Health o meter BFM920-01 Owner's Manual

Health o meter Healthcare Owner's Manual - BFM920-01.
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For information on service or warranty, contact Sunbeam Products, Inc. 

at 1-800-672-5625 or go to



User’s Manual

Model BFM920/BFM926

To assist us in serving you, please provide model number and date of purchase.

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Congratulations on your purchase of this Health o meter® wellness
monitoring product. It’s so much more than just a scale. It helps monitor
the weight and body fat composition for up to two (model BFM920) or six
(model BFM926) different users. It’s easy to program and use. Once your
data is stored, your scale is ready to use. It’s that simple!

The Health o meter

® Body Fat Monitoring Scale can help you in achieving your

physical best by providing two critical measurement estimates: BODY FAT

Traditional bathroom scales, indicate your overall weight—both lean mass and
body fat together. The Health o meter

® Body Fat Monitoring Scale lets you track

your weight and body fat separately.  See enclosed brochure for more
information on Body Fat.


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Please read all instructions to familiarize yourself with features and operations
before programming the scale.


The use of this scale is not recommended for persons with an

electric implant (heart pacemaker).


The scale will not calculate body fat unless you have bare feet.


For an accurate body fat estimate, do not bend your knees, and keep

your legs/thighs apart and straight when standing on the scale.


The body fat function is not recommended for use by pregnant

women, persons with fever, swollen legs or other edemas, as well as
a person who is over hydrated or dehydrated.


Body fat percentages may be slightly higher or lower for children

under 16, persons with diabetes and other health conditions.

• Women naturally store approximately 5% more body fat than men.

Installing the Batteries

1. Locate the battery cover on the back of the scale.

2. Remove the battery cover and insert the 4 AA batteries.

3. If "

LO" appears in the display, replace the batteries.

Note: Do not use rechargeable batteries.

Keys and Icons

1. Weight/Height Readout

2. Body Fat % / Age Readout

3. Height displayed in feet

and inches

4. Unit of Measure: Pounds

(LB) or Kilograms (KG)

5. Gender Symbols

6. Height displayed in


7. User Icon

8. DOWN Button ( )

9. SET Button

10. UP Button ( )

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First Time Programming Instructions

On the back of the scale platform, use the selector switch to 
set the unit of measurement to “LB” (pounds) or “KG” (kilograms).

Turn the unit over and follow these steps to program your Body Fat Monitoring

1.  Press and hold the desired User

Button until the HEIGHT icon starts

2.  Press the 

or the 

button to select

the desired FEET (or CENTIMETERS
in KG mode); then press the SET

3.  Press the 

or the 

button to select

the desired INCHES; then press the
SET button.

4.  Press the 

or the 

button until

your correct AGE is shown on the
display; then press the SET button.

5.  Press the 

or the 

button to select

your gender (MALE or FEMALE);
then press the SET button.

6.   Once you have entered your

information, wait until the display
shows “

0.0”. Your profile is now

programmed into the selected user
button and the scale is ready for use. 

Repeat Steps 1-6 to program another user’s profile.

NOTE: If a button is not pushed within 20 seconds during

programming, “


0. ” will be displayed. Wait until the unit turns

off and return to Step 1 to continue set up.

If the scale is operating in the Kilograms (KG) mode, the height

will be set in centimeters (CM).



Monitoring your Weight and Body Fat Composition

Make sure you have programmed your personal data. 

Place the scale on a flat, level surface. A hard surface is best to achieve

maximum accuracy. Placing the scale on a rug or carpet may affect the
scale’s weighing accuracy.

1. Press your personal user number with your toe.

Your personal profile will appear on the screen.

2. Wait until "

0.0" and "0.0%" appears on the


3. Stand on the scale (bare feet only!) so the balls of

your feet are on the upper silver pads, heels are
on the lower silver pads.

NOTE: For accurate body fat estimates, always
measure with bare feet.

4. During the weight measurement, the display will

flash “

- - -” and your weight will appear. Next, the

display will flash “

- - -” and your body fat

percentage will be shown.

5. The scale will turn off automatically after a few


NOTE: It is normal for your weight to vary
during a day and from one day to another,
slight changes in weight are generally normal.

If "

E" appears on the display, an error has occurred.

Step off  the scale and carefully repeat the steps

again. The "

E" will appear if: 

1. You step on the scale before

0.0” displays. 

2. The load is greater than the maximum capacity

(330Lb / 150kg). NEVER apply a load beyond
the maximum capacity.

3. The scale cannot measure body fat.

Weight-only Usage
It is not necessary to have the user’s personal data programmed into
the scale to obtain an accurate weight-only reading.

Place the scale on a flat, level surface. A hard surface is best for maximum

accuracy. Placing the scale on a rug or carpet may affect the scale’s
weighing accuracy.

1. Tap on the scale platform with the ball of your foot

to activate the scale.

2. Wait until “

0.0” is displayed.

3. Step on the scale and stand still. The display will

flash “

- - -” and your weight will be shown.

4. The scale will turn off automatically after a few


NOTE: It is recommended to weigh yourself at
the same time of the day. It is normal for your
weight to vary during a day and from one day to
another, slight changes in weight are generally

Caring for your Scale
Periodically wipe the scale surface down with a DRY cloth to remove



Body Fat Composition Ranges

Extracted from Principals & Labs for Fitness and Wellness, 1st Edition ©1999.

To determine the percentage of body fat that is appropriate for your body, consult your physician.



Sunbeam Products, Inc, ("Sunbeam") warrants that for a period of five years from the date
of purchase, this product will be free from defects in material and workmanship.  Sunbeam,
at its option, will repair or replace this product or any component of the product found to be
defective during the warranty period.  Replacement will be made with a new or
remanufactured product or component.  If the product is no longer available, replacement
may be made with a similar product of equal or greater value.  This is your exclusive
warranty. This warranty is valid for the original retail purchaser from the date of initial retail
purchase and is not transferable.  Keep the original sales receipt.  Proof of purchase is
required to obtain warranty performance. Sunbeam dealers, service centers, or retail stores
selling Sunbeam products do not have the right to alter, modify or any way change the
terms and conditions of this warranty. This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts or
damage resulting from any of the following: negligent use or misuse of the product, use on
improper voltage or current, use contrary to the operating instructions, disassembly, repair
or alteration by anyone other than Sunbeam or an authorized Sunbeam service center.
Further, the warranty does not cover: Acts of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes and

What are the limits on Sunbeam's Liability?

Sunbeam shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages caused by the
breach of any express, implied or statutory warranty or condition. 

Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, any implied warranty or condition of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose is limited in duration to the duration of the
above warranty. 

Sunbeam disclaims all other warranties, conditions or representations, express, implied,
statutory or otherwise. Sunbeam shall not be liable for any damages of any kind resulting
from the purchase, use or misuse of, or inability to use the product including incidental,
special, consequential or similar damages or loss of profits, or for any breach of contract,
fundamental or otherwise, or for any claim brought against purchaser by any other party. 

Some provinces, states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the
above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you.   

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary
from province to province, state to state or jurisdiction to jurisdiction. 

How to Obtain Warranty Service

If you have any question regarding this warranty or would like to obtain warranty service,
please call 1-800-672-5625, or visit us at and a convenient service
center address will be provided to you.

In the U.S.A, this warranty is offered by Sunbeam Products, Inc. located in Boca Raton,
Florida 33431. 



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® Products, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Health o meter® is a registered

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