I'm not sure of their return policy. I'll have to look that up. I imagine it's like 30 days or something like that. I've thought of getting a pedometer too, but didn't want to get one if I was going to get the GoWear, I was of the mindset to put the $20 on the pedometer toward the GoWear since it does steps as well. I'm hoping that if I put it off long enough Santa might put it under the tree for me!
Edited by: MOOSEDAWG at: 10/20/2009 (03:52)
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I try and keep a pedometer in my pocket most days and "try for" 10,000 steps a day - don't always make it by any means. The actual calories I'm burning isn't that important to me, I know if I'm burning more than I'm consuming I lose the scale will tell me that and if I'm consuming more than I burn, the scale tells me that as well. I try to eat about 1200 calories per day, since I'm older I don't lose as fast. I'm not doing the magnitude of exercise that those on Biggest Lower and other programs are, so to me, its just not that crucial to have. If it's something you will keep up with and think it will help you, then I'd say "go for it". Do you have a length of time which you could return it if you chose to?
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Essentially these are the things you see on the arms of the contestants of Biggest Loser - you wear them throughout your day, and can even wear them while you sleep. They call it a "Calorie Management System" They track your calories burned throughout the day so you can see better what you are truly burning and can eat accordingly to make sure you are in fact creating a deficit if you are trying to lose weight. They will also say they measure both calories in & calories out, but that's only if you track your food on the website. Essentially the same thing we do here on SP for our nutrition. They also now monitor sleep patterns if you wear them at night so you can see how much "actual" sleep you are really getting. They have pedometers built into them too.
Yeah, they're not cheap, and it requires a monthly subscription to monitor everything on the website. I just think it would be helpful for me, I can accurately track how much I consume, but really have NO idea how much I'm burning. Sure, the treadmill says I may have burned "x" amount of calories while I grudgingly paddled my feet on it, but those are usually off by several hundred calories. And, it's calculated off a basic equation of heart rate, age, weight, so I could be burning more, or less than it's calculating for. I even read an article that says elliptical machines are notoriously off by about 100-200 calories!! I have a heard enough time spending an hour on those things, and when I look at my "report" on the machine after an hour and it says I've only burned 190 calories, that irritates me to no end!
Anyway, I think I'm going to go with the GoWear, I can get one for about $159 (not including the monthly fee) and that's just for the armband, not the watch display that goes with it. It would be nice, but for $100 more, I really don't see that I would need it. It just lets you see your calorie burn that second, like if you wanted to know while you were working out. I can find that out just by downloading it after my workout. Also, I think that when I compared them both, I liked GoWear better because it has 2 settings for moderate or heavy activity, whereas BodyBugg has only one. Also, the GoWear is a little bit less per month than the BodyBugg. GW is I think $6.99 per month, and BB is $9.99 per month. BB gives you 6 months free when you buy one, GW does not, but I think over the long haul GW is more cost effective, if you agree to a 6 or 12 month agreement they discount the armband (kinda like a cell-phone contract).
We'll see how it works. I've read tons of reviews that rave about them, one of the gals on Good Morning America wears hers all the time and swears by them (she wears the GoWear Fit). My only reservation is the subscription, but I kinda look at it this way, I could spend the same amount or more on a nutritionist, or some such, so what's the difference. I live an hour away from the nearest nutritionist, so this could be more cost effective, lol. I also read several review from people that use it that are SP members - which is where I found out about this site to be honest, hehe! I'll let y'all know if I get one and how it works.
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