If you’ve ever gone to the gym, you might have used a machine that measures your body composition to tell you how many percent your body is composed of fat, muscle, water, bone density, and so on. It’s a pretty good way of checking up on your fitness because weight alone doesn’t always tell you about your fitness.
Interestingly enough, if a tweet by Max Weinbach is accurate, it seems that this is a feature we can expect from the upcoming Galaxy Watch 4 from Samsung. Weinbach claims that with the Galaxy Watch 4, Samsung will introduce a BIA (Bio-Electrical Impedance Analysis) sensor to the watch, which for those unfamiliar is the tech that powers the body composition machine at your gym.
Galaxy Watch4. BIA sensor.
— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) June 25, 2021
So what does this mean for the Galaxy Watch 4? For those who want to keep track of their weight and progress, having a BIA sensor could be helpful. For example, like we said weight doesn’t always tell the whole story. You could weigh 90kg but if you have a body fat percentage of 30%, it’s obviously not as healthy compared to someone who has the same weight but has a body fat percentage of 15%.
It could be useful for people who are trying to achieve a particular goal with their fitness, whether it be weight loss, muscle gain, and so on. It would actually be a pretty cool feature to have if the rumors are true, so we’ll have to wait until next week for the details.