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Starfrit Balance Body Fat Scale Instruction Manual


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Starfrit Balance Body Fat Scale

Starfrit Balance Body Fat Scale


The scale is specially designed to test your body weight, body fat, hydration, muscle, and bone percentages and to help you keep a close eye on the daily changes in your body fat, hydration, muscle, bone, and weight. Based on the analysis of your height, weight, age, etc., it calculates your daily energy requirement and can be used as a helpful tool to control your weight. Please read this instruction manual carefully before use.

Features / Specifications

  1. Size of LCD screen: 92 x 51 mm / 3.6 x 2 inches
  2. Uses high precision strain gauge sensor: 0.2 lb / 100 g
  3. Multifunction: test body fat %, body hydration %, body muscle %, body bone % and suggest daily calorie intake requirement
  4. Daily calorie intake: the data reading indicates the energy you need to sustain the daily metabolism and ordinary activities required for your weight, height, age, and sex.
  5. Five activity levels
  6. Built-in memory for 12 different users
  7. Regular weighing mode. Auto step-on weighing and consecutive add-on weighings
  8. Low battery and overload indicators
  9. The last immediate memory recall
  10. Compare the current result to the last record

Tips / Recommendations

  • The device is designed to allow auto step-on. The first time you use the scale please ignore the initial reading as this may reflect the factory settings. The scale will be accurate as of the second use.
  • For better results, always remove your shoes and socks.
  • It is advisable to always measure at the same time of the day.
  • Readings can be misleading after intensive exercise, excessive dieting, or extreme dehydration.
  • Always weigh/use the scale on a hard and flat surface.
  • For children under 10 or adults over 100, the scale can only be used in regular weighing mode.
  • For adults over 70, bodybuilders, or people with extreme fitness levels, there may be deviations in the measured data.

The body analysis weighing mode, called Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis  (BIA), which is used by this scale, determines your body fat proportion by transferring a harmless signal through your body.

  • This scale provides body analysis measures for a majority of people, but people with the following conditions should never use this scale under this weighing mode:
  • Pregnant women
  • Those with symptoms of edema
  • Those on dialysis treatment
  • Those who use heart pacemakers or other implanted medical devices.

These people should only use a scale under the regular weighing mode, which will indicate only their body weight.

  • The fat and hydration percentage content evaluated by this body fat scale is only for reference (not for medical purposes). If your fat and hydration percentage content is over/below normal level, please consult your doctor for more advice.
  • Keep away from strong electromagnetic fields when using the scale.
  • It could be slippery if you weigh on a wet surface. Moreover,  the weighing platform surface is glazed, never step on the edge of the scale, and keep balance during your weighing.

Performance index

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To install / Replace battery

  1. Open the battery case cover at the back of the scale.
  2. Install a new battery by putting one side of the battery beneath the battery holder and then pressing down the other side.

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Setting weight unit

This scale is available in kg or lb. You can set it to the one you prefer by pressing the unit conversion button on the back of the scale (picture shown on the left). Press the unit conversion button when the scale is powered off. LCD shows the current weight unit. Press the button again to convert to another weight unit.

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After selecting the preferred unit, the scale will auto-off after 3 seconds. The selected weight unit will be activated the next time you turn on the scale.

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  • When setting lb as the weight unit, the default height unit is feet/inch.
  • When setting kg as a weight unit, the default height unit is cm.

LCD Display

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Key Illustration

  • Turn on the scale / Save parameters / Prompt to the next parameter.
  • (Please refer to the Setting personal parameter section)
  • Advance the value by one interval each press. Hold down the button to advance more quickly.
  • Decrease the value by one interval each press. Hold down the button to decrease more quickly.

Regular Weighing Mode (indicates body weight only)

  1. Auto step on weighing Starfrit Balance Body Fat Scale 6
  2. Consecutive add-on weighing After digits stabilize, additional loads can be added. Ensure each add-on load exceeds 2 kg (4.4 lb) to get a new reading. Example: If you want to get the weight of a baby, you can weigh yourself first, and then pick up the baby, without stepping off the scale. Then you will get the total weight reading. Subtracting the original reading from the new one will give you the baby’s weight.

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Body Analysis Weighing Mode (indicates body fat, hydration, muscle, bone, and daily calorie intake)

  1. The first time you turn on your scale, the default parameters are set as follows:Starfrit Balance Body Fat Scale 8
  2. Parameters can be set in the following range:Starfrit Balance Body Fat Scale 9
  3. Parameter setting Example: the 3rd user, male, 175cm, 28 years old, can set his parameters as follows:

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  • If while setting the parameters there are no entries for 6 seconds, the parameters already set will be automatically saved and body fat measuring will start.
  • If body fat measuring starts before you have time to finish setting your parameters, press SET for 3 seconds to return to the setting mode. You will then be able to set your user code, gender, activity level, height, age, and target weight again.

To start weighing
It is really important to remove your shoes and socks before stepping on the scale especially when you are using the scale in body analysis weighing mode. Assure that your feet are well positioned on the metallic sensors, otherwise, the scale will not be able to determine your body composition. Example: the 5th user, female, 166cm, 26 years old can measure as follows:

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To recall test record

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Warning Indications

Low battery indication
The battery power is running low, please replace it with a new battery.

Overload indication
The weighing subject on the platform exceeds the maximum capability of the scale. Maximum weight capacity is 330 lb / 150 kg.

Low Fat % Indication
The fat percentage is below the outlined performance index and therefore cannot be measured. (see Performance Index section) Please consult a healthcare professional.

High Fat % Indication
The fat percentage is above the outlined performance index and therefore cannot be measured. (see Performance Index section) Please consult a healthcare professional.

If an error exists, please step off the scale and start over.


  1. Body Fat Percentage
    The body fat scale sends a small and completely harmless electrical current through your body. The electrical current passes more quickly through fat-free tissue like muscle than it does through fat. The amount of resistance to the electrical current relates to how much fat-free mass a person has and their body density.
  2. Understanding the readings
    Fat percentage is an index of fat content in the human body The same goes for hydration, bone, and muscle. The information provided by the scale is for reference only. Consult your healthcare professional for more detailed information.
  3. Fat / Hydration Content Fitness Assessment Chart
    After weighing you can use the following Assessment Chart for reference:

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Advise for Use & Care

  1. The glass platform will be slippery if it is wet.
  2. Keep standing still during weighing.
  3. DO NOT strike, shock, or drop the scale.
  4. Treat the scale with care as it is a precise instrument.
  5. Clean the scale with a damp cloth and avoid water getting inside the scale. DO NOT use chemical or abrasive cleaning agents.
  6. Keep the scale in a cool place with dry air.
  7. Always keep your scale in a horizontal position.
  8. If the scale does not turn on, check whether the battery is installed or the battery power is low. Replace battery.
  9. If there is an error message on the display or if the scale does not turn off,  remove the battery for about 3 seconds, then install it again. If you cannotresolve the problem, please contact your dealer for consultation.
  10. Not for commercial use.

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FAQS About Starfrit Balance Body Fat Scale

What does the Starfrit Balance Body Fat Scale measure?

The scale measures various metrics including body weight, body fat percentage, hydration level, muscle mass, bone mass, and BMI (Body Mass Index).

How does the scale measure body fat percentage?

The scale uses Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) technology, which sends a low-level electrical current through the body to estimate body composition.

Is the scale accurate?

Like most consumer-grade body fat scales, its accuracy can vary depending on factors like hydration levels, body composition, and user adherence to instructions. However, it provides a reasonable estimation of body metrics.

Can multiple users use the scale?

Yes, the scale typically supports multiple user profiles, allowing different individuals to track their data separately.

How do you set up user profiles on the scale?

Usually, you can set up user profiles by inputting personal data such as age, gender, and height. Some models may allow you to assign users specific codes or buttons to easily access their profiles.

Can the scale sync data with smartphones or other devices?

Some models may feature Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing data to sync with companion apps on smartphones or other devices for more comprehensive tracking and analysis.

Does the scale require any special maintenance?

Generally, the scale requires minimal maintenance. Regular cleaning with a damp cloth is usually sufficient. Avoid storing it in damp environments or exposing it to extreme temperatures.

Is the scale suitable for everyone?

While the scale can be used by most individuals, certain groups such as pregnant women and individuals with medical implants (e.g., pacemakers) should consult their healthcare provider before using it due to potential interference with electrical signals.

Can the scale measure weight in different units?

Yes, most models allow users to switch between units such as pounds, kilograms, and stones, depending on their preference.

What is the warranty period for the Starfrit Balance Body Fat Scale?

Warranty periods may vary depending on the model and region. Typically, it comes with a limited warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. Refer to the product documentation or the manufacturer’s website for specific warranty details.

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