Vertex42's new BMI Calculator is much more useful than most bmi calculators on the web (at least I think so, anyway). Not only does it calculate your Body Mass Index, but you can also enter your desired BMI and solve for your goal weight! And to top it off, instead of looking at a BMI Chart to figure out what the BMI value means, your BMI will be shown on the BMI Scale.


The BMI Formula

Body Mass Index is defined as your weight divided by the square of a your height, using the metric units kg/m^2. The BMI formula does not apply to children (see references below). The BMI formula is therefore very simple:

  • Metric Units: BMI = Weight[kg] / ( Height[m] x Height[m] )
  • English Units: BMI = 703 x Weight[lb] / ( Height[in] x Height[in] )

Online BMI Calculator

BMI Calculator

Height   feet
BMI Scale: vertical red line is the marker

BMI Gadget for iGoogle

I've created a BMI Calculator gadget that you can add to your iGoogle page. A screenshot of the gadget is shown below. Just click on the button below the screenshot to add the gadget to your iGoogle page. You can also add this gadget to your website or blog.


Disclaimer: This calculator is for illustrative and educational purposes only. We do not guarantee the results or the applicability to your unique situation. You should seek advice from qualified professionals.


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