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flairon
06-20-2012, 06:48 AM
http://www.nike.com/fuelband/

Anyone use this? I see a buddy of mine has started to use it, I haven't heard anything about it. Kind of sounds like a bodybug kind of thing

BillReilly
06-20-2012, 07:18 AM
http://www.nike.com/fuelband/

Anyone use this? I see a buddy of mine has started to use it, I haven't heard anything about it. Kind of sounds like a bodybug kind of thing

Wasn't there something like this kicking around last year? I seem to recall some sort of gizmo that claimed to track calories burned.

I like the idea, but I want to see some independent testing to see if it does what it claims. I'm skeptical about estimating calories burned from your skin temp and pulse rate.

jamacdon
06-20-2012, 08:36 AM
Wasn't there something like this kicking around last year? I seem to recall some sort of gizmo that claimed to track calories burned.

I like the idea, but I want to see some independent testing to see if it does what it claims. I'm skeptical about estimating calories burned from your skin temp and pulse rate.

Yeah, I'm skeptical on the BodyBugg too, although they at least try to explain how it works (a little bit):

http://www.bodybugg.com/science_behind_bodybugg.php

I suppose if it worked, it might make it easier when cutting or bulking; then again, a mirror and scale can work well ;)

-=FLEX=-
06-20-2012, 08:45 AM
WTF is it?

Went to the website but the video wouldn't load and there's no text. I guess no one reads anymore...

tsoden
06-20-2012, 09:31 AM
WTF is it?

Went to the website but the video wouldn't load and there's no text. I guess no one reads anymore...

lol... the link works for me bro... try this one instead:

http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?l=shop,fuelband&sitesrc=glfl_fuelband

litljay
06-20-2012, 10:01 AM
I have the Body Media FIT (Body Bugg) and it's fairly accurate actually. It will track steps taken, sleep time, calories burned, etc.

I haven't worn it in quite some time, but if I remember correctly, I burn 2300-2600 on non workout days and more on workout days (obviously). It overestimates on some things and underestimates on others.

There's a huge thread in Nutrition section: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=135921091&highlight=bodybugg

BillReilly
06-20-2012, 12:13 PM
Yeah, I'm skeptical on the BodyBugg too, although they at least try to explain how it works (a little bit):

http://www.bodybugg.com/science_behind_bodybugg.php

I suppose if it worked, it might make it easier when cutting or bulking; then again, a mirror and scale can work well ;)

Yeah, other than the gadget appeal, I'm not sure it is worth it. At this point, I know my caloric needs down to the gram. I'm not going to learn much from it, but it would be fun to see what it says as far as calorie burning.

mal1ce
06-20-2012, 12:55 PM
Wasn't there something like this kicking around last year? I seem to recall some sort of gizmo that claimed to track calories burned.

I like the idea, but I want to see some independent testing to see if it does what it claims. I'm skeptical about estimating calories burned from your skin temp and pulse rate.

I believe you are thinking of the Jawbone Up.
It got recalled for failing miserably.

flairon
06-20-2012, 01:39 PM
I don't know anything about it yet. A buddy started doing it and posted on FB about it. It apparently links up with a Nike website and shows activity/calories burned, etc. Its probably like the nike shoe thing that lets you join 'groups' and set group goals and stuff online.

jdtemple
06-20-2012, 01:46 PM
I have been interested in getting a Bodymedia Fit for quite a while, but there isn't one around that will give you good readings for bicycling. That's my go-to cardio exercise.

Frnkd
06-20-2012, 09:20 PM
seems to link like the device that is put in the nike+ shoe.....the only problem with that device as opposed to this one is that you have to be moving your legs. This one at least is more relative to ones active daily life......be interested to see reviews. I find that these devices are for people who
1) are anal retentive- type A?
2) Type A- is that anal retentive?
3) has an outfit that is coordinated.- you don't mix Nike with Adidas....I was told(why?)

:D