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
Polar offers, in addition to heartrate monitors and smartwatches, typical training features have also Polar Loop wristband that allows you to Convenience measurement of your daily activities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Read More
5.7" - 9.4"
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
Polyurethane, ABS + electro plating, PA GF,
85 LED lights in 5 x 17 matrix
Battery life: up to 7 days
Battery life: up to 6 days
40° to 140°F
32° to 122°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
Polar Loop is equipped with 85 LED lights in 5 x 17 matrix that informs about the various functions of the device and about your activity. Loop is only available in three colors. Applied rechargeable battery allows for six days of work, which is a good result for this class of devices. This device allows swimming and diving up to 20 meters. 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.
Polar Loop has the typical sensors for counting steps, distance traveled, calories burned, and track daily activity. This device allows setting your own goals and achievements and shows the status of their implementation. Measures the quality of your sleep as well. After purchasing, an additional sensor such as HR. Polar H6, or H7 will fill our hearts employment information during our training.
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
Add heart rate to your workout with the H7 sensor
Sync Polar Loop with an H7 Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensor for accurate heart rate while working out. Get credit for calories burned during activities where you arms are stationary such as indoor cycling.
You can customize your program based on your age, weight, height, and personal goals.
Polar Loop also features a watch.
3. Synchronization & Compatibility
iOS 6 and newer
iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 series and iPod touch (5th gen. or newer)
Android 4.3 and later
Windows Phone Compatibility
Intel-based Mac 10.5 (Leopard) (32 bit), Intel-based Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard) (64 bit)
Mac OS X Compatibility
Mac OS X 10.6 and up
WinXP (32 bit), Vista (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 7
Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and later
The bodybugg® Calorie Management System
Polar Flow 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.
Polar Flow app records detailed and advanced analysis of your day's activity, time, and quality of sleep. On the basis of the data sent training, you can analyze your activity and plan future training sessions.
4. The Bottom Line
• Device from NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and the TV show "The Doctors"
• Work with HR sensor available in the extended package
• 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
• Short battery life