Oh god, please be careful about putting anything binding on your leg for a prolonged period of time! As a young person who had a pulmonary embolism (blood clots to the lung) I have worried about using the Bodybugg - and then realized that I didn't have to worry, since the only limbs with blood vessels big enough to allow blood clots into the veins, heart, or brain are... you guessed it: the legs. I worry that if you put your Bodybugg on your legs, you are going to open yourself up to risk of blood clots (I know I get bruises on my arms from whacking my Bodybugg, but I'm pretty clumsy). Please be careful using the BB any other way than they recommend. Just my 2 cents.
Oh, and as a triathlete (um, correction: someone who does triathlons -smirk- ) I have never had a problem with recording my biking or running from my arm. The only thing I've had a problem recording is my swimming, for some reason... \
I wear mine on my arm at home always. I put it in my bra when I go out and don't want all the questions and looks. It's pretty much the same in the bra as on the arm. I have notice a slightly higher burn when I sleep if its in my bra however.
I have tried it on my leg when I run once instead of the arm to compare. My burn was more than 150 higher for the same run when I wore it on my let. It's very accurate for running/jogging on the arm.
I understand how it would give a more accurate burn on exercises such as cycling and the elliptical but for most activities the back of your arm is going to be the most accurate.
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
I sometime where mine on my leg...especially if I'm wearing short sleeves and want to look a little dressier (normally I don't care about people seeing my bugg, I'm used to answering questions about it).
Last season on the Biggest Loser, Melissa (red team member) wore hers on her calf all the time. I'm sure if it wasn't measuring accurately by wearing it there the Jillian and Bob wouldn't have let her do it. Not conclusive but persuasive enough for me.
I find that most of the time it is just as accurate on the leg as it is on the arm. I say most of the time because if my body temp is warmer than usual (ie just being outside) it will register more calories burned than if it was on my arm. If I'm working out in the gym - it seems to register the same amount. It is just more convienent to have it on my leg than on my arm (sensitivity issues).
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I think you will get a great reading just wearing it on your arm!
I even recorded vigorous minutes minutes riding my bike!
Others disagree, and move it around their body. Body Media wants us to wear it near the back of our upper arm. Since they are the experts and designed the exercise algorithms (Computer math formulae)for the armband sensors, I defer to their judgement.........
It is possible that others are trying to "game" the system. The final 'proof of the pudding' is do you achieve the results you are looking for? Are you measuring and in-putting your food accurately?
That's my opinion! I have lost over 30 lbs at the age of 70!
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Has anyone tried putting the BodyBugg on their leg?? Where do you wear it and is it accurate? I go jogging with my son in a jogging stroller and so my arm does not move. I wanted to know if wearing it on my leg would give me accurate results when I go for a jog. Any info/help anyone could give me would be appreciated.
BTW- just got mine on Friday (4/2/10) so only been using it for 2 days...
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