Nike FuelBand Video
Nike FuelBand Video Transcript
Hi. I'm Roger Cheng at CNET.com and today we're taking a first look of the Nike Fuelband. Fuelband which is a $150 represents the next evolution of the Nike plus line. It's a fairly simple looking wristband that uses accelerator that measure your steps, calories burn and a new way of measuring activity called Nike fuel points. Now it's Nike fuel part that's gonna be real hangup for some people. It's a system developed by Nike. You need to have fuel bands or some other Nike plus (??) really make use of it. I mean the scores pretty mean to your friends who workout some of the fitness track or in Smartphone. Still how important the score is depends on how much value place on it. After a week with fuelband I have to admit it's pretty effect of motivational tool. You set a daily goal for fuel points again with (more?) with little animation or banner when you see that mark. You got different awards based on hitting certain thresholds like getting the 10,000 points total or doubling your goal for the day. So take the (gamification?) of fitness. Gamers who have been on a couch hunting for that last achievement called duty will take this pretty quickly. Personally it definitely got me of how active or inactive I was on the given day. Well it's a bit bulky, the wristband actually does a good job at sitting on the background during my workouts. It's a simple design with a single button cycle to a different categories and the line of color (LEDs?) are progressively light up as you get closer to your goal. The wristbands snaps open and when you actually plugs it in the computer USB port from charging and transfer of data. For a quicker data transfer you can stick the data via bluetooth to an app on your iOS device. Sorry folks the Android app isn't yet available. So the fuelband is (??) for everyone. If you're a fitness fanatic or already have a regular exercise routine you probably don't have much use of this device. If your heart (corn?) of to wanna be able to track your progress there are more feature pack devices like the motoactive for Motorola. That's because there's no way to get a damn specific activity runners for instance have no way of tracking how quickly they've run since there's no stop watch. They're getting the measure of the distance they've run on the course. It's the fuelband only gives you the data for the entire day. There's no way to break it up except on hour by hour basis which is a little (clocky?). The score if little (wacky?) too. I estimate that I score 2500 points running around central park one day. (??) that night I (rock?) up you know 400 points (??) at the bar. Generally did a good job (??) difference between active day and once been (??) in front of the computer but the details are always little modeled. For $450 you have to be pretty serious about getting it in shape. It's fairly price you give it of what it can and can't do. There are cheap real alternatives including a $99 fit (??) ultra. Still it's fairly easy to use and the use of the awards, (calorie ID?) and bright simple graphs to show your progress. The project keep going could be worth of the price if you need to get in shape. I'm Roger Cheng and this has been the first look of the Nike Fuelband. You should check our full view at CNET.com.
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Nike FuelBand Review
The good: As a fitness tracker, the Nike FuelBand offers a simple, attractive design that stays out of the way during most physical activities. Its pedometer tracks steps taken, calories burned, and a proprietary measurement of activity called Nike Fuel. The accompanying iOS app and Nike+ Web site offer great motivational tricks too.
The bad: The Nike Fuel score is worthless to anyone who doesn't have a Nike+ product, and isn't always accurate. There's no way to measure distance for specific runs, so it isn't useful for athletes or people who train regularly. At $149, it's also pricey for what it does.
The bottom line: Armed with a few tricks, the Nike FuelBand can be very effective as a motivator for casual exercise, but its limitations will leave serious athletes disappointed.
Nike FuelBand Specs
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