Nike has released a new fitness gadget that can turn your workout into a challenging game. The Nike+ FuelBand offers a set of intriguing features, which can motivate fitness enthusiasts and is integrated with the iPhone, to which it sends all the relevant data wirelessly.
The device wraps around the owner's wrist and helps them track their activities, such as running, walking, dancing, playing basketball, and dozens of other everyday activities TheVerge reports.
Nike+ FuelBand uses an accelerometer that translates the movement into NikeFuel. This is a gauge of how active you have been. The device also lets the user set goals in terms of calories burnt through daily activities.
It provides visual incentives as it displays a string of red lights at the beginning of the day and the lights will turn green, when goals are reached. Friends can even send you audible cheers when you reach certain targets. Users are encouraged to challenge themselves every day with new records and milestones.
Nike+ FuelBand can be bought from Nike official online store for $149 and is available only in black. The gadget connects with an iPhone via Bluetooth, or the integrated USB. The Nike+ app that helps the two devices (also iPod Touch and iPad) to communicate is compatible with iOS 4.0 and later.