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Unread 04-24-2013, 11:26 AM   #1
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Nike fuel sport band

What are the pros and cons and what are some alternatives

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Unread 04-24-2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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Pros: Cool product that I would love to have.

Cons: Expensive
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Unread 04-24-2013, 01:44 PM   #3
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Its very accurate and really lets you see what you are and need to be doing. I have the black one and so far I love it! Depending on the person, its between 5 and 10 steps off from what I see. (Not bad at all) In my case its under so whatever I walk/run, I am doing better than that, which I love!
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My buddy had the Fuel band and an FT7 from polar. The FT7 tracts his calories better IMO because he's training for a triathlon and he runs for long distances on the tredmill. The FT7 has at least 400 more cal on then the Fuel Band.

For some reason he gets his kicks out of the "fuel points" which I think is an asinine idea. Why bother creating a separate system of measurement when you already have a steadfast caloric value? I like my FT7 but its just a work out deal, not an all day thing.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 05:52 AM   #5
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I sell 3 or 4 major types. Polar is my favorite as far as accuracy, but it doesn't appeal to the "cool" generation as much. Fitbit is the new hot item that came out. Best buy has them, online as well as Dicks Sporting Goods (at least in my area). IIRC the fuel band doesn't do heart rate? Either way all are doing caloric burn off of a formula. The FT-7 is pretty expensive, but there's also the FT-4 as an option
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Thought I would bump this for new products. Thinking of getting one. Looking at the Fitbit with heart monitor.

Any thoughts
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Decide if you want all day or just a workout and go from there.
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I use a fitbit, the other day it had me down for nearly 400 steps while brushing my teeth???
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Decide if you want all day or just a workout and go from there.
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I use a fitbit, the other day it had me down for nearly 400 steps while brushing my teeth???
Use your other hand.


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I'd go for a fitbit. It'll track your steps, cals and even your sleeping patterns.
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Unread 01-07-2015, 05:24 PM   #11
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Use your other hand.


ohhhh, you meant for brushing my teeth.

All kidding aside, it wasn't on the hand that I was using that is why it was so weird. I have not been able to find a definitive answer as to how the fitbit calculates "steps". I have used the same track to test it and in a mile, it has been off by 500 steps and sometimes it is much closer.

The randomness of the step counter makes me have a hard time trusting this thing.
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ohhhh, you meant for brushing my teeth. All kidding aside, it wasn't on the hand that I was using that is why it was so weird. I have not been able to find a definitive answer as to how the fitbit calculates "steps". I have used the same track to test it and in a mile, it has been off by 500 steps and sometimes it is much closer. The randomness of the step counter makes me have a hard time trusting this thing.
Does yours have a heart monitor? Wondering about biking and such. I know it won't be exact, but I figured it would guilt me into things. I got an electric toothbrush over a year ago and it guilts me into brushing for 2 minutes.
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Does yours have a heart monitor? Wondering about biking and such. I know it won't be exact, but I figured it would guilt me into things. I got an electric toothbrush over a year ago and it guilts me into brushing for 2 minutes.
no, unfortunately mine doesn't... I don't think that one was out when I got it. I have a watch heart monitor that works pretty well.

I have never used the fit bit for biking, I have an app on my phone that I use for mountain biking.

I have a feeling a fitbit would not register the effort of biking, if your arms are mostly stationary.
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no, unfortunately mine doesn't... I don't think that one was out when I got it. I have a watch heart monitor that works pretty well. I have never used the fit bit for biking, I have an app on my phone that I use for mountain biking. I have a feeling a fitbit would not register the effort of biking, if your arms are mostly stationary.
Yeah. I am even talking an exercise bike. I was wondering if the heart monitor would catch that I am doing something productive.
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Unread 01-08-2015, 09:25 PM   #15
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bob, i would save your knees and get a decent elliptical machine. as for the wrist thing, i would go with polar and the chest band. all the other features are just fluff.
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