I now have a Jawbone, this black band on my wrist that monitors my activity based on how much I move my arms. It also has a sleep mode which monitors my sleep quality based on how much I do or do not toss and turn. So far, it does not seem very accurate: it gives me way too much credit when I run. Perhaps my arms are moving faster than my legs? On the one time I wore it on an 1.5 hour bike ride, it said I was completely inactive as I never had to put my feet on the ground or move my arms.
But it does show that beyond my exercise time, I am not moving around too much.
It seems to be more accurate in its sleep mode. It can tell how much I am awake and whether I am sleeping soundly or lightly. Bottom line: I am in bed too much and have very little deep sleep to show for it. Yet during the day, I rarely nod off.
There is also an app associated with it that tracks food intake. I'm not ready to do that yet but if I am serious once and for all in claiming my body, I might have to use it.
Below is me during my triathlon days. Is that body still buried inside of this flab coat?