LEVL promises a simpler way of measuring body weight

Trying to lose a significant amount of weight is a long, daunting process, the most frustrating part of which might be hitting a plateau where, even despite your best efforts, the number on the scale doesn't seem to budge. We're often told that number doesn't paint a complete portrait of our health, but it's difficult to know just how much fat we're losing. A company called LEVL is hoping to demystify fat loss with their breathalyzer-like device called LEVLhome. The device works by measuring the amount of acetone in the breath, which is an indicator of how much fat the body is burning. The higher the amount of acetone, the more fat burning is occurring, according to the company.


LEVLhome uses a proprietary nanosensor to measure parts per million of acetone, which the device then converts into a number that can be used to track fat loss over time. LEVL users will have access to an app that displays all of this information, which makes it easier for those trying to lose weight to test the efficiency of a particular diet or exercise regiment in real time.

“The LEVLhome device is intended for anyone looking for insights into the effectiveness of their nutrition and exercise routine,” said Brent Hixson, LEVL president and CEO to PSFK. “It often takes weeks or months for weight loss feedback on the scale and the LEVLhome device’s metabolic insights let you know when you’re heading in the right direction.

LEVLhome has been in development for the past seven years and according the company is built on fifty years of breath science research. The device came to the market for fitness and wellness experts in 2016 and was recently introduced to consumers in 2017.

At a hefty $699, though, the device will be out of reach of many who might benefit most from it. LEVLhome also requires replacement sensors and calibration gas that cost an additional $49 a month. Currently, the device is only available in the Seattle area where the company is headquartered, though a nationwide retail rollout is expected this year.

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Trying to lose a significant amount of weight is a long, daunting process, the most frustrating part of which might be hitting a plateau where, even despite your best efforts, the number on the scale doesn't seem to budge. We're often told that number doesn't paint a complete portrait of our health, but it's difficult to know just how much fat we're losing. A company called LEVL is hoping to demystify fat loss with their breathalyzer-like device called LEVLhome. The device works by measuring the amount of acetone in the breath, which is an indicator of how much fat the body is burning. The higher the amount of acetone, the more fat burning is occurring, according to the company.