There is nothing quite like looking at a photo of yourself and noticing how round your face is getting not to mention other parts of your anatomy. What is going on? You have been trying to eat right, in fact most items in your fridge aren’t foods you love to eat they are foods that are good for you. Well that is me. I have been trying to lose some weight, trying to be healthier. I was so happy to get the chance to review BodyMedia Fit Core Armband.
I knew if anything would help me it would be this armband. If there’s one trend we’ve seen over the past few months when it comes to lifestyle tech products, it’s hands-down fitness and health tracking gadgets. Everyone is trying to come up with the best, most accurate, and yet easy-to-wear health and fitness gadget, and there is more than a handful of contenders. You’ve heard the ole’ “calories in, calories out” theory but what became abundantly apparent to me once I started to use the BodyMedia Fit armband is that until you have these tools to truly tell you what you are doing and not just what you are positive/think you are doing, it is a tough slog to loose weight and get in shape.
Once you have your BodyMedia armband, you go online to and set up your account. In your BodyMedia account you have a Activity Manager dashboard that tells you things like calories burned, calories deficit, physical activity and steps taken. The BodyMedia Fit also tracks your sleep patterns to tell you how much sleep you are truly getting and when. There is a food log where you input what you’ve eaten for the day. You don’t need to know the calorie, fat, carb intake of the food because the program will seek out that information for you. It then tallies how many calories you’ve taken in along with the total fat, carbs and so forth. Daily, you sync your armband to your account and it inputs activity and steps taken. It is very simple and easy to work.
I love how the Core keeps track of everything I do while I wear it. I know it’s counting every calorie I burn so I do not have to worry about trying to figure out how many I burned while on the treadmill or taking my daily walk. The CORE itself is lightweight and the band fits neatly around your upper arm. The strap can be adjusted with Velcro and fits a wide range of arm sizes.
The BodyMedia FIT CORE’s biggest strength is its ability to accurately track calories burned. Unlike other fitness trackers, which estimate calories burned using an algorithm of steps and weight, the CORE uses its special sensors to track not just your activity but also your body’s reaction to that activity. This makes it much more accurate as a calorie tracker, so you can realistically see how many calories you’re burning (and, subsequently, how many calories you can eat if you’re trying to maintain, gain, or lose weight).
It’s great for people who have both discipline and a specific weight goal. I do recommend that Core Armband, but it really comes out to what do you really need to track.