BODYMEDIA FIT REVIEWS AND COMPARISON
The BodyMedia FIT is geared for people seeking to lose weight, and there are three FIT products: FIT Advantage, FIT CORE, and FIT LINK. They look almost identical, and do almost the same things. So how do they differ, and which one is right for you? Read on to find out.
BodyMedia FIT Advantage vs CORE vs LINK
What's the difference? What's the same? The chart and sections below should help you learn about these three related activity trackers:
What's the same:
The web interface is the same for all three FIT activity trackers, except for a workout log which is only available with the FIT LINK. The interface allows for daily food logging (used to determine calories consumed and nutritional information). It allows you to track health data including your weight and waist circumference, and shows your "calories in" vs your "calories out". It also displays your collected data vs targets and goals. In addition to viewing data via your Mac or PC, a companion mobile app though is available for iOS and Android devices.
BodyMedia does have an API, which means that the device can interface with other popular health services that you may be signed up for (like MyFitnessPal), as long as those services have taken advantage of the API.
LET'S BREAK IT DOWN
Features & Added Benefits
The FIT products track calories burned, steps, sleep (duration, patterns, efficiency), and moderate vs vigorous physical activity levels. The online interface lets you set goals and track other health information like food/calories consumed and weight.
The main selling points of FIT products are the features that are tailored to help with weight loss, from very accurate estimates of calories burned to ability to log calories consumed and track weight over time.
The bluetooth syncing of the LINK sets it apart from the manual-syncing Advantage and LINK.
Hardware & Wearing
All three BodyMedia FIT fitness trackers are intended to be worn on the arm 24/7. The elastic band that holds the device against the skin is adjustable. There are no color variations available. All three devices are splash resistant - so sweat and humidity are okay, but take them off before you step in the shower.
Battery Life & Charging
The BodyMedia products charge via a USB cable. Advantage holds a charge for 5 to 7 days, CORE holds a charge for 4 to 6 days, and LINK holds a charge for 2 to 4 days.
A USB syncing cable is included with the Advantage and CORE. The LINK syncs automatically via bluetooth to your mobile device.
You can view your data via iOS devices, Android Devices, and via the web on a Mac or PC. There is an API, so the data can interface with select fitness apps and websites.