A couple of days ago I received my bodymedia armband in the mail! There are two different types you can purchase and there is an additional device coming out in August. I ended up purchasing the smaller core armband because I have already experienced using the Link armband a couple of years before.
Armband coming out in August:
I am hoping that using the armband will help me to get back into shape! I think that it is incredibly helpful because it shows you exactly how many calories you need to burn per day in order to reach your ultimate goal. For instance, you need a deficit of 3,500 calories in order to drop one pound. That means you need to have a deficit of 1000 calories per day in order to lose 2 calories per week or a deficit of 500 calories per day in order to lose 1 pound per week. I personally think it’s surprisingly difficult to reach a deficit of 1000 calories per day and makes me understand why it really is so difficult for people to lose weight. I have my program set for consuming 1500 calories per day and burning 2500 calories per day. In order for me to reach this burn amount, I have to be very active throughout the day. I definitely need to hit the gym and remain relatively active throughout the day. I honestly think this armband helped me in the past, and I think it will help me reach my goals again. I wanted to attach some previous data. I was able to drop about 10 pounds in 2 months while using the other armband in a healthy way. The online tracker helps you monitor your progress:
Here is the online bodymedia dashboard:
The armband monitors steps taken, activity level, sleep level, etc. and you can enter in your calories consumed throughout the day. Here are some additional pictures:
It is kind of inconvenient having to wear an armband and doesn’t necessarily hide great under clothing. Overall though, if you are serious about losing weight, the armband helps to take the guesswork out of losing weight and helps keep you motivated!