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08-21-2012, 06:47 PM
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Nike Fuel band or alternatives?

Just wondering if anyone here uses the Nike Fuel band or has something else?

Tracking calories burned is cool, but the Nike is $$ and doesn't say much else. HR would be a nice feature.

Does anyone use Nike or can recommend a cheaper/better alternative that is NOT a huge bulky GPS watch. Just want something not intrusive and basic.

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08-22-2012, 04:55 PM
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I have a fitbit, I basically walk 15-17,000 steps a weekday, which I used it for a lot. As that's now part of my daily routine, walk from home to the station, from Penn Station to work and then the way back, I don't use it so much. It went through a wash and just about survived, but I'm thinking about getting something like the Fuel Band instead, it's too easy to lose the Fitbit or for it to go through a wash...

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08-25-2012, 11:24 AM
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Would the Fuelband even work for skating?

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08-25-2012, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by nhindian View Post
Would the Fuelband even work for skating?
That would be my concern. I have a BodyMedia Fit and I've worn it on the ice and the results were wildly inaccurate, due to the motions of skating being very different from the motions of walking.

If you're really concerned about tracking HR, calories burned, etc. a HRM is the way to go. I have a Polar one that I wear when I skate and I've found it to be quite accurate and consistent - I can usually estimate pretty closely what the calorie burn will be based upon how hard I'm working. Before wearing the HRM, I would have had no real idea what the true numbers were.

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