I hypothesized in my last blog post on this topic (well, inspired by Lance Armstrong’s suggestion) that using the NikeFuel band on your ankle while spinning or cycling will be a more adequate solution and a better indicator of actual activity levels.
Every Wednesday I take a cycling class and the past two weeks were no different. I decided to track the difference, so i compared the 2 dates for the 1 hour of spin the results were surprisingly accurate in my opinnion. Spinning with the Fuelband on my wrist (as usual) yield me 822 Fuel points. This past Wednesday I took the same class, this time with the band around my ankle, and it yield 1620 fuel points.
This my no means is unreasonable for an hour of activity and seems like a result that will be in-line with the overall activity levels I have seen for intense work-outs.
I will certainly wear the band around my ankle when I cycle and/or spin. In my case it is pretty easy to secure it in place- I attached the 2 extensions that came with my M size band and that is a secure closure. For those who cannot do that- I suggest possibly giving it a go with the band under a sock (I would hate seeing my band fall off and run over by a truck somewhere on the Palisades Parkway.
Hope this helps! Feel free to ask questions, I will try to answer.