Skulpt is a hand-held training tool that helps athletes and others committed to a healthy lifestyle better understand how to effectively train. By utilizing 12 censors located on the back of the device, it analyzes 12 distinct muscles that it can be applied to and tells the user how close they are to reaching peak performance. To use this technology, owners of the device must make an account and link that account with the Skulpt app for their Android or iPhone.
One interesting point that was made in the article I read was that Skulpt is different from other muscle and body fat measure devices/apps because of its unique metrics when it comes to muscle quality analytics. It employs cutting edge technology that measure not only percentage of body fat, but also muscle quality and how much room there is for improvement and growth in that given muscle. Skulpt's capability to perform these measurements all over the body from biceps, to abs, to calves, give it a definitive edge when it comes to establishing itself as the new way to train.
Additionally, upon purchase Skulpt comes with a charging station, case, and bottle. The usage of the spray bottle is what I found to be particularly interesting as it turns out the technology of the sensors on the Skulpt need to be wet to perform. The reason I found this to be fascinating is because the article also makes mention that because of this feature it is possible for users to bring Skulpt into the shower with them, adding to the convenience of measuring one's physical fitness with this revolutionary technology.
Finally, through the app that accompanies it, one can visually see a diagram of their body and the different areas broken down by levels of fitness. For example, Skulpt categorizes the muscles it measures as in need of work, average, fit, athletic, or "skulpted". Along with the descriptions are corresponding numbers representing how in shape that muscle is, with higher numbers indicating a better level of overall health and performance. It also appears that the diagram that is presented through the smartphone app incorporates various colors that also correspond with the number and descriptive terms to help indicate where one's body currently stands.
Although the article does make mention of a few legitimate concerns for Skulpt, there are a few areas that I feel may have been overlooked. These areas were how it fails to mention how Skulpt markets itself to its desired consumer base, the way in which Skulpt goes about its production process, and also how Skulpt genereates the numbers it uses for its advanced muscle analytics.
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