Keep Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions With The BodyMedia Fit Armband

Recent data collected by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) show that over 66% of Americans over the age of 20 are overweight or obese.  That’s probably why loosing weight and improving fitness routines is a perennial  top 5 New Year’s Resolution.  So, have you packed on some pounds lately? Feeling like you need to exercise a bit more?  Need some encouragement to keep active?  I’ve got just the thing: The Link Armband from BodyMedia.  It is the leading on-body monitoring system.  This nifty little contraption takes the guess work out of calories eaten, calories burned, number of steps taken, and even how many hours you’ve slept.  The BodyMedia Fit Link armband makes keeping up with your fitness goals a cinch!

BodyMedia Fit Link
Calorie Tracking with the BodyMedia Fit Link

The BodyMedia Fit Link Armband – How Does It Work?

Using the Link Armband is super easy.  You just charge it via the USB on your computer, and it’s ready to go!  The band is made to be worn on the upper arm.  Once in place, a beep indicates that it is making good contact with your skin.  Its small size and light weight means it is barely noticeable by you or others.

BodyMedia Fit Link Armband
BodyMedia Fit Link Armband – Compact & Comfortable

Honestly, once I put it on, I forgot it was there.  You can then monitor your daily progress on the BodyMedia Fit website, AND on your Apple or Android smartphone using the BodyMedia Fit app!  The BodyMedia Fit Link armband is clinically proven to improve weight loss by 3 times.

BodyMedia Fit Link Video

Link Armband – What Does It Do?

Data Collection

body media and activity trackerThe Link Armband collects all sorts of healthy-living data:

  • Calories burned (armband is more than 90% accurate at calculating calories burned)
  • Number of steps taken
  • Physical activity and intensity of activity
  • Number of hours of sleep
  • Calorie intake via online food log ($6.95/mo. fee)

Daily Custom Feedback

When you log on to see your activity an consumption for the day, the Link Armband provides you with feedback based on your accomplishments.  For example, if you met your exercise goals for the day, your update page might congratulate you for a job well done.  Or, if you haven’t yet met your goal of 10,000 steps per day, it might say, “Take a brisk 1.5 mile walk, and you’ll meet your activity goal.  You can do it!”  It’s like having a personal trainer at your fingertips!  I have found myself listening to the custom suggestions, and have increased my activity when needed, and reduced my consumption when recommended as well.  The extra encouragement is helpful and gives me an extra vote of confidence to keep on track!

Wireless Functionality and Smartphone Access

With the BodyMedia Fit Link armband, you don’t have to find your USB cord to connect to the computer and update your daily progress data.  The Link is Bluetooth enabled, so all updates can be done wirelessly!  And, the Link also allows you to monitor your progress on your smartphone.

BodyMedia Fit Link Armband
BodyMedia Fit Link Armband

A busy day away from the house no longer means an inability to stay on track through out the day…Fantastic!  I have loved this feature.  If I’m away from home, and needing to eat out, I know exactly where I stand for the day, and can make healthy choices armed with accurate data about my daily activity and consumption.

BodyMedia Fit Armbands Used on The Biggest Loser in 2013

For the 2013 season of The Biggest Loser TV show on NBC, each of the contestants will be using the BodyMedia Fit armband. If that is not a ringing endorsement, I don’t know what is!  You can check out success stories of former Biggest Loser contestants and everyday people like me and you here.

 BodyMedia Fit and The Biggest Loser

Buy the BodyMedia Fit Link Armband

You can purchase the BodyMedia Fit Link Armband on their website, and at online retailers like

BodyMedia Fit on Facebook

BodyMedia Fit on Twitter

This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to BodyMedia Fit who provided the product for review.

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