I have been using my Body Bugg for over a year and I love it. That said, it does have some limitations. It's not waterproof, so wearing it in the pool is a big no-no. Also, when doing exercise that isolates the lower body and keeps the upper body pretty still (such as cycling) it's not terribly accurate. I have the version 3 (not compatible with my phone) and the optional digital display to monitor how I'm doing throughout the day. The newer version utilizes one's phone to do this. I can track my food on the computer or my phone through their site.
I have been wearing a bugg for most of the time I have been losing weight. It has been awesome. Mine is about to give out and I don't think I am going to get another, but I have learned a lot about myself from wearing it and I would definitely do it again.
Don't wear it in the pool or shower though. I think that's part of why mine is giving out, there have been about 5-10 times I have jumped in the shower and forgotten to take it off.
audri - I switch mine to just below my knee on my left leg with the bugg in the back when I bike. I get pretty accurate data that way. I got the tip from some veteran buggers when I first started.
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I have the Body Media (gowear fit). It was cheaper and I think it does the same thing. I wish I could wear it in the water, but can't. I love it, have been wearing mine for about 7 months. It helps to keep me in check with how much I am burning and what I am eating since I log my foods on to it. I don't notice it on my arm anymore and have jumped in the shower with it, but once the water hits my arm I remember to take it off.
I have the app for mine on my Ipod touch, they came out with a Bluetooth version right after I got mine and that will sync with the phone. I just have to plug mine into the computer and then it will sync with the app. I can log foods anytime though.
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