Bodygem Review

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Bodygem is a “weight management” product manufactured by Microlife, a company founded back in 1981. Bodygem is essentially a handheld device that is supposed to measure your “resting metabolic rate” with great accuracy. The goal of this device is to assist men and women with their weight loss goals and diet. The complete Bodygem System Kit sells via the official website for $1,999.00. Bodygem allows users to keep track of changes in their metabolisms. This product also sells with “professional companion software.”

There are several products involved with the purchase of a complete Bodygem System Kit. These are the Bodygem Indirect Calorimeter, 21 mouthpieces and noseclips, MedGem Analyzer Software, the Implementation CD, a Marketing Materials Kit, a One Year Warranty and a single copy of the BalanceLog Software. There do not appear to be any customer testimonials offered on the official website for Bodygem. The website doesn’t specify a certain diet plan or exercise program to be incorporated with Bodygem. No oral supplements are provided on the website either. Unfortunately, there is no 100% money-back guarantee offered with the Bodygem device. An email address and 1-800 number are provided on the website for those interested in Bodygem.

Product Features

Bodygem is basically an electronic device that monitors the user’s metabolic rates. This product is sold in the form of a kit that includes an Indirect Calorimeter, 21 mouthpieces and noseclips, MedGem Analyzer Software, the Implementation CD, a Marketing Materials Kit, a One Year Warranty and a single copy of the BalanceLog Software. This device is ideally supposed to assist men and women with keeping track of their metabolic rates so that they can effectively lose excess body fat. Unfortunately, exactly how this works is not made very clear.

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  • The Bodygem System Kit and replacement pieces can conveniently be purchased through the official website.
  • The company that manufactures Bodygem has been around since 1981.


  • There are no appetite suppressants involved with the Bodygem device.
  • There isn’t any clinical research posted on the official website for Bodygem.
  • There doesn’t appear to be a 100% money-back guarantee posted on the official website.
  • There are no oral fat burners involved with Bodygem to assist with weight reduction.
  • The cost of a Bodygem System Kit is high ($1,999), which may not be affordable for some individuals.


In the end, the Bodygem device is more of a metabolism monitor than a weight loss aid. While this may be useful for some dieters, it’s not really ideal for weight reduction assistance. Especially since there are so many dietary supplements, pills and programs currently gracing the weight loss market that aim to assist with fat reduction and appetite suppression. Moreover, the cost of the Bodygem System Kit is pretty high compared to most other weight loss products out there. If you are clinically obese and your physician recommends a metabolic monitor for you, than this is certainly a possibility. If this is the case, insurance would likely cover the high cost of this device.

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3 User Reviews about Bodygem

  • 1
    Gordon Schiff

    The bodygem is an invaluable tool for those that want to lose weight. It will be very difficult to lose weight without and accurage measurement of your daily calorie burn. Many nutritionists use the BodyGem in their practices and it is not that expensive to get a measurement. Losing weight is not magic. Eat healthy unprocessed foods and eat 500 calorie per day to lose .5 to 1 pound a day. The BodyGem is critical in knowing how much you can eat.


    Gordon Schiff

    I meant to say eat 500 calories less per day than you burn.


  • 2

    I’ve been on diets off and on for twenty years before someone tested my metabolic rate with the Bodygem. I found out that my metabolic rate was very high, 1000 calories more than the equation of height, weight, and age. The diet program that I was on told me that because I wasn’t eating enough on previous diets my body thought it was starving and was burning fat slowly, meanwhile the food I was eating was being stored as fat, so I was actually gaining weight while dieting. A few years later someone else tested it with the Bodygem and my metabolic rate was even higher. I fully support the Bodygem and have no affiliation with the company. About the cost, if you can find a place that has a Bodygem it’s usually around $50 to just have your metabolic rate checked.