Those nifty Fuelbands and activity trackers can measure pretty much anything you do and even knows when you're having sex. So why not use similar technology to try and understand mysterious animals like the Polar Bear. That makes so much sense! And even better, why not add a GoPro camera to see what life is like for…
Everybody loves these Fuelbands and other activity trackers because they supply you with troves of data about your everyday life. Sometimes, however, it's a little bit too much information.
Late last year Nike announced that it was partnering with TechStars for its first ever Nike+ Accelerator program. In theory, the 10 startups chosen for this inaugural class would help strengthen and fix any glaring holes in Nike's existing FuelBand and Nike+ apps.
You know the Nike FuelBand as a sleek black band that's a half-step removed from a Livestrong bracelet. That wasn't always the case, though. Some looked totally different from the finished product, like this early mockup that basically got the FuelBand off the ground.
BodyMedia fitness trackers have always been the ugly ducklings, because, well, they're ugly. Thankfully, that's about to change. The new Core 2 fitness tracker keeps tabs on a whole lot of metrics, and it's a lot easier on the eyes.
If you or your friends are sporting Nike FuelBands, you might be interested in this weird animated game that taps into your Fuel scores. Called NikeFuel Missions, the "game" essentially riffs off the existing challenges that are presented to Nike+ users on the desktop website.
When it comes to fitness trackers, the psychology behind them is just as important as the technology inside them.
A girl at a bar sees the futuristic and slim black cuff cradling my wrist, points at it and asks—well, more like demands to know—what is that? I look down, thinking I might've spilled beer on my sleeve, and see the Nike Fuelband. Oh. That thing.
The best thing about the Nike Fuelband is that it can keep track of any activity you do. Yes, any. You know what that means, right? Let's find out how many calories we burn and how much Nikefuel we earn doing totally normal everyday things.