Hey sparkies, yes, I have owned the bodymedia for 2weeks and I resold it on Ebay!!
I owned the body media LINK version.. (bluetooth)
Here is my experience with it
There is good and bad about it, but it depends on how "techy" you are... what I loved :
The easy graphs to read and the immediate feedback of where you need to be to where you are at.. when you reach your goals you get a check mark
Loveeeeeeed: How it knew on exactly on how you slept.. it knew somehow that you were only laying down to when you were really sleeping.. that alone was a shock to learn!
Lovvvvvvvveeeeeed: How it meshed with my fitness pal.. the food part you have to use a third party app and it meshed perfectly with myfitness pal.. however, myfitness pal is FREE app
LOVEED: the fact I could keep the information and get updates on my phone and have instant stats..
Downfall: In order to get the sleep for the night, you must use the USB and you must use the USB to charge and to do daily updates and to sync it.. in the two weeks I owned it, I had to upgrade the app 3times..
DOWNFALL: the fact it IS NOT waterproof.. so, you loose out on all the swimming activities and calories burned
DOWNFALL; IT did NOT calculate the immediate vigirous activities nor current calories.. In order to get the correct calories, I had to check the calories burned record that in my notepad (on my phone) then at the end of class I had to re-read to get exact calories burned
Plus, when I did weightlifting, it did NOT calculate the correct calories burned at all, but only showed in steps I took...bad, bad bad since I am always strength training and doing Circut
Downfall: Subscription.. there is a monthly subscription of $7 a month or a yearly subscription of $50 or a 2 yr.. they claim you get three months free and you do, only the end of the subscription to where you would normally renew it..Was it worth the subscription? ummmmmm I didn't think so...Trick... if you want your money back you must stop it within the first month or before... if you choose to quit it after the 30days you loose all monies..
It took me one month just to get back my money and I had to call three times! Customer service was baaaaaadddd..
Downfall: Had to wear it allllllllllllllll the time.. On your arm and by the end of the second week i was getting the arm band permanent imprint.. so when I did take it off, people would ask.. what was on your arm? LOLOL Woman... you may wear it in your bra, but make sure your bra is good enough.. mine kept slipping out and ya know.. the guys didn't mind seeing me "play with myself there" but ya know when I was fidgeting with it and realized what I was doing............... umm yeah kinda embarrassing ya know LOLOL
DId it work?? you betcha
Did I love it? you betcha.... I loved knowing what my body was doing and it was a HUGE SHOCK on how LITTLE activity I was actually getting... it really brought an awareness to what you are supposed to do to what you actually are doing... having it in charts was awesomeeeeeeeeeeeee...
Finally, yesss, the reason I had to sell it... was the fact that I had gotten very, very addicted to it.. almost so addicted to it, I had my phone in my hand consistantly and was always checking stats, It got so addicting that my fiance was like ummm you gonna put that phone down? LOLOL
I sold it, because after all, all the apps I am using now are free and always have been body media just brought my app stats to life in a charted graph........and pedometers I have and were free.
If you are a huge huge techy person, you don't mind the expensive fee to buy the gadget and the yearly/monthly subscription fee and you can afford it.. I would highly suggest it..
The charts and instant charts are amazing..
Also, there are cheaper versions without the blue tooth...... I would have rather gotten that.. LOL, it is an awesome motivator and owning it I lost 10lbs! Some days I was only short of my total steps by 100 so jumping jacks or jogging in place worked perfectly LOLOL
Edited by: JGIRL5799 at: 4/10/2013 (14:57)
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