Lumen Review 2022: A Metabolism Tracker That Works? Author: Caroline Lubinsky, CF-L1
Pros & Cons
What we like ...
- Makes me more mindful of what I’m eating
- Portable and easy to take places
- High-quality hardware
- Sleek packaging and aesthetically pleasing
What needs improvement ...
- Expensive; almost $250 for 6 months of use
- Cannot be used without the subscription service
- Integrations are limited
The Lumen is an expensive hand-held device that looks to make people more conscious of what they’re putting into their bodies on a daily basis. However, the price tag is a steep one; for just 6 months of use, you’re looking at paying close to $250 (and it obviously only goes up from there).
If you’re looking to figure out if your body is burning fat or carbs for weight loss purposes, you’ll likely really appreciate what this device has to offer. The connected app will tell you what type of food you should be eating that day based on what your body is currently using as fuel. I think that the app could offer more concrete food plans as a next updated step, but the simple suggestions and daily Flex Score are fun to see.
Lithium polymer battery
|Connection for charging
Lasts up to 14 days w/out charge
Apple iPhone 6 and later; Android
102mm x 41.4mm x 33.3mm
All in all, I think the Lumen could really work for specific people to be more conscious about what they’re putting into their bodies.