Nike+ Fuel = awesome!
Hey guys JP here SR. Tech Editor at Raw Hustle the number one source for everything raw, and today i bring you a quick look/overview and review of the new Nike+ Fuel band just released today Feb 22 of 2012.
The concept behind the Nike+ Fuel band is simple, combine the latest in technology and social network tools to measure, share and motivate people to engage in exercise . Although the concept of a wrist band that measures your progress while doing some type of activity is not new in the fitness world, Nike has taken a fresh approach and has developed a new way of measuring your activity. In the past this devices have been limited and for the most part inaccurate, unless you spend the big bucks for the top of the line devices that most times involved a second attachment to increase accuracy. Devices like this work all the same way, They measure Pace and time to give you an estimated distance. Some will also implement GPS to increase accuracy while measuring distance to give you a more accurate reading of your activity.
This time around Nike has nail it by creating their own measurement language, like two people that speak different languages and use sings to communicate. This language called Nike+ Fuel translate the otherwise complex equation of Pace, Distance, and Calories into one unified understandable language, ”a common measurement across a wide spectrum of activity” and now that we understand each other we can interact and share our activity levels no matter what the activity is. In other words if you play Basketball for instance and your friend do Karate, in the past you both will be arguing about wether you or him/her do the most activity therefore wish one of you is the most Fit or which activity is the more demanding of the two. But with Nike+ Fuelband the activity level gets measured equally no matter what the activity is. So if i do a Walk for 1 Hour and you do weights for 30 minutes for example, the activity level might be the same for both (but remember that different activities might have the same level of stress but will shape you body differently like in this case).The idea is that you do not need to engage in a certain routine to be active. The Fuelband measure all activity from walking, dancing to moving boxes while changing places or just plain and simple cleaning around the house.
The magic behind the Fuelband Nike claims is a mix of science, technology, oxygen and knetics. “Nike has measured the oxygen consumption during the different activities you perform during the day and then the band links the measurements with the patterns captured by the 3 axis accelerometer to give you a tested and scientifically validated methodology”. The band give you measurements for steps, calories, time, and Nike Fuel.
The Nike+ Fuelband is made out of Polypropelene, Magnesium, and Stainless Steel. Is durable and water resistance but not water proof. I been testing the band and it works great. The whole point of band is to motivate you, so don’t think miracles will be popping out of the L.E.D’s, Is a tool so it will not do the exercise for you. In general the band looks great and it works, you get what you paid for and is not cheap. so you do get every dollar worth with this device but some will still complain. As always guys leave your comments and follows us. thank you!