My Nike FuelBand

The first time I saw the Nike Fuel was on my friend’s hand in mid march, and I was intrigued by it, I have seen a lot of those tools that tell you how much you have burned or how much you have walked but nothing like this. A simple designed product that can quantify your actions throughout the day. I know I was skeptic at first and I take the numbers with a bit of skepticism but it does something very well for me, it motivates me to move. There are types of information presented on the Nike Fuel Band, the time, Nike Fuel, Calories Burnt, and the Steps you have taken for the day. It adjusts your daily record based on the time that you program it for which I think is pretty cool. The LED’s give you an indication of how much fuel you have piled up for the day, and it does keep a decent record, the funny part is I know some people cheat, like they give their kids the fuel band to run around with so they don’t feel like they didn’t achieve anything for the day. Its hilarious that they feel the need to do that, this thing does make people move.

The Best part about is that it is somewhat water proof, I have done everything but swim in it, and I’m tempted to try it even though it says its not recommended I have online that some people have swam in it. And I love when you hit your goals for the day, you have 2000, 3000, or 5000 Nike Fuel goals and you have to enter your height and weight, and these numbers calculate based on the gyroscopes in the wrist band. People have argued with me that the numbers are exactly correct, but what they don’t understand is that it doesn’t matter, what matters is that with the Nike Fuel numbers you get a feel for your lazy days and you active days. You connect it to the USB to charge and it downloads all the information and sends it over to the Nike Website and presented in much higher detail the first picture, there is the month of March and I have hit the 3K Nike Daily Fuel Goal only 10 times which isn’t too bad but I think I can do better. Whats great is that the timing was perfect, just as I started going to the gym I got this product. It honestly just makes you less lazy, you just stare at the number and know how lazy you are. It’s a wristband that always measures your activity as you go about your day. With the Fuelband, you can quantify the consequences of your lifestyle. Honestly I think everyone should get one, especially people with iPhones since it wirelessly syncs the information to your iPhone, for me I have to plug it into the USB to upload the Data.

  • Price $150 (Got It for $180 Off Ebay)
  • Sensors: 3-axis accelerometer, ambient light sensor
  • Display: 100 white LED lights, 20 color LED lights – Very cool and futuristic looking
  • Size: 5.79-inch (S), 6.77-inch (M), 7.76-inch (L) – I Got a Medium, fits me perfectly

Link: NIKE
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A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

8 Comments

  1. Daddy got the UP Band and then it fried itself and now both he and mom and Lujain use the Fitbit. I dunno why but I’m tempted by that but I’m uber lazy so I’d like to see what I’m doing right and wrong during the day LOL! :P

    Might give it a purchase!

  2. Joe

    is it available in Kuwait?

  3. Sold. I need one now. I too started exercising but for me it’s been years of ‘laziness’ :) I like the iPhone sync feature. Will look into it.

  4. I just got mine yesterday, are you ready for a challenge ?

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  7. Curious, have you tried swimming with the Fuelband yet?

    I’m tempted to try doing that as well, especially after one of the reps at the Nike store told me that he swims in his all the time without issue, even though it isn’t recommended. You’d just want to wait for it to dry completely before plugging it in.

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