BodyBugg and BodyMedia are really similar, made by the same company actually, but for some reason they are still "different" in the market? I'm not sure why.
I love my BodyMedia because it DOES tell me more than Spark. In addition to monitoring my sleep (!!!!) and my steps, it monitors my "galvanic skin response" and temperature/flux to tell how much I am using my muscles and how fast. It's pretty cool. It gives a MUCH better approximation of how many calories I'm burning during exercise AND during daily activity (ie, cleaning the house, working in labs, etc).
I'm more active- not in terms of exercise but in terms of daily living- than SP tells and it isn't "walking based" activity so a simple pedometer just isn't enough for me. I found I needed to eat a LOT more- which was why I wasn't losing weight as quickly as I thought I should!
The bads: it isn't waterproof, so you have to take it off to shower- which is fine, really, because you can manually enter that in. HOWEVER, you can only edit "off body" time if it's been 30 min AT A TIME (not total), otherwise it will just "fill in" the time by itself based off of activity levels before you took it off. ALSO, you can't use it while driving, because it counts steps and activity higher because it think you are moving. :P Also, it costs $7/mo after the first three months.
I actually find the price to be well worth the data- and this is data you can't get via FitBit.
*I bought my BodyMedia second-hand on eBay. It cost $50 (compared to 100-150!). I still got the free trial of the internet syncing.
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