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1/28/13 1:00 P

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That's kind of my thinking, too. I had a Bodybugg initially and saw that happen a lot more with that device than I have with the Bodymedia Fit LINK I have now. Our bodies record the activity even if the armband doesn't--just like they record the calories we eat even if we don't think they 'count' that much!

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1/28/13 11:39 A

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Thanks for the reply! That's kind of what I assumed it was, and I'm just going to go with the calorie count anyway. If it's a little lower than what it really was, that's just a bonus for me, right? :)


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1/28/13 1:54 A

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It's hard to say for sure why that might be happening, but my guess is that it doesn't register activity like yoga well if there is not a lot of movement involved. It doesn't register things like the exercise bike well either because typically there isn't a door of arm movement involved. Overall they are pretty accurate, but there are some areas where they are a little weak. Not so that's a lot of help, but that's what I've noticed. Most of the time I'm very confident in the data from my armband, it's only a few times where I've questioned it.

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1/27/13 11:28 P

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Tonight, I worked out for about 45 minutes, then went to check my calorie burn for the day on my armband. After 45 minutes of pretty intense activity (definitely breathing harder and sweating more than my usual treadmill work, which the body media seems to have no problem logging), the arm band added only 2 minutes of activity. I was doing some yoga poses and then some kettlebells and 30 Day Shred like circuits, so I didn't know if it just generally has trouble logging this stuff? It's also a little frustrating because it only increased my calorie burn by about 100 calories, which is pretty normal for me over the course of an hour if I'm sitting still and not doing anything at all.

Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I don't want to start doubting the arm band, because then I'll doubt its feedback even when it does log stuff. Advice? Tips?


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