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Escali Bath Scale

Body Fat and Water Digital Scale

Measure What Matters

Looking for a more accurate measurement of your fitness? The Escali scale brings clarity to your weigh-ins. It not only performs the traditional task of measuring your weight, but also tells you what percentage of that weight is fat and what percentage is water.

Body fat percentage is a measurement that athletes and fitness buffs use, and it has typically been done by athletic trainers or medical personnel. With the Escali, you can measure it in the comfort of your own home. Escali conducts a “bioelectrical impedance
analysis” using a safe, low-level electrical signal that is passed through the body. The digital scale measures how fast the electrical current travels, which is affected by water, muscle, bone and fat. Escali then uses this data to gauge the percentage of a person’s body fat, water and muscle mass. It has a female or male mode, and it can accommodate up to 10 user profiles so the whole family can track their progress.

The inventor of Escali is Theo Prins, an entrepreneur with a passion for engineering and mechanics. He’s committed to rigid, military-grade measurement standards, so Escali (the word means “scale” in the Esperanto language) delivers reliable, consistent results. When you step on this scale, you can take a step forward to better health.

— Christopher
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Theo
    Theo

    Theo here, I’m happy to be able to speak with you about my digital body fat scale, the BFBW200. But first, I want to take a moment to congratulate everyone here for being proactive with your health. By purchasing a BFBW200 body fat scale you are making your health a priority, and I applaud you for that. As you know, “what gets measured, gets improved.” Our scale will help you track your basic health indicators and keep you motivated to live a healthier life. I’m sure most people know their weight, but do you know what percent of your body weight is fat or what percent is water? Often your percentage of body fat is a greater indicator of health than your actual weight, and keeping hydrated is critical for your body to function properly. Your questions & comments are welcome!

  • Lori
    Lori
    4/13/2010 12:27 PM

    Hi there! I NEVER take time to post to these things but I have to stand behind these products and Theo. I worked with Theo a few years ago on his product catalog. And I have to say it was a pleasure dealing with a person who has such passion and commitments to a full line of GREAT and affordable products. Buying from such a down-to- earth honest individual is a joy you do not come across every day!!!! I know I am gonna purchase one of these for my health very soon!

  • Lois
    Lois
    4/13/2010 12:41 PM

    Is it safe for those electrical currents to move through my body every day when I get on the scale?

  • Theo
    Theo – Special Guest
    4/13/2010 12:50 PM

    Thank you Lori! I appreciate your kind words.

  • Theo
    Theo – Special Guest
    4/13/2010 12:55 PM

    Lois, the technology in our bath scales have been on the market for many years and it has been proven to be very safe. However, as a precaution, it is advised that people with implanted medical devices (such as a pace maker) avoid such digital scales.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    4/13/2010 12:58 PM

    @Lori - I'm so glad you did take the time to post. This is what Daily Grommet is about - getting to know the people and the stories behind a product so that you know that you are supporting businesses you would care to support. Your post confirms our belief that Theo and his crew are good people making good products! Thank you!

    Years ago when I joined a fitness center they did the full physical workup on me. When they measured my fat ratio, they used calipers on my arms. For whatever reason, I have thick arms...and guess what...on their graph I was plotted as 'obese' within very close range of 'morbidly obese'. I looked at the young gentleman and said - you've got to be kidding, do I look obese to you...? And in his young way he stubbornly stuck to his findings. I could have slunk out of that fitness center and never come back! This scale, sounds like a much, much better way of measuring fat. Trust me, I never had them measure my fat ratio again and so don't know if I ever made improvements in that area.

  • Theo
    Theo – Special Guest
    4/13/2010 1:26 PM

    Excellent point Katherine. Our body fat scales will allow you to keep track of your personal data in the privacy of your home. It's an excellent way to stay motivated and engaged with managing your health. Sort of like a food journal keeps you honest and motivated to eat healthier.

  • Caroline
    Caroline
    4/13/2010 1:47 PM

    I can't believe the timing of this Grommet. I'm training for a half marathon and just today decided that I really need to start tracking not only my weight but my body fat, and I wondered where I would find the right scale to do so... I'll place my order in a minute!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Grommet Team
    4/13/2010 1:54 PM

    @Theo I am thoroughly impressed with all of the people I have worked with at Escali. I know you pride yourself on customer service and quality and it shows in your team.

    @Emily- Good Luck with your training for a half marathon! I am an avid runner and the other feature I like is the % of Body Water measurement. Stay hydrated!

  • Theo
    Theo – Special Guest
    4/13/2010 3:21 PM

    I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the team at Daily Grommet for everything they have done and to let everyone else know I am still here, ready to respond!

  • Katie
    Katie
    4/13/2010 3:27 PM

    Hi Theo, exactly how accurate is this scale? I know that even with the best technology it is very difficult to accurately measure body fat.

  • Theo
    Theo – Special Guest
    4/13/2010 4:20 PM

    Good question Katie, you are correct, even the very best technology and methods of measuring body fat have troubles getting a 100% accurate reading. Escali digital scales are known for their accuracy and consistent measurements (which is why our bath scales were recently recommended by Consumer Reports in Feb.) The body weight measurements on our scale are accurate to within 100 grams or two tenths of a pound, and the body fat and body water measurements are as accurate as any other comparably technology. What is most important is consistency when it comes to body fat and body water measurements. Consistent measurements allow the user to track their health accurately, which is the main purpose of the scale.

  • Sarah
    Sarah
    4/13/2010 5:01 PM

    I randomly ran across this site (due to a search engine) and for some reason, that scale caught my eye. It's amazing it took this long for someone to come out with a scale a girl would never want to hide in the closet. It's so useful in every way. I mean, not only do you get your weight accurately, you also get the target aspects that constitute the biggest contribution to your weight in measurements. I don't see how this could not be beneficial. Most of the time, when I'm trying to loose weight....which is always, I never really know if its muscle, water or fat that I'm unhappy with. Meaning, I can start lifting and never loose weight because the muscle replaces the fat keeping the weight steady, if not increased. Without all the hassle of trying to calculate my body fat percentage, this scale does it in as easy as a simple step onto it. I'm blown away! This is the most beneficial accidental site for me yet. Which stores are they sold in? I've never heard of this brand before...does it have good reviews otherwise? Is it a top brand? I've never seen it at Target, not that I recall. Lastly, how does your products compare to others? Simply putting, if i recommend this to people, is it worth the money?

  • Theo
    Theo – Special Guest
    4/13/2010 5:21 PM

    Sarah- Just recently, Escali bath scales were recommended by Consumer Reports for excellent accuracy and consistency, and Good HouseKeeping select us as a top rated bath scale as well. So things are on the up and up here at Escali. Also, I'm happy to hear you like the scale's design. I spent ALOT of time working to craft the BFBW200 into something that the user would be proud to display in their bathroom. Thanks for the compliment!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    4/13/2010 5:50 PM

    Sarah - welcome to Daily Grommet we're glad you found us! In our world it's traditionally the large retailers of the world who get to say which products reach the eyes of consumers and even how and where these products are produced. We are trying to tip that balance by finding and supporting innovative companies who may not have distribution yet but deserve attention for the products they are making and the vision they have for their company.

  • Noah
    Noah
    1/7/2011 1:48 PM

    I just want to point out the great Weight Only Mode, which allows the scale to function as a basic scale when needed. Enjoy!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/7/2011 2:26 PM

    @Noah: Thanks Noah, and it is very attractively designed - a great all around scale.

  • Sue
    Sue
    12/26/2011 2:40 PM

    This scale looks very nice. My concern is that I have tried 3 digital scales in my condo & they are never accurate! I can weigh myself in the bathroom & then just move the scale a few inches & I am 8 pounds heavier!!..Could this happen with your lovely scale too?

    Much thanks,

    Sue

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/26/2011 9:23 PM

    @Sue: That is odd! I zipped Noah a note and he responded:

    It’s difficult to answer this question without knowing more about the situation. However, I can say that digital scales are sensitive measuring instruments, and there are a couple things to check right away.

    1. Strong electromagnetic fields. These will cause a scale to fluctuated readings.

    2. All scales should be placed on a smooth, level, flat surface. (ex. carpet can dramatically affect a digital scale’s readings.)

    3. Low batteries can also adversely affect a digital scales accuracy.

    4. See this blog post, it has more info: http://www.escali.com/blog/archives/506

    I would not expect our scales to have any problems, unless they are not used properly.

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