I use the Polar FT40 and I love it. Whether you are doing strength or cardio, it shows how many calories you burn. I love it. I haven't had to change the battery yet, but it's supposed to be an easy task.
My only beef is that you have to wear the transistor around your chest under your breast.
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It shows you how many calories burned (online it will show you how many calories you can eat, set at your weight loss goals), how many steps, floors you climbed, time of day, miles you have gone, plus it measures your sleep habits (shows you when you were awake, what your sleep percentage was, how many actual hours/min you slept verses the time you were in bed).
I have been toying with the idea of getting the FitBit. Is this like a pedometer or does it show you how many calories you burn throughout the full day? I would love to get something small like this that I could wear all day and see how many calories I burn. If it is more like a pedometer then it won't be for me.
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Totally agree with Emily. I have both and LOVE the FitBit. I too got a really weird irritated spot on my arm from the BodyBugg one and got tired of people always asking what it was. The FitBit fits right on my bra right in my cleavage and never shows. And I use the FitBit with myfitnesspal.com - and it's all free. The other requires a paid membership.
I have a Bodybug and a Fitbit. In early June I did a week long experiment where I wore both all day and night and used my HRM for exercising. The numbers were virtually the same, with the Fitbit actually coming closest to matching my HRM. I wasn't doing CLX at the time but have read in several places that none of those three measures accurately when doing strength training. I do set my Fitbit to record an exercise activity before I do the CLX workouts and edit them on the Fitbit site to give them a name.
The Fitbit is smaller, not at all noticeable, and the free access is all I have. I did not like the cost of the BB and I hated the look on my arm all the time, especially at work. Even short sleeves don't cover it sometimes. I teach 2nd grade and got tired of answering the questions all day! When I stopped wearing it in Feb when I got the Fitbit it was because the BB had caused an irritated spot on my arm.
My $.06 (adjusted for inflation!) is that the Fitbit is the way to go.
Emily - Houston, Texas
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I wear a BodyMedia Fit and love it. It require a subscription and costs a bit more than the Fitbit - I think I would have purchased a Fitbit instead had I known about it at the time because of that. Although, I read recently that it is a step-based monitor and doesn't monitor well while lifting. Can someone tell me about that? Anyway, I've owned the BMF for over a year now and have had zero issues with it - it's SO keeps me accountable! Love it!!
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