PIE Smart Tape Measure
There is this line of thinking that weight is the single most important predictor of one’s fitness status. Many fitness apps put a lot of emphasis on weight alone as a measurement of one’s progress towards fitness goals. Unfortunately, weight is not the only measurable parameter that can provide a picture of one’s fitness status; body size matters as well. The PIE Smart Tape Measure is a very simple device that pairs well with an app that provides a different look at one’s overall state of fitness.
Embedded into an ordinary-looking retractable cloth tape measure is a digital sensor that records the size of any measured body part. It sends this digital information to the PIE Smart app on iOS and Android devices so one can have a really good look at any change in the size of the measured body part. Whether it is the abdominal girth, the chest circumference, the girth of one’s upper arms or thighs, or any other body part whose size can be measured by a tape, the PIE Smart can create a digital picture of such a body part.
The adventure begins as the data is plotted on your screen. This gives you a visual feedback on what parts of the body you have to work on. It is important to realize that weight alone will not give you the whole picture. One can be overweight but still be very skinny. Or it could also be the other way around. An individual is obviously ‘fat’ yet his weight is still considered to be normal.
This is where body size can provide a better picture especially when taken together with weight measurements. And since the PIE Smart works as a digital platform, it is a lot easier to make a side-by-side comparison with other fitness apps that focus on weight.