Lose Weight & Get Fit with the BodyMedia FIT Link Armband | Review



Founded in 1999, BodyMedia, Inc. is the pioneer in developing wearable body monitoring systems designed to help people lose weight, improve performance, and live a healthier lifestyle.

BodyMedia Link Armband


To achieve weight loss there are three things that are required, burning of calories, consuming of calories and getting a good quality sleep.

The BodyMedia FIT Link armband is an on body monitoring system that can monitor these things for you and help your weight loss goals become reality.

I received the BodyMedia FIT Link armband for review and had an opportunity to try it out for a few weeks. When I received the armband, included in the box was the BodyMedia armband itself, a cable for connecting the unit to your computer, directional booklets, an online activity manager, and free 3 month subscription.

BodyMedia Link Sensors

Here’s how it works:

There are 4 sensors on the underside of the armband that will capture over 5,000 data points per minute. Each sensor measures body heat and sweat to provide you with the most accurate reporting of your calories burned. The axis will measure motion and your steps taken. Because of the different data that is captured, the BodyMedia FIT can accurately report a calorie burn whether you are talking a light stroll around the neighborhood or a run down the beach with your dog.

BodyMedia Activity Manager

Once this data is captured, now you have to use it to your advantage!

Plug in your Body Media arm band to your computer and the data will automatically upload to your activity manager. From here you can track the food you have eaten, see how many calories you have burned, how much activity you have for the day, steps taken and your sleep duration.

Before starting with the BodyMedia Link armband you will be able to customize the activity manager to create your own personal goals. Personalize the manager with your current weight, your goal weight, how quickly you would like to lose it, then a custom plan will be built for you to help with your weight loss goals.

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The data can even be detailed to see exactly what points in the day you were more active, along with a breakdown of your activity showing both moderate and vigorous.

BodyMedia Sleep Activity

The sleep data is what I really find fascinating! A breakdown of how well you are sleeping and how often you are waking up. I typically take a while to fall asleep, which you can see in the grey area, and my husband wakes up around 5:30 for work. I’ve noticed that the patterns seem to be the same each day with the most disturbance being in the morning hours. No wonder I’m always so tired!

Going to bed at 10:15 and not rolling out of bed until 7am.. over 8 hours and I’m only sleeping 7 hours of that.

BodyMedia FIT Link iPod

There are two BodyMedia FIT armbands, CORE & LINK.

The BodyMedia FIT LINK armband comes with Bluetooth technology, this will allow you to view your daily progress instantly from your iPod or iPad without having to take the armband off.

My Thoughts:

When I first received the BodyMedia armband the excitement level was high and to be honest I used it mainly to track my activity and sleep. It took about a week of seeing what all it would do before I took advantage of the calorie tracking. I’ve been using the BodyMedia FIT armband consistently for a little over a week now and I am down 5 Lbs.

Now that I’m used to how it works, and can trust the data to be accurate, I’m totally loving this idea and technology. I’m glad that I had the opportunity to try it with the Bluetooth technology, the instant data at my fingertips really helps to motivate me and keep pushing to meet my goals.

We all know that you have to burn more calories than you consume, now you can do it effortlessly!

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Buy It

You can purchase the BodyMedia FIT Armband and accessories from the BodyMedia Website


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine. For more information read my disclosure policy.


21 thoughts on “Lose Weight & Get Fit with the BodyMedia FIT Link Armband | Review

  • March 17, 2012 at 11:29 am
    I would love the calorie tracking!! Reply
  • March 15, 2012 at 9:12 am
    Thanks for this review! I've been wanting to get something like this to help with my weight loss! Reply
  • February 28, 2012 at 1:02 am
    Very impressive device for managing weight loss and fitness Reply
  • February 27, 2012 at 11:11 pm
    wow that lil bitty thing does all that??? again , wow! but this is something i sure could use, love that it goes on your arm and no one would notice under most of your hoodies and sweaters! cool little gadget that does a big job, now if it would do the exercise for me it would be perfect lol Reply
  • February 27, 2012 at 8:16 pm
    I can't believe how amazing this little armband is!! How it keeps track of so much data - there's no way you could possibly think about doing all of that the old fashioned way, with a pencil and paper! What totally blew me away though was this: "A breakdown of how well you are sleeping and how often you are waking up." How awesome is that?!! My daughter has been trying to lose weight for quite a while now but nothing has worked for her. I think this would be perfect because she would have all of that data at her fingertips which she could then analyze and figure out exactly what is going on with her body at any given time! She has a lot of trouble sleeping, so I think that might be contributing to her lack of success, and this armband would help her figure that out too! I know I'm gushing, but I really can't believe how terrific this system is! I'm going to forward her a copy of this post and have her do some research on it right away! Thank you SO much for bringing this to my attention! This could be just the thing my daughter needs to help her get healthy and lose some unwanted weight :D Reply
    • February 27, 2012 at 9:48 pm
      Pretty cool! I wish this was a give away! Reply
  • February 26, 2012 at 11:51 pm
    Great review! I love how all the data is organized and it's so easy to understand :) Reply
  • February 26, 2012 at 10:58 pm
    I've looked at devices like that before, but in the end always decide we don't have it in our budget to buy the device, most less the monthly subscriptions. Reply
  • February 26, 2012 at 7:07 pm
    What an impressive little device! I think my husband would love one of these. Congrats on your lbs loss also. :) Reply
  • February 25, 2012 at 11:39 pm
    I love that it can track everything and you can have all that information in one place. I am definitely going to check this out. Love it Reply
  • February 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm
    That looks awesome! even just tracking the activity and sleep is great, but adding all that other stuff is even better. Thanks for the review. Reply
  • February 25, 2012 at 9:05 pm
    That's really cool. I haven't seen anything like this before. I need something to help me keep track of my sleep... make sure I'm getting a consistent amount instead of deprivation and catch-up. Reply
  • February 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    That is cool! I think I need this to help me loose the extra weight after having baby number 2 back in November. :) Reply
  • February 25, 2012 at 11:27 am
    This sounds like such a useful tool in the battle of weight loss, increasing your activity and sleep duration. Might just be the motivational item that many of us need right now! Reply
  • February 25, 2012 at 11:17 am
    I am fascinated with what technology comes up and how quickly. I think this product would be a good helper in the struggle of weight loss because it somewhat based on the same ideals as the sleep apnea ideals that with out a good sleep habit we are much more likely to gain weight and other severe health problems. Gladys P Reply
  • February 25, 2012 at 10:05 am
    Great review! I have been looking for something like this. Was it comfortable to wear? Reply
    • February 27, 2012 at 8:24 pm
      Hi Brenda, The armband could cause a little bit of irritation if worn in the same place all the time. I switch the armband to the other arm each morning and let both arms rest for about an hour a day while I'm just lounging on the couch. I'm still wearing the BodyMedia and love it :) After a while you forget that it is even on your arm. Reply
  • February 25, 2012 at 5:59 am
    That is really interesting and so neat! Hard to believe just wearing an arm band can give you all of that information! Technology is wonderful!! Reply
  • February 24, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    This sounds so neat. I would love to try it out. It would be interesting to see how much sleep you are getting along with the calories burned. I will definitely look into this some more. Thank you for the great review! Reply
  • February 24, 2012 at 8:09 pm
    I'll have to check this out, this would help me with my weight loss. Thanks for the review. Reply
  • February 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm
    wow, that's a LOT of data! neat! thanks for the review. Reply

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