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I read this thoughtful article from the Morning News: (http://www.themorningnews.org/article/paris-and-t... about the author's experience with a FitBit and the behavior changes that occur when one quantifies an aspect of one's life (like steps taken, calories consumed, etc.) The end of the article mentions disappointment that comes from an experience that, for whatever reason, doesn't end up getting tracked. It reminded me of a very long bike ride that I took that I forgot to track... Read more →
I'm in the process of testing out both the Nike+ FuelBand and the Jawbone Up. In my testing I've discovered an enormous disparity between steps counting. Curious if anyone knows why on my morning walk with my dog (about an hour) the number of steps I took on the Jawbone number 8000 versus Nike's 4000.
The Nike+ FuelBand may be harder to get than the third-generation iPad, but some early users are starting to share their thoughts. gdgt user jdelapena got his on March 7th, and according to his review, rather than provide a detailed count of calories burned or steps walked -- something other devices already do well -- the FuelBand is best thought of as something that "measures you as an individual, active or inactive." With its social features, the Fuelband is "a great motivational tool if you... Read more →
I'm the only person that even knows about this thing when I bring it up to people. How could demand be this high?