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Instruction-Manual-Scale
AmericanPumpkins
Digital Body Fat Scale
Instruction Manual
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AmericanPumpkins
www.americanpumpkins.com
[email protected]
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Thank you for purchasing this
AmericanPumpkins Digital Body Fat
Scale.
To assure correct use of this analyzer,
read these carefully and thoroughly.
Please keep the manual for future
reference.
Specifications
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Uses Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) to determine body fat
Weight Capacity: 180 kg / 400 lb / 28 st: 5 lb
Weight Unit: kg / lb / st: lb
Weight: kg: 0.1 kg / lb: 0.2 lb / st: 0.2 lb Body Fat : 0.1% (in the range of 5% 80%) Height Range: 3’ 3.5” – 7’ 2.5” (100-220 cm)
Age Range: 18 years of age or older
Measures weight, body mass index (BMI), body fat, water, muscle, bone
Weight-only feature with a c “step on”
8 - users memory Athlete mode
Auto ON and Low battery indicator
Operates on 2 x CR2032 lithium batteries
HOW DOES THE AmericanPumpkins BODY FAT SCALE WORK?
This AmericanPumpkins body fat scale uses Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology
which passes an electrical current through the body to estimate body fat mass, total body
water, lean mass, and bone mass. The electrical current is small and may not be felt.
Contact is made with the body via stainless steel pads on the platform of the scale.
NOTE: This device is a personal monitor and should be used in a consistent manner
for the most accurate readings. While readings of this analyzer might be different than
that of other scales (hydro-densitometry or hand held calipers), your changes in body fat
percentage shown by this product will be reflected accurately.
IMPORTANT: The information provided by this device is NOT meant to treat, cure, or
prevent any disease or illness. This device should NOT be used by anyone who is acutely or
chronically ill, suffering from a disease, or taking medications that affect your water levels.
The accuracy of readings for these patients has not been verified. Specific medical advice
should be obtained from a physician.
CAUTION: This scale is NOT intended for use by pregnant women or children under the age of 18.
It should also NOT be used by anyone with an implanted medical device (such as a pacemaker,
metal plates or screws; or
e devices). If in doubt, contact your physician.
This analyzer will work accurately as a scale for anyone, within the specifications and
warnings noted above, and give accurate body fat readings for the majority of people.
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HOW DOES BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) WORK?
The scale will calculate your BMI based on your height and weight. As your body fat, water,
muscle and bone results appear, your BMI appears as a symbol in the bar at
m of the
display. The symbols are - underfat, o healthy, + overfat, ++ obese.
BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) – WHY MEASURE IT?
of heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. The Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated
based on a person’s weight and height, and is the most widely accepted measurement of weight
according to health professionals. Use the chart below to determine your own BMI by matching
a BMI of 25-29 is considered overweight and a body mass index of 30 is considered obese.
Remember to eat right and exercise.
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BODY FAT – WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Human body is made up of, among other things, a percentage of fat. Body fat is an important
component of a healthy and
g body because it protects vital organs, helps regulate
body temperature, stores vitamins, and helps the body sustain itself when food is scarce.
However, too much body fat or too
e body fat can cause damage to your health. It is
difficult to gauge how much body fat we have in our bodies simply by looking at ourselves in
the mirror. This is why it is important to measure and monitor your body fat percentage. Body
fat percentage gives you a
r measurement of fitness than weight alone; the
n
of your weight loss could mean you are losing muscle mass rather than fat—you could s l
have a high percentage off at even when a weight-only scale indicates ‘normal weight’.
1. Ideal body fat content is NOT the same for all people. Age, sex, and heredity are
variables in this measurement. The table that follows is a general guide. Consult your
physician to determine what is most ideal for you.
Standard for Men
Standard for Women
Age
Age
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60+
<13
<14
<16
<17
<18
Normal
14-20
15-21
17-23
18-24
19-25
Moderately High
21-23
22-24
24-26
25-27
26-28
>23
>24
>26
>27
>28
low
High
20-29
30-39
40-49
<19
<20
<21
Normal
20-28
21-29
22-30
23-31
24-32
Moderately High
29-31
30-32
31-33
32-33
33-35
>31
>32
>33
>34
low
High
50-59
<22
2. It is recommended to measure body fat and weight daily at the same
3. Use this product without clothing for best accuracy. Clothes can vary in weight
and affect the percentage c
4. Feet must be bare and clean. For best readings, they should also be slightly damp.
BODY WATER – WHY MEASURE IT?
Body water is the single most important component of body weight. It represents over half
of your total weight and almos wo thirds of your lean body mass (predominantly muscle).
Water performs a number of important roles in the body. All the cells in the body (whether in the
skin, glands, muscles, brain, or anywhere else) can only
n properly if they have enough
water. Water also plays a vital part in
g the body’s temperature balance,
y
through
. The c
n of your weight and fat measurement could appear to be
‘normal’, but your body
n level could be insufficient for healthy living.
LEVEL OF HYDRATION
This scale measures your weight and the electrical impedance between your feet--and then
combines those readings with the personal info
n you entered (Height, Age, Gender). It then
y calculates your body fat percentage. Your level of h
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n (water content)
varies throughout the day and affects your impedance measurement. If you are dehydrated,
there is a greater chance for
n in the body fat percentage displayed by this scale
than when you are fully hydrated.
For best results, choose a consistent time to use this analyzer, such as in the morning. By
establishing the
n of your body’s
n over a period of one month, you can
determine your average level of body fat. Women will have more
n in water
content than men and need to monitor their reading over a longer period to establish a
personal average. You must determine this as a reference point before measuring progress in
a health program.
You must wait several hours before taking a body fat reading when: Drinking coffee or alcohol,
taking
c
, or exercising. These all affect your level of h
n and the
accuracy of this scale.
A guide to normal healthy range of total body water (TBW) percentage for MEN:
BF % Range
l TBW % Range
4 to 14%
70 to 63%
15 to 21%
63 to 57%
22 to 24%
57 to 55%
25 and over
55 to 37%
A guide to normal healthy range of total body water (TBW) percentage for WOMEN:
4 to 20%
70 to 58%
21 to 29%
58 to 52%
30 to 32%
52 to 49%
33 and over
49 to 37%
Body water measurement results are influenced by the
n of body fat and muscle.
If the
n of body fat is high, or the
n of muscle is low, then the body water
results will tend to below.
It is importan o remember that measurements such as body weight, body fat and body
water are tools for you to use as part of your healthy lifestyle. Since short term
s
can be normal, we suggest that you chart your progress over
, rather than focus on a
single day’s reading. Consult your physician to determine what is most ideal for you.
MUSCLE MASS – WHY SHOULD I KNOW IT?
According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ASCM), lean muscle mass may decrease by
almost 50 percent between the ages of 20-90. An
y lifestyle can cause loss of
lean body mass while body fat increases. It’s also important to know your muscle mass
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percent during weight
At rest, the body burns approximately 110
for each kilo of muscle gained. Benefits of gaining muscle mass include:
Reversing the decline in strength, bone density, and muscle mass with aging.
Maintenance of flexible joints.
Guide weight r
n when combined with a healthy diet.
calories
IMPORTANT CAUTION: Proper calorie intake and nutri
are important to maintain a healthy
body. Consult a physician before undertaking any exercise or diet program.
BONE MASS – WHY MEASURE IT?
Regular exercise and a balanced diet can help maintain healthy bones. Like muscle, bone is a
living
e that can respond to exercise by becoming stronger. For most people, bone mass
peaks in their
. Then people begin to lose bone. Regular exercise can help prevent
that loss.
Calcium and vitamin D (good sources include dairy products, green leafy vegetables, and
fish) contribute to healthy bones.
The bone mass readings given by this product are an
n of the amount of bone in
your body. Individuals with osteoporosis or low bone
s may not get accurate
. If you have any concern regarding your bones, please consult your doctor.
BATTERY INFORMATION AND GENERAL SET-UP PROCEDURE
1. Remove
Ensure the + sign
strip.
is up.
2.scale on
flat surface.
This scale operates on 2 x CR2032 lithium
s (installed).
Remove any
c strips from the
y compartment before c
these
. Some models have a
c cling label on the lens to
prevent scratching—remove it before use.
Your scale has been set to measure in pounds (lb) and inches (in). To
change the s
g to
the
n on the
(st).
m of the scale
s or stone/inches, press
l the display shows (kg) or
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g with
When the LCD displays “Lo”, replace the
s with the “+” signs up. Replace both
worn
s at the same
; do not combine old and new
The scale needs to be
alized before first use and a
r
y replacement. Press firmly
on the scale
. The display will show a running zeros n and
scale is now ready for use.
y turn off. Your
WEIGHT-ONLY OPERATION
Your AmericanPumpkins Digital Body Fat Scale will operate as a
scale. No special programming steps are required.
l weight-reading
Once the scale is
, as previously described, you may simply step on the scale
to measure your current weight. For only weight reading:
1.
n the scale on a flat hard surface. Carpeted
or uneven floors may affect accuracy.
2. Step onto the scale m and remain s l while the
scale computes your weight.
3. The scale will save your weight.
4. The scale will
y turn off
r 5 seconds.
USING YOUR BODY FAT SCALE
In order to measure body fat and body mass index, you must first enter your height, age and
gender (in athlete mode if applicable). The scale uses these parameters to calculate your
measurements. Screen prompts will lead you through programming your personal
into the scale. The scale will then use the data to compute your measurement results.
NOTE: Athlete mode uses
l
e to calculate more accurate results for highly fit
individuals—persons who do 10 hours or more per week of aerobic
y and have a
heart rate of 60 beats per minute. The scale is not calibrated for professional athletes
or body builders.
Bare feet are required for the analyzer to f
on properly:
Remove your shoes and socks before beginning the measurement. In order to ge he most
accurate and consistent reading, wipe your feet with a damp cloth, leaving them slightly
damp before stepping onto the scale.
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REMINDER: The scale needs to be
d
r
y
on. The scale may also need
to be
d if it is moved or bumped. At all other
, you may directly proceed with
the following
s for programming your personal data into the scale. To
e the
scale, simply press firmly on the scale
. The display will show “0.0” and
turn off. Your scale is now ready for use.
NOTE: The
slightly.
s in this manual are guides only. The display on your scale may differ
HOW TO ENTER PERSONAL DATA
This scale will store personal data for 8 users in the memory (P1-P8). Select a number (1
through 8) and use this number to enter your height, age, gender, and
y level; the
scale will then use these parameters to calculate your results.
Adding personal
n into memory, before the first use, eliminates the need to enter
it again each
e you take a reading.
1. Press “SET” to turn the scale on.
2. Press(
) or(
)
n to select a memory number. Press the SET
confirm. The gender/athlete mode blinks.
3. Press( ) or( )
n to toggle between the male / female / male athlete /
female athlete icons. Press SET
n to confirm your gender/athlete sel
on.
The height digits blink.
4. Press( ) or( )
n to increase / decrease the height value. Press the SET
n to confirm displayed height. The age digits blink.
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5. Press(
) or (
)
n to increase / decrease the age value. Press SET
to confirm displayed age.
6. When the scale shows “0.0”, you may step on the scale for a measurement.
Otherwise, the scale will turn off
ally. Your data remains saved in
memory.
7. Repeat procedure 1 to 6 for addi onal users.
HOW TO TAKE A WEIGHT/BODY FAT READING
1. Press “SET” to turn the scale on.
2. Press the ( ) or( )
n to select your personal
memory number. Your personal data will be shown
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
on the display.
Wait
l the display show “0.0”, and then step
on the scale with bare feet. Stand
ll while the
unit measures your weight.
Your weight will display for 2 seconds.
nue to stand
ll on the scale while the scale
computes your other readings. The screen will
show running zeros
n (“0 0 0”) while the
scale computes.
When the measurement is complete, remain on the
scale. The weight and body fat percentage appears
first. A body fat icon at below the screen lights.
The water, muscle and bone readings appear next.
The results are repeated three
s and then
the scale switches off.
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TBW
MUS
BON E
HOW TO TURN OFF THE SCALE
To turn the scale off, press and hold “SET”. Or, if no b
s are pressed and nothing is weighed,
the scale will turn off a
y
r about 30 seconds.
AUTOMATIC MEMORY RECALL FUNCTION
Once personal data has been saved and a weight/body fat reading has been taken, the
scale can
y recall your memory number based on the last weight reading.
1. Step on the scale pl
orm and remain
weight. Your weight will appear.
2. When your weight is stored, a running zeros
the scale computes.
ll while the scale computes your
n (“0 0 0”) appears while
3. If the scale successfully finds your memory number, the scale will display
the body fat, water, muscle and bone results in order.
TB W
M US
BO N E
4. NOTE: The scale can only determine the correct memory number if no other user
weighs within 6.6 pound range. If another user is within the 6.6 pound range, the
scale will narrow down the memory number choices and display them on the
screen.
5. To select the correct memory between 2 users, press the ( )
n to select P1
or the ( ) to select P2.
Press ▲ to choose P1
Press ▼ to choose P2
6. If 3 or more users have similar weights, the scale will scroll 2 numbers per screen. To
select the correct memory, wait
l the correct screen appears, then press
the (
) to select the number on the
the right.
1.
or the(
1. Press ▲ to choose P1
2. Press ▲ to choose P2
Press ▼ to choose P2
Press ▼ to choose P3
3. Press ▲ to choose P1
Press ▼ to choose P2
) to select the number on
2. 3.
ALTERNATE OPTION: Select your memory number manually, as described in the “How
to take a Weight/Body Fat Reading”
If you have any problems
g your AmericanPumpkins® Digital Body Fat Scale, please call
customer service at 1-855-233-9199 (8 AM and 4 PM, Arizona Time, Monday through Friday).
iCARE AND MAINTENANCE
Clean exposed parts with a
, slightly damp cloth. To remove stains, use a mild
soap. Never use detergents, excess water, treated cloths, harsh cleaning agents, or
sprays. Do not immerse scale in water.
Treat your scale with care to ensure the best performance. It contains s
electronic parts. Avoid rough treatment. Do not jump on, drop or kick the scale.
Do no
o lubricate, disassemble, or open the scale casing as this will
void warranty.
Always weigh yourself on the same scale placed on the same floor surface.
Do not compare weight readings from one scale to another as some differences will
exist due to manufacturing tolerances.
Place your scale on a hard even floor to ensure the greatest accuracy and
consistency. It is recommended that you measure at the same
e of the day,
preferably early evening before a meal, for the most consistent results.
Your scale rounds up or down to the nearest increment.
If you weigh yourself twice and get two different readings, your weight lies between
the two.
Do not dispose of b
s in fire. B
s may explode or leak. Remove
s
from the scale if it will not be used for a long period.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
1. You must have bare feet to take this measurement. In order to get the most accurate and
consistent reading, wipe your feet with a damp cloth, leaving them slightly damp before
stepping on the scale. Repeat measurements again, maintaining maximum contact
between your feet and metal sensors.
2. The c
n of the skin on the
m of your feet can affect the reading. The natural
effects of aging or
y can make the skin hard. Take the reading with clean and
slightly damp feet for best accuracy.
WARNING MESSAGE
- - - - = Overload Warning. The maximum weighing capacity of the scale has
been exceeded. Remove the weight immediately; otherwise, permanent damage
to the scale will occur.
Lo = Low
worn
y Warning. Replace the
. Always replace bother
s at the same
; do not combine old and new
If weight is all that appears a
r the Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA) was
, or you get Instability Error, Contact Error, or Body Fat Beyond Range
Error: Stand
l on the scale while measuring. Clean
m of feet with a damp
cloth, leave slightly damp, and repeat measurement again, maintaining maximum
contact between your feet and the metal sensors.
This product is for
c use only.
Why should I avoid using the AmericanPumpkins Body Fat Scale while pregnant?
During pregnancy, a woman’s body composition changes considerably in order to support the
developing child. Under these circumstances, body fat percentage readings could be
inaccurate and misleading. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD CONSULT THE DOCTOR BEFORE USE.
FCC REGULATIONS
This device complies with part 15 oft he FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
WARRANTY
This product is warrantied against defects in materials and workmanship for one year from the
date purchase, when used in accordance with the instructions provided. This warranty does
not cover damages or wear resulting from accident, misuse, abuse, commercial use, or
unauthorized adjustment and/or repair.
AmericanPumpkins, Inc shall not be liable for loss of use or any other incidental,
consequential or indirect costs, expenses or damages. There are no express warranties
except as listed above. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other
rights which vary from state to state.
Should this product require service (or replacement at our option) while under warranty,
CALL 1-614-401-7100 for RETURN INSTRUCTIONS. Be sure to keep your receipt showing the
date of purchase.
Distributed by
AmericanPumpkins, Inc
6724 Perimeter Loop Rd # 175
Dublin, OH 43017
www.americanpumpkins.com
AmericanPumpkins® is a trademark of Ming’s Mark Inc.
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