Tanita’s most advanced FDA Cleared multi-frequency segmental body composition analyzer

Provides highly accurate whole body and segmental measurements in under 30 seconds

Interactive touch screen operation with an integrated Windows® operating system for maximum flexibility and performance

Full analysis and guidance information provided, with historical trends and analysis provided for registered users

Multiple interface options, including USB type A, USB type B, LAN, and audio

The MC980Uplus Multi Frequency Segmental Body Composition Analyzer is the ultimate tool in providing in-depth information for truly personalized consultations.  Tanita has incorporated the very latest multi-frequency BIA technology together with increased data display and viewing via built-in Microsoft® Windows® software.

A full body composition analysis is performed in less than 30 seconds. The data is then analyzed and displayed on screen with full guidance notes and can easily be printed onto a consultation sheet for further discussion. Goals for weight and body fat can also be set to increase motivation and demonstrate progress of any weight or fitness program. All the user data can be stored and used for detailed trend analysis using data management software.

The MC980Uplus is the ultimate system in health and fitness monitoring. Designed to enhance the service provided by health and fitness professionals, the analyzer will provide instantaneous information that will compliment a personalized consultation

Integrated Windows® for Maximum Flexibility

For the first time a fully featured Windows® real time operating system has been incorporated allowing maximum flexibility in downloading data, uploading updates and connecting printers and other accessories for data output.

Built-in Software in 3 Languages

All of the built-in software is displayed in 3 languages (English, Spanish and French) making the administrator set up and usability simple, fast and stress free.

Interactive Touch Screen Operation

The intelligent extra-large touch screen display will effortlessly guide the client through the measurement process through the extra-large interactive touch screen display. The user can register their pro le data for future use or just take a single measurement.

Full Analysis and Guidance Information Provided

Tanita has incorporated the latest Advanced BIA technology utilizing 4 critical frequencies (5kHz, 50kHz, 250kHz, and 500kHz) to take a body composition measurement in under 30 seconds. With the ultra-low platform design and high weight capacity of 660 lb / 300kg, the MC980Uplus is suitable even for heavier patients. Once the measurement has been taken, the user can easily see in-depth information, screen by screen, of their results. Key measurements have guidance information boxes to help explain more intricate data.

Registered Users Can Access Previous Measurements

If the user has registered their profile, their body composition analysis will be stored. A full history of each measurement can be shown to highlight their progress helping maintain motivation and understanding of how their body is changing over time.

Detailed Consultation Sheet

A full consultation sheet can then be printed on any Microsoft®  Windows® compatible printer for further discussion or future reference. The printer can be connected directly to the MC980Uplus for ease of use.

Database Management Facility

The database management system allows full analysis and manipulation of data suitable for research projects, client data management or program effectiveness. Data can easily be downloaded to any compatible PC via a simple USB connection.

Modular and Portable

The MC-980Uplus construction is modular, making transportation very convenient. Due to its clever design, it can be set up in under 5 minutes without any special equipment or tools. The built-in wheels allow for ease of movement from location to location.

Method of Measurement
Max. Capacity
MF-BIA (Multi frequency bio-electrical impedance analysis) 660 lb / 300 kg 0.2 lb / 0.1 kg
Platform Dimensions
Unit Weight
Power Supply
17.7" x 19.3" x 2.5" 72 lb / 33 kg AC adapter (included); 5v
Extra large interactive touch screen display(10.4" 1024X768 TFT color LCD touch panel)

This addition to the Tanita family of professional products brings fast, accurate results in seconds. The information is essential for providing a personalized and in-depth consultation on all aspects of body composition. The ability to register users and track their progress is also an invaluable tool in demonstrating the effectiveness of any weight loss or fitness program.

Client Profile

The Tanita logo can be changed to any other logo to reinforce the service consultation. Other details include the personal data input and an ID number consisting of a maximum of 16 alpha numeric digits.

Core Body Composition Details

This table and graph shows the core components of body composition. The data is represented in lb, kg, and % formats to provide a clear picture of their health and fitness status. The Desirable Range indicates general healthy ranges whereas the Target is pre-set to act as a motivator.


The Basal Metabolic Rate shows the number of calories required to keep the body functioning when at rest. This is further supported by a chart showing the effectiveness of burning calories. Visceral Fat is the harmful fat in the abdominal area. The rating indicates whether the level is within the healthy range.  Measuring levels of body water is especially important for patients, the elderly, and athletes. Total Body Water shows the weight and % of water in the body. This is further divided into extra cellular and intra cellular water levels. The ECW/TBW ratio shows the relationship between extra cellular water and total body water. The optimal level is considered to be around 40%.

Physique Rating

Physique rating assesses muscle and body fat rating into 9 body types. As activity levels change over time the balance of body fat and muscle will alter which will change the user’s overall physique

Segmental Analysis

The segmental readings provide in-depth information for each arm, leg and the trunk area. By comparing the results to average readings shown with the blue and green shaded areas, the user can instantly see how their own fat and muscle levels compare.

Muscle Mass Balance

Shows the balance of muscle between the left and right side of the body.

Body Fat Distribution

The ratio of upper to lower body fat is calculated, and plotted against average healthy values for gender and age.


Shows the first, past and most current core measurements. This information is also plotted on easy-to-read graphs.

Reactance Resistance and Phase Angle Readings

The Reactance Resistance table indicates measurements for the impedance flow at each of the 4 multi-frequency signals. Phase Angle is also shown. H-L = Hand – Leg, RL = Right Leg, LL = Left Leg, RH = Right Hand, LH = Left Hand, L-L = Leg to Leg

Impedance Measurement

Measurement System                        8 Electrode Segmental Multi-Frequency Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis

Measurement Frequency                  5kHz / 50kHz / 250kHz / 500kHz

Measurement Current                        90μA or less

Segment Measurement                     Whole body / Right arm / Left arm / Right leg / Left leg

Measurement Range                          75 - 1,500 Ω (0.1 increments)

Weight Measurement

Measurement System                        Strain Gauge Load Cell

Maximum Capacity                             660lb / 300kg (Including preset tare value)

Minimum Graduation                         0.2lb / 0.1kg


10.4" 1024x768 TFT color LCD touch panel


USB A-type connector (USB host) x3

USB B-type connector (Device) x1

LAN Port x1

Audio Plug (Mic-in, Line-out)

Product weight

72lb / 33kg

Product size

Platform Dimensions                         17.7 x 19.3 x 2.5 inches / 450 x 490 x 63.5 mm

Product Height                                     49 inches / 1240 mm

Body Composition Measurements

Whole Body Analysis

Segmental Analysis


Muscle Mass

Fat %

Muscle Mass Rating

Fat Mass

Fat %

Fat Free Mass

Fat Mass

Muscle Mass

Fat Rating

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Balance Evaluation

Bone Mass

Physique Rating

Protein (estimated)

Muscle Mass Balance

Body Fat Distribution

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)

Result History

BMR graph

Bioelectrical data

Visceral Fat Rating

Reactance / Resistance / Phase Angle

Visceral Fat graph

Total Body Water

Total Body Water %

Extracellular Water

Intracellular Water

Extracellular / Total Body Water

ECW / TBW graph

Optional Accessory: HR-200 Height Rod