Ok so as you know I have purchased a couple of tools to help along this journey. I have tried out both the BodyMedia Band and the FitBit Zip. I like both of them for different reasons, however the one for me is the FitBit Zip. Why? A few reasons actually. Number one there is no monthly fee to use the website or the app and BodyMedia charges a monthly fee to use their service and track your information, not cool considering the cost of the BodyMedia is enough already priced over $100 then to add-on an extra $7 per month to use the service. I would not mind this if the media band were more of a fit for me. I do like the tracking during activity and sleep but when getting sweaty the arm band tends to cause a rash and its also kind of pain to wear all day and hide it so people don’t see. The FitBit zip however does not track sleep (they do have models that do) but it does do an excellent job of tracking my steps, calorie burn and letting me know how many calories I can eat per day based on my calorie burn for the day. It is also extremely small and I hook it to the inside of my bra and no one but me knows it is there. I wear it all day except for when I shower and sleep. I sync it to my phone using the fitbit app a few times per day so I can see where I am at any given time. If you don’t have a phone for apps it also comes with everything you need to sync it to your computer and you can track on their website. I do not however use the fitbit food database to track my food. I use MyFitnessPal (which fitbit can sync to) to track my food. I also use my polar FT4 heart rate monitor anytime I do exercise as I tend to burn a little more than the zip says I do during my exercise sessions. It is worth the price at approx. $60 with no monthly fees. Keeps me in line with my steps and pushes me to move more everyday. If you want an easy to use, easy to set up tool to help with your weight loss journey the fitbit zip may be just what you need too!