Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Message Boards
FORUM:   Fitness and Exercise

Fitbit, Bodybugg, Jawbone Up Type of Devices

Click here to read our frequently asked Fitness and Exercise questions.

Search the
Message Boards:
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Author: Message: Sort First Post on Top

Posts: 1,782
2/26/13 8:47 P

Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that FitBit's model will have a display. Otherwise, I think I would have pre-ordered one. I love the look and the functionality but MUST have a display. :(

Posts: 195
2/26/13 4:51 P

Jawbone is nice because it is a braclet, it is water proof, it measures sleep and activity, and it has a reminder alarm you can set - if you've been inactive for say 15 minutes it will vibrate lightly to remind you to get up and move. It is thin an black and no one really notices it. I love it!

Posts: 542
2/26/13 4:48 P

That's true--I do sometimes get questions while wearing the armband. "Are you in mourning?" Had to be my favorite one. emoticon I just say "It's my pedometer." Usually there's not a follow-up. I suppose if I was more bold I could explain that it's "one of my favorite weight-maintenance tools. Wanna know more about it?" emoticon

I do understand what you're saying, though, about preferring to have something more hidden. I tried a counter a couple years back that went around your chest. I'd probably still be using it if it hadn't broken.

Edited by: NEWRUNNER2 at: 2/26/2013 (16:48)

Posts: 142
2/25/13 8:56 P

I feel like not only would the arm band bother me, but also that I would feel self conscious that people could see it.

Posts: 261
2/25/13 7:11 P

I use the BodyMedia and I love it, I know, it goes on your arm, but I honestly forget it's there. I was shocked by the calories out and my sleep progression when I first started wearing it.

Posts: 542
2/25/13 6:59 P

I have a Bodybugg and I've used it for almost two years. Obviously it's the kind you wear on your arm, but I just wanted to say that I think these calorie counters are worth the purchase. I have found my Bodybugg to be very accurate calorie-wise.

When following the calories-in versus calories-out plan, it's kind of important to have a good idea of calories out (instead of an estimate).

In my own experience, it became the difference between eating too little (going by mathematical estimates) and feeling physically ill and eating what I was "due" (going by Bodybugg's numbers for me).

Edited by: NEWRUNNER2 at: 2/25/2013 (19:00)

SparkPoints: (158,833)
Fitness Minutes: (112,042)
Posts: 46,222
2/25/13 6:37 P

Rumor has it that the FitBit is going to have a bracelet device soon--I know the Nike PlusFuel band does that now.

Coach Nancy

Posts: 142
2/25/13 6:03 P

I am looking to purchase one. I would like to be able to wear it on my wrist rather than my arm. I would like something that calculates calories in and out, and sleep. It would be great if it was water proof. Any suggestions???

Page: 1 of (1)  


Diet Resources: gluten and dairy free | what is heartburn | why heartburn