Need some help keeping yourself on target with your fitness goals? Want to be able to track your daily activities and calories without all of the hassle? By turning your fitness into a game, Nike+ FuelBand might just be the tool you’ve been waiting for.
The Nike+ FuelBand is a new sports-tested accelerometer that you wear on your wrist which tracks the steps you take, the elapsed time for your activities, and the calories you’ve burned so far, and lets you track your fitness targets and compare them with previous days and weeks (or even the activity of other Nike+ users). Once you’re done with your day or your workout, the FuelBand can be connected to your computer via USB and synced with the Nike+ website, which displays your current stats and progress towards your goals.
The FuelBand is like a personal trainer on your wrist, letting you know how you’re doing and marking your milestones for you. Users can set daily activity goals for themselves, and during the day, the FuelBand’s LED display will give real-time feedback for steps taken, elapsed time, calories, and “NikeFuel” earned so far. (According to Nike, NikeFuel is “the ultimate measure of activity”, and the more you move, the more Fuel you earn.)
The FuelBand is water resistant, runs on lithium polymer batteries, and can sync to the FuelBand iPhone app via Bluetooth.
Available in the US on February 22nd for $149, and pre-ordering is suggested, as quantities will be limited: Nike+ FuelBand.