Hi,Just wondering if anyone is using the Nike+ FuelBand. I'm thinking it might be a good motivator to get me back into running, but would like to hear feedback whether it's more of a gimmick or actually useful.
My store doesn't sell it, as the buyers weren't convinced it was a solid product. I have yet to hear a glowing review of it. Nike is very good at marketing, but their technology products leave me flat. I still have never gotten the chip to work right.Here is what I always say to customers when they are looking at running technology - what do you want from your running computer? If you want something which tracks all of your activity it might be good. I just think there are apps out there that do the same thing without paying a lot of money.Charlie
Here's an in-depth review from my favorite fitness gadget blog, DC Rainmaker:http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2012/08/nike-fuelband-in-depth-re...Personally, I wouldn't buy a Nike product unless there was absolutely no other alternative.
Just wondering if anyone is using the Nike+ FuelBand. I'm thinking it might be a good motivator to get me back into running, but would like to hear feedback whether it's more of a gimmick or actually useful.I think this gizmo is intended to be a weight management tool rather than anything to specifically help you with a training strategy (what I assume you mean by motivate you to start running)There've been a whole slew of these devices hit that market over recent years......they're primary designed to record "activity" and track calorie burn by varying degrees of guesstimation. They're a useful heads-up! for folk who perceive they're doing everything right WRT dieting and "exercise" as, used rationally, can give a person feedback on compensatory behaviour (how a workout session affect unconscious movement for the remainder of the day) Just a basic $20 Omron pedometer will do the same. I recommend these all the time, but it's probably not what you were thinking of, right.Vivienne
While you're at it, check out a few other gadgets that appear to be successfully lightening the wallets of the athletic community.http://www.myzeo.com/sleep/shop/zeo-sleep-manager-mobile.htm...http://restwise.com/http://myithlete.com/http://www.insidetracker.com/Technology looking for a purpose. I spent most of yesterday am at a training workshop with a USAC coach and he ran through these doo-dads and a few more besides that "elite coaches" purport to be using to phenomenal success.Vivienne
Here's an in-depth review from my favorite fitness gadget blog, DC Rainmaker:http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2012/08/nike-fuelband-in-depth-re......Thanks for re-posting this website, BTW, SvenHoekI had it bookmarked from the time you mentioned it a while ago but I managed to erase my favourites page somehow and couldn't remember the websites name. Dunno why I bother reading tech. sites when I can't fathom how I did that.....but there you go.Probably just to add confusion to my day. I spent ages and ages trying to decide which new HRM to buy to replace my trusty Polar RS 100 (still going strong after nearly 6 years continuous use but the face is too scratched to see some of the data and the backlight button has dropped off) Thought of one of the models that measure R to R intervals etc. ..... but replaced the old one with a new one......an RS 100 that is.If I DC's this site again and ask for the "site whose name I can't remember".....this'll be the one I mean.Vivienne
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