Nike introduces a Fuelband app for Android


Despite rumors of the Nike+ Fuelband’s demise, the sportswear maker has finally expanded its compatibility by releasing a sync app for Android. Just like the iOS companion app, it communicates with Nike’s wearable fitness tracker over Bluetooth, but this one only works with the newer Fuelband SE and a select list of Android phones. Requiring Android 4.3 and Bluetooth LE support, right now that list includes the Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One, Nexus 5 and the Moto X. Last year Nike denied it even had an Android app in the works, and yet here we are. The feature list looks comparable to the iOS version, but coming more than two years after the Fuelband originally launched, we’re wondering how Nike+ will fit into the health and wearable plans being laid out by Apple, Google and the rest.

Source: engadget