With the start of the new year, I'm sure there are lots of folks with resolutions to take better care of themselves in 2013. Today for WSAV Tech Tuesday, we discuss the Nike FuelBand, a gadget that monitors your activity level throughout the day.How does the Nike FuelBand work?
The FuelBand goes around your wrist and looks very similar to many of the popular rubber bracelets people wear to support various causes. It contains an accelerometer that measures your movements and attempts to map them to various physical activities. The device awards you "Nike Fuel" points based on your level activity. In addition to your Fuel points, it will also tell you how many calories you've burned, how many steps you've taken, and the current time.How accurate is the FuelBand?
Reviews vary wildly across the Internet. Some people report that the FuelBand consistently overestimates the number of steps you take, and others accuse the FuelBand of being a little too generous with the number of calories burned.Would you recommend the Nike FuelBand?
If you are a hardcore calorie counter and are looking for the precise number of steps you take in a day, then you might want to do a little more research on the FuelBand before you commit. But, if you're like me and just want a way to keep yourself honest about your general level of activity from day to day, then I think the FuelBand is great. Over the last two weeks it has shown me that...