If you want to go for a healthy lifestyle by adding regular exercise but would want to measure your progress anytime you want, you don’t need to bring your own weighing scales for that. A crazy idea, but Nike, the king of sports wear and accessories had crazier things in mind. This time, they did not make conventional products and items, and made a Nike’s version out of it.
Latest technology gadgets: The Nike Fuelband
A year ago we were all introduced to a new innovation called power bands, a type of wristband that changes colors as you do daily activities. Well, Nike has made a better version of that with their latest technology gadgets, the Fuelband.
It’s a simple wrist cuff, lightweight, and promises a lot of good features to help you with your goal in living a healthy life. What it does is it measures every activity that you do everyday – running, lifting weights, swimming, even having sex – every activity is measured by this tiny device.
It’s relatively easy to use, and the best thing about it is you don’t have to remind yourself about it everyday as it keeps track of everything once you have properly set it. You just need to set a daily goal, configure it on the Fuelband, and let it do its magic. If you want to check on your progress and stats, just press on the only button that the band has. It will then display the calories you’ve burned from all the activities that you made, steps you’ve taken the entire day (or before you pressed that button), the time, and the NikeFuel you gained.
NikeFuel? It’s in the technology that the Fuelband has. With an accelerator, it translates specific fitness activities into a NikeFuel number. As an example, if you and LeBron shoots 100 hoops in a routine, no matter if he makes more baskets than you do (which is obviously the result) both of you will get the same number of NikeFuel.
The NikeFuel is a great way to divert your attention from the number of calories lost, but instead will let you focus on the number of NikeFuels you will get in an activity. It also syncs to you iTouch or iPhone’s Nike app via Bluetooth, and to the Nike+ website via USB. With this kind of accessory, it will be added to your list of things that make exercising fun.