How Many Calories Did You Burn Today? Nike's New FuelBand Shows You
Are you a fitness-crazy gym rat obsessed with feeling the burn? Or perhaps a Krispy Kreme-loving sloth perennially parked on the sofa? Either person may benefit from the new Nike+ FuelBand, a $149 wristband that diligently tracks your body's activity, including running, dancing, skating, spelunking, and so on.
The Nike + FuelBand has a three-axis accelerometer that measures your movements and displays four metrics: calories, steps, time, and "NikeFuel," a composite measure of your physical activity based on oxygen kinetics, the company says.
Here's how FuelBand works:
The Nike + FuelBand syncs with the Nike+ website via a built-in USB connector, or wirelessly through Bluetooth. Apple iPhone users can download a free Nike app that tracks their daily athletic activity.
Nike's new wristband isn't the first athlete-monitoring gadget on the market. The company's own Nike+ iPod, a $19 training sensor that works with an iPod nano, measures time, distance, pace, and calories.
The water-resistant Nike+ FuelBand has a battery life of approximately four days, the company says. It's now available for preorder.