Nike+ FuelBand review

An unassuming little band you wear on your wrist - which can quietly guilt you into becoming more active. Christopher Phin gives us his in-depth verdict.

Our Verdict

You could buy this as a handsome watch and slob out on the sofa - but it'll guilt you off it.

For

  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Don't have to sync with iPhone for info
  • Track your activity against friends on Facebook
  • Easy and convenient to wear

Against

  • More nannying would be beneficial
  • Swimming will be difficult as it's only water-resistant
  • Expensive

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At its heart, the FuelBand is little different to the UP or Fitbit; it's basically an accelerometer you wear on your wrist that tracks how active you are throughout the day, and though its understated styling and system of monitoring and achievements on your iPhone or at nikeplus.nike.com is cleverer and richer than with its competitors, the fundamental idea is the same. That's good, because the idea works really well.

Also read: The 20 best iPhone apps for designers

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The Verdict
4

out of 10

Nike+ Fuelband

You could buy this as a handsome watch and slob out on the sofa - but it'll guilt you off it.

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