Naked Labs has announced today its flagship product Naked is now shipping to pre-order customers. The gizmo will be available to all in Q4 2018.
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The Naked 3D Fitness Tracker is quite a bit more than just another wellness tracker or smart scale. It is a full body 3D scanning smart mirror accompanied by a turntable/scale that promises to take home fitness to a whole new level. As you’d expect, there is also companion mobile app enabling users to track how their bodies change over time.
“We have been looking forward to this day for a long time,” says Farhad Farahbakhshian co-founder, and CEO of the Silicon Valley-based startup.
“Today, people are searching for evidence-based methods to track health and fitness that aren’t solely focused on weight. We are excited to get Naked into people’s homes to give them better insight into exactly what’s going on in their body and help them work toward their goals.”
Many people struggle with weight loss and their overall fitness. Fad diets are the norm and losing a bunch just to gain it all back and more are all too common.
A lot of dieters rely on scales to track their progress. The problem is that scales don’t tell the whole story. Muscle weighs more than fat. If you start working out, you may actually be getting healthier without losing any weight. It can be demotivating to put in a ton of work exercising and not see any results on the scale.
In the past, accurate body mass index could only be done with expensive equipment. You needed to schedule an appointment at a doctor’s office or with a personal trainer. Of course, there’s always the pinch test to give you an approximate assessment. But, we live in the 21st century. This is the age of computers and information. This is the age of Naked!
How does it work?
The mirror leans up against the wall at an angle. It includes a stop on the back side that assures it is positioned at the proper angle. A built in laser pointer shines from the mirror to the spot on the floor that the wireless scale/turntable should be positioned. Once the turntable is in position, the user hops on for a 15 second ride.
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As the Naked’s turntable slowly rotates your body like a mannequin in a department store, the sensors are taking multiple images per second. The computer inside is stitching all the images together in a process similar to panorama mode on your mobile phone. Once finished, the tracker creates a 3D model of your body which you can then admire using the Naked app.
The gear behind the mirror
- Don’t worry about naked pictures of yourself somehow getting out on the internet. This thing doesn’t have visual cameras. Instead it uses three Intel RealSense 3D 410 Series depth sensors to model your body. They use IR imaging which is only capable of making a colorless profile rather than a full-color photograph.
- In order to handle all the image processing, the gizmo comes prepared with 4 gigs of DDR4 RAM, 64GB M.2 SSD and an Intel x86 processor.
- It can connect via WIFI and bluetooth plus it will automatically sync with iOS or Android devices that have downloaded the Naked app.
How does all this help you?
Fancy 3D images are cool, but how can this help you get fit?
Open up the Naked app and you can interact with a full, rotatable 3D model of your body. You can track body fat percent, lean mass and fat mass, circumferences, side-by-side comparisons and graphs of historical data.
The Naked calculates your precise measurements in multiple key areas of the body. You can use the heatmap feature to show you a 3D model of your body accurate to 1/10th of an inch so you can see where you’re bulking up and areas where you’re trimming down.
The Naked also provides you with time lapse images to show your progress. You can literally watch your body reshape over time. Even if you don’t see any change on the scale, you can still see progress on your smartphone screen.
Alright it’s cool, but how much does it cost?
It’s pretty safe to say this is a cool product that has the potential to be very useful for a lot of people. The main problem is that at $1,395, the price tag puts this gadget in luxury land for most people.
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