Excerpt: Nike's second-generation FuelBand makes progress toward a more complete activity monitor, including support for Bluetooth LE, an improved accelerometer, increased durability and a new iOS app.
Nike+ FuelBand SE review: Smart-looking activity tracker could use more smarts
16 January 2014
Summary: The Nike+ FuelBand SE is a minor upgrade to last year's FuelBand, adding Bluetooth 4.0 and a few new motivational wrinkles to its software, but the band's design is more successful than its package of features.
Pros: The Nike+ FuelBand SE adds Bluetooth 4.0 for continuous syncing, more water resistance for wearing in the shower, hourly motivational reminders, and solid social connectivity with other Nike+ users.
Cons: No Android support; only works with iPhone 4S and later; Bluetooth syncing can get quirky; no vibration for silent alarms or hourly reminders; app's toolset is a little simplistic; doesn't track sleep.
Nike+ Fuelband SE Is a Fitness Tracker That Gets Involved
15 January 2014
Excerpt: With so many wristband fitness trackers on the market and new versions rolling out at what seems like a weekly rate, it's hard to keep track of which does what. Nike has been a leader in the space with its Fuelband lineup, but along with Jawbone and Fitbit , it's looking for more ways to stand out and really help its users get up and get moving.
Nike FuelBand SE review: more social features, much longer battery life
27 November 2013
Conclusion: The FuelBand SE doesn't offer any earth-shattering changes from its predecessor, but its design, longer battery life and enhanced social features ensure it continues to be a solid choice among fitness trackers.
Pros: Decent battery life, Sleek design, Connects to your Facebook friends list
Cons: Still no Android app, Not geared toward fitness buffs, Pointless sleep monitoring feature
Conclusion: Nike’s Fuelband SE is a delightfully fashionable piece of high-tech jewelry. It makes a strong statement that you’re down with technology, hyped on Nike, and interested in staying fit. Yet, as fun and stylish as the Fuelband SE is to wear, we constantly found ourselves wishing it would do more than encourage us to move, track of our movements, and reward us for moving. The Fuelband SE shows great potential.
Pros: Stunning, stylish design, Extremely detailed online support, Wirelessly communicates with iPhone app, Easy to read display
Cons: No Android app, Only tracks some types of exercise, Rigid, bulky, and uncomfortable
Excerpt: The Nike+ FuelBand SE, from the international sports apparel giant, is the second generation of the Nike+ FuelBand series, and it does a decent job of tracking your daily activity and displaying it to you when and where you want to see it.
Summary: Fitness bands are tech’s latest fashion moment. Riding a wave that started with Nike’s SportBand in 2008 (and even its yellow ‘Livestrong’ bracelets), they’re now on the wrists of everyone from catwalk queens to pavement plodders. But while they make a nice badge that says 'rotund but trying', are they actually useful?
Pros: Rugged and water-resistant, NikeFuel is motivating, Good social and rewards features
Cons: No Android support, Not compatible with other fitness apps, Expensive compared to rivals, Doesn't do broader life-tracking
Conclusion: If you're new to the FuelBand concept, then the SE is a strong contender in the fitness category. The end result is great, particularly if you have an iPhone to get the most out of all the data. If you're an original FuelBand user, then the main reason to upgrade to the SE is for Hours and Sessions, the more water-resistant shell, and better connectivity to the iPhone app than before thanks to Bluetooth LE.
Pros: Helps track your fitness, makes you part of a "club", comfortable to wear, good battery
Cons: Need an iPhone to make the most of it, expensive compared to the alternatives
Summary: السوارة الذكيّة FuelBand SE تعتبر نسخة مطورة بشكل أفضل من النسخة السابقة وخاصة من ناحية البطارية وكذلك السوارة تحمل التصميم الجميل ومريحة من ناحية وضعها في يدك لأيام من دون أن تشعر بشيء مثل الوزن كذلك السوارة تقدم تطبيق متطور من ناحية الرسوميات والمنافسة مع أصدقائك ومن ناحية الدقة في تعقب رياضاتك فأنها مرضية نوعا ما لكن ليست دقيقة كما ينبغي ان تكون وللأسف لاوجود لدعم نظام الأندرويد لذلك أنت بحاجة إلى جهاز iOS وخاصية تعقب النوم غير مفيدة بتاتا.
Pros: التصميم, البطارية, واجهة التطبيق
Cons: خاصية النوم عديمة الفائدة, لايدعم الأندرويد, نظام التعقب ليس دقيق