My new GoWear Fit

My new GoWear Fit just arrived in the mail so I am working on setting it all up so I can start keeping track of calories burned in all of my Zumba classes.  I’m really excited to play with it!  I’ll let you know how it goes…hopefully technology will be my friend today.

From the GoWear Fit Website:

What is GoWear fit?

Have you ever wondered how many calories you burn while playing with your kids? Or how active you really are over the course of a week? Now you’ll know – with GoWear® fit, the clinically proven system that turns your body’s everyday information into a tool to help you manage your health.

Simply wear the GoWear fit armband during the course of your day, then log onto your personalized GoWear fit online activity manager. You’ll get accurate, easy-to-digest information about the calories you’ve burned, plus a calorie consumption calculator and tips for how to best reach your fitness and lifestyle goals.

GoWear fit also measures sleep duration and efficiency – so that you can begin to understand the influence your bedtime has on your overall health.

The System

The GoWear fit system is different than all other performance monitors on the market. It’s not a heart rate monitor, nor a GPS or simple pedometer. Instead, it’s a system that includes:

  • GoWear fit multi-sensor armband
  • GoWear fit online activity manager (subscription based)
  • GoWear fit minute-to-minute display (optional)

GoWear fit multi-sensor armband

Your armband is a small computer that measures a variety of physical characteristics (including motion, heat flux and skin temperature). It’s the only multi-sensor monitor that can accurately track:

  • Calorie burn
  • Physical activity
  • Steps taken
  • Sleep duration
  • Sleep efficiency

GoWear fit online activity manager*

Your Online Activity Manager* is a personalized web page that helps you see your information, including:

  • daily caloric expenditure
  • daily caloric intake – choose between daily food logging or using our nutrition assessment tool, with more than 30,000 pre-entered foods
  • calorie balance
  • total physical activity (sedentary, moderate and vigorous)
  • total steps taken
  • sleep duration and efficiency

The manager is what makes it possible for you to view your data. It also features tools that allow you to set goals, record your weight and waist circumference, assess your average daily caloric intake, print out reports for later review, and monitor your body’s progress over time.

Your monthly subscription gives you unlimited access to your data, the nutritional assessment tool, printable reports, and the ability to see your trends up to 90 days at a time.

* Subscription required. The Armband does not display information on its own, rather works in conjunction with the Online Activity Manager.