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  • Track your activity and calorie burn like the contestants on The Biggest Loser and endorsed by health and wellness expert Jillian Michaels
  • The BodyMedia system automatically tracks your calories around the clock helping you to lose weight and even improve your weight loss by 3X proven in group trials
  • Provides most accurate calorie burn measurement in market (data available on BodyMedia.com)
  • Bluetooth-enabled to work with BodyMedia iPhone and Andoid apps so you can see your data in real-time and upload wirelessly Food logging also available with app
  • Works with MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper, Sparkpeople and more
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Are you looking for that added edge in your weight loss program? Track your activity and calorie burn like the contestants on The Biggest Loser.

At a Glance:
  • As seen on NBC's The Biggest Loser
  • Wear the Armband to measure calories burned, steps taken, activity levels and sleep quality
  • Communicates directly with the free BodyMedia FIT app on your smartphone using Bluetooth to give you real time data
  • Log food using the online tool or mobile app
  • Import nutritional data from apps such as MyFitnessPal
  • Receive personalized feedback via the BodyMedia FIT coach
  • Compatible with iPhone, Android, and other mobile devices
  • Subscription required after 3-month trial***
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The BodyMedia LINK Armband captures 5,000+ data points per minute, automatically tracking calories burned during your daily activities.

BodyMedia LINK Armband

The BodyMedia FIT LINK Armband is the most accurate device in the market for measuring calorie burn*. No other consumer body monitoring device can capture calorie burn with greater than 90 percent accuracy, a fact that has been clinically validated when compared to the gold standard in calorie measurement**. The BodyMedia FIT Armband automatically and accurately gives you round the clock info on calories burned, steps taken, activity levels, and sleep quality. The LINK Armband, enabled with Bluetooth wireless technology, sends information directly to your smartphone providing real-time caloric burn, activity levels, steps taken and sleep quality.

*Data on file.
**British Journal of Sports Medicine, July 2010.
***Subscription required. The LINK Armband does not display information on its own, but rather works in conjunction with the online Activity Manager. Package includes a free 3-month trial period subscription.

Accuracy is on the Arm

When you wear a BodyMedia FIT Armband directly on your arm, it monitors calories burned, monitors exercise intensity, steps taken and sleep quality. Other devices clip to your shirt or belt loop so they can only record simple data (steps) from when you move. Why is that important? BodyMedia FIT Armbands recognize that jogging up 3 flights of stairs is not the same as walking down 3 flights of stairs. You're doing more work and burning more calories jogging up those stairs.

If you want to accurately monitor what's going on inside your body, you need a system that is in touch with you day and night. That's why BodyMedia FIT Armbands are worn directly on your arm. Its patented sensors detect skin temperature, sweat, the rate of heat leaving your body and motion. It knows what you're doing, when you're doing it and even the intensity of your effort.

Online Activity Manager

Our Activity Manager allows you to upload data to our server via your smartphone or computer. The software analyzes the data and presents the information in an easy-to-understand format so that your progress can be tracked. The Activity Manager allows you to enter your body's metrics (height, weight, age, gender), log food, and guides you to your goals with a running report on the progress you've made--all while tracking their personal bests.

FIT coach

The Activity Manager also features FIT coach. The software analyzes the millions of data points gathered from your Armband and you are given individual feedback suggestions such as eating something different, adjusting activity levels or focusing on getting more sleep. All of the feedback you receive is based on your actual data.

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The LINK Armband makes information immediately available by communicating directly with your mobile device. View larger.

BodyMedia FIT App

The LINK Armband powered by Bluetooth wireless technology communicates directly with the BodyMedia FIT smartphone app to provide real-time, up-to-the minute streams of information. You can view your Dashboard and see real-time data to evaluate how they are tracking against daily goals. Using the app, you can also create customized workouts. The LINK Armband puts valuable health information at your fingertips for added motivation to stay on-track.

Wireless Upload of Data

The LINK Armband now offers wireless upload. Wireless upload allows you to cut the cord with the computer by enabling the BodyMedia FIT app on your smartphone to upload all of the Armband data to our server. Upload from anywhere in the world with an internet connection--no computer needed. You'll like it so much, you might just forget to charge your Armband, so keep an eye on the battery indicator (most people charge it every 4-5 days).

Apps that work with the Armband
  • Withings - Never log your weight manually again by connecting your Withings Scale account to your BodyMedia Activity Manager to have your weight entries sent automatically.
  • MyFitnessPal - Database of 2 million foods to make logging meals a snap. MyFitnessPal also offers a free barcode scanner and an online community to diet with your friends.
  • Runkeeper - Turns your smartphone into a personal trainer in your pocket.
Compatibility Information

Mobile devices tested to work with the LINK Armband and mobile apps include the iPad 3; iPad 2; iPad; iPhone (4S, 4 and 3GS); iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation); LG Ally; LG Optimus S; Motorola Droid (original, 2, and X); Samsung Epic; Samsung Intercept; Samsung Transform; and Sanyo ZIO.

Best when used with iOS 5.1 or later. Mobile devices running Android 2.3 or higher normally work, but have not all been tested and thus cannot be guaranteed by BodyMedia.

What's in the Box

BodyMedia LINK Armband, medium size strap, USB cable, manual and quick start guide.

Product Description

BodyMedia LINK Armband Are you looking for that added edge in your weight loss program? Automatically and accurately* track your activity and calorie burn like the contestants on The Biggest Loser! The LINK Armband, enabled with Bluetooth wireless technology, sends information to your smartphone providing real-time information so you can take fitness and weight loss body-monitoring wherever you go. Do you know how many calories youre burning? BodyMedia tells you with proven accuracy.* The BodyMedia system automatically tracks your calories around the clock, helping you to lose weight and can even improve your weight loss by 3X!** The BodyMedia LINK Armband collects 5,000 data points per minute from 4 different sensors and uploads it to your smartphone. Then, simply log your food, and you'll see a complete picture of: Activity calories burned by minute, steps, and the time you spent in vigorous and moderate activity. Food calories consumed plus a nutritional breakdown of your diet including fat, protein, carbs and other micronutrients. Sleep how long it took you to fall asleep and your sleep/wake pattern throughout the night along with a sleep efficiency score. The BodyMedia system includes: 1. A comfortable and adjustable Armband that automatically captures data 2. Easy-to-use online tool that analyzes raw data, allows you to log food and gives you personalized feedback via the BodyMedia FIT coach 3. Free mobile apps that allow you to log food and give you up-to-the-minute readings throughout the day to track progress against your goals Fans of BodyMedia say that the insights from this system end the guesswork and finally put them on the path to a healthier life. No wonder so many people just like you and the contestants on The Biggest Loser have used BodyMedia technology to lose weight and stay active to help improve their health. *BodyMedia Armbands captures calorie burn with greater than

Product Details

User Manual [PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 0.5 x 2 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Origin: Made in USA or Imported
  • ASIN: B0049POHK6
  • UPC: 898363002126
  • Item model number: 100792
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (626 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,845 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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I am writing this review hoping to help others from making the same mistake and having to return the unit.
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I have the Android app on my Samsung Fascinate phone and it has worked great for Calories, tracking food and activity.
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It has now been three months and I have not received any response to the 8 messages I have sent to customer service.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

578 of 585 people found the following review helpful By C. Coleman on November 26, 2010
I have had my new BodyMedia BW for several days now. Unfortunately, I tried to pre-order it on Amazon but was one of many who were told it would take 1-3 weeks to ship on the release date. Bummer. I ended up ordering it directly from BodyMedia instead. I am a Mac user and initially needed to download one driver for the unit from the BM site and then Java to get the Activity Manager to work from Safari. None of these items will work with Firefox, but not a big deal. Overall, a very easy set-up that only took 10 minutes even with the downloads.

I find that wearing the unit is very comfortable so far for the entire day and while sleeping. I remove it to sync and shower. It is also comfortable under clothes.

Syncing with my iPhone is relatively easy. Just one push on the unit while the app is open and my phone and the most recent calorie/step count/activity data will be displayed within the app. One minus though, once your phone times out to conserve battery you lose your Bluetooth connection and must complete the sync again. Not a big deal, but it could be improved. The capabilities of the app are more limited to the on-line AM, but I am hoping in time it will be upgraded.

You must use the USB cord to officially download/sync your unit to the Activity Manager (website based). You cannot yet do so with the Bluetooth capability of your computer. Another bummer, but possibly will improve in time. Also, be aware that your food input and calorie information on your phone will not automatically appear on-line within the AM, you must do a hard-line sync with the USB. Another little minus, but again minor. One the plus side, current data from the on-Line AM WILL immediately update into your app.
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154 of 157 people found the following review helpful By Scott on August 21, 2013
I ordered the armband back in March and after 5 months of usage, I wanted to share my feedback. First, I think this unit delivers on its promise of accurate measurements of calorie expenditure and step counts. My wife has a Fitbit flex and I've spoken with users of other devices and they are toys compared with this.

I do workouts on a treadmill and will do identical routines for a period of time so it's easy to compare step counts and calories burned. My step counts only vary between .5 and 1% on a 9000+ step workout, which is pretty amazing. I also recently saw a video review where the author did a similar test to Bodymedia, comparing the Fit to a hospital O2 machine. The result: bodymedia was 95% accurate to the 40k device.

Now to the downsides. First, I disagree with users that say the device is comfortable. I realize this is a very personal thing, but I definitely know I'm wearing it on certain days. It also catches on clothes when taking off a shirt, etc. I also have developed blisters on my arm from daily usage. I've read this can be due to putting the device on damp skin (i.e., after a shower). So I now try to wait a good couple of hours after showering to wear it. I've also taken to switching arms, even though this is not sanctioned by Bodymedia. I've found it's still pretty accurate.

It just seems that some discomfort is the price you pay for the accuracy of the device. Hopefully future incarnations will be more comfortable.

One final comment: I'm amazed at the negative reviews based on the monthly fee. It's not as if Bodymedia is hiding this. People never take personal responsibility for anything these days.
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662 of 699 people found the following review helpful By asm613 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 20, 2012
to get full benefits of device there is a monthly subscription fee of almost $7___i haven't found that highlighted in any of the recent reviews_ so just be aware= you may benefit from a less expensive device if you don't want all the info that this device would provide via the subscription fee.

i also noticed this comes with a free 3 month subscription_ costco is selling there's with a free 12 month subscription- that's 9 months at $7 per = $63 value.

please click if this was helpful to you- thanx
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Hi Angel_Boy,

Thanks for taking the time to review the BodyMedia FIT. Yes, the subscription for the Activity Manager allows our customers to seamlessly and invisibly install updates to their devices and our apps without the hassle of having to manually download updates all the time. This allows us to give you the most up to date version of our Activity Manager at all times.

Thanks again. Hope you had a great holiday!

- Laurie
57 of 60 people found the following review helpful By goskel01 on February 12, 2013
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I purchased the BodyMedia Fit Link Armband about a month ago and I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! In an attempt to share the love with others here is my review:
-The unit: it easy to wear. I am a big girl (5' 9" and topping the scale a few weeks ago at 291 pounds.) The medium band that came with the product fits me fine. I ordered two extra bands a week after receiving the product simply because I like to wear it all the time but want to be able to wash the bands after a sweaty workout! I have sensitive skin and have never had an issue with the unit- sometimes it leaves a mark on my arm when I wake up in the morning but it is no different than a pillow crease on one's face :) You can even program the unit to beep at different times of the day as a reminder to do something. I turned it on because I was curious but don't plan on using the function regularly.

The Link Feature: I LOVE that the product links to my Droid phone. It does so VERY easily and I love being able to check in through out the day and see what my life has been like :) The one down fall is that you have to hard-sync it to your computer to get all of the data updated but the information you can gather through the phone is still very beneficial. (i.e. when I open my phone it tells me how many calories I have burned, consumed, where my caloric deficit/surplus is, how much moderate and vigorous activity I have completed, and how many steps I have taken. When I hard sync to my computer it will give me detailed information on all of these categories, tips (the one I get all the time is about my sodium intake...) and it will show me a detailed report of my sleep.)

The reports- you can run reports from your computer that show you what you've accomplished (or what you wanted to accomplish) and they are amazing!
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