What is the Nike fuel band?
The Nike Fuelband is a device that measures your activity; it uses units that Nike calls NikeFuel, and measures motion using accelerometers in all three dimensions.
It works by measuring the amount of oxygen your body is consuming using what they call Oxygen Kinetics. Puzzled? Learn more about NikeFuel and what it is here.
By using Nike's universal measurement of NikeFuel the device can be used to measure any type of activity be it making breakfast, boxing, weight training, running, or even simply rocking your baby.
The Nike Fuel Band was in the Top 5 Gadgets of 2012 list, beaten out only by Apple's iPhone 5, which took 1st place in the list, but Nike hasn't stopped research on improvements. Gizmodo reported recently that Nike is busy testing their next generation FuelBand which is much thinner than the original version.