How the BodyMedia Fit Works

Author's Note

Author's Note: At CES 2011 -- aka the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show -- I chatted with representatives from BodyMedia. The company made a big splash that year, even going so far as to track one man's body responses as he engaged in crazy activities like skydiving. I bought a BodyMedia FIT and tried it out over several months. The data collected from the FIT really opened my eyes to my lifestyle, and I made some changes to my diet and activities. The difference showed as I dropped a few pounds and began eating healthier foods -- a little information can be really powerful!

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