Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Skulpt Aim device for the purposes of this review. As always, I keep my reviews 100% honest and true. All recommendations, suggestions and opinions are my own.
When I was contacted about trying out the new Skulpt Aim device I jumped at the chance. See, I saw some other bloggers using it and I was very intrigued about what my muscle and fat readings would be. I also thought this would be a good device for my husband to use to measure how well his shoulder muscle was recovering from surgery two years ago.
The box arrived and I quick pulled it open to check out what was inside. It came with:
1. Skulpt Aim device
2. Small spray water bottle
3. Light paper instructions
4. USB cable charger stand
5. Small black bag to store your device
The instructions for how to use the device are really written all over the box. On the left side they share the range of muscle quality and align it to fitness level. 100 is apparently average so any muscle quality (i.e. MQ) score above that puts you in better muscle condition territory and anything below it means there’s work to do to increase your muscle fitness.
One of the first things that had to be done was charge the device before use as well as download the Skulpt Aim app available in the Apple store so I got right to it. The app is also available in Google Play.
Here’s where things get funny – it took me about 2 weeks to actually measure my muscles. Why did it take me so long you ask? Well….because I was a little nervous about what the device was going to tell me. I wasn’t ready to handle the truth. Truth is while I work out often, my workout schedule has been more erratic lately with the new family schedule. I wasn’t in in-person boot camp any longer and I was seeing my trainer every once in a while if schedules permitted. So I procrastinated.
I finally gulped down my nervousness and went for it. I had my husband help me so he could get some of the tough areas like the back of my shoulder and my hamstring.
Before I get into my actual measurements let me describe the Skulpt Aim device to you with a bit more detail.
- It’s about the size of an iPhone so it fits neatly in your hand
- It comes with metal leads on the back of it – you spray those leads with the water bottle so it picks up the reading
- It only comes in black
- It was a little heavier than I expected, very compact device
- You can measure yourself often and track progress (good or bad)
- It’s wireless
- It’s splash-proof, so you can actually use it in the shower
- It retails for $199
Here are some additional claims by Skulpt:
- 5 times more accurate than smart scales
- 3 to 4 times more accurate than skinfold calipers
- Almost as accurate as underwater weighing
Now for the results. Drumroll please…..here is my muscle quality front and back. I didn’t get to all of the muscles on my left side but you get the gist. What I found very surprising is that my calf muscle was under 100! I was certain my calf muscles are very strong given the amount of running and calf raises I do but obviously I have more work in that area. I would have thought my biceps would be stronger too so I need to work on that.
Here’s my overall muscle quality based on the muscles I measured. It’s over 100 so I felt good about that but it isn’t that much higher than AVERAGE so I am like – WHOA reality check.
Here’s my body fat score front and back by body part that I measured. I see now the device is telling me I have a fat butt and fat quad. LOLOL!! Hubby wasn’t disappointed in that but I definitely have work to do in those areas too. I’m not surprised about the reading for my hamstring – I swear it is the weakest muscle on my body but I had that wrong, my calf is the weakest muscle on my body! LOL. I love how this device helps dispel any thoughts or preconceived notions you have about your body and how it is built and gives you empirical evidence to help you develop the areas you want to develop.
Here’s my overall fat percentage which is better than what my smart scale was telling me. But I’m still not where I need to be. I think if I am able to work on decreasing the fat in my butt maybe I can improve this number. Sounds like squats (I hate squats) and inclines are in my near future.
I give this device a 9 out of 10 stars. Why not a 10 out of 10? Because once the device gets wet it gets a little slippery to hold but other than that, it does what it says it is going to do and I like that alot. You may not like the results or you may be ecstatic with them but this is one fitness tracker that TRULY helps you track your fitness in a way to help you build and grow the muscles you want while concentrating on decreasing the fat in the areas you want.
Knowledge is power so the Skulpt Aim is powerful!
- Give you the ability to measure every body part muscle
- Easy to use
- Provides muscle and fat scores to help you improve your strength
- Slippery when wet
- At $199 may be out of some people’s price range
Would you be interested in measuring your muscle strength and fat percentage to this degree of detail? Why or why not?