Bodybugg gained its popularity thanks to NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and the TV show "The Doctors.” The device was advertised in the New York Times, the New York Post, and the Houston Chronicle as a device that easily allows you to manage your food intake and calories burned. By purchasing this device, you gain the ability to you call to your personal trainer and access to the page with your daily results. Unfortunately, all this will require an extra weekly or monthly fee. And in fact, on this I should complete their review :( Read More
Misfit Shine is not a typical fitness tracker; it stands out from the crowd of similar products. Behind this project stands John Sculley founder of Misfit, whom we know as the head of Apple through the years 1983-1993.
As a result, it is a beautifully crafted device, designed for all who want to enjoy lucid information, based on information obtained though workout. You can wear it as a typical sport but also as a wristband or necklace clasp. The basic version can be bought for under $100
Clip or Wristband or Necklace
Armband: ABS, polycarbonate, thermoplastic polyurethane, 304 grade stainless steel
Adjustable strap/wing assembly: Nylon,polyester, Lycra (no latex content) or polyisoprene, polycarbonate, thermoplastic polyurethane, silicone
Battery life: up to 7 days
1 Lithium Metal
No charging required, replaceable battery
40° to 140°F
Maximum operating altitude:
The armband is not designed to be used underwater or to come into continuous contact with water. continuous contact with water. Do not immerse the Armband in water.
Surface swimming, shallow snorkeling and similar activities.
The Bodybugg is designed to be worn only on the left arm! Applied rechargeable battery allows for 5 -7 days of work, which is a good result for this class of devices. The armband is not designed to be used underwater or to be in continuous contact with water. Do not immerse the armband in water. Read Full Specs
Misfit Shine is made in the form of "pills,” which discreetly placed LEDs indicate work and time. With the form of the device, it can be worn in traditional bars or like a pendant or it can be worn with a decorative chain that looks like road jewelry. It is available in a number of different colors the exact number is unsure. You can look for your favorite color. Applied replaceable battery allows for four months of work. You can swim with this device. Read Full Specs
2a. Tracking Features
Activity & Inactivity
Bodybugg advertise as Bodybugg® calorie management system with typical Accelerometer sensor (3-axis) and sensors for monitoring the number of calories burned during the day. The available applications record your stats and progress. The sensor measures the galvanic skin response electrically conductive skin when you sweat which allows you to determine the intensity of the workout. An additional measurement of skin temperature provides you information as to your body heat.
MS has built in typical sensors for counting steps, distance travelled, calories burned, and track daily activity. This device allows setting your own goals and achievements and displays the status of their implementation. Also measures the quality of your sleep.
2b. Other Features
yes (pay subscription)
You can customize your program based on your age, weight, height, and personal goals
View your stats and progress on the web-based nutrition program
Galvanic skin response: When you sweat, your skin becomes more electrically conductive. This measurement helps the device understand how active you are.
Skin temperature: There’s an electronic thermometer inside your armband that monitors how hot you are.
Heat flux: When you move, your muscles produce heat. Your armband measures the heat that’s flowing from your body into the environment.
Extra non standard
You can customize your program based on your age, weight, height, and personal goals.
Misfit Shine also functions as watch.
3. Synchronization & Compatibility
iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S/6/6 Plus iPod Touch 5th Gen and above, iPad 3/4/Air/Mini (all running iOS 6.13 and above)
Android 4.3 and above
Windows Phone Compatibility
Windows Phone 8.1 and above
Intel-based Mac 10.5 (Leopard) (32 bit), Intel-based Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard) (64 bit)
Mac OS X Compatibility
WinXP (32 bit), Vista (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 7
The bodybugg® Calorie Management System
Misfit Home app
The application is available Bodybugg® Calorie Management System that allows a detailed record of intake and calories. Unfortunately, after the initial free promotional period you need for it to raise additional weekly or monthly fee.
The device synchronizes the data on the achieved activity (walking, running, cycling, and swimming) with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android mobile device with Android 4.3 OS and higher via Bluetooth installed on the devices. Thanks to the company's policy "open API,” numerous applications and external services are compatible with Misfit Shine. Well-known applications that support this device are LoseIt!, RunKeeper, MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal, IFTTT.
4. The Bottom Line
• Device from NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and the TV show "The Doctors"
• Long battery life
• Interoperability with many applications
• Waterproof, you can swim with the device
• You could have allergic problems with nickel in the plate that touches your skin
• Expensive monthly membership fee
• No display
• The system freezes many times, especially with Google Chrome
• Poor customer service
• Short battery life
• Inability to swim with the device
• No screen