Why Choose Tanita?

Why should you choose a Tanita scale?  Consider:

Technology Innovators Since 1944

Tanita is a private family owned company, and is a global leader in health monitoring.  We created the world's first stand-on Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) monitor for the professional market in 1992, followed soon after by the launch of a BIA monitor for home use in 1994.

Over 20 Million Units Sold Worldwide

Tanita is the world leader in health monitoring and body composition monitors and scales, with sales of more than 20 million units worldwide.  The company has global operations in Japan, China, India, Europe, and America.

Trusted by Industry Experts

Tanita BIA technology has been extensively validated against alternative body composition techniques and the findings have been published in international medical journals. Tanita monitors have been used in hundreds of independent research studies worldwide.

Scientific Excellence Recognized Worldwide

Tanita is regarded by the scientific community as the gold standard in BIA technology and the Tanita Medical Advisory Board ensures Tanita remains at the forefront of scientific advances.  Extensive independent research has proven that the accurate prediction of body composition can only be determined if a range of parameters are included in an algorithm, such as gender, age, height, and weight.

Highest Levels of Clinical Accuracy

The original equations used in Tanita software were devised by world-renowned body composition expert Professor Steven Heymsfield and his research team at St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University, New York.  Tanita equations are highly correlated to various Gold Standards in Body Composition including DEXA, Multiple Dilution Technique and CT scan.

Ground Breaking Research

Tanita continually invests in numerous research projects that focus on enhancing understanding of key health and fitness issues, including areas such as childhood obesity, optimizing sports performance and sarcopenia in the elderly. Our aim is to work with experts to develop tools and technologies to assist all healthcare and sports professionals in providing the best possible services and to help people enjoy healthier lives.

ISO 9001 Japanese Quality

Tanita has grown through continuous product innovation and a commitment to maintaining the highest manufacturing quality standards. The company operates all of its own award-winning manufacturing facilities, and all Tanita medical products meet strict international quality standards and are independently quality controlled.

FDA Cleared Products

All Tanita consumer and professional grade BIA products are considered Class 2 Medical devices.  Our extensive clinical research has been submitted to the FDA for review and clearance as prescribed in Section 510(k) of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Dedicated Service and Support

A dedicated team of customer support and service personal is always available to answer any questions or repair your scale if required.  We don’t rely on call centers or third parties to provide you with support, you can count on reaching a qualified Tanita team member should the need arise.

We Design and Manufacture all our Products

Operating its own research center and manufacturing facilities, Tanita is a fully integrated organization promising the highest quality control over every aspect of manufacturing and after-sale service.   Our highly accurate weighing mechanisms and FDA cleared algorithms assure state-of-the-art health and fitness monitoring products.

Next Day Shipping on all Products

Tanita owns and staffs its warehouse and distribution facilities.  We receive product weekly from our manufacturing facilities in Asia to assure stock levels remain constant, and orders are processed immediately when received, often shipping the very same day.

Our Only Business is Scales

Unlike others in this market category, Tanita’s sole focus is the business of scales.  With more models types and greater features sets than all others, this allows us to achieve our mission of contributing to better health for the people of the world through ‘measuring and monitoring’