Nike+ Fuelband SE Is a Fitness Tracker That Gets Involved
14 April 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: Smart-looking activity tracker could use more smarts
15 December 2013
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.
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 review: more social features, much longer battery life
27 November 2013
Summary: The FuelBand SE's greatest improvement is its battery life, although the new software features add even more ways to monitor how active you are -- and hopefully improve. Nearly two years after the first FuelBand appeared, Nike's social features still make it an easy device to recommend. However, your mileage will vary depending on how many of your buddies are already using Nike+ and how deeply you're looking to track exercise.
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
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.
Excerpt: Just like its predecessor, FuelBand SE is a wristband measuring 0.63” to 0.75” wide and 0.27” to 0.32” thick, made primarily from matte rubber-coated plastic with small metal components. Giving up on the translucent colors introduced midway through the first FuelBand’s life, Nike offers FuelBand SE in an opaque jet black version, as well as three black versions with small pink, red, or yellow accents inside.
Summary: Nike’s updated activity tracking wristband is finally here. But is it worth spending your cash on? Find out in our new Nike+ Fuelband SE review The new Nike+ Fuelband SE - the hotly anticipated update to Nike’s activity tracking wristband - is here. But is it any good?
Pros: LED display, Battery life, Improved accuracy, LED display, Battery life, Improved accuracy
Cons: No heart rate, No Android app, Not waterproof, No heart rate, No Android app, Not waterproof
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
Excerpt: The new Nike+ FuelBand SE is the company's second version of the wearable wrist device that tracks your activity. The second-gen device promises to deliver a better and more precise experience than the 2012 original by introducing Sessions to cater for specific exercise or sleep sections of your day, and Hours for ongoing reminders to give you a virtual prod to help keep you more active. But just how successful is it?
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