Sunday, February 26, 2012
I sent an e-mail to whoever is in charge of the Spark blogs about a new fitness tracking gaget I saw today but like all the rest of the items I send to them to check out, I doubt anyone will read it.
Nike Fuelband looks interesting,
Nike+ Fuelband is a slightly different beast, its goal is to provide one simple measurement for every kind of activity. The Fuelband doesn't just count steps. It doesn't tick off miles. What's unique about Nike+ Fuelband is that it uses "oxygen kinetics" to figure out the amount of oxygen you're using and then translates that input/output into a "universal currency" named Nikefuel. Everyone, whether you're a basketball player or a football player or a life player or a PC game player, is measured with Nikefuel. The more active things you do in a day means the more Nikefuel you earn in a day. Nike says that they've correlated oxygen intake with specific fitness activities and then created a way to translate it to Nikefuel. Basically, it's a smart and Nike-branded algorithm that brings everyone onto the same unit of measurement.