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BLUENOSE63
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3/11/13 8:03 A

I absolutely love it! I have had one for a year -- unless you need the bluetooth and to be hooked to a cell phone....go with the Core.



JANIEWWJD
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3/10/13 11:59 P

Let me know if it's worth it.



FITWITHIN
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3/10/13 11:19 P

I have the BodyMedia monitor and it's a great investment for me. The one thing I was more interested in and that to keep track of how many how of sleep I wasn't getting. Boy! it was a real eye opener for me. I also, like that fact that it lets you know when your vigorous exercise minutes along with regular exercise minutes. I call it my personal trainer and I'm always looking to beat my personal best several times a week. I'm very pleased and I don't mind paying the monthly fee.



LYSADELL
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3/10/13 8:12 P

Target carries FitBit One, that's where I bought mine




LYSADELL
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3/10/13 6:58 P

I had both for a week and did a comparison. Looking forward to my refund from the Bodymedia and the subscription.

Fitbit One works better for my life.



KELLY_SP
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2/9/13 11:37 A

I use a Fitbit One and I really like it. It's user friendly and I love how it syncs with SparkPeople. I believe you can buy them at Best Buy or online directly from fitbit's site.

Enjoy!
Kelly



SOTIREDOFTHIS
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2/8/13 5:06 P

Please keep in mind that I think that Costco only sells it online........I do not think the stores actually carry them. However, you can return it to the stores if you have problems or decide not to keep it......



LYSADELL
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2/8/13 4:37 P

WOW! I didn't know we can get it from Costco! That's wonderful to know, thanks! Guess that will be my plan B if I don't win one. I really hope I do, I've been eyeing this for quite some time and my tax refund is going to be smaller than anticipated!

Edited by: LYSADELL at: 2/8/2013 (16:38)


MWOODS21
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2/8/13 4:31 P

Thank You everyone for the info really helpful! The fitbit is looking a little better right now!



SOTIREDOFTHIS
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2/8/13 3:09 P

Please keep in mind when you purchase the bodymedia armband you have to buy a subscription for their service in order to see all of the information. The service will set you back another $59.00/yr for one year, $89.00/2 yr or 6.95/month. Some places will offer you a free 3 month trial subscription but then you will have to pay for the rest of the year. That is why I suggest purchasing it from Costco. They give you the Fit link, a year subscription, ship it for free and a no hassle return policy. I think they may still even include a coupon for 2 free "skins" which are 5.95/ea to decorate the face of it.

I think when it comes down to it, the yearly subscription fee is why many people opt to go with the fit bit.



BERRY4
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2/8/13 2:51 P

Thanks for this helpful info. I was wondering about what might work best for me.
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JENNIK2
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2/8/13 2:51 P

I'm looking into buying it too. It seems better than the fitbit because it seems like it will track all of your exercise, not just walking and steps like fitbit. I read on the Amazon customer reviews that the BodyMedia will track aerobics and things like running up stairs instead of walking.

It also says that the link will upload your info to a smartphone without a usb, with the core you need the usb. On Amazon it is $119 for the link and $99 for the core.



SOTIREDOFTHIS
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2/8/13 2:33 P

You can purchase the bodymedia Fit Link from Costco online. It is 149.99 and includes a one year subscription to Bodymedia's activity manager service(normally 59.99/yr) which is a huge plus. The armband is elastic and is a medium size. The great thing with purchasing it from Costco is that they have a liberal return policy. If you do not like it, you can take it back to one of their stores.

What's in the Box
BodyMedia LINK Armband, medium size strap, USB cable, manual and quick start guide.
The BodyMedia LINK Armband is backed by a manufacturer's one-year warranty.

Edited by: SOTIREDOFTHIS at: 2/8/2013 (14:40)


MWOODS21
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2/8/13 2:23 P

I really want to buy this device but I don't know what all comes with it, if it will fit my arm?

I sent an email to the company and they have not responded I'm a little impatient lol..
Can you tell me if this is a smart buy and should I get the CORE or the LINK and is this better than the FITBIT?
I would love to have some feedback PLEASE!

Thank You!



 
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