each user. You can determine which
weights you want to save (i.e., once a week for 5 weeks rather than on 5 consecutive days). Your current weight always saves as “1”, the most recent weight before
that is weight “2”, etc, with “5” being the oldest saved weight. If you try to save
more than 5 weights, the oldest weight will be deleted.
10. Display times out.
If you step on the scale before “0.0” appears, the scale will not function
Scale will show “Err” if there is improper foot contact in the body analysis
mode, for instance, when you stand on the scale with socks or shoes on.
Hard or dry skin can prevent you making proper contact with electrodes on
the surface of the scale. Try applying a small amount of moisturizer to your
feet before using the scale.
Conair will repair or replace, at our option, your appliance free of charge for 120
months from the date of purchase if the appliance is defective in workmanship
or materials.
To obtain service under this warranty, return the defective product to the service
center listed below that is nearest you, together with your sales slip and $5.00 for
postage and handling. California residents need only provide proof of purchase
and should call 1-800-3-CONAIR for shipping instructions. In the absence of a
receipt, the warranty period shall be 120 months from the date of manufacture.
DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. Some states do not allow limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER. Some states do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of special, incidental, or consequential damages, so the above
limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Service Centers
Conair Corporation
Service Department
150 Milford Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
Conair Corporation
Service Department
7475 N. Glen Harbor Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85307
©2007 Conair Corporation. East Windsor, NJ 08520, Glendale, AZ 85307. Made in China.
©2007 Weight Watchers International Inc. All rights reserved. Weight Watchers is the
registered trademark of Weight Watchers International Inc. and used under license.
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