After having the Coin Card a few years, I'm used to getting the odd stares and ignorant comments (my favorite was "we don't accept bitcoin"). With the Fuze card, I was very happy to see great improvements - the ability to store more cards, use of barcodes and recharging capability.
However, I find that my Fuze Card works much less frequently than my Coin Card ever did (this is with non-EMV transactions). Many readers just will not read the Fuze's magnetic strip. The best use I've had is with barcodes (and at Walmart). I have to say I've been a bit disappointed and not very hopeful should the EMV version ever be released. The card and tech are great, but it doesn't do much good if you can't rely on it to be used every day.
I still have to carry most cards with me everywhere, so I'd have to say it's mediocre, at best. Still needs improvement.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend