GoWear Fit Initial Review

For the past week, I have been wearing the GoWear Fit Lifestyle and Calorie Management System Armband along with the GoWear fit Display Device.  So far, I’m loving the GoWear Fit system.  My hope is, it will do for my weight loss what my budget once did for my debt reductionkeep me informed and help me track my progress.  Here are my initial thoughts about the armband, the display device, and the GoWear Fit system.

GoWear Fit Armband -

The armband fits around the left bicep.  Throughout the day, it monitors your physical activity.  It records, among other things –

  • Calories burned
  • Steps taken
  • Sleep duration
  • Physical activity

GoWear fit Display Device

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The display device is fits on the wrist and looks like a watch.  (You can also clip it to your pocket or belt.) Once you sync it with the armband, it will report –

  • Calories burned today, yesterday, and for a specific “trip”
  • Steps taken today, yesterday, and for a specific “trip”
  • Activity time at both moderate and vigorous levels
  • Time of day

GoWear Fit Website featuring Lifestyle and Calorie Management System -

Using the included USB cord, users connect the armband to the GoWear Fit website.  Information from the armband is uploaded to the site.  The site graphs calories burned, calories consumed, steps taken, time at moderate or aggressive activity, and much more.  Users can enter foods eaten, throughout the day, and the system will report either a caloric deficit or caloric surplus.  The armband will also track certain goals, such as steps-throughout-the-day or time spent in moderate-activity.  It really is an amazing system.  The GoWear Fit site requires a monthly subscription to use.

If you were wondering, the GoWear Fit is very similar to the BodyBugg device that is used on The Biggest Loser.

Pros -

  • The information about calories burned and steps taken is presented in a very easy-to-understand way.
  • The armband is relatively comfortable and after a day or two, I can barely feel it on my arm.
  • The display device just looks like a regular watch, not some big-bulky electronic device.
  • The armband, once fully-charged, will hold it’s charge for several days and retain stats for more than a week.
  • I love, love, love the fact that I can track several goals, including steps and activity level.

Cons -

  • I really wish the device included a heart-rate monitor.
  • Browser support for the Mac is somewhat limited.
  • Initially, the software is setup to “average” calories over a three-day period.  You can change that, and record your actual calories eaten for each meal / day.

As I mentioned earlier, I’m really loving the device.  Now, my goal is to wear it, eat fewer calories than I burn, and lose that 100 pounds!  Next week, I’ll take some screen-shots of my progress and share them with you.

The links to the GoWear Fit Lifestyle and Calorie Management System and the GoWear fit Display Device, are affiliate links.  In other words, if you click them and make a purchase, I’ll get a commission from Amazon.  I do not, however, have any business relationship with GoWear Fit.  If you purchase the system through Amazon, you’ll receive a free three month subscription to the GoWear Fit website, provided you sign up for a subscription plan through GoWear Fit.

Getting Started With The GoWear Fit

In an effort to better understand the number of calories my body needs to burn in order for me to lose weight, I have purchased the GoWear Fit Lifestyle and Calorie Management System along with the GoWear fit Display Device.  I have been wearing the device for two days and I’m really enjoying the feedback it provides.

In my last post, I discussed my desire to abandon the scale and just focus on healthy choices.  Well, if I’m going to use the GoWear Fit System, I’m going to need to have regular weigh ins.  So, I’ll weigh myself each Monday.

Here’s how the system works –

I wear the GoWear Fit armband on my left arm.  Throughout the day, it records the number of calories that I’m burning.  It stores several days worth of information.  Every other day or so, I connect the armband to my computer, log in to the GoWear Fit website and log into my account.  While logged in, I can enter details about how many calories I’ve consumed during a particular day.

The website will calculate my caloric intake and report whether or not I’ve achieved a caloric deficit or a caloric excess.  Presumably, if I consume fewer calories than I burn during a given time period, I should lose weight.  On the other hand, if I consume more calories than I burn, I should gain weight.

I’ll have a more thorough review, with pictures, on Monday – but I want a to spend a few days using the device before I write my full review.  At first blush, however, this is an amazing product.

The links to the GoWear Fit Lifestyle and Calorie Management System and the GoWear fit Display Device, are affiliate links.  In other words, if you click them and make a purchase, I’ll get a commission from Amazon.  I do not, however, have any business relationship with GoWear Fit.