I got a Nike Fuelband and the end of February and I’ve been wearing it every day since, nearly every hour that I’m awake. The other night, I threw my data into Excel and made some pictures from the data. I’m really excited to share this with you:
- I’ve had my Nike Fuelband for 41 days (not counting today).
- I’ve earned 98,014 Fuel Points.
- I’ve taken 416,835 steps.
- Average steps per Fuel Point: 4.12425.
- Longest streak reaching my goals: 8 days.
- I average 2,390 Fuel Points per day.
- I’ve walked/run 203.91 miles.
- I’ve hit 24/42 goals (ouch).
- Best day: 4,440 Fuel Points (March 10).
- Best week: 20,010 (3/26-4/1).
- Best month: March (also the only full month I’ve had the Fuelband so far).
Above is a vertical bar chart of Nike Fuel Points shown alongside the number of steps that I’ve taken. This paragraph is pretty useless.
This is a regression analysis using Steps (x axis) and Nike Fuel Points (y axis). There seems to be an 86.33% fit between the number of steps I take per day and the Fuel Points generated.
I originally started playing with all of this data because I was curious if there was a certain number of steps that equaled one Fuel Point. From my data so far, it looks like 4.12425 steps equals one Fuel Point.
First of all, I’ve never seen my life graphed like this, which makes it all pretty damn cool to me.
This is 41 days worth of me moving around. For a few days I went to Baltimore. For a few days I was at SXSW in Austin. The majority of the data is from me walking up and down the mighty hills of San Francisco.
Does the Fuelband work for me?
I definitely think it does. My hypothesis when I first put on the Fuelband and played around was that it would make me move a little more. And it has. I’ve run more, walked more and been generally more conscious about my movement throughout the day.
I just looked down at my wrist and realized that I need to get off of my butt and get moving for the day if I want to hit my goal. So I’ll leave this post here.
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