What You Should Know
The bodybugg is a program that utilizes an armband which is to be worn 23 hours every day to determine calories burned. It collects data using multi-sensors in the armband. It does not require you to diet but to eat your favorite foods in moderation. You can get an update of the calories burned at any time of the day and then choose to exercise to burn more or to eat more if youÃve burned enough. The bodybugg website states, “You just need to burn more calories than you take in.” It claims to be the most accurate device on the market today, aside from devices used in a clinical setting, for measuring calorie expenditure. The bodybugg collects data from four different perspectives: motion and steps, how much you are sweating, your skin temperature and the rate at which heat is being dissipated from your body. In order to use the bodybugg program you must have a computer with a high speed internet connection. The cost of the bodybugg varies depending on which program you choose. The bodybugg program with armband and digital display costs $348.95, the bodybugg program with armband costs $249.00 and the web only bodybugg program costs $99.00. Each program includes one phone session with a bodybugg coach, a six month subscription to the web based program and online food logging with custom meal plans. When the six month subscription to the web based program expires you must renew in order access data collected by the armband. Renewal rates are as follows: month to month recurring $14.95, one month $29.95, three months $39.95 and 12 months $99.95. The website states that prices are subject to change without notice.
The bodybugg program utilizes an armband which is to be worn 23 hours every day to determine calories burned. The armband collects data using multi-sensors and then must be hooked up to a computer with high speed internet service to access the information collected. The armband detects motion/steps, how much you are sweating, your skin temperature and the rate at which heat is dissipated from your body.
- The bodybugg has a one year warranty. (The warranty does not cover water damage.)
- The bodybugg claims to be the most accurate device on the market today for tracking calorie expenditure.
- The bodybugg armband’s elastic strap must be replaced every 90 days.
- You must wear the armband 23 hours every day, even while sleeping.
- The armband may cause redness or irritation.
- Ultimately, this is more of a motivational tool than a real diet aid.
The bodybugg armband program is for those wishing to track calories burned during a day. You must have a computer with high speed internet service to access the data collected by the armband. The armband is rather expensive but does offer a one year warranty. While this product may appeal to the more technically apt individual, those wanting a more simple weight loss plan may wish to start with trying an herbal supplement.