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AzBboy
05-06-2005, 11:53 PM
Has anyone tried the ''bodygem?'' I read about it in men's fitness, a pretty new invention that you breathe into and it reads your resting metabolic rate. It's suppose to be 100% accurate, giving you your exact rmr so you can eat accordingly. Anyone try this out yet?

Built
05-06-2005, 11:55 PM
How about "eat, track on fitday for a week, and figure it out that way"?

It's an exact, DIRECT measurement of your actual calories, and it's free.

Sorry. I just hate gizmos that pretend to tell me how much to eat.

;)

AzBboy
05-07-2005, 08:26 AM
I am eating and doing it that way, that wasn't my question. I just wondered if anyone has tried it out. I read that they are popping up in local gyms, and doctors and nutritionists have added them to their bag 'o tricks. I'm sure they'll hit the mainstream soon.

Beast
05-08-2005, 09:41 PM
I don't see how that could possibly work, but sounds really cool.

Beast
05-08-2005, 09:45 PM
I found this article: http://www.newlinemedical.com/images/Medical/Validation_BodyGem_abstract.pdf

I want to use it!

ryuage
05-08-2005, 10:36 PM
sure if might give you a semi accurate reading on your "rmr" but then again what would that accomplish unless you lay in bed all day long...

dissipate
05-08-2005, 10:57 PM
i haven't heard of it in asia yet and i think it'd be fun to play around with lol. just to see what the numbers are everyday, or after a workout, or after a big meal. but i don't think i'd really rely on those numbers.

AzBboy
05-09-2005, 11:06 AM
Yea, this gadget, if precise, is pretty huge. Very positive step forward for the fitness world.

Shark
05-09-2005, 11:09 AM
Its been out for a while AzBboy. 24 Hour fitness has them in all the branches and for $10 you can go in and they'll measure it for you.

Beast
05-10-2005, 12:28 PM
i haven't heard of it in asia yet and i think it'd be fun to play around with lol. just to see what the numbers are everyday, or after a workout, or after a big meal. but i don't think i'd really rely on those numbers.
Too bad the starter system that is only capable of 20 measurments is over $400. :(

waynis
05-10-2005, 03:40 PM
the price? over 400? OUCH. sounds good. I'd like to try it to see how accurate it is.