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?
42 Replies to "Product Review: Skulpt Aim"
April 7, 2015 (7:03 am)
I’ve heard some great feedback about the Skulpt Aim! Thanks for the review!
April 7, 2015 (8:46 am)
Very cool device! I’d love to know where my numbers would be. I like that the numbers don’t lie and it really pinpoints areas to improve.
April 7, 2015 (9:28 am)
Exactly Janelle. This takes your training to a whole other level.
April 7, 2015 (9:35 am)
That does seem a bit pricey but would be interested to try it out!
Lindsay Ingalls (
April 7, 2015 (11:30 am)
What an interesting product!
April 7, 2015 (3:45 pm)
This sounds so interesting!! I would love to try it! You just hold it up to your muscles and it can tell your strength and fat percentages? How can it tell that?
April 7, 2015 (6:02 pm)
Nicole you wet the leads and press it against your muscles and it reads your muscle strength and fat percentage. A weak current is passed through the electrodes which is high frequency. It moves through skin, fat and muscle.
April 7, 2015 (4:10 pm)
I tried this device as well and have to agree with you, it was really cool and very different from anything else I’ve seen out there.
April 7, 2015 (4:49 pm)
Oh wow, this is a pretty sweet little device. However, it is something I’d ask for as a gift, not something I could just go out and buy but I’d love to have it to track and help motivate me. Thanks for the review!
Twitter: Dancing 2 Running
April 7, 2015 (5:09 pm)
Sounds like a very cool and very informative device!
April 7, 2015 (6:45 pm)
Fun!!! I’d love to have one of those!
April 7, 2015 (7:22 pm)
This is rather out of my price range, but I’m super curious to see what would show up for me! 😛 It’d be a great motivator!
April 7, 2015 (8:10 pm)
Farrah I am gonna use this to track my fitness.
Wendy April 7, 2015 (8:21 pm)
I’ve read a few reviews on this product, and I think it sounds really cool. BUT…the NP in me worries about the body dysmorphics, the scale obsessed, getting their hands on this and stressing over day to day fluctuations. I still think this info is best used in the hands of professionals, who can help clients interpret the data. Guess Skulpt won’t be contacting me to test it!
April 7, 2015 (8:48 pm)
I think they should contact you Wendy. Not sure if this product would attract the body dysmorphics.
MCM Mama Runs
April 7, 2015 (8:26 pm)
Interesting. Like you, I’m not sure I’d be ready to handle the truth LOL.
April 7, 2015 (8:48 pm)
April 7, 2015 (10:55 pm)
I would love to try this device! It sounds like an accurate way to figure out what areas you need to work on. I need that so I can stop guessing based on how I feel.
April 8, 2015 (1:54 am)
This looks interesting! I def will go check it out.
April 8, 2015 (6:30 am)
Skulpt Aim looks like a great device! Fitness technology just keeps getting better and better.
April 8, 2015 (9:08 am)
Hmmm…what a cool little device. It is out of my price range, but I bet I’d use it if I had one! Cool #WOWlinkup
April 8, 2015 (1:42 pm)
I just hopped by from #wowlinkup to check out your review of Skulpt Aim. I got a good sense of how useful this device could be from your review. I am going to share this review with my trainer who is using another device with me. Thanks for sharing.
April 8, 2015 (1:52 pm)
Thanks for reading. Let me know what your trainer thinks.
April 8, 2015 (1:49 pm)
This sounds really interesting! I would love to try it out, because I know the scale is not the best indicator of progress. I would love to see my percentages. It’s good to know that something like this exists.
April 8, 2015 (2:08 pm)
This sounds like a very unique fitness device. I have never done anything like this. I bet it is helpful for taking measurements to track progress after an injury!
April 8, 2015 (2:10 pm)
Actually the brand says it doesn’t work on injured muscles so you have to be fully recovered in order to get accurate results.
Rachel April 8, 2015 (3:17 pm)
Nice review. I have one and like it. I am looking forward to taking my stats weekly post marathon training. 🙂
April 8, 2015 (4:34 pm)
Yes I can’t wait until I start tracking and trending to see if I am truly getting stronger. I’m happy about my body fat percentage. I thought it was higher.
April 8, 2015 (3:58 pm)
This is really interesting! I would like to have these measurements to track progress. I’m not sure I want to know the amount of fat in my rear end, haha! Thanks for a great review!
April 8, 2015 (4:34 pm)
Angelena that was an eye opener!!!!
April 8, 2015 (9:48 pm)
This is so cool! Definitely not something I can afford right now, but pinning for a time when I can 😀
April 9, 2015 (8:57 am)
It sounds like a lot to do but I don’t have the ability to measure my body fat and have no clue on the muscle strength. I would definitely like to see where I stand.
April 9, 2015 (2:05 pm)
It’s very easy to use.
April 9, 2015 (9:53 am)
Great review! I love my skulpt aim, although I do not lov the number it gave me.
April 9, 2015 (2:04 pm)
I know the feeling!!!
April 9, 2015 (9:28 pm)
That’s so cool! I’d love to try it. I don’t like going to the doc to get measured haha
April 12, 2015 (10:27 am)
I still want to do my written review of my Skulpt. I have been trying it out with my training clients and it is super helpful when taking body fat measurements on very heavy people who I normally wouldn’t be able to do a skinfold pinch test on. I am trying to gather more data from working with my clients to share those in my post (anonymously of course). Skulpt said my calve muscles needed work, too, haha!
April 12, 2015 (10:51 am)
Sarah I think this is excellent to use with clients. What I’m trying to figure out is if using it on multiple people do you wile the leads off with alcohol?
The Frugal Exerciser
April 16, 2015 (10:58 am)
I wonder how it stacks up to skinfold measurement or underwater weighing? Do they have any stats or research on this? #wowlinkup
September 25, 2015 (6:02 pm)
Hey. Great review. I’ve been using an AIM for ~6 months now with pleasing results. I actually compared my recent reading with a DEXA scan to test it’s accuracy.
You can see the results here at aferg.co/skulptreview
I’m a PT/bodybuilder/gym addict, so I’ve put it to good use!
I really like it. Its great for tracking my own and my clients progress without booking for a dexa scan. Plus not everyone likes having their body pinched with calipers. I compared it to a dexa and its pretty accurate. The muscle quality feature is also pretty cool.
September 25, 2015 (6:26 pm)
I really like it too!
Rudy November 27, 2016 (4:12 pm)
Hi, I reviewed most body fat analyzers on the market and I have never seen anything like this.
I ordered one to post a full review, the concept is very interesting, because this is the main limitation of BIA : measuring the current that runs between your two feet. Does not say much about the body fat in your abdomen, readings may be off because someone has more fat in his legs.