A couple of months back there was a lot of speculation about the future of Nike’s FuelBand division. It was rumored at one point that the company had laid off all the hardware and engineering talent and that it may not launch a successor for the FuelBand. Nike did confirm at that time that several employees had been laid off from the division but didn’t say that it was ending the FuelBand program. Look like its still got some fight left in it as today the official Nike FuelBand app for Android has finally been released.
Ever since the fitness tracker was released its companion app has only been available on the iPhone. When asked back in October last year when it wasn’t bringing the app over to Android Nike said that it was due to a lack of Bluetooth LE support on most Android devices.
Some might have found fault with this statement even then as an overwhelming majority of Android devices do have Bluetooth LE support to be compatible with the FuelBand. However it appears that the support has now reached a level that’s acceptable to Nike.
If you have used the app previously on an iPhone then you won’t notice anything different. The app itself is available as a free download but a FuelBand SE will obviously be required before you can get some meaningful data out of it.
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