By Troy Saxton-Getty
Whether you are wanting to track very light workouts, even informally or you are hard core athletically, Nike+ Fuel Band is a fantastic tool that just works. iPhone, iPad, web interfaces. They all work together to show you just about everything you want to know. The energy expending algorithm is very accurate. It turns the whole process into a fun and competitive game against yourself or others in your social graph. I am recovering from a significant back injury and subsequent surgery and use the Fuel Band with my rehab and physical therapy.
Tracking Calories expended, steps taken (distance traveled) and a combo Nike generated “Fuel” burn value make it a fun challenge to reach your goals and to continue to increase them.
You need to have one of these, even if you don’t workout at all, you will find yourself trying to take more steps and burn more calories day after day regardless, almost magically. Not only is it sporty looking, it just works! Press the single button, you cycle through Fuel, Cals, Steps and an accurate clock in a comfy little wrist band. Press the button longer and it starts auto-sync over Bluetooth with your idevice. In a few seconds it transfers over all the data collected since the last update and your app and web account are automatically updated.
Open the band with a simple button press and you can plug it into a regular USB port. Even without the included cable. It will charge from completely dead in about 45 minutes, but my full weekly use takes about 15-20 minutes to top off the battery, soon as you plug it in It also transfers all data so Bluetooth isn’t needed unless you are like me and can’t wait to see the days activity level but don’t want to take it off to plug it in to charge.
I recommend buying it from the Apple store. Each Apple person carries a sizing band and it makes it really easy to pick the correct size before you buy it and get home and it doesn’t fit. Do this step! It comes in 3 colors; clear / white and smoke / black (these two are cool if you like to see the internal electronic components or you can get the black rubber one which isn’t transparent at all. They all included a small spacer link to expand or shrink it in size slightly and a little simple tool to add/remove the included spacer.
I’ve personally used mine for well over two months and I’ve helped 10 plus friends get started with their own.
First, it’s very accurate, second, you will be surprised how many miles you walk and calories you burn in an average day, next thing you know, you are trying to beat the day before and so it begins, you even start thinking about drinking water and eating healthier.
Get one of these little magical devices, it really makes a difference!!
Thank you Nike!