So i’ve done a lot of research… and possibly through the law of attraction – a lot has gone on over the last two weeks.
First off I will say that i now own a bodybugg – it is a bodybugg V2 and the thumbnail – i’m impressed. More on this in another post –
So as many of you may know the NEW and improved bodybugg is now out in the wild, you can get them at 24 hour fitness locations, on the 24 hour fitness website, Apex, or even the bodybugg website.
As of this post you can buy the NEW bodybugg V3 for $249.00 – what do you get with that purchase?
Your new bodybugg calorie management system® includes:
- one bodybugg® armband
- 2 arm straps (1 medium and 1 large)
- one USB cable
- user guide and getting started card
* for a limited time they are throwing in the $99 watch in for free
So what does this all mean? What is different about the V3 from the V2?
Well i’m glad you asked, that’s exactly what I asked the Bodybugg employees. Unfortunately i didn’t really get a decent clear cut response back. After doing more research i found a few things that might be of interest to you.
- new sleek design – 50% smaller than the original version
- now MAC compatible
- now 64 bit PC compatible
- no battery required – just recharge with the USB cable
In other words (found from a different website):
the V3 weighs only 1.6 ounces. The smaller, lighter model offers a one-of-a-kind ergonomic design intended to provide improved comfort and can be worn more discreetly under fitted clothing. In addition, the new model operates on a rechargeable battery which lasts up to 7 days, and contains a 3-axis accelerometer for improved detection of a range of daily activities.
So that’s the short of it. What makes things interesting is that the Bodybugg is made by Bodymedia and they have come out with their own version of the V3 under the Gofitwear title. Coming up is a comparision of the V3 and Gofitwear but until then you can check out their website (here’s a hint, there isn’t that much difference).
So if you have the V2 should you spring for the V3? The human race loves to collect shiny new things, however, if the one you have now works, i don’t see why you would move on besides the size. This is a choice that you have to make for yourself.