Earlier in the month, Nike announced the FuelBand SE which was essentially an upgrade over the original Nike FuelBand fitness device. The overall design was kept the same, but Nike made some changes to it, such as the use of Bluetooth 4.0 that allows the device to perform more functions while using less power, adding a bit of water resistance, and new color options just to name a few of the improvements and changes made to it. The good news is that if you’re an owner of the original FuelBand and you don’t plan on upgrading to the FuelBand SE, Nike has announced that they will be issuing a firmware update come 6th of November that will bring some FuelBand SE features to the original FuelBand.
For example the original FuelBand is expected to see better algorithms that should allow it to track the wearer’s activities slightly better, the double tap feature that will enable the time, along with sessions support that can be done through the accompanying app rather than through the band itself, which lets them see which activities gives them the most “Fuel” so that they can identify which activities are the most effective, so to speak. However given that the original FuelBand does not have Bluetooth 4.0, this means that hourly alerts that are part of the FuelBand SE will not be making its way onto your device.