BodyBugg vs iFit Act

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iFit Act

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
It is the cheapest iFit device that allows at your Convenience measurement of your daily activities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can buy them for under $50 Read More

1. Specifications

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Armband
Type
Wristband
Black
Colours
Black
Blue
White
Red
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Wristband Size
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
Materials
no display
Display
3 LED Indicator Lights
Battery life: up to 7 days
Battery life:
4 months
Battery type:
CR 2032 battery
Charge time:
No charging required, replaceable battery
40° to 140°F
Operating temperature:
no data
no data
Maximum operating altitude:
no data
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.
Water Resistance
not water-proof, or water-resistant.
Price

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iFit Act

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
iFit Act is equipped with three LED Indicator Lights that informs about the various functions of the device and about your activity. Applied rechargeable battery allows for four months of work. Unfortunately, the device is not waterproof. Read Full Specs

2. Features

2a. Tracking Features

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no
Activity & Inactivity
yes
yes
Calorie Intake
no
yes
Calories Burned
yes
no
Distance
yes
no
Elevation/Stairs
no
yes
Steps
yes
no
Goal Setting
no
no
Heart Rate
no
no
Sleep Quality
yes
no
Sleep Time
yes
no
GPS tracking
no

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iFit Act

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.
iFit Act has typical sensors for counting steps, distance travelled, calories burned, and track daily activity. This device allows setting your own goals and achievements and shows the status of their implementation. Also, measure the quality of your sleep.

2b. Other Features

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iFit Act
no
Clock
no
no
Alarm
no
no
Barcode Scanner
no
yes (pay subscription)
Online Portal
yes
no
Reminders
no
no
Music control
no
no
Notifications
no
no
Call notifications
no
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
no

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iFit Act

You can customize your program based on your age, weight, height, and personal goals.

3. Synchronization & Compatibility

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no
iOS Compatibility
iPhone 4S and newer
iPod touch 5th Gen
no
Android Compatibility
Android 4.3 and above
no
Windows Phone Compatibility
no
Intel-based Mac 10.5 (Leopard) (32 bit), Intel-based Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard) (64 bit)
Mac OS X Compatibility
no
WinXP (32 bit), Vista (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 7
Windows Compatibility
The bodybugg® Calorie Management System
Compatible Applications
iFit Track

bodybugg

iFit Act

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.
There is an iFit app that lets you track detailed record and advanced analysis of your day's activities, time, and quality of sleep.

4. The Bottom Line

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Customer Reviews
• Device from NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and the TV show "The Doctors"
Pros
• Price
• Long battery life
• 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
Cons
• No screen
• Inability to swim with the device
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