I had seen the new products to be worn as a bracelet but they won't work for me because of my rash situation. For instance, the bodymedia has the display that can be used with their watchband and I've tried that and it caused a rash where it touches my skin. I react to both metals and plastics. So actually, the SPAT is working great because I am attaching it to my shoelaces, where it can't touch my skin.
But I'm glad they are making so many types of devices since that means there should be one out there that will work for everyone. Hey, I want the new bra that is supposed to be worn to monitor your body and warn of impeding emotional eating episodes. But then I guess I might have a bra shaped rash.
I did consider the fitbit but was afraid I'd lose it with it attached to my shoe. But now I'm trying out the Spark Activity Tracker and I haven't lost it (yet) so I'm not as afraid to lose it.
The other thing that kept me from getting the fitbit is that from various things I read, I got the impression that it might inflate the number of steps it told me I had done. So I made me hesitate to get to also.
I've decided that on Jan 1, I'm transferring my Bodymedia over to my husband so at that point I won't have to worry about a rash. And at least when my husband and I go on long walks, he'll be wearing the display and I'll have some idea of how many steps we've gone by what the display says.
I understand about not wearing the Bugg for a while in that I had knee surgery and two foot surgeries and before two of my surgeries I stopped wearing the Bodymedia since I couldn't walk anyway and I was dealing with the rash and the Bodymedia just seemed to be one extra stress to me at the time.
It wasn't until after the last surgery that was a success, that I began to enjoy the Bodymedia and got hooked on it. Except for the NO display issue with the SPAT, I'd just let my husband use the Bodymedia. I really should start doing that now because of the rash that the Bodymedia causes. I just may make that my New Years gift to myself...to start using just the SPAT so I can get rid of the rash.
If I wear mine 24/7 except for in the shower I will start to get a rash. I have the display as well. It was not easy to ween myself off the Bugg the first time around so I understand how you wouldn't want to be without it. I just had a rough period starting in January and that combined with slow work days equaled gained weight. With all of the stress I had at the time I just didn't have the will power to keep up with the Bugg.
current weight: 131.0
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I have the Bodymedia which I really like a lot although it does cause a rash on my arm where the metal part touches it. I'm also trying out the Spark Activity Tracker to compare the two. What I like about the Bodymedia is I have the display so that I can see my stats at all times. The only time I can see my data with the Spat is when I'm at my computer.
I would not want to be without one or the other because they help keep me motivated to get in my steps every day.
How's it going? I have had a BodyBugg for a few years now, I forget what version but it's black and it goes on my left arm. I used it when I first joined this site to get down from 145 to 110. I maintained between 112 and 117 for quite a while until work slowed down due to the economy and I wasn't getting the calorie burn I used to. I am debating getting my subscription back so I thought I would peruse this group a bit :)
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