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Old Feb 28, 2012, 06:33 AM   #26
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Saw a tweet that read that they will be releasing more bands tomorrow.
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 03:09 PM   #27
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I got my fuelband. So far so good.

Does anyone know how to get your photo onto the app. I've uploaded my photo to the nikeplus site but it doesn't appear on the app even after they sync.
They fixed that with an app update today.
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 04:36 PM   #28
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It is pretty interesting. I am still waiting for Jawbone to fix the problems with the Up and re-release it. If they take too long I might go with the Fuelband. Tough I would love it it had the alarm features of the UP.
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 08:54 PM   #29
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The fuel band looks pretty cool, but a bit pricey for what amounts to a pedometer (and a poor functioning one at that). The FitBit seems like a more functional device and is $50 cheaper.

Those fuel bands are listed on Ebay for like $400. WTF?
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 01:29 AM   #30
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It is pretty interesting. I am still waiting for Jawbone to fix the problems with the Up and re-release it. If they take too long I might go with the Fuelband. Tough I would love it it had the alarm features of the UP.
I don't think they will release the same one. After the FuelBand, Jawbone has some catching up to do.
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 03:15 PM   #31
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I don't think they will release the same one. After the FuelBand, Jawbone has some catching up to do.
Probably, although Jawbone's CEO posted a message stating that the problem was caused by some capacitors they are supposed to be replacing on existing up bands. But is has been months since he posted that.


The interesting feature of the UP that is missing in the Fuelband is the sleep cycle wake-up alarm and inactivity alarms. If the Nike had those alarms it would be the best choice for me.
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 03:47 PM   #32
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Mine came in! I'll post some thoughts on it in a few days when I've put it through some use. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Old Mar 1, 2012, 04:07 PM   #33
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I was lucky enough to get my fuel band a few weeks ago through a contact at Nike (I was the third person in the UK with one

I am really enjoying it when it works, but the bluetooth with my phone has been spotty to say the least. When I googled the problem I discovered the 4S seems to have notoriously bad bluetooth. Having never used a headset or had any need for bluetooth i didn't know about this.

Has anyone else had any problems with their fuelband syncing or even bluetooth in general?
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 07:01 PM   #34
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I was lucky enough to get my fuel band a few weeks ago through a contact at Nike (I was the third person in the UK with one

I am really enjoying it when it works, but the bluetooth with my phone has been spotty to say the least. When I googled the problem I discovered the 4S seems to have notoriously bad bluetooth. Having never used a headset or had any need for bluetooth i didn't know about this.

Has anyone else had any problems with their fuelband syncing or even bluetooth in general?
How accurate do you find the calorie count to be? I work at a grocery store, and during a 4 hour shift on a checkstand yesterday, the FuelBand said I burned about 800 calories. What do you think, seems a bit high?
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Old Mar 1, 2012, 07:27 PM   #35
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wow yeah that seems really hi. Are you sure you have it tight fitting? You want it to be snug to your wrist and not jangling around
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Old Mar 2, 2012, 08:07 AM   #36
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wow yeah that seems really hi. Are you sure you have it tight fitting? You want it to be snug to your wrist and not jangling around
+1 on the loose fitting causing inaccuracy... Iíve had a medium on and its pretty loose and have found that the steps/calories may be off because of how loose the band is (drops down about 1.5" when i left my arm vertically). I ordered a small so hopefully that will fix the problem.
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Old Mar 2, 2012, 08:11 AM   #37
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Anyone have one they want to sell? I'm looking for a medium...
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Old Mar 2, 2012, 08:14 AM   #38
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My bluetooth sync to iPhone app stopped working. I called Nike Support and they said a new firmware update will be issued shortly to fix this.

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Old Mar 3, 2012, 02:35 AM   #39
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Anyone have one they want to sell? I'm looking for a medium...
There are a few on e-bay
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Old Mar 3, 2012, 06:28 PM   #40
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so how much is this fuel band?
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Old Mar 6, 2012, 07:10 AM   #41
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so how much is this fuel band?
$150.
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Old Mar 6, 2012, 08:14 AM   #42
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I received my FuelBand today and for those of you with the FuelBand, do you have a fine line on the either side of the button ? I'm wondering if mine is cracked or that line is suppose to be there. any info would be great.

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Old Mar 6, 2012, 10:42 AM   #43
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I received my FuelBand today and for those of you with the FuelBand, do you have a fine line on the either side of the button ? I'm wondering if mine is cracked or that line is suppose to be there. any info would be great.

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None near the main button. Thats a bummer if there are indeed cracks. Make sure you call Nike Support 800-379-6453 ASAP about it.
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Old Mar 6, 2012, 11:22 AM   #44
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None near the main button. Thats a bummer if there are indeed cracks. Make sure you call Nike Support 800-379-6453 ASAP about it.
Thanks for your prompt response. I did call that number and their very helpful CS Rep setup a advanced replacement.

I will be getting a replacement one here in couple of days.

Thanks again.
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Old Mar 8, 2012, 06:19 AM   #45
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Got my fuelband in yesterday and that app works perfectly with it. The accuracy is spot on. A little overview for ya:

The main screen shows how much fuel you have gained and how close you are to your goal (mine is set at 2000). Also shown on the main screen are calories burned, steps taken and distance walked.

The next screen over shows a graph of activity of the day. You can switch to see daily, weekly, monthly or yearly graphs of activity.

The third and final screen shows total nikefuel since day 1, your best day, best week and best month.

Ive only synced the app to the band a couple of times as the same information on the 1st screen (calories, fuel, steps and distance) are all on the band itself. I can see the app being more useful over time to see previous activity. There are also ways you can post your achievements and data to facebook and twitter but I wont be doing that.

Let me know if you have any other questions on the band or app.
What exactly is "fuel"? Is it how many calories you burned? I am looking for something that will keep track of my calories burned when I am dancing or at the gym.
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Old Mar 8, 2012, 06:27 AM   #46
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Yes it tracks calories burned. The fuel is some proprietary method Nike uses to calculate how active you've been.
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Old Mar 8, 2012, 11:19 AM   #47
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Got it a couple of days ago. So far so good. My wrist is tiny so even with the small band, I had to remove one more link to make it fit better.
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Old Mar 9, 2012, 02:41 AM   #48
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Problems with bluetooth pairing

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I was lucky enough to get my fuel band a few weeks ago through a contact at Nike (I was the third person in the UK with one

I am really enjoying it when it works, but the bluetooth with my phone has been spotty to say the least. When I googled the problem I discovered the 4S seems to have notoriously bad bluetooth. Having never used a headset or had any need for bluetooth i didn't know about this.

Has anyone else had any problems with their fuelband syncing or even bluetooth in general?
I'm also trying to pair the FuelBand to my 4S but with no luck. I've tried resetting both the band and the iPhone with no luck. Tried pairing with an iPhone 4 as well... Nothing. The fuelband will simply not show up on the list of devices even though my 4S pairs normally with a Nokia BT headset.
Any ideas?
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Old Mar 9, 2012, 04:31 AM   #49
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When you push and hold the button on the fuel band to make it flash, release and hit the button once more to enter to pairing mode. Mine didn't show up until I followed that last step. Works fine on mine.
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Old Mar 9, 2012, 08:48 AM   #50
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When you push and hold the button on the fuel band to make it flash, release and hit the button once more to enter to pairing mode. Mine didn't show up until I followed that last step. Works fine on mine.
We have been having a lot of problems with my wife's Fuelband. Not pairing, not connecting, etc.

I think it needs that firmware update, so I wont call it quits yet, but it has been somewhat frustrating.
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