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Activity trackers

Nike+ FuelBand
 
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$96.00
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Summary: This activity tracker, Nike+ FuelBand, tracks calories, counts steps, provides real time results throughout the day, syncs wirelessly to your computer or smart phone, and it has an indicator to tell you how close you are to your daily activity goal. It also has a built-in clock, can be worn in the shower.
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Type: Can be read in real time
About - Nike+ FuelBand

The Nike+ FuelBand is part of the activity tracker test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, activity trackers models like the FuelBand are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Step count accuracy:
Combined step count accuracy for walking for five minutes on a level treadmill at 3 mph, using an elliptical exerciser for five minutes, walking up and down several flights of stairs and picking up toys from the floor.

Calorie accuracy:
Combined calorie use accuracy from walking on a level treadmill at 3 mph for five minutes and using an elliptical exerciser for five minutes.

Ease of use and features:
Ease of use includes clarity of instructions and how easy it was to operate the device, and important features.
User Reviews - Nike+ FuelBand
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Quality Control Issues
4/1/2014
Pros
Data History
Ease of Use
Cons
Button Keeps Failing
Can't Track Calorie Intak
Won't Link To Other Apps
Best Uses
General Activity Tracking
Comment:
Started using product Feb. 2013. I am on my 3rd band. Had the same problem with the first two - button failure. I am not hard on it. Probably push the button a few dozen times each day to track activity which one would think would be a normal function of an activity tracking device.<br /><br />To Nike's credit, they have honored the warranty on the product and the replacements have been at no cost.<br /><br />I too was not pleased with the change in the algorithm regarding the activity levels being different (harder) to attain as before. I also share the concern about the STEPS not being steps but some sort of concocted formula based upon activity points.<br /><br />I fully expect this 3rd band to stop working and when it does, I will be looking somewhere else for a device that works more in line with what my needs are.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
It's a great motivator to keep moving
2/22/2014
Pros
and stylish
It's Consistent
It's easy to use
It's stylish
Cons
Can't Link To Other Apps
Best Uses
Motivation To Exercise
Track Daily Movement
Comment:
I used my Fuel Band to determine my normal daily activity. I than used that data to help me exceed my normal daily activity and burn more calories. I begin to lose weight.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
It sparks competition
12/26/2013
Pros
Compete With Friends
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
You can track and compete with your friends on the nike app.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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