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I was watching Biggest Looser last night (for the first time) and they showed the Bodybugg briefly. I thought it looked cool so looked it up on line and it looks like a really neat tool. Has anyone ever tried it? If so what do you think of it?

FYI if you haven't heard of it, it is a monitor that you wear on your arm that monitors your steps, pace, sweat and temp to accurately (92%) to calculate the number of calories you burn based on your gender, height and weight. You download the info from the device daily and then input what you eat and it tracks your calorie deficit. It has different tools that show you what deficit is required to achieve a weight loss goal (ie 500 calories per day for 1-2 lb loss/week).

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Louise

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Hi all

I was watching Biggest Looser last night (for the first time) and they showed the Bodybugg briefly. I thought it looked cool so looked it up on line and it looks like a really neat tool. Has anyone ever tried it? If so what do you think of it?

FYI if you haven't heard of it, it is a monitor that you wear on your arm that monitors your steps, pace, sweat and temp to accurately (92%) to calculate the number of calories you burn based on your gender, height and weight. You download the info from the device daily and then input what you eat and it tracks your calorie deficit. It has different tools that show you what deficit is required to achieve a weight loss goal (ie 500 calories per day for 1-2 lb loss/week).

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Louise

I saw them for sale at 24-Hour Fitness today. I'd never seen them before.

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I saw it on The Biggest Loser as well... however, I checked out the price. Although I think it would be a good investment... I need to focus on getting my fills before spending that kind of money. Also, I would like to hear some feedback on the product.

Kristy

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I REALLY want one of those, but they are a bit pricey. 24 Hour Fitness had a deal a few months back, it was so many personal training sessions + a bodybugg for $199. I am waiting for that deal again.

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I REALLY want one of those, but they are a bit pricey. 24 Hour Fitness had a deal a few months back, it was so many personal training sessions + a bodybugg for $199. I am waiting for that deal again.

Don't they also have a monthly service fee?

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I have the bodybugg and I absolutely love it! It is pricey and also has a monthly subscription fee. I think that was $15 if you automatically renewed. I got it as an early Christmas present and it has become an integral part of my life. My favorite feature is the estimated calories you will burn if you are at rest for the remainder of the day. In other words I like to work out in the morning and see the estimator tell me I can sit on my butt the rest of the day and reach my calories burned goal. I never sit the rest of the day with 4 kids though. Just a fantasy. It also lets me know that I haven't blown it completely if I indulge in some extra calories. As long as I have burned more than I've eaten I can fight another day. I used to get down on myself thinking I'd blown it and it would cause me to overeat for days or weeks. Not any more!

Bottom line: I can't live without it.

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I have the bodybugg and I absolutely love it! It is pricey and also has a monthly subscription fee. I think that was $15 if you automatically renewed. I got it as an early Christmas present and it has become an integral part of my life. My favorite feature is the estimated calories you will burn if you are at rest for the remainder of the day. In other words I like to work out in the morning and see the estimator tell me I can sit on my butt the rest of the day and reach my calories burned goal. I never sit the rest of the day with 4 kids though. Just a fantasy. It also lets me know that I haven't blown it completely if I indulge in some extra calories. As long as I have burned more than I've eaten I can fight another day. I used to get down on myself thinking I'd blown it and it would cause me to overeat for days or weeks. Not any more!

Bottom line: I can't live without it.

I was thinking about getting one too. Do you know if they are waterproof? Meaning, can you use it in the pool too? I swim laps twice a week and I know that burns a ton of calories.

Curious minds want to know.

:)

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I was thinking about getting one too. Do you know if they are waterproof? Meaning, can you use it in the pool too? I swim laps twice a week and I know that burns a ton of calories.

Curious minds want to know.

:)

They aren't currently waterproof so you can't wear it swimming and you should protect it if you are out in the rain. The websites I looked at said that their is a feature where you can input any activity you do when not wearing it and it estimates your calorie burn.

FYI they are currently on sale at 24hourfitness.com for $249 including the digital display which is $100 usually but is essentially free with this deal.

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I checked them out last night too and sounded great, until I got to the part that the battery is not replaceable. So once the battery runs out (about 12 months with moderate activity), you just have to throw it away and buy a new one. So after reading that, decided not to invest in it.

Judi

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I checked them out last night too and sounded great, until I got to the part that the battery is not replaceable. So once the battery runs out (about 12 months with moderate activity), you just have to throw it away and buy a new one. So after reading that, decided not to invest in it.

Judi

I have not heard of this and I can not find any info when I search. Can you please give me a link to the info? Thanks

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I have not heard of this and I can not find any info when I search. Can you please give me a link to the info? Thanks

www.bodybugg.com

www.24hourfitness.com

The first link is for the product, the second is for where I found it the cheapest for the newest version. I still haven't decided if I will get one or not.

Cheers

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Here is the link to Costco which gives specs for the bodybugg:

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?...〈=en-US

It says: No Battery to Replace - The long-life battery will last on average 640 hours of active time. This translates to 10-18 months of usage.

Hope this helps,

Judi

I have not heard of this and I can not find any info when I search. Can you please give me a link to the info? Thanks
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Here is the link to Costco which gives specs for the bodybugg:

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?...〈=en-US

It says: No Battery to Replace - The long-life battery will last on average 640 hours of active time. This translates to 10-18 months of usage.

Hope this helps,

Judi

This is not the bodybugg. This is the "Lifesource wireless activity monitor" for $49.99. I have the bodybugg and the only battery I know of is the AAA I replace about once a week. As I said above I love mine and if I were to lose it now I would have to find a way to buy another one. It is vital to my success.

Any questions jusk ask

Sandy

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www.bodybugg.com

www.24hourfitness.com

The first link is for the product, the second is for where I found it the cheapest for the newest version. I still haven't decided if I will get one or not.

Cheers

Just a correction on the battery - they're actually rechargeable (through the USB connection to your computer), and run about a week on a charge. I find if I leave it connected to my pc for a few minutes at night after uploading, it is enough of a charge to keep things going.

I've had my Bugg for about 2 weeks now and love it! It's a great way to get motivated to move. What I enjoy is looking at the graph at night, then figuring out what I was doing at a certain time for the calorie burn to go up. "That's where I walked the dog... that's where I was hustling into the office... gym time.... etc." :-)

What I want to figure out is whether the estimated burn or calorie goals are accurate for those of us who have been on really low caloric intake for awhile (as in any of us who have had WLS). My loss has been slow so far, but I'm having a hard time believing I'm putting in 400 calories more each day than I'm logging, because I can't fit in more than a cup at a time and I'm pretty active. Unless there is fat or sugar sneaking in, it just doesn't make sense. I wish the company had a WLS expert on staff for phone counseling. or they would come up with a version of the menu planner for our dietary needs (what sticks, what doesn't, higher protein/lower calorie, etc). Maybe someday, huh?!

In any case, I love my bugg, and recommend it to anyone else! I'm down about 6 lbs in 2 weeks (most of which came off the first week). I'm meeting with my trainer tonight to do 1 month measurements and then we'll see if I've gained muscle or lost fat (which I must have by now). We'll see!!

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