Apple Begins Selling the Nike+ FuelBand in Stores and Online

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has started selling the Nike+ FuelBand (in two new colors) in Apple Retail Stores and the Online Store in the US, Canada and the UK. In some ways it's surprising that it took this long for Apple to begin carrying the wristband which launched early this year; we noted Monday that Apple likes to carry app-enabled accessories.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is a Nike board member and noted fitness enthusiast and has disclosed in the past that he wears a FuelBand.
    The Nike+ FuelBand is available for $149 in a number of sizes, both in Apple Retail Stores and online.

    Article Link: Apple Begins Selling the Nike+ FuelBand in Stores and Online
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 7, 2011
  3. macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2005
    All around the world.
    I am sure they did it just to spite you.

  4. macrumors 6502a

    May 30, 2007
  5. macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2010
  6. macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2011
    Still want. Looks bad ass. Almost has a Back to the Future 2 feel to it. Nike Air Mags anyone?
  7. macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2006
    Pineapple under the sea
    It looks awesome, but what a piece of garbage the FuelBand is. I was one of the first adopters, and since then went through 4 replacements before selling the last one on eBay. It can motivate you when it works, but that's rare.
  8. macrumors regular

    Aug 10, 2012
    Why?! For just 200.00 more you could get an iPad Mini!!! /sarcasm
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 3, 2012
    This band is probably part of the history books in the movie "in time"
  10. macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2008
    I prefer my Jawbone UP. Too bad they fail so often. I bought mine in December because they announced they'd be refunding all purchases yet continuing to support them. So basically I paid $99 then got a $106 check and got to keep the band. Works great.... when it works. They fail, a lot. I've gone through 10 since December and would have gone through more but they ran out of them about a month ago so I'm now waiting for more to come in so they can send me another one just to have it fail again after a month or so they seem to last.

    At first when they issued the recall press release, they claimed they had tracked the problem to 2 capacitors. Sorry but that's not the issue. If it was, they would have simply replaced them and been back in business right away. It's almost a year later now and they haven't released them back to the market. Obviously more than that is going on.

    Still, when they work, they're great. Plug it into your iPhone to download all the data. Nice to be able to map out my running and biking routes. Wakeup feature works great at getting you up and feeling refreshed.

    Hope they release them again soon. Then they'll start putting more attention back into them and hopefully we'll see some updated to them and the iOS app.
  11. macrumors 601


    Aug 17, 2007
    What's the science behind that thing, if any...?
  12. macrumors 65816

    Apr 4, 2007
    los angeles
    yo dawg I used to spell it like that too in 1995.
  13. macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
  14. macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2007
    FitBit does this too for less $$
    The fitbit tracker is also more discrete than the Nike version, fitting on a waistband. Another piece of data the fitbit tracks is number of flights of stairs ascended. Because commercial flights differ from residential flights, the fitbit awards 1 flight of ascension for every 10 feet change in altitude.

    Before you ask, yes, I have become a bit of a data hound and find myself walking around my house or up and down stairs to earn higher values for the day. Walking without the fitbit now feels useless if I can't track this exercise against that of other days.
  15. macrumors 6502


    Feb 26, 2011
    And you? Are you that lonely that you are wandering the iCrap/Sheeple forums, spreading pointless garbage?


    May be you just had awfully bad luck, but 4 of my neighbors and I have it, we never ran into any problem whatsoever. Please refrain yourself from misleading people by calling it names. It's a great product.
  16. macrumors 68020


    Sep 22, 2009
    I've had one since June and mine still works fine.
  17. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2012
    So, Tim is on the Nike's Board of Directors. He must be pulling in a lot of dough.
  18. macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2012
    Anything like this work for cycling? Other than iPhone apps that is.
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2011
    I wish it had the inactivity timer and sleeptracking alarm of the failed Jawbone Up.
  20. macrumors 68030

    Analog Kid

    Mar 4, 2003
    I think I'm missing the point of all this... It used to be that people ran a few miles to get exercise. If you wanted to know how far you ran, you looked at a map, or drove the route in your car. If you wanted to know if you were burning enough calories to stay fit, you looked in the mirror or stepped on a scale.

    Is the point of this thing to give you exercise "credit" for walking to the mailbox and then provide an indirect estimate of how many jelly donuts you've earned?

    Counting steps? I know I've walked enough steps when I've gotten where I'm going. Does it have an audio output or something so the blind can use it to dead reckon?

    And isn't "normalized scoring" to factor out body build just a way of saying that having no idea how big you are is a feature not a bug?
  21. macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2006
    Pineapple under the sea
    So? A look around the internetz and you can see many are having problems with this thing. This is not just a "me" issue, and refrain from misleading people with your lucky string of luck. Shouldn't be a crapshoot for $150.

    4 months, not bad but knock on wood. Longest one worked for me was 2 months.
  22. macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2007
    True, but that doesn't work inside buildings. And steps is also a measure of exercise. I aim for 10,000 steps a day–and this includes my 2 mile roundtrip walk to work–but there is no way I can walk and, well, count steps at the same time.

    I don't use the data to justify a doughnut. I use the data as motivation to walk instead of jumping in the car for those two miles every day. It is an extrinsic motivator for me that works.
  23. macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2005
    One fuelband to rule them all, and in the fitness improve them…
  24. macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2008
    It's a motivational tool and it gives the user a more concrete and immediate answer to the question "Are they working out enough?" than looking in the mirror.

    Also, counting steps encourages some people to take the longer route instead of the quicker one.

    If you ever become Digital Kid you may understand it better. ;-)
  25. macrumors G4

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I like the fitbit better myself except that its not a bracelet. I lost two FBs because of that so went FuelBand. I wish they'd make a bracelet style.

    Only thing I hate about Fuel Band is that it's constantly under reporting my activity. But it keeps me motivated just the same. I lost 30lbs & 3in off waist thanks to it & better eating habits. Also improved my passive heartbeat per min & heart rate recovery. Maybe I'm a sheep for buying one but I'm a healthy one.

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