Fitbit Charge is a wristband for active people, also acting as a smart watch. Through its many sensors, it analyzes your daily activity and notifies you regarding the achievement of its objectives. Thanks to the sensors, numerous applications and compatibility with multiple devices it is one of the most versatile devices. Its price is around $125. Read More
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
Small 5.5” - 6.5”
Large 6.5” - 7.7”
Extra Large 7.7” - 8.9”
wristband is made of flexible, durable elastomer material & surgical-grade stainless steel clasp
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
up to 7 - 10 days
Battery life: up to 7 days
-4° to 113°F
40° to 140°F
Maximum operating altitude:
It is sweat, rain and splash proof. However, the device is not swim proof.
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.
"Fitbit Charge comes with a clear monochrome OLED display where we can in addition to showing time and typical fitness function read the notifications of our smartphone.
The device comes only in four colors. Applied rechargeable battery allows for 7 to 10 days of work, which is a very good result in this class. Unfortunately, despite the basic water resistance, the device will not be wearable while swimming.
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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
2a. Tracking Features
Activity & Inactivity
Fitbit charge sensor is equipped with a typical 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. Fitbit charge measures the quality of your sleep and has a mild vibrating alarm that wakes you without waking your partner.
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.
2b. Other Features
yes (pay subscription)
Extra non standard
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.
Fitbit Charge also functions as watch. With the barcode scanner and extensive food database, the device quickly enters data that will help calculate calories consumed.
You can customize your program based on your age, weight, height, and personal goals.
3. Synchronization & Compatibility
iPhone 4S and later
iPad 3 and later
Windows Phone Compatibility
Mac OS X 10.6 and up
Mac OS X Compatibility
Intel-based Mac 10.5 (Leopard) (32 bit), Intel-based Mac 10.6 (Snow Leopard) (64 bit)
Windows Vista and later
WinXP (32 bit), Vista (32 bit and 64 bit), Windows 7
My Fitness Pal
The bodybugg® Calorie Management System
You can watch progress in your training on your computer or smartphone. Charge is compatible with iOS, Windows Phone, Mac OS X, Windows, and Android. Through numerous applications, you can share your results with friends, which certainly will further motivate you to continue the effort. Available trap allows you to keep a detailed record of your activity, of meals, quality of sleep and many others. Additionally, in collaboration with a compatible smart weight Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Scale you will have at your disposal a full picture of the state of your body and have achieved designated purposes.
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.
4. The Bottom Line
• Good support for users on the part of Fitbit
• Compatible with multiple systems and devices
• Device from NBC's "The Biggest Loser" and the TV show "The Doctors"
• Too small display
• Inability to swim with the device
• No belt replacement.
• Short 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