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4/17/13 9:45 A

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BMF was overestimating my calorie burn as well so I upped my METS and now it seems to do fine. The pedometer is very accurate though as I compared it with the Weight Watchers pedometer I had and there was no difference in the steps taken. I just have problems getting devices that work longer than a couple of weeks.

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4/14/13 8:00 P

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My opinion, having used both, is that my BodyMedia was overestimating my calorie burn, and my Fitbit underestimates it. My BodyMedia didn't track steps as well as my Fitbit but it tracked my sleep patterns better.

Hit my goal weight 9/16/11 and aim to remain there for good!


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4/12/13 2:27 P

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Good luck with the new one. I know a lot of people who rave about the Fitbit; I'm not sure it's quite as accurate as BMF, but finding something that works best for you is what matters.

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4/12/13 2:19 P

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They talked me into another replacement. The one I have now is totally dead. Not sure what is going on with that. However I do have a backup device so that's charging now that I'll use until I get the replacement. But I really think that I may wind up giving up if the new one quits on me. Someone I know is now doing a comparison between the BMF and Fitbit to see how much of a difference there is, as my arm also has a very nasty painful rash from wearing the device. He's seeing if maybe the fitbit might not be a better choice for someone like me who has problems wearing the BMF.

When you look into the eyes of the wolf,
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4/12/13 1:53 P

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I'm so sorry for all the problems you've had; I don't blame you for giving up on the device at this point. Wish there was something I could do to help; I feel lost without mine, but it's been working well for me.

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4/11/13 10:45 P

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I just took it off. No sense wearing it if it's not working. They just responded to an email and give me the same old standard answer on how to wear the thing.


I"ve been in email with them about this since my last post and nothing is being resolved. I hate having to give this up.

Edited by: MOONSTONEWOLF at: 4/12/2013 (00:02)
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4/11/13 10:22 P

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No it's the bodymedia Link that I have. I put out $150.00 for this device and I can't get it to ever work properly. I just got this one in October and already it's giving me fits. I'm really sorry I even got this, I should have just gone with a fitbit or something. It hasn't beeped in weeks to let me know it was on body. I usually have to sit in front of a mirror and wait til I see the green lights to know it was on. No amount of talking to CS seems to help.

If they can't get this one resolved, I will not be getting another replacement. I'll just have to take a guess at what I'm doing because at this point, that's pretty much what I'm doing with a device that won't work. I can't understand why they can't have people working different shifts for when something like this happens. I feel naked without the device as I'm sure a lot of people do. It's now an hour and a half and it still is not registering on my body.

And as if I didn't have enough going on with 5 shops to do tomorrow, now I have to mess with calling BMF CS to see what's happening with this thing.

I am also very disappointed in this product as a result of all these problems.

Edited by: MOONSTONEWOLF at: 4/11/2013 (22:30)
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4/11/13 10:16 P

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I'm sorry you are having problems. I had the BodyMedia Advantage for 2 years with no problem (except that I have a very bad skin reaction to it). Even though it was working fine, I just replaced it with the BodyMedia Core, because it's smaller and I'm hoping it won't bother my skin so much.

I did have to call them since UPS tried to deliver my device to the wrong place. The rep fixed the delivery address while I was on the phone and I got the Core the next day. Have you tried calling Body Media to talk to them? I'm guessing you have since you are on your 4th device. If you have a Body Bugg, I don't know anything about them.

I'm sorry you are having problems and I know that must be extremely frustrating.


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4/11/13 10:08 P

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I just went through the 4th replacement. Every single device I get seems to be majorly defective. Now I"m having major issues with it registering on body. It took 5 hours to charge and now it's been on body for an hour and still not registering. I have never been so disappointed in a product as I am with this one as I have had one problem after another with each of the devices I have gotten. I tried resetting and all that stuff and nothing seems to work. I'm at my wits end with this thing.

When you look into the eyes of the wolf,
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