November 12, 2012 by sgacke
When it comes to healthy living and fitness, there are so many questions that come to mind like:
Am I getting a good night’s rest?
How many calories am I consuming?
How many calories am I burning?
How many steps do I take a day?
A couple of weeks ago I was sent the BodyMedia Fit Core Armband and was super excited to put it on and try it out! It has answers to all my questions.
So now you are wondering what exactly is BodyMedia Fit, right? Well 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, works as a fitness monitor to measure the intensity of your workouts and monitors the quality of your sleep, an important factor in weight loss. The information tracked can easily be managed with BodyMedia’s online Activity Manager. Just add in the easy-to-use food log and you have the right information to improve your weight loss
When I read this description, I was ready! As soon as the mailman dropped it off at the door, I was opening the box. It comes with the USB cord to transfer all of your data from the armband to your computer, Instruction Manual, and a Quick Start Guide.
Setting up the armband and wearing it was very simple and easy and most importantly comfortable! When I set the BodyMedia Fit up on the computer, all I had to do was plug the USB cord in to the computer and the other side to the BodyMedia Fit itself. The computer program will prompt you through set up and will walk you through the account set up while it is charging. Once the SYNC software is installed on your computer you will be ready to start your activity manager and enter your data. The activity manager is,
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 tracks your meals and calories for the day. This will tell you how many calories you are consuming and if you have met your nutritional goals. Which I LOVE this! When you receive your BodyMedia Fit Core Armband, you will receive a subscription to your Online Activity Manager for a 3-month trial. This activity manager is required in order to track your data and continue using the armband. Once your 3-month trial expires, it will be $6.96/month for the subscription. BodyMedia Fit is super comfortable to wear. You wear it on your upper left arm. You will hear beeps to let you know it is tracking your data.
Personally, I love the BodyMedia Fit Core Armband. It helps me track my calories burned, calories consumed, and letting me know if I am getting a good nights rest. The band is very comfortable to wear and super easy to use! I honestly think this is such an awesome product to have for those that are into health and fitness and looking to track your data and monitor your levels of food/activity. I highly recommend getting one of these if your budget can afford it. It is a $119 value plus the $6.95/month subscription fee. It is definitely worth the money!
Just for you all, I have a coupon code you can use! It is for 15% off and good until 11/21. Coupon code: CCSHAN15
**I received this product free of change in exchange for a review. These opinions are my own and I was not paid to endorse this product.