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Conan O’Brien’s FATBat is the scary alternative to a Fitbit

Not seeing the results you want with your Fitbit? Conan O’Brien and his sidekick Andy Richter suggest a better way to get in shape. They call it the FATBat!

A typical fitness band measures the number of steps, your heart rate and calories, but it doesn’t really guarantee results. You still need to motivate yourself day in and day out.

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The FATBat, however, does guarantees results. It consists of “no diet and no gimmicks”, “no numbers or graphs”. Just a very scary guy who follows you around with a bat!

Richer says it “uses your very real flight or fight instinct to burn calories.” Who needs “fancy bracelets or athletic equipment”? You’re guaranteed to lose weight when there’s “no safe word” and “no off switch.” Just fear!

Of course, this is just a lighthearted take on the whole wearable tech craze. We still think a fitness tracker or smartwatch is the much better option! But the clip below is certainly worth checking out.

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