bodybugg Calorie Management System

Here’s another potential calorie management gadget that you can wear to monitor things like calories burned and even steps taken. The bodybugg is a small piece of electronics that you wear on your arm throughout the day. It has sensors that monitor your calories using metrics such as galvanic skin response, heat flow and skin temperature.

At the end of the day, you upload the info in your bodybugg to your PC or Mac via a USB cable. The small catch is that you have to subscribe to a Web-based application that crunches all the data and presents it to you in graphical and other formats. Fortunately, purchasing the bodybugg gives you 6 months for free.

The bodybugg reminds me of the Cosmed Fitmate and the SenseWear Weight Watcher. And while you’re at it, you should monitor the nutritional value of your food with an EatSmart Nutrition Scale.

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Price: $199.99
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

Cosmed’s Fitmate tracks metabolism, spits out target caloric needs

Metabolism. Most of us wish ours was a lot higher, mostly so we could eat as many donuts and burgers as we wanted to without gaining weight. Tracking how our body reacts to changes in diet and exercise is tough, slow going work with no bottom-line number to really tell us where we’re at. However, there are devices that can do it, except they’re not in the $100 get-at-Walmart type of gadget.

For example, Cosmed makes a hand-held device that can track just how many calories an individual needs. You just breathe into it for seven minutes and then you get a report with your caloric needs, including how much exercise you need to lose x number of pounds and/or gain lean muscle mass. Just one catch – it costs $7,900.


Review: EatSmart Digital Nutrition Scale

If you are ready to start that long postponed diet program, and are serious about the nutritional values (or lack thereof) of what you consume, then the EatSmart digital nutrition scale is the way to go. This thorough review of the EatSmart scale will take you through what the scale can do under real-world conditions.

At a compact 9″ x 7″ and under 2″ high, this user-friendly scale delivers more than you would expect at first glance. It comes with a database of 999 of the most common foods and has the ability to calculate nutrients from thousands of packaged foods. The LCD display is divided into 8 sections, which affords you a lot of information at one glance. Although the nutrient values were easily readable, the one minor drawback was the very small size of the units (e.g. mg).

Salter Nutri-Weigh Portable Dietary Scale

If like so much of the rest of America, you need to clean up your diet and eat less, then you should take a look at the tech world for tools that will help you in your quest. One such excellent tool is a scale, and today’s models use technology to give you even more relevant information.

Take the Salter Nutri Weigh & Go Portable Dietary Computing Scale. Whew, that was a mouthful (pun intended!) The Nutri Weigh calculates the nutritional value of food by portion size, using its database of 1400 foods! It shows you 11 different pieces of nutritional info on each of those foods.

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