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Product Review: Nike Fuel Band

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LIFE IS A SPORT. MAKE IT COUNT. Nike+ FuelBand measures your everyday activity and turns it into NikeFuel. It tracks calories burned, steps taken and more. It’s also a great watch. Nike+ FuelBand tracks running, walking, dancing, basketball and dozens of everyday activities. So put it on and get moving.

SET A GOAL

TRACK YOUR DAY

Decide how active you want to be by setting

The Nike+ FuelBand uses a sports-tested

a daily NikeFuel goal. Then, get moving and

accelerometer to measure your movement

see your progress along the way.

in NikeFuel, a universal metric of activity.

GO MOBILE

Get the free Nike+ FuelBand mobile app to sync wirelessly, watch your progress and get extra motivation on the go. With the app you can compete with yourself or share results with your friends. Get the app GET THE SOFTWARE

If you already have a Nike+ FuelBand, get started by downloading the Nike+ Connect software. This software allows your Nike+ FuelBand and computer to communicate with each other. It also lets you customize your Nike+ FuelBand settings. Download Nike+ Connect
-store.nike.com

I have contacted Nike today to review the Nike Fuel Band. I have a lot of questions to the validity and accuracy of this band.
Since it is on your wrist, how does it accurately track your steps? Is there a difference if I swing my arms normally when I walk or lash them to my body? Similarly, if I walk the Treadmill/Elliptical/Stairmaster normally or if I hold on to the rails, after all the band is on my wrist. If I am walking and my heart rate is in the target zone it shouldn’t matter whether I hold on or not, calorie wise; muscle endurance wise, of course I would get a bigger benefit from not holding on. Is this nothing but a cool looking pedometer? What if it becomes a game to some people to just beat their friends score, can they just pump their arms without doing anything else, just to raise the number? Weightlifting? Does it know the difference between a squat, benchpress or bicep curl? each either moves the arms in different directions or not at all. An accelerometer? How does it distinguish for example a car ride, with for example: a sudden deceleration (aka slam on your brakes)

My questions must be answered!!

Hopefully, Nike will come through!

Hi SSG Louis,

Thank you for getting back to me requesting we send you a FuelBand to test and blog about, with possibly a promo code for you readers.

At this time, we are unable to send a Nike+ FuelBand for testing free of charge. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause! However, if you would like to purchase one, and then test it, but do not plan on keeping it, we do have a return policy where you can return the item for any reason within the first 30 days from ship date. That way, you would get your refund and you would be able to test the product for your readers.

Also, we currently only have one time use promos for percentage off of order, but these will not apply to Nike+ products. However, since you would like to test the product and blog about it, I am more than happy to assist you with a Next Day Air shipping promo code so you will have more time to do so. This is a one time use promo code.
-Nike

Well, I guess I won’t be testing the Nike Fuel Band till it goes on clearance, it sounds like $150 pedometer to me and not worth the money. As for the free shipping code, most companies such as Amazon give free shipping after $25 so the free shipping code is worthless…

Check out iPhone app: nexercise it supposedly tracks your exercise just like the fuel band and its free…

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