More Than a Number
Stepping on a scale that measures kilos alone may soon seem as outdated as owning a landline phone. A riot of body-fat scales have hit the market, but many are skewed by the user’s hydration levels throughout the day, giving inaccurate results. Enter: The Naked (preorders slated to ship in November, naked.fit). The rotating scale-andmirror combo takes 3D scans of your nude bod, then, synced with an app, it spits out weight, measurements (arms, legs, waist, etc.), and total body-fat percentage. But it costs an outrageous RM4,288. Knowing your body fat can be helpful if you’re on a fitness regimen, since the number of kilos lost can be misleading (if, say, you’ve replaced fat with muscle)—but most gyms have measuring tools a trainer can help you use. Otherwise, you likely don’t need to monitor your general body fat beyond a yearly physical.