Math & Science - BMI Calculator

Description: BMI Calculator is a simple BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator. Calculates the BMI value for a given height & weight. Outputs both the BMI score and a textual description of the value as well as a visual interpretation of the results. Allows selecting between standard and metric units. Localized for english, french, and german.

From the CDC website:
BMI stands for Body Mass Index. It is a number that shows body weight adjusted for height. BMI can be calculated with simple math using inches and pounds, or meters and kilograms. For adults aged 20 years or older, BMI falls into one of these categories: underweight, normal, overweight, or one of 3 classes of obesity.

Although this is a simple widget, a lot of time and hard work went into it. If you enjoy it, please let us know! Feel free to send us an email at webmaster@boysblackbook.com

If anyone would like to help with other language localization, please send us an email.

Official Website: http://www.boysblackbook.com/bmicalculator.php
Author: gujamin
Version: 2.0
New in v2.0: Overhauled interface again to allow for longer localizations.
Added visual body size representation.
Production and development transfered to Boys Black Book (http://www.boysblackbook.com)
Uploaded on: May 25th 2007 at 10:28 PM
Rating: (3.39 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 4006 (all versions), 1583 (this version)
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Nice widget.

Perhaps it might look better if it were less '3D-looking'?

Just my 2 cents.

Look forward to future developments.

Posted by: missjunelai on Jun 08, 05 (12:31 AM) for version 0.2a (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Awesome!!!! How about a weight tracker widget?

Posted by: mjgrothaus on Jun 08, 05 (12:52 AM) for version 0.2a (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Actually, the design could use some work, but I know its only a 0.2 release too....

Posted by: mjgrothaus on Jun 08, 05 (12:56 AM) for version 0.2a (previous version)  

Grrr... thanks for reminding me I'm OVERWEIGHT!

PS: when it says your fat make it automatically open a bunch of weightloss websites and call them a fat.. you know... That'd be so funny!

Posted by: ZicklePop on Jun 08, 05 (1:17 AM) for version 0.2a (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Looks great. Would be really useful if it worked in cm and kg too.

Posted by: jims on Jun 08, 05 (10:41 AM) for version 0.2a (previous version)  

Everything that I thought needed fixing I fixed myself, so 5/5. Good widget idea.

Posted by: zweben on Jun 08, 05 (6:59 PM) for version 0.3a (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

A usefull widget! Just yelled across room to my wife that there was a BMI widget and she said that while the basics are hieght & weight, gender and age can be factors as well; i.e. there are somewhat diff charts for ideal BMI, depending... The Center for Disease Control has some of this stuff:
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/bmi/
Good widget.

Posted by: RickHess on Jun 08, 05 (11:19 PM) for version 0.3a (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Nice update dude. Where's the weight tracker widget now?? smiley

Posted by: mjgrothaus on Jun 13, 05 (7:37 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

A choice of metric or archaic units might be nice...

Posted by: cybernezumi on Jul 14, 05 (12:21 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

metric mode is supported. Archaic units?

Posted by: gujamin (developer) on Jul 14, 05 (2:09 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

BMI is totally useless. I am 5"10", 171 lbs, with a body fat content of around 9%. Using the BMI as a measure, I am overweight. Because the BMI doesn't take into account muscle mass, using it as a valid measure is just not very smart.

An ancient and totally invalid measure of your health...

Posted by: Lokheed on May 31, 07 (7:47 AM) for version 2.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

True, BMI is a very inaccurate measurement of health, however, it is a good general indicator.

Note, if you're 5'10" and 171 lbs, then your BMI would be 24.5, which is considered "normal" not overweight.

Posted by: gujamin (developer) on Jun 19, 07 (11:14 AM) for version 2.0 (current version)  

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