Beurer BF 700 manual

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  • Brand: Beurer
  • Product: Scale
  • Model/name: BF 700
  • Filetype: PDF
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Table of Contents

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english
Dear customer,
Thank you for choosing one of our products. Our name stands for high-quality, thoroughly tested products
for applications in the areas of heat, weight, blood pressure, body temperature, pulse, gentle therapy,
massage, beauty, baby and air.
Please read these instructions for use carefully and keep them for later use, be sure to make them acces-
sible to other users and observe the notes they contain.
With kind regards,
Your Beurer team
Contents
1. Getting to know your instrument .............. 12
2. Signs and symbols.................................... 13
3. Safety notes.............................................. 13
4. Information................................................ 14
5. Unit description......................................... 15
6. Initial use of the scale................................ 15
7. Initial use with the app............................... 15
8. Taking measurements 
............................... 16
9. Evaluation of results.................................. 17
10. Other functions........................................ 19
11. Cleaning and care of the unit.................. 19
12. Disposal................................................... 20
13. What if there are problems?.................... 20
Included in delivery
•	Quick Install Guide
•	Diagnostic scale BF 700
•	3 x 1.5 V AAA batteries
•	These operating instructions
1. Getting to know your instrument
Function of the unit
This digital diagnostic scale is intended for weighing and providing a diagnosis of your personal fitness
data. It is intended for self-testing in the private domain.
The scale has the following diagnostic functions that can be used by up to 8 persons:
•	body weight measurement,
•	measurement of body fat percentage,
•	body water percentage,
•	muscle percentage,
•	bone mass,
•	basic and active metabolic rate.
This scale also has the following functions:
•	switch between kilograms “kg”, pounds “lb” and stones “st”,
•	automatic shutoff function,
•	battery change indicator for weak batteries,
•	Automatic user recognition
•	LCD display of three initials of the user
•	Storage of the last 30 measurements for 8 users if the data cannot be transferred to the app.
•	A maximum of 20 unknown measurements can be stored,
•	The scale uses Bluetooth®
Smart (low-energy) and transmits via the 2.4 GHz frequency band.
System requirements
A smartphone/tablet, compatible with Bluetooth®
4.0 such as the iPhone 4S and 5.
List of compatible devices:
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2. Signs and symbols
The following symbols appear in these instructions.
	 Warning 	 Warning instruction indicating a risk of injury or damage to health.
	 Important 	 Safety note indicating possible damage to the unit/accessory.
	 Note 	 Note on important information.
3. Safety notes
Please read these instructions for use carefully and keep them for later use, be sure to make them acces-
sible to other users and observe the information they contain.
	 Warning
•	The scales must not be used by persons with medical implants (e.g. heart pace-
makers) Otherwise their function could be impaired.
•	Do not use during pregnancy.
•	Do not stand on the outer edge to one side of the scale otherwise it may tip!
•	Batteries are highly dangerous if swallowed. Keep batteries and scale out of reach of small chil-
dren. If batteries are swallowed, get medical help immediately.
•	Keep children away from packaging materials (risk of suffocation).
•	Caution! Do not step onto the scale with wet feet or when the scale’s surface is damp – danger of
slipping!
	Notes on handling batteries
•	Swallowing batteries can be extremely dangerous. Keep the batteries and scale out of the reach
of small children. Should a child swallow a battery, seek medical assistance immediately.
•	Replace weak batteries before they discharge completely.
•	Always replace all batteries at the same time and use batteries of the same type.
•	Batteries must not be recharged, taken apart, thrown into an open fire or short circuited.
•	Leaking batteries may damage the device. If you do not intend to use the device for longer ­
periods,
remove the batteries from the battery compartment.
•	If a battery has leaked, put on protective gloves and clean the battery compartment with a dry cloth.
•	Batteries can contain toxins that are harmful to health and the environment. Always dispose of
batteries in accordance with applicable legal regulations. Do not dispose of batteries with the nor-
mal household waste.
•	Do not throw batteries into fire. Explosion hazard!
	 General notes
•	The unit is for personal use only and is not intended for medical or commercial applications.
•	Note that technical tolerances mean that results may vary, because the scale is not calibrated for
professional medical use.
•	The capacity of the scale is 180 kg (396 lb, 28 st ). For weight measurement and bone mass meas-
urement, the results are shown in 100 g increments (0.2 lb).
•	The measuring results of the body fat, body water and muscle percentage are shown in 0.1 %
increments.
•	The caloric requirements is specified in steps of 1 kcal.
•	When supplied to the customer, the scale is set to weigh and measure in “kg” and “cm”. You can
change the unit settings during initial use of the app.
•	Place the scale on a firm level floor; a firm floor covering is required for correct measurement.
•	Protect the unit against hard knocks, moisture, dust, chemicals, major temperature fluctuations
and heat sources which are too close (stoves, heating radiators).
•	Repairs may only be carried out by Beurer customer service or authorised dealers. Before submit-
ting any complaint, first check the batteries and replace them if necessary.
•	We hereby guarantee that this product complies with the European R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC.
	 Please contact the specified service address to obtain further information, such as the CE Decla-
ration of Conformity.
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Storage and maintenance
The accuracy of the measurements and service life of the device depend on its careful handling:
	 Important
•	The unit should be cleaned occasionally. Do not use abrasive detergents and never immerse the
unit in water.
•	Ensure that no liquid gets on the scale. Never dip the scale into water. Never wash it under run-
ning water.
•	Do not place any objects on the scale when it is not being used.
•	Protect the unit against hard knocks, moisture, dust, chemicals, major temperature fluctuations
and heat sources which are too close (stoves, heating radiators).
•	Do not press the buttons using excessive force or with pointed objects.
•	Do not expose the scale to high temperatures or strong electromagnetic fields (e.g. mobile phones).
4. Information
The measuring principle
This scale operates according to the B.I.A. principle (bioelectric impedance analysis). This enables the
measurement of physical relationships within seconds by means of an undetectable, completely harmless
electric current. The body fat percentage and other physical relationships in the body can be determined
by measuring the electrical resistance (impedance) and calculating constants and individual parameters
such as age, height, gender and degree of activity.
Muscle tissue and water have good electrical conductivity, and therefore lower resistance. Bones and fatty
tissue, on the other hand, have low conductivity as fat cells and bones conduct hardly any current as a
result of their very high resistance.
Please be aware that values obtained from the diagnostic scale represent only an approximation of actual
analytical medical data. Only a specialist physician can accurately determine body fat, body water, muscle
percentage and bone structure using medical procedures (e.g. computed tomography).
General tips
•	If possible, always weigh yourself at the same time of day (preferably in the morning), after using the toi-
let, on an empty stomach and unclothed, in order to achieve comparable results.
•	Important for the measurement: only measure body fat when barefoot and with the soles of the feet
slightly moist.
	 Completely dry soles can result in unsatisfactory measurements due to inadequate conductivity.
•	Stand still and upright during the measurement.
•	Wait a few hours after unaccustomed physical activity.
•	Wait approx. 15 minutes after getting up in the morning to allow the water in the body to distribute.
•	Remember that only long-term trends are important. Short-term changes in weight within a few days are
usually caused by a loss of fluid. Body water plays an important role towards our general wellbeing.
Limitations
When measuring body fat and other values, deviating and implausible results may occur in:
•	children under approx. 10 years,
•	competitive athletes and body builders,
•	pregnant women,
•	persons with fever, undergoing dialysis treatment or with symptoms of edema or osteoporosis,
•	persons taking cardiovascular medication (affecting the heart and vascular system),
•	persons taking vascular dilating or vascular constricting medication,
•	persons with considerable anatomic deviations of the legs in relation to total body size (length of the
legs considerably shortened or lengthened).
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5. Unit description
Rear
reset
2
1
1. Reset button
2. Battery compartment
Display
5
6
4a
4b
3
5
3. 
Bluetooth®
symbol for connection
between scale and smartphone
4a. Initials of the user, e.g. Tom
4b. Unknown measurements “   ”
5. Body weight
6. Body data e.g. BMI, body fat etc.
6. Initial use of the scale
Inserting batteries
Remove the batteries from the protective packaging and insert the batteries into the scale ensuring that the
battery polarity is correct. If the scale does not function, remove the batteries completely and reinsert them.
Setting up the scale
Place the scale on a firm level floor; a firm floor covering is required for correct measurement.
7. Initial use with the app
You must enter personal user parameters in order to measure your body fat percentage and other physical data.
The scale has 8 user memory locations which allows, for example, you and your family members to save
personal settings.
It is also possible to activate users via other mobile end devices on which the HealthManager app has
been installed or by changing the user profile in the app (see the app settings).
Keep the smartphone close to the scale in order to maintain an active Bluetooth®
connection during initial
use.
–	Activate Bluetooth®
in the smartphone settings.
	 Note: Bluetooth Smart devices, such as this scale, are not visible in the general settings of the Bluetooth
device list. Bluetooth Smart devices are visible only in special apps or in device manufacturer apps.
–	Install “Beurer Healthmanager” from the App Store
–	Start the app and follow the instructions.
–	Select BF 700 in the app.
–	Enter the BF 700-related data.
	 The following settings must be set or entered in the “Beurer Healthmanager” app:
User data Parameters
Initials / abbreviation of name max. 3 characters or numbers
Body height 100 to 220 cm (3‘ 3.5“ to 7‘ 2.5“)
Age 10 to 100 Years
Sex man ( ), woman ( )
Degree of activity 1 to 5
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	 Degrees of activity
	 Selection of the degree of activity must refer to the medium and long term.
Degree of activity Physical activity
1 None.
2
Low: A small amount of light physical effort (e.g. short walks, light garden work,
gymnastic exercises).
3 Medium: Physical effort for 30 minutes at least 2 to 4 times a week.
4 High: Physical effort for 30 minutes at least 4 to 6 times a week.
5
Very high: Intensive physical effort, intensive training or hard physical work for at
least one hour daily.
–	Assign the user when requested to do so by the app.
	 For automatic personal recognition, the first measurement must be assigned to your personal user data.
Follow the app instructions for this. Step onto the scale with bare feet and ensure that you are standing
still with equal weight distribution and with both legs on the electrodes.
8. Taking measurements 
Place the scale on a firm level floor; a firm floor covering is required for correct measurement.
Weighing, carrying out diagnostics
Step onto the scale with bare feet and ensure that you are standing still with equal weight distribution and
with both legs on the electrodes.
	Note: There must be no skin contact between your feet, legs, calves or thighs. Otherwise the meas-
urement cannot be performed correctly.
	Note: The measurement result will be incorrect if the measurement is carried out with socks on.
The scales begin weighing immediately. First, the weight is displayed.
Whilst the further parameters are being measured an “ ” appears.
Your measured weight is displayed shortly after this.
If a user has been assigned, the BMI, body fat, water, muscle, bone, BMR and AMR are shown. This is the
case if the initials are shown.
The following appears:
1. Weight in kg with BMI
2. Body fat in % with interpretation of BF
3. Body water in %
4. Muscle percentage in %
5. Bone mass in kg
6. Basal metabolic rate in kcal (BMR)
7. Active metabolic rate in kcal (AMR)
If the user is not recognised, only the weight can be shown and no initials appear “   ”.
Only weight measurement
Now step on the scale wearing shoes. Stand still on the scale with your weight distributed evenly between
both legs. The scale immediately begins to measure your weight.
The weight is shown and “   
” runs across the LCD.
If a user has been assigned then the BMI, BMR and AMR are displayed. This is the case if the initials are
shown.
If the user is not recognised, only the weight can be shown and no initials appear “   ”.
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	Note: Only the measurements displayed on the scale may be used for further observations.
Switching off the scale
The scale will then switch itself off automatically.
9. Evaluation of results
Body fat percentage
The following body fat percentages are guide values (contact your physician for further information).
Man Woman
Age low normal high very high Age low normal high very high
10 –14 <11 % 11–16 % 16,1– 21 % >21,1 % 10-14 <16 % 16 – 21 % 21,1– 26 % >26,1 %
15 –19 <12 % 12 –17 % 17,1– 22 % >22,1 % 15-19 <17 % 17– 22 % 22,1– 27 % >27,1 %
20 – 29 <13 % 13 –18 % 18,1– 23 % >23,1 % 20-29 <18 % 18 – 23 % 23,1– 28 % >28,1 %
30 – 39 <14 % 14 –19 % 19,1– 24 % >24,1 % 30-39 <19 % 19 – 24 % 24,1– 29 % >29,1 %
40 – 49 <15 % 15 – 20 % 20,1– 25 % >25,1 % 40-49 <20 % 20 – 25 % 25,1– 30 % >30,1 %
50 – 59 <16 % 16 – 21 % 21,1– 26 % >26,1 % 50-59 <21 % 21– 26 % 26,1– 31 % >31,1 %
60 – 69 <17 % 17– 22 % 22,1– 27 % >27,1 % 60-69 <22 % 22 – 27 % 27,1– 32 % >32,1 %
70 –100 <18 % 18 – 23 % 23,1– 28 % >28,1 % 70-100 <23 % 23 – 28 % 28,1– 33 % >33,1 %
A lower value is often found in athletes. Depending on the type of sports, training intensity and physical
constitution, values may result which are below the recommended values stated. It should, however, be
noted that there could be a danger to health in the case of extremely low values.
Body water percentage
The body water percentage is normally within the following ranges:
Man Woman
Age poor good very good Age poor good very good
10 –100 <50 % 50 – 65 % >65 % 10 –100 <45 % 45 – 60 % >60 %
Body fat contains relatively little water. Therefore persons with a high body fat percentage have body
water percentages below the recommended values. With endurance athletes, however, the recommended
values could be exceeded due to low fat percentages and high muscle percentage.
This scale is unsuitable for measuring body water in order to draw medical conclusions concerning age-
related water retention, for example. If necessary ask your physician. Basically, a high body water percent-
age should be the aim.
Muscle percentage
The muscle percentage is normally within the following ranges:
Man Woman
Age low normal high Age low normal high
10 –14 <44 % 44 – 57 % >57 % 10 –14 <36 % 36 – 43 % >43 %
15 –19 <43 % 43 – 56 % >56 % 15 –19 <35 % 35 – 41 % >41 %
20 – 29 <42 % 42 -  54 % >54 % 20 – 29 <34 % 34 – 39 % >39 %
30 – 39 <41 % 41– 52 % >52 % 30 – 39 <33 % 33 – 38 % >38 %
40 – 49 <40 % 40 – 50 % >50 % 40 – 49 <31 % 31– 36 % >36 %
50 – 59 <39 % 39 – 48 % >48 % 50 – 59 <29 % 29 – 34 % >34 %
60 – 69 <38 % 38 – 47 % >47 % 60 – 69 <28 % 28 – 33 % >33 %
70 –100 <37 % 37 – 46 % >46 % 70 –100 <27 % 27 – 32 % >32 %
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Bone mass
Like the rest of our body, our bones are subject to the natural development, degeneration and ageing pro-
cesses. Bone mass increases rapidly in childhood and reaches its maximum between 30 and 40 years of
age. Bone mass reduces slightly with increasing age. You can reduce this degeneration somewhat with
healthy nutrition (particularly calcium and vitamin D) and regular exercise.
With appropriate muscle building, you can also strengthen your bone structure. Note that this scale will
not show you the calcium content of your bones, but will measure the weight of all bone constituents
(organic substances, inorganic substances and water). Little influence can be exerted on bone mass, but
it will vary slightly within the influencing factors (weight, height, age, gender). no recognised guidelines or
recommendations relating to bone mass measurement.
	 Attention:
Please do not confuse bone mass with bone density.
Bone density can be determined only by means of a medical examination (e.g. computer tomogra-
phy, ultrasound). It is therefore not possible to draw conclusions concerning changes to the bones
and bone hardness (e.g. osteoporosis) using this scale.
BMR
The basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy required by the body at complete rest to maintain its
basic functions (e.g. while lying in bed for 24 hours). This value largely depends on weight, height and age.
It is displayed on the diagnostic scale in kcal/day units using the scientifically recognized Harris-Benedict
formula.
Your body requires this amount of energy in any case and it must be reintroduced into your body in the
form of nutrition. If you take on less energy over the longer term, this can be harmful to your health.
AMR
The active metabolic rate (AMR) is the amount of energy required daily by the body in its active state. The
energy consumption of a human being rises with increasing physical activity and is measured on the diag-
nostic scale in relation to the degree of activity entered (1– 5).
To maintain your existing weight, the amount of energy used must be reintroduced into the body in the
form of food and drink. If less energy is introduced than is used over a longer period of time, your body will
obtain the difference largely from the amount of fat stored and your weight will decrease. If, on the other
hand, over a longer period of time more energy is introduced than the total active metabolic rate (AMR)
calculated, your body will be unable to burn off the excess energy, and the excess will be stored in the
body as fat and your weight will increase.
Results in relation to time
	 Remember that only long-term trends are important. Short-term fluctuations in weight over a few
days are usually the result of a loss of fluid.
The interpretation of the results will depend on changes in your overall weight and body fat, body water and
muscle percentages, as well as on the period during which these changes take place. Sudden changes within
days must be distinguished from medium term changes (over weeks) and long term changes (months).
A basic rule is that short term changes in weight almost exclusively represent changes in water content,
whereas medium and long term changes may also involve the fat and muscle percentages.
•	If your weight reduces over the short term, but your body fat percentage increases or remains the same,
you have merely lost water – e.g. after a training session, sauna session or a diet restricted only to rapid
weight loss.
•	If your weight increases over the medium term and the body fat percentage falls or stays the same, then
you could have built up valuable muscle mass.
•	If your weight and body fat percentage fall simultaneously then your diet is working – you are losing fat
mass.
•	Ideally you should support your diet with physical activity, fitness or power training.
	 This way you can increase your muscle percentage over the medium term.
•	Body fat, body water or muscle percentages should not be added (certain elements of muscle tissue
also contain body water).
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10. Other functions
User assignment
It is possible to assign up to 8 scale users for a weight-only measurement (with shoes) and for a diagnosis
measurement (bare feet).
For a new measurement, the scale assigns the measurement to the user whose most recently saved
measurement falls within +/- 2 kg of this and, if a diagnosis was possible, +/- 2% of the body fat.
Unknown measurements
If measurements cannot be assigned to any user, the scale stores them as unknown measurements. Up to
20 unknown measurements are saved on the scale.
You can use the app to directly assign unknown measurements to your user.
Saving the assigned measurements on the scale
If the app is open and there is an active Bluetooth®
connection to the scale, newly assigned measurements
are sent immediately to the app. In this case, the values are not saved on the scale.
If the app is not open, the newly assigned measurements are saved on the scale. A total of 30 measure-
ments per user can be saved on the scale. The saved measurements are transferred automatically to the
app if you open the app within the Bluetooth®
range.
Data synchronisation takes place within 10 seconds. It is possible to automatically transfer data when the
scale is switched off.
Deleting scale data
If you would like to completely delete all measurements and old user data on the scale, switch on the
scale and press the reset button for approx. 3 seconds.
“ ” will appear in the display for several seconds.
This is necessary if you would like to delete scale users who have been set up incorrectly or are no longer
required, for example.
You must then carry out the actions in chapter 7 again (user assignment).
Replacing batteries
Your scale is equipped with a “low battery indicator”. If you operate the scale with flat batteries, “Lo”
will appear on the display and the scale will automatically switch off. In this case, the batteries must be
replaced (3 x 1.5 V AAA).
	 Note:
•	When changing batteries, always use batteries of the same type, brand and capacity.
•	Do not use rechargeable batteries.
•	Use batteries that are free of heavy metals.
11. Cleaning and care of the unit
The unit should be cleaned occasionally.
Clean using a damp cloth, to which you can apply a little detergent if necessary.
	 Important
•	Do not use aggressive solvents or cleaning agents!
•	Never immerse the unit in water!
•	Do not wash the unit in a dishwasher!
12. Disposal
Standard and rechargeable batteries should not be disposed of separately from the household waste. As a
consumer, you are legally obliged to return used batteries for proper disposal. You can hand in your used
batteries at public collection points in your district or sales outlets where batteries of this type are sold.
	 Note:
The codes below are printed on batteries containing harmful substances:
Pb = Battery contains lead,
Cd = Battery contains cadmium,
Hg = Battery contains mercury.
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For environmental reasons, do not dispose of the scale with the batteries in the household waste at the
end of its useful life. Dispose of the unit at a suitable local collection or recycling point.
Observe the local regulations for material disposal.
Please dispose of the device in accordance with EC Directive – WEEE (Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment).
If you have any queries, please contact the appropriate local authorities.
13. What if there are problems?
If the scale detects and error when measuring, the following is displayed.
Display Cause Remedy
“   ” Unknown measurement as it
is outside the user assignment
limit or a unique assignment is
not possible.
Assign unknown measurement in app or
repeat user assignment.
“   
” runs across the
LCD.
The fat percentage is outside
the measurable range (less
than 3 % or greater than 65 %).
Repeat the measurement barefoot or, if
necessary, moisten the soles of your feet
slightly.
The maximum load-bearing
capacity of 180 kg was excee-
ded.
The load must not exceed 180 kg
or incorrect weight
is displayed.
No flat, stable surface. Place the scale on a flat, stable surface.
Attach the additional feet for carpet.
or incorrect weight
is displayed..
Not standing still. Stand as still as possible.
Incorrect weight is dis-
played.
Scale zero setting is incorrect. Wait until the scale switches itself off. Acti-
vate scale, wait for “0.0 kg” to appear and
repeat measurement.
No Bluetooth®
connec-
tion (   symbol is miss-
ing).
Device outside the range. The minimum range in a free field is approx.
25 m. Walls and ceilings reduce the range.
Other radio waves may interfere with the
transmission. Therefore, do not position the
scale near devices such as WLAN routers,
microwaves, induction hobs etc.
User memory space is full. No
more measurements can be
saved.
Open the app. The data is transferred auto-
matically. This may take up to one minute.
The batteries in the scale are
empty.
Replace the batteries of scale.

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