Apparently inspired by Daft Punk's robot heads and "Harder, better, faster, stronger" mantra, the Nike+ FuelBand is the most overtly futuristic fitness band ever.
Future wrist tech
The trailblazer in wrist-worn step trackers is engineered to perfection, offering strength, comfort, looks and functionality. Plus its LED display will make you feel as if you’re in an ’80s-imagined future. Yup, it tells the time, too – who’d have thought that could be so handy? A row of coloured lights show your goal while the screen displays calories burned, steps taken and NikeFuel points attained. All this can also be tracked live on your Nike+ mobile app in tasty graph form.
Bluetooth 4.0, iOS app, water resistant, 4-day battery, 27g
Been around the block
While it has been around the longest and the tech isn’t new to Nike, it still feels the easiest to fool. And while NikeFuel offers motivation via community competition we found real-world data such as steps and calories more rewarding. Being more active earns you more NikeFuel, for which you’ll receive achievements and awards to keep you motivated.
It’s easy to pull Nike+ Running app data into your profile, though it’s not as all-encompassing as the third-party app offerings of the Jawbone Up and Fitbit Flex. Bluetooth and live tracking work well but are iOS-only and unless you really want a watch the extra cash just pays for the brand.