Pros Many uses, tracks the entire day, no need to take off
Cons no sleep mode, can't swim or bike with. No android app at this time.
Summary I've had my fuelband for over a month and I love it. Using it has really helped me get in shape for my wedding. If I could wear it swimming or while on the bike it would be just even more amazing.
Pros Very comfortable, you forget you have it on. Relatively good looking and the watch aspect is a real advantage (for me anyway)
Cons How can I gain almost 2500 fuelband points when driving in a car for 6 hours? I can reach my 3000 fuel points sitting doing paperwork and 3000 fuel points is supposed to be hard to get. Wore a fitbit and logged 10,978 steps, fuel band says 3145.
Summary No help by customer support. They wanted a credit card before they would send a new one (not a good sign) I would expect better from Nike. I say go with another company. I have always had great success with the fitbit (I just wanted a band rather than a clip on) and will go back to them. I bought my son in law the UP bracelet and he loves it. I am an android user so the Up band would not work for me. Read other reviews (I wish I had before I spent $158 on the darned thing) they all are saying the same thing. Not an accurate devise and NO customer service. By the way, I had only had my band a few weeks, well within the warranty period for most products, but since I bought it at a retail shop, rather than from their store or website, they would not help me.
SAVE YOUR MONEY!!! Get a different device but do your homework first. $158 down the drain.
Pros Easy to use
Good mobile app
Cons Inconsistent performance
Fails to sync
Multiple failure points
Summary I just returned my second Nike Fuel band in 90 days. I admit to liking the idea of the Fuel Band/Up/Fitbit/etc. a great deal. Somehow tracking activity makes you want to do more. It makes me choose to walk more places rather than drive, it makes me conscious of my daily activity level which is not a bad thing. However, the Nike Fuelband has a long way to go. There are two fundamental issues that I experienced - inconsistency and failure. On the inconsistency side of things, it does not sync and reset on a daily basis consistently. There were numerous times (typically at least once or twice a week) that the Fuelband would not sync data correctly, making it look like I had very few Fuel points on one day and an enormous amount the next day. In addition I would wake up some days and it would not be reset to zero, it would have retained yesterday's points, or worse yet a portion of yesterday's points as my starting point for the day. On the failure side of things, as I said, I have had two Fuelbands and both failed after varying lengths of time. My failed, what I mean is that woke up one morning, unplugged it and put it on only to discover that it was dead, no battery. I would plug it back in to charge and the light would come up, but it would not achieve or maintain any battery charge whatsoever. The second i unplugged it, it would go dead again. No matter whether I left it plugged in to charge for an hour, a day or a week, nothing. This happened the first time after 3 days and the second time after about 10 weeks. It is worth noting that my usage of the Fuelband seems, to me, to have been very run-of-the-mill and not extreme in any way. I woke up every morning and put it one, at night I sync'ed, took it off and plugged it in. I never got it wet - not even a little bit. So I don't think the issues can be associated with challenging use circumstances. I have to give the Apple Store 5 Stars for their customer service policy. There was no question when I walked in the store both times to exchange or return. Of course we all know that they try all purchases electronically and were able to find my original purchase and previous exchange without requiring me to keep a paper copy of the receipt. I exchanged the first failed Fuelband and returned the second one for a refund. Nice job Apple. Nike on the other hand, I contacted them through their Facebook page to tell them of my experience, thinking that they would be interested in what I had to say. I got a polite "Sorry you were unhappy" response with no apparent desire to learn more or offer me anything to try and keep me as a customer. I am now off to buy the new Fitbit Flex, or the Jawbone Up or one of Nike's other competitors.
Pros Basically everything
Great battery life
Cons No GPS.....
Summary Don't listen to the people who give this bad reviews this is an amazing watch. I have the black one and absolutely love it not to mention so does everyone else.
"Do NOT buy this."on by ktshea
Pros Fun gadget but lower your expectations. Works if you run or walk -- but not for long.
Cons Doesn't measure activity other than running or walking. So it you lift weights, do yoga, row, erg, play a racquet sport -- forget it.
The really bad part is -- it is short lived. And when it breaks, Nike really doesn't support. I threw mine away.