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    Would You Pay $499 for a Fitness Tracker that Could Optimize Your Health?

    It seems that we’re all on a never-ending quest to achieve the perfect figure, whether it means eliminating a muffin top or toning under-worked arms. Now, one device wants to help you get to exactly where you want to be, body-wise.

    For a mere $499, you can get your hands on The Naked 3D Fitness Tracker. Many believe that it could revolutionize what it means to track our fitness levels on a day-to-day basis. The Naked 3D Fitness Tracker is being marketed as the first home body scanner. It looks like an ordinary body-length mirror with an accompanying floor scale, but its magic is in the technology.

    The device has an Intel Quad-Core Atom X5 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of memory for all of its processing and analyzing needs. It also has Intel’s RealSense sensor embedded within it to provide users with the most accurate results possible.

    mirror, scale, fitness, healthTo use the Naked 3D Fitness Tracker, you simply stand on its scale in front of the mirror. All of the weight sensors are located within the scale, meaning it can be placed on both hard and soft surfaces. Once you step on it, the mirror and its infrared light sensors generate a body model. Afterward, you’ll have a 3D scan that shows exactly where your body is growing muscle (or fat), down to the exact second. The information is transferred to your smartphone, where you can compare scans and view how your body is progressing with time. The Naked 3D Fitness Tracker App works on both iPhone and Android devices.

    The device itself won’t be shipping out to customers who preorder until March 2017, which poses one key question: is it worth investing in the product? There’s still plenty of time to try to get into shape the old-fashioned way — exercise and diet. Furthermore, these methods are supported by medical experts, while the jury is still out on the Naked 3D Fitness Tracker and its overall effectiveness.

    For those who are interested, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends at least two hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week for a fit lifestyle. Of course, maintaining a healthy diet consisting of fruits and vegetables (as opposed to just sugar and carbs) can help when it comes to slimming down, too.

    There’s nothing wrong with keeping tabs on how your body is changing with diet and exercise. However, it may be worth redefining what the perfect body means to you before spending $499.


    Sources

    Taylor, Chris. “This $499 magic mirror could make you fitter than ever.” Mashable. Published April 14, 2016.

    “Naked 3D Fitness Tracker.” Naked.fit. Retrieved April 20, 2016.

    “How much physical activity do adults need?” CDC. Retrieved April 20, 2016.

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