We’ve heard from Nike many times that they wouldn’t be developing an app for Android for their Fuelband. Leaving Android users to either sync with their PC or Mac, or just simply not buy their product. Now, Android is about 80% of the market, so leaving them in the dark is not a smart thing. Many of us thought that the reason was because Apple’s CEO Tim Cook was on the Nike Board of Directors. Although today, they have changed their tune as the Nike Fuelband app is on the Play Store. This is pretty surprising news since the company just recently axed their Fuelband team. So the end is near, and I guess they just decided “what the hell” let’s launch an Android app and see what happens. Pretty strange to launch one now. For those interested, here are all of the features:
“NikeFuel Daily Goal – Create a goal, edit and view progress toward that goal.
Sessions – Track deliberate periods of movement, such as workouts and games, by starting and ending a Session on the Nike+ FuelBand SE. Review session data afterward for a focused analysis of movement. Users can calibrate and share sessions via Nikeplus.com.
Move Reminders and Win The Hour – Users can set up Move Reminders on their Nike+ FuelBand SE so they will remember to get moving for five minutes out of every hour. The Nike+ FuelBand App allows users to track their success with Win The Hour stats.
NikeFuel Leaderboards – Compare data with friends and the community by using Nike+ Friends and the NikeFuel community.
Activity and Session History – Analyze past activity data to see progress and patterns.
NikeFuel Daily Goal Recognition – When a goal is achieved, an onscreen celebration will appear.
Automatic Syncing – Bluetooth LE seamlessly syncs Nike+ FuelBand data to a compatible Android handset.
Profile and Settings – View and edit Nike+ account information and Nike+ FuelBand SE device settings on the app.”