I received the Skulpt Aim, a new tool for measuring body fat and muscle quality, through Raynforest.
Looking like a beefy smartphone, the Skulpt Aim comes with a charger, usb cord, small water bottle for spritzing (works best when the device or skin is wet), and a storage bag. It uses electrical impedance myography (EIM) to measure two separate features of the tissue: its resistive properties and its capacitive properties. ‘Myography’ literally means “The description of muscles.” The science is beyond my ken, so if you’re interested, head over to the Skulpt website
for the whole deal.
“MQ, or Muscle Quality, is a rating of your muscles’ fitness that was designed to be intuitive. Aim uses EIM technology to send a small current directly through your muscles. It uses 12 sensors and multiple frequencies to get very accurate readings. Since current flows differently in muscles based on their composition and muscle fiber size, Aim is able to evaluate the quality of each muscle.”
To use, I charged the device, installed an update needed, also downloading the Skulpt app. Using the device is pretty simple, but if you’re not sure, instructions (with video) are available. Following the app’s instructions will take you through a range of measurements, but you can also just focus on specific muscles or areas of the body. Skulpt suggests playing around with the device, placing it slightly differently on each muscle until you find the “sweet spot” for best results.
After measuring, Skulpt Aim returns results in five categories: red/needs work, orange/average,
yellow/fit, green/athletic, and white/skulpted. For the most part, not surprisingly, I got red and oranges, pretty sad how out of shape I’ve become. On the positive side, this is a pretty inspiring tool.
This product was received for review purposes – all opinions are my own.
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