Well I finally unpacked and started playing with the Skulpt Aim that I purchased via Kickstarter in December 2013 and it finally arrived in March of 2015 (about 8 months behind schedule). This was not alarming to me and I did get a significant discount as an early backer compared to the current retail price of $200.
I charged the device and then realized I needed a firmware update. Unfortunately, the device will not sync with an iPhone 4, so I had to borrow my wife’s Samsung. I got set up with an account, completed the update and then was in business. I entered some basic information including age, weight, male, right handed and a few others.
For my first pass, I just measured Muscle Quality (MQ) and Body Fat Percentage. MQ moves on a scale from 80 (needs work) to 160 (sculpted). I measured at 110 (between average and fit). This correlates with my perception. Body fat percentage was 18.6% which is about 6% lower than I measure with calipers. I will have to track this over time to see about changes. The numbers were based on 4 measurements (right biceps, right triceps, right abdominal and right thigh).
The Skulp can also measure forearms, chest, calves, hamstrings, lower back, upper back, shoulder and glutes. I will have to play with these features down the road. For now, I was quite please that it worked as advertised and look forward to tracking my results on a weekly cadence.