Have you ever wondered exactly just what is going on inside of that body of yours?
“How many calories am I burning?”
“How many calories have I consumed today?”
“How many steps have I taken?”
“How good was my sleep last night?”
Well a couple of weeks ago, I was sent quite an amazing product to try out that actually answers all of those questions you see above. Pretty awesome, right? So check this out…
This is the BodyMedia FIT CORE Armband.
According to the website,
BodyMedia FIT is an on-body monitoring system that consists of the BodyMedia FIT Armband monitor, online Activity Manager, an optional Display and free downloadable apps for mobile device users. BodyMedia FIT Armbands automatically track the calories burned during your daily activities — from pumping iron to using an iron — and monitor the quality of your sleep, an important factor in weight loss. The information tracked can easily be managed with BodyMedia’s online Activity Manager. Add in the easy-to-use food log and you have the right information to improve your weight loss.
That description ALONE had me intrigued, so I was quite excited to try it out.
The armband comes with a simple instruction manual, a quick start guide, and a USB cable that allows you to input all of your data into your computer.
The USB cable actually plugs right into the armband itself. All you do is pop out the white center of the armband,
and plug it into the side. Once you have the USB connected to the device and your computer’s USB drive, you’re then able to upload your data and see your stats.
As far as wearing the armband goes, it was really very easy. You place the armband on your upper left arm, snug but comfortable, and once you hear a series of beeps, you know that it has started tracking your information for the day. Honestly, on the days that I’ve worn it, I totally forget that it’s even there.
Set up for the armband was very easy, too. Once I had it connected to my computer, I was prompted to set up my account profile while it charged, which consisted of some fairly basic information.
Once my profile was completed and the SYNC software was installed on the computer, I was then ready to start using and tracking my data on the Activity Manager.
When you receive the BodyMedia FIT CORE Armband, you are given a 3-month trial subscription to the online Activity Manager. After the first 3 months, a subscription will cost you $6.95/month, and is required in order to continue using and tracking your information from the armband. So, what exactly does the Activity Manager do?
The BodyMedia FIT Activity Manager helps you learn about your individual calorie and sleep information, analyze that data, and manage and track fitness and weight loss progress. The system allows you to enter your personal body parameters, provides you with FIT coach feedback, and guides you to your goals. Then you will have a running report on progress toward goals, including calorie burn, steps taken, time spent in moderate and vigorous activity, nutritional analysis and sleep efficiency – all while tracking your personal bests.
The Activity Manager also allows you to track and input your meals for the day, so you can see approximately how many calories you are consuming. I took the time to scroll through quite a few food items, and most of them were already there, which was nice.
The BodyMedia FIT Core Armband is very user-friendly, comfortable to wear, and offers a wide variety of data that can be tracked. For someone who is interested in weight loss and/or just interested in monitoring their activity levels, this is a great tool to have. The cost of the armband itself is not cheap, retailing at $179.00, in addition to the monthly subscription fee of $6.95. For someone on a tight budget, this tool may not be at the top of the priority list; however, for someone willing to pay the price, you will definitely get a big bang for your buck.
But you know what? I have really, REALLY awesome news. BECAUSE…
I have a BodyMedia FIT CORE Armband to GIVE AWAY to one very lucky reader (A $179.00 value!).
***Giveaway is now CLOSED and a winner has been chosen. Thanks to all who entered!***
To enter to win your very own BodyMedia FIT Core Armband:
- (Mandatory) Leave a comment on this post telling my why you need a CORE Armband of your own.
- (Optional) Share the giveaway on Twitter and/or Facebook, and leave an additional comment letting me know that you did. “I want to win a @BodyMediaFIT CORE Armband from @SweetToothCourt! – http://wp.me/p1g6nA-8g5″
I will randomly choose a winner on Friday, February 24th. Good Luck!!
Disclaimer: I received the BodyMedia Fit CORE Armband in exchange for a review of the product. All thoughts and opinions are strictly my own.