Pros: Tracks steps and calorie expenditure, Functions as a watch, Available in sizes that should fit most every wrist, Can update tracked stats from your computer or from an iOS mobile device with the Nike apps
Cons: Cyclists won't get full benefit from the device because it tracks arm movements, Not waterproof, so won't work well for swimmers, Questions about how steps and calorie burn are calculated
Summary: The $149 Nike FuelBand is a small, sleek device that performs as advertised, and is well-suited for those looking to keep track of their general physical activity. If you want more precise workout information, devices such as the $249 MOTOACTV or $199 Nike+ SportWatch GPS are more appropriate. But even among its ilk, the FuelBand may not be the best deal.
Pros: Sleek design, Easy to sync, Intuitive app and Web interface
Cons: Expensive, No Android app, Uncomfortable to wear while typing
Conclusion: We really like the Nike+ FuelBand. It appeals to our inner competitive streak, and gives you enough of a push to get you moving. More so than Fitbit because of the goal element. We also like that the iPhone app lets you see your friends on Facebook who also have the Fuel Band, so you can challenge them, gloat, or just feel you have to do better when you see their daily score. But ultimately you do have to ask yourself whether you need the extra push.
Pros: Easy to use, plenty of details, looks stylish, accompanying app is great, makes you feel better about yourself
Cons: Not a training aid, expensive, will need you to be motivated too
Conclusion: De par sa nature grand public et son manque de précision, il ne s’adresse clairement pas aux plus sportifs qui n’ont pas besoin de ce genre de gadget pour se motiver. Là où Nike a fait fort, c’est de créer un gadget alors qu’il n’y avait aucune réelle demande. Avant l’arrivée du Fuelband, on ne se souciait même pas d’un podomètre, et là, après quelque temps avec, ne plus l’avoir revient presque à passer une journée sans son smartphone (enfin presque hein).