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
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
3 LED Indicator Lights
Battery life: up to 7 days
CR 2032 battery
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.
not water-proof, or water-resistant.
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
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.
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
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.
3. Synchronization & Compatibility
iPhone 4S and newer
iPod touch 5th Gen
Android 4.3 and above
Windows Phone Compatibility
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
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
• Device from NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and the TV show "The Doctors"
• 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
• No screen
• Inability to swim with the device