Cost & Final Thoughts
Regardless of which armband you purchase, there are two costs associated with the service. The first is the one-time cost of the armband. This varies based on which one you buy and where you buy it. You can find the armband at many well known retailers such as Amazon, Target, Costco and so on. The armbands run between $179 and $249.
The second cost is associated with the BodyMedia FIT activity manager web service. This is a subscription service you need to have. The armband will be of no value without the subscription. The monthly subscription runs between $6.95 and $12.95. Discounts are given if you buy quarterly or yearly subscriptions.
On first look, the costs may seem high in comparison to other health monitoring devices. Instead of looking at these devices as just an expense, I think people need to look at them as an investment in themselves much like an education cost. I know I certainly will as the service educated me on various weaknesses I have in my nutrition and areas I can improve.
I think this BodyMedia system provides an excellent infrastructure and reporting to assist you in your weight and activity goals. I believe it also meets the company's stated goal of being simple. But, simple doesn't mean work isn't involved. You might think of the system like a car in your driveway. The car will get you to where you want to go, but you’re still going to have to start the car, put gas in the tank, know your destination and abide by the rules of the road.
BodyMedia LINK Review Info
- URL: http://www.bodymedia.com
- Version Reviewed: 3.5.
- LINK Armband Pricing: $199
- Web Subscription Pricing:$6.95 and up per month
- Rating: ★★★★1/2
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Last Updated (Saturday, 17 December 2011 22:42)