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Bodybugg vs. Fitbit

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

I got my Fitbit a few days ago and have had my Bodybugg for a year. I have been wearing both of them for almost a week and my subscription for the Bodybugg website expires tomorrow. I got the Fitbit specifically for the link to SparkPeople but there is a HUGE discrepancy between the two. Today my Fitbit says I have 3800 steps and the Bodybugg says 5700. The fitbit says I've burned 1839 calories and the Bodybugg says I've burned 2300. So what do I believe? The Bodybugg has the sensors that attach directly to your skin so I'm thinking it's more accurate but still not sure. I guess I'll go with the Fitbit and see how it goes. I absolutely love the auto sync with the Fitbit and love that I can attach it to my bra and it won't give me a rash on my skin so it definitely has its advantages. I think the Fitbit may actually motivate me to challenge myself with the awards and such and inspire me to move more every day. I think it will take a bit of an adjustment and I can always reactivate my Bodybugg subscription so we'll see what happens. Hope everyone had a VERY Merry Christmas!

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KOOKYKATHIE 12/31/2012 8:00PM

    Thanks my emoticon

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MISTYBLUE716 12/27/2012 4:17PM

    hmmmm I'll have to research these!!!

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CASSIECAT 12/26/2012 5:24PM

    I had much higher calories burned readings on my GoWear Fit than I do on my Fitbit, and I suspect the Fitbit is less accurate in that regard (though I also think, looking at info from both devices and my own weight trends, that the GWF was overestimating for me). But my steps are higher on Fitbit, and i think they're closer to me actual steps. I like that the fitbit is small and can be tucked away, and that there's no monthly fee. After a couple of years of the arm band I was ready for something discreet! As someone else said, it's more the trends that matter, really.

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-AMANDA79- 12/26/2012 10:16AM

    I got the fitbit for Christmas as well. I would think it would be more accurate on the steps...

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BOOKWERME 12/26/2012 9:38AM

    Fitbit has served as a motivator for me...working for more steps...get me climbing stairs daily...and so far, I have worked up to and through the 75 flights in a day challenge. Being precise would be wonderful, but really, the trends your activities show are more important...too many days sitting? Not sleeping enough (this is where my big eye opener was...very different sleep pattern that what I had perceived!)? you can see the trends and correct or improve them in your tracking..even if the figures are not absolutely precise. I have been wearing a Fitbit for 6 months now. Discreet and convenient also are good motivators for me to keep wearing it!

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CELIAMINER 12/26/2012 8:21AM

    Many of my northern Virginia Spark friends wear BodyBuggs, but I hate the whole idea of wearing a big contraption on my arm all the time, calling attention to my big batwings, so the discreet Fitbit is more my style. Glad you are finding what works for you.

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3G1RLS4ME 12/26/2012 12:02AM

    Im getting my fitbit one on friday

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3G1RLS4ME 12/26/2012 12:00AM

    I am getting the fitbit one for xmas

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HDHAWK 12/25/2012 11:45PM

    I have a Go Wear Fit (similar to the Body Bugg) and a Fitbit. When I wore both, they were off some, but not nearly as much as the results you got. The Fitbit is easier to wear and it's free to use so I like that.

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 12/25/2012 11:42PM

    The fitbit is definitely the better choice. I have wanted one for a while and I got one. It has matched up with my exercise.

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