and later Spock clarifies that this means "a fraction over one meter".

A fraction over one meter. And what was that fraction? Or was it, more properly, a decimal? Spock often gives timetoevent callouts in fractions of a second, which is nearly pointless when speaking out loud (by the time you've said "three point twoseven seconds," you're already at three seconds), but he can't tell Kirk Nomad's exact size to the millimeter?