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Nike+ Fuelband
Nike+ Fuelband
1/7/13 6:57 PM
Does anyone have an opinion on the fuelband? I was looking for something to help with my motivation all day, everyday. I have a garmin for when I do outdoor running or biking, but was looking for something I could wear all the time. If you don't care for the fuelband, any suggestions for something similar?
Thanks.
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RE: Nike+ Fuelband
1/8/13 6:18 AM as a reply to brewmaster76.
Hi,

I got the fuel band for Christmas.. I knew from reviews of friends who have it that it can be quite inaccurate but just for the novelty when I got it figured I would give it a try..

Although it's a neat gadget to have for people to track some things, for the more advanced in the workout world I wouldn't read to much into the results.
Because it doesn't use heart rate/pulse to take calculations it's understandable why its not reliable.

Ive done 3 p90X 2 workouts with it, and 3 Insanity workouts and calories burned have been in the 200 range, which is WAY to low..
On the stationary bike for 45 minutes at good pace it registered 45 calories burned ( because my arms were more so steady on the handles it doesn't recognize my legs were moving )

It's fun to have on and try and reach your goals and has neat tracking and App.. but novelty may wear off quickly..
I like the look of it and seems to be a conversation piece, but if you want it for accurate readings I don't think I would recommend
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RE: Nike+ Fuelband
1/8/13 7:30 AM as a reply to brewmaster76.
Okay, thanks for the input!
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RE: Nike+ Fuelband
1/8/13 9:16 AM as a reply to brewmaster76.
I purchased the Fuelband last year and was not impressed with it. My biggest issue with it was the clip did not seem strong enough. I had it pop off when doing push ups and playing softball. I sent it back because I figured it was only a matter of time until I lost it.
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