As America becomes more health conscious, companies are producing more and more useful technology for staying in shape. Most people associate technology as keeping people sedentary, sitting in front of some kind of screen. But there are many new technologies that are pushing for fitness.
This is the latest thing from Body Media, who are featured on the show Biggest Loser. On the show each of the contestants are equiped with one of these arm bands. They cost around $150 for the device and a 7 dollar online subscription to use the website it couples with. They allow you to enter your calorie intake and it monitors how much exercise and activity you get throughout your day. They monitor what’s is going on in your body so that you can better motivate your self to reach you goals.
There is one other such device that caught my eye as well. The Nike Fuelband is a similar such device that receives information about how many calories you eat and monitors your exercise. Its sleek design has won it some attention in the design world as well. It is a comparable price to the Body Media devices but without the subscription and it is less bulky. The difference I see in the two is Body Media’s angle towards weight loss and Nike’s focus on fitness. The big selling point for this device is the way it displays how much exercise you still need to accomplish per day. It is definitely a very cool looking device.
In both cases I believe they are worth a consideration if you want to lose weight or get more fit and happen to have some extra money laying around!Read More