Nike+ FuelBand Tracks Your Movements The Whole Day

Sure, it does pretty much what the FitBit does.  Nike has always done fitness gadgets right though and we’re pretty excited for the Nike+ FuelBand, a wristband that tracks your physical activities throughout the day.

Taking pedometer-based tracking a step further, this new wearable tech uses a built-in 3-axis accelerometer to track all of your movement throughout the day.  Not just running and walking — but dancing, jumping and zig-zagging through the streets in a drunken stupor at 3 in the morning.   It records steps taken, calories burned and an arbitrary metric called NikeFuel, which is a normalized score based on aerobic movement (yep, Nike invented their own unit of measurement).

The Nike+ FuelBand is an attractive-looking wristband with a  snap-on USB closure.   That way, you can quickly remove it and stick the thing straight into a computer for quickly downloading your accumulated stats for the day.  Prefer to do your fitness tracking on a phone, instead of a PC?  Not a problem, as it comes with built-in Bluetooth that you can pair to work with an iPhone app (Android version coming soon).

Built-in LED lights serve as onboard display, with a bottom row of lights showing your progress against your daily goals.  The bracelet is water-resistant, making it safe to use in the shower and in the rain (but not during swimming).  It comes with a rechargeable battery that can work up to four days on a full charge.

Pricing for the Nike+ FuelBand, which is currently on preorder, is set at $150.