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Worst purchase of my life!!
on 3 April 2014
Before I bought this, I have to admit I was the Nike fuel bands biggest fan having read up about this. I read through all the bad reviews and convinced myself that they were all wrong and that the 5 or so good reviews were the only ones worth paying attention to.
Having had my Nike Fuel for 10 days, heres the reasons why you're probably better off guessing the daily figures in your head then paying attention to anything this band has to say.
Firstly, one of the main reasons I bought this band was that I believed it told you how many miles/kilometres you did in a day. I believe that, whilst this used to be a feature, Nike have done a software upload to take this out as they didn't see it to be accurate. So I had to do without and use the dodgy 2,000 = 1mile rule!
So now that I was forced to base my exercise routine on steps, I wanted to set a daily step goal function that most pedometers come with. No.....Nike fuel doesn't do that either. The only goal you're able to set is your daily Nike Fuel points, which lets face it, when you first start using the band, it is impossible to set a target that will challenge you as you do not know the value of the fuel points.
Another problem I found with this was that it was hideously inaccurate. I only have myself to blame as most of the bad reviews focused its inaccuracy but again I thought how bad can it be. I found that if you walk with your hands in your pocket (which, lets face it, isn't entirely uncommon), it won't register the steps, which means you were better off taking the car - at least then you have a faint hope that changing gear will count as a step!! I was travelling during the 10 days that I used this and when I was wheeling a suitcase along a busy Heathrow airport for 30minutes looking for my gate, it turned out that I apparently only did 20steps.
After about a week of using this, I started having problems with it. Firstly, after a good day of exercise it decided to reset itself towards the end of the day, so my whole days figures reset itself. Then, finally after 10 days of using it, the nail in the coffin!! The band stopped working altogether....nothing! I thought it must be out of battery (which I have to add happens often) so I plugged it in my laptop but nothing happened. The band is broken completely.
So now I am going to do what I should have before - go out and buy a cheaper, more value for money FitBit version (which also has a lot better reviews). The Nike fuel band is a horrible product, I can still feel it starting at me from inside its box! I DO NOT RECOMMEND!!!!!!