ZozoFit’s iPhone-Based 3D Scanner Takes ‘Progress Pics’ to the Next Level

ZozoFit is an app that uses a smartphone’s camera to create “highly accurate” 3D body scans of a user that the company claims provides not only precise measurements for clothes, but also help with measuring body fat.

The company claims that it has developed the “world’s most accurate at-home 3D body scanner” that requires nothing more than a specialized jumpsuit and a smartphone. While the company says that it can be used to help with sizing clothing, the primary purpose of the app seems to be for tracking and measuring body shape for the purposes of fitness or dieting. The company says that its app can take multiple scans of a body and generate a 3D model that can help users track specific parts of their body. Basically, it’s a next-level version of “progress pics.”

The system relies on pairing the ZozoFit app with the ZozoSuit, which it says are specially designed to pair together to precisely measure a user’s body in 3D “from anywhere.” The company says that whether it is used for “shape transformation or maintenance,” ZozoFit is useful for any stage of a person’s “fitness journey.”

To take a scan, users need to prop the phone up on an included scan and take a series of photo of themselves wearing the suit, which the app then combines into what it claims is a very accurate, individualized model of a person.

According to Zozo, the Japanese parent company of ZozoFit, the app combined with the unique pattern on the ZozoSuit are able to gather precise body measurements that typically require expensive, specialized 3D laser scanners. Zozo says that its technology has an average error of 3.7mm compared to a 3D laser scanner.


The suit is actually a major part of Zozo’s technology. The company refined it within the last couple of years to the point that it is very confident in the results. It supports fit recommendations for size-sensitive athletic and intimates apparel and boasts what Zozo calls “superior accuracy” to allow for routine and precise body shape tracking for fitness and even preventive medicine and healthcare.

Last month, the ZozoFit app added the ability to compare scans which really increases the usability of the platform. Before the release of this new feature, when viewing a scan, the ZozoFit app would just compare that scan with the default scan, which was usually the first scan that our app would capture for the user. While useful, that did not provide a level of constant comparison that users wanted. So, in response, ZozoFit added the ability to compare scans to each other as a more tangible way to view progress.

Last week, ZozoFit explained that its app isn’t just for comparing size, but its system is so sensitive that it is actually able to measure body fat.

“Our state-of-the-art body scanning technology can also calculate your body fat percentage, which can be a useful metric to measure your fitness progress,” the company claims.

The Zozo technology is actually available to be licensed, but the first-party ZozoFit and ZozoSuit fitness-based service are only available in the United States. The app itself is free for both iOS and Android devices, but as mentioned it only works when paired with the ZozoSuit, which costs $98.