Mirror From Hell 'Helps' You Lose Weight By Pointing Out How Fat You Are

by Jerriann Sullivan
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For just $500, the Naked 3D Fitness Tracker lets you track how fat you are

A new robot mirror will tell you exactly how fat you are and where. In case you’ve been stripping down, getting on the old scale, and thinking, “Gee, I wish I had more stats on why running 3 miles a day isn’t killing my beer gut,” the Naked 3D Fitness Tracker is here to help.

What seems like an ordinary mirror is some type of super machine that works with a scale to rotate your body 360 degrees and identify where exactly you’re losing fat and gaining muscle. In 20 seconds, you get a full 3D scan of your body delivered to an app, Mashable reported. Why feel bummed out for 10 seconds in the morning after hopping off the scale when you can open an app all day and see the clay version of yourself with every imperfection highlighted?

Other features include a “heat map” that tracks your progress on the scan of your body, a time lapse of the effects of your good or bad decisions, body-fat percentage stats, and measurements of your thighs, hips, and waist among other things. It is kind of like having a pocket-sized plastic surgeon on hand 24/7 to circle all your problem areas in red marker while you quietly sob.

“Our users have loved being able to see their bodies’ changes,” Naked Labs CEO and founder Farhad Farahbakhshian said. He’s been testing out the fancy mirror with people since 2015. Of course people loved seeing their bodies change! Who doesn’t feel awesome when their skinny jeans fit or when the scale dips lower than expected? I think that excitement has more to do with the actual changes the testers’ bodies were going through and less with the app that showed it to them in real time.

I do understand how fitness fans could love this technology. Some people are really into exercise and love tracking their progress. But a mirror isn’t going to automatically make you get into shape. Fit bits, personal trainers, elliptical in the house, 5K races, new running shoes – I’ve had every exercise accessory you can think of. None of the expensive tracking technology inspired me to replace drinking wine with running.

Like most decisions that require time and a dedicated amount of effort, motivation to exercise comes from within, which is why I’m saving my $500. Better to spend that money on a “celebrate losing 20 pounds” purchase than a mirror that’s going to remind me that I really should have lost 30.

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