The BodyMedia Fit device is an armband system that is mainly targeted at folks looking to shed a few pounds. The sensor device can be worn throughtout the day and night to monitor activity and sleep levels and upload that data to an online service and app via Bluetooth for tracking. We look at the device in more detail below:
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.
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
- Tracks: Accurately tracks calories burned, steps taken, physical activity levels, and sleep quality.
- Personalized: According to the company weight loss boils down to three key factors: calories burned, calories consumed, and sleep efficiency. The BodyMedia FIT system captures your individual metabolic profile and gives you personalized information that helps you pinpoint actions to take to lose weight.
- Logging: Log what you eat & drink & track nutritional info and add notes on your mood throughout the day
- Note: The Online Activity Manager will run you $6.95/mo.
- FDA-certified medical device
- Materials: ABS, Polycarbonate, Thermoplastic polyurethane, 304 grade stainless steel
Accelerometer (For motion and step tracking)
GSR (Galvanic Skin Response) sensor that determines how much you are sweating during your workout
Electronic thermometer (To track skin temperature and rate at which heat is being dissipated from your body, this is your "heat flux")
- Battery: Internal lithium polymer cell battery with 5-7 days of use (USB Charging)
- Size: 2 x 0.5 x 2 inches
- Weight: 1.6 ounces
- Full Specs, How it works
- Review: Laptop Mag 3.5/5
- Review: Amazon Customers 3/5 (177 Customers)
- Review: BestBuy Customers: 3.5/5 (8 Customers)
- Review: Costco Customers 4/5 (10 Customers)*No longer available
- Review: About.com 4/5
- Review: Drugstore.com 4.8/5 (8 Customers)
- Review: MDDI - 4.5 "To sum up, the BodyMedia device is more of a niche device than the Fitbit. While it is likely a better fit for serious users who want greater accuracy than devices like Fitbit Ultra can provide, it also demands more from the user."
- Review: Save More Spend Less "the Body Media armband is fabulous! I would be lost without it now."
- Review The Gadeteer
- Video: CES 2011: BodyMedia Fit
- Article: Body Media's weight loss monitors used everywhere - Post-Gazette
- Article: Can On-Body Monitoring Devices Help with Weight Loss? - DietBlog
- Article: How I Quantified Myself - IEEE
- Article: Personal Monitoring Tech: Invasion of the Body Trackers - PopSci
- Article: Crunching the numbers with BodyMedia Fit link armband - Workout Mommy
More details and specs about the device can be found at: Bodymedia.com