Nike+ Fuelband SE Fitness Tracker
A little more expensive than some of its competitors, the Fuelband SE is a decent tracker. It displays time, steps, and calories burned, and translates your activities into “Fuel,” Nike’s point system. On the market longer than most fitness trackers, it’s a sporty, sturdy, and comfortable band, which is more than we can say about some products.
Fuelband is water resistant, so you can wear it in the shower. A single button operates everything on the band, easily allowing you to click through the list of metrics until you arrive where you want to. The band’s progress bar of lights moves from red to green, charting your path toward your goal as your day moves along. It will even make suggestions for starting points based on average people of your age and gender.
But it doesn’t track sleep, data many seniors want to know about, doesn’t track your heart rate (again, what seniors want), and it can’t tell you distance traveled nor track if you just walked a flight of stairs. It will, however, sync wirelessly with your smartphone, and the battery will probably last you about a week.
December 09, 2015