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Nike+ FuelBand Activity tracker

 
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$110.00
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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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4.0
Good experience over two years
1/13/2015
Pros
Attractive
Can Be Used In A Shower
Can Compare With Others
Great motivator
Great Service Policy
Tracks Over Time
Cons
Needed replacement
Best Uses
Comment:
Fuel is the major use. It is a great motivator, particularly at the end of the day when 'just a little more' will get me over the top. The calorie and step count aren't used much. I am delighted to compare my activity over time as well that of other users. I have had it for two years and am happy, BUT I certainly will consider the Apple watch and Fitbit Surge this spring because they are more sophisticated.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Disappointed in New Version
8/19/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I had an original Fuel Band for close to two years. I love the product and found it to be a great motivator. After close to two years the hardware failed and would no longer sync with the Nile + web site. Customer service was very nice and arranged to send me a replacement FuelBand SE. After three times sending it back and forth, we determined that their new hardware/firmware would not work with the USB ports on my less than two year old computer. My only option was to purchase a new computer. Obviously I sent everything back to Nike. I am very disappointed that they would develop upgraded devices but fail to address the needs of existing customers. I am having to give up the Fuel band after constant use for nearly two years-hitting my goal every single day. Very disappointing.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Good motivator -- Poor quality
7/27/2014
Pros
Comfortable to wear
Good Motivator
Cons
Only Counts Steps
Poor quality
Best Uses
Motivation
Comment:
This is a good motivator and it is comfortable to wear. I like it better than a belt-mounted unit like the FitBit. However, quality of design and/or construction is poor.<br /><br />I have bought three -- for two sons and for me. Two have failed. On one of my sons' bands, the failure involved button that you press to see your Nike Fuel count. On mine, the connection between the metal closure and the band has failed twice. The metal closure pulls away from the band and cannot be reattached.<br /><br />I will try one more warranty repair, then will change to another brand, unless Nike redesigns this one.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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