I ordered a box of gadgets from Lumoid a while back [here’s my more detailed explanation of the service] and another item I chose was the Skulpt Aim.
It’s a doohickey that lets you measure your body fat % or muscle quality by spritzing a little water on it, then holding it against certain muscles. It spits out a reading and syncs it into your smartphone for safe keeping and future comparisons.
This portable, lightweight device tracks the result of your fitness progress. It measures when you’re losing fat and gaining muscle, by providing a measure of Muscle Quality (MQ) and fat percentage for individual muscles or your whole body. Aim’s mobile app tracks your progress over time, and lets you see which are your strongest muscles or which muscles need work.
Same thing, one is less marketing-ese.
The device is easy to use, it communicated easily with my phone (iPhone 6), and measurements are fast. Instead of purely focusing on body fat%, it analyzes your muscle quality, which is a more in-depth measurement. It tells you how you’re improving individual muscle groups when you are immersed in a fitness regime.
To use: Spritz the back with a little water. (It even comes with a handy little water bottle.) Put the device sensors on the specified muscle group (the app walks you through the process) and wait a few seconds for the measurement. Repeat on the next muscle group. Fast, easy, no tech or health background needed.
They’ve got Tony Horton prominently featured on their home page right now… there’s an option of seeing Tony’s numbers with the Skulpt Aim… I elected to not look. I’m sure he’s amazing. I assume he does P90X workouts a billion times a day to put out all those DVDs and I feel a little queasy inside just watching some of those workouts. 😉
The device/app did tell me that some of my muscle groups are just average. (Biceps, we’re looking at you here.)
But some of my muscle groups are doing pretty well. (Go abs!)
So, what do I do with this information? Well… not much. Given the fact that I had this for a short trial period via Lumoid, there isn’t room to watch change. I do think it would be interesting to measure as part of an on-going plan. Especially if I figure out what I’m doing next in my fitness life. (Am I just going to find more races to run? Am I going to run less and focus on some other exercise? Am I going to become a couch potato? The suspense… the intrigue! These are the days of our lives?) But since I sent the device back to Lumoid, I now have this app on my phone with just a couple of measurements and uncertainty if I should just delete it or if I will purchase one.
The device says it’s normal price is $199… but it’s on special for $149. And since I signed up for an account to test this, it gave me a special URL for $20 off… which makes it work out to a price of just $129. I don’t know about you, but that sounds a lot better than $199! So if you are embarking on fitness/health change (or just curious if your current plan is helping) this would be a useful tool in that journey.
And if I revisit this device, I will definitely share more insights. This is an exciting time for personal health/fitness technology. I’m fascinated by the developments that have emerged and it will be interesting to see what comes next!
Okay, disclaimer time… I didn’t receive this for free. I paid for my Lumoid box and I chose which things I wanted to review based upon my own personal interests and what would make me happy to play with/write about. But since I’ve received freebies in the past, people reading my site always wonder. So there you have it. Not free, still my opinion as always.