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Something Just Froze Over: Nike Releases FuelBand App on Android

I am speechless. Too speechless to type. Installing now. Yes, this is the Nike FuelBand app for Android. 

Edit:  Alright, finally believing that this is real, so here is the deal. You have to own the newest Nike FuelBand SE – this does not work with the original FuelBand. It has been “optimized” for the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Moto X, Nexus 5, and HTC One. However, my massive list of phones through Google Play are almost all showing as working, which makes sense, because the other requirement is that your phone is running Android 4.3.

With the FuelBand app, you can track your goals, save up-to-date information throughout the day, tweak settings for your FuelBand, track NikeFuel and intensity for activities through Sessions, get Move reminders, compete with friends, and stay connected all day long through Bluetooth 4.0.

I’m charging my FuelBand SE now and will report back shortly. So far though, this sounds just like the iOS version.

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Cheers Tony!
  • chokobo007

    I live in Paris the app is not available here and no way to find the apk, can anyone help me please ?

  • umbrellacorp

    Competition is good.

    But y u no work w/Note 3?

  • Mohammed Almihdar

    Hi,,, tried to download the app but for some reason it is not allowed in my country/region. Anyone know anything about this? It is not the country blocking it but either Google or Nike. Please advise. If anyone knows how I can get it, would appreciate that as well.


  • 陈 永超

    Anyone has the apk file ? MInd to share it out? Thanks

  • phil

    Nike only makes cheap over priced garbage now. If only nike would realize they aren’t the only one in the market any more

  • flosserelli

  • Nike+

    What about my

  • NexusMan

    Wasnt the Fuelband discontinued?

  • Muji Samovar

    Aaaaaaand not compatible with the original FuelBand. You know, the one they lured consumers into buying on the premise that an Android app was JUUUUUUST around the corner.

    What unmitigated assholes.

    It’s a great way to trash brand affinity. You can trust certain brands to deliver on as-yet unseen features. Nike can no longer be trusted to be such a brand.

  • M3D1T8R

    Nike. Pioneer of slave labor. King of corporate whoredom. Boycotted for life.

  • 213ninja

    @kellex:disqus Once you’ve had the time could we get a review that compares this to the other Android offerings like Fitbit, etc.? Thanks.

  • Patrick Crumpler

    Too late to the game in my opinion. I’ve moved on to Jawbone Up. Not going o support a company that waited this long.

  • Kevin Esser

    Is this the real life?

  • ChristianPasquariello

    Don’t care. Nike, Apple, Beats, garbage all. Keep it.

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  • Rob

    I can’t even download the app to my Droid Maxx and it says it supports the Moto X. Same software for the most part!

  • Kevin

    dubya tee eff

  • epps720

    Now we need Amazon Instant Video and Disney apps to come to Android

  • mcdonsco

    Aren’t they discontinuing the fuelband?


  • itsgonnalast

    There are over 1 billion Android device activations so at this point I think Android is “too big to ignore,” as the saying goes. Thus I was skeptical of Nike’s iOS-only stance.

  • vbhatt08

    I’m liking the app but I hope they add the ability to take a picture with your phone which also shows the fuel count on the image. iOS version has it… I’d like to have it on Android. At this rate, I can probably expect that feature to be added in 1-2 years.

  • vbhatt08

    I HAD the OG Fuelband but the button got stuck two years ago, so they sent me another OG fuelband cuz it was under warranty. Then about 4 months ago, it got stuck again so I called, they apologized and they sent the new SE Fuelband! So i’m excited to try this app! I do feel bad for current OG users. See if you guys can send it in for warranty! Maybe they will send you a new Fuel Band!

  • Guy Pierce

    My reaction!

  • Traveler21

    June 17th Nike releases Nike Fuel Band android app….. June 18th, Nike discontinues Fuel Band and introduces brand new iOS only fitness tracker.

  • Shawn Spring

    Making it compatible with the OG Fuelband would have been very nice…I’d even have considered getting the SE if they hadn’t killed off the team supporting it. Considering my iPhone Fuelband app BARELY works 50% of the time, I’d loved to have given the Android version a shot. Now – this is just as useless on a pig.

  • Lucky Armpit

    But, but, but I thought Nike, with Apple employees on their board of directors, said that they were pretty much not interested in development for Android? With dozens of other wearable fitness trackers now out there, looks like it’s too little, too late. Sorry, Nike. You should have thought about that a year ago.

  • Roubaix

    Waiting for Jaybird Sport’s Reign!!!

  • Droid Ronin

    They’re too late. Fitbit has my money now.

  • PeggyTPrill

    All the other fitness bands/smart watches will be favored. Sorry Nike. http://moourl.com/9qlto

  • SplashMTN

    Great, just as my fuelband is crapping out on me. This was honestly the worst $150 I’ve ever spent.

    Edit: Just found out it’s not compatible with the OG band.

    • sirmeili

      My first one went out within the first year…. just days before the warranty expired I had it replaced. The cool thing about Nike is that they start the warranty over on the date of the replacement, so Cool!. But then it died again about 9 months later. I was going to have them replace it again (and hence restart the warranty), but they said no Android app, so I said “F This!!” Now I kinda wish I hadn’t.

  • Arnold

    It’s because you wrote that article, Kellen. YOU DID IT.

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      DL readers unite!

  • j

    SONY. hardware peaked with the discman. They can’t get their ish together on the mobile front. Massive brand recognition, yet barely any market stateside.

    • j

      I’m lost. nike /= sony.

  • Thomas

    Too little…too late….

  • On2Vegas

    There’s a lot of additional competition on the horizon. It’s also been reported that the iWatch will be strongly focused on fitness. When their favored OEM is getting in the game, guess it’s time to expand. The heck with them.

  • Wesley Proctor

    Isnt this kind of worthless since they are no longer making the fuelband? lol

    • Jared Denman

      That was a false rumor according to Nike.

    • Orpick_Aname

      no. Nike Fuelband is alive.
      Nike and Apple together decided to KILL yet-to-be-announced Google Fit and ALL Android fitness trackers.

    • WickedToby741

      Nike making hardware is dead, the platform is not.

  • Just added Nike to my list of corporate trolls. They are right behind Samsung.

    • PlasticPremiumLOL

      Plasticsung Electronics?

  • JT

    Love how they decide to release right before they kill it all off

  • jbworldwide1

    Eh, I’ll give it a shot. I own about 6 pair of Nike+ runners.

  • thought this thing went the way of the dodo

  • Andrew Holson

    It’s not compatible with the OG FuelBand. Thats some bull man

    • rawr

      Also optimized for the Nexus 5 but not for the G2, pretty weird.

      • Daeshaun Griffiths

        the only similar thing between the g2 and n5 are the s800’s. How is that weird?

        • rawr

          So the thing that executes code from software (referred to here as an App) is the same, gb2CS1301.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            But the display and how it looks after the code is executed, is completely different.

          • rawr

            Doesn’t say optimized for screens of this res (which would cover more phones). The display has nothing to do with this performance optimization.

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Well, part of the optimized for performance deals with how it is displayed out to the screen. I’m just pointing out the screen as one piece of hardware difference that would have to be taken into account for performance optimization to occur. I didn’t mean to imply that they were saying it was optimized for certain types of screens.

    • Ryan Becker

      Yeah, was excited for a second, then realized its useless to me. Major bummer.

  • droidrazredge

    I guess Nikes motto is better late than never!

  • bogy25

    Don’t plan on getting one – good for Android though

  • Ryan N

    They missed the train. All the other fitness bands/smart watches will be favored. Sorry Nike.

    • Blue Sun

      They had the chance to be the dominant device in the Android ecosystem. Hindsight is a b!tch,

      • WickedToby741

        They still do. Wearables are still young and Nike’s brand is huge.

  • Jeremy Alajajian

    Too bad the product itself seems to be garbage based on Amazon reviews. I’ll keep waiting for my G Watch

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Yeah that or the motor watch.

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