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Nike Fuelband for Android now available, but why?

Nike Fuelband for Android now available, but why?

File this under “what?!” — there is now a Nike Fuelband app for Android. The company, who swore off Android development not long ago, now has a Fuelband app for Android. We’re as mystified and awestruck as you are, but this hints at a stronger position from Nike as the wearable race heats up.

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Nest nabbing Nike Fuelband engineers: Android Wear a must

Nest nabbing Nike Fuelband engineers: Android Wear a must

Over the past week Nike has begun dissolving its Nike Fuelband wearable device division in favor of focusing on its underlying software. Recently acquired by Google, the team at Nest showed interest in the just-let-go team of engineers nixed from Nike. Today it’s become apparent that they’re attempting to hire the lot.

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Nike denies Fuelband death but wearable whispers continue

Nike denies Fuelband death but wearable whispers continue

Nike has denied reports that it will kill off the FuelBand, insisting that the fitness-tracking wearable was "an important part" of the company's business overall, though rumors persist that Nike's strategy has changed to one of seeking partnerships instead of making its own hardware. Late last week it was suggested that Nike had effectively dissolved the Nike+ division responsible for the Fuelband SE, while today chatter of a hunt for an external hardware partner - for which Nike would make software and services - has reignited rumors of Apple involvement.

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Nike FuelBand and hardware team tipped as terminated

Nike FuelBand and hardware team tipped as terminated

Nike has had a change of heart over its wearables ambitions, it seems, with a report surfacing that the FuelBand fitness tracker's future development has been nixed. In addition, it is being said the majority -- as much as 80-percent -- of Nike's Digital Sport hardware team has been laid off.

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Power laces coming in 2015 confirms original Nike designer

Power laces coming in 2015 confirms original Nike designer

It's like a blast from the past but is really a trip back to the future in the soon to be present. Tinker Hatfield, the original designer behind Nike's limited edition recreation of the movie prop, has just confirmed that we will be seeing self-lacing Power Laces in 2015.

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Nike+ Move app hits App Store

Nike+ Move app hits App Store

Nike has some of the most popular activity and fitness trackers that are available in the form of its FuelBand wearable devices. Nike unveiled its Nike+ FuelBand SE last month packing some interesting technology into a bracelet designed to be worn on the wrist. The biggest problem about those FuelBand devices is that they tend to be expensive putting them out of the reach of some people who would like to own one.

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Nike FuelBand Android support explained by lack of Bluetooth LE

Nike FuelBand Android support explained by lack of Bluetooth LE

But wait a second, you might be saying - am I not holding a device in my hand right now with Bluetooth 4.0 and the capability of working with Bluetooth LE technology? Likely you are. Nike's comments this week suggest that they're not entirely confident that enough Android devices out in the wild work with Bluetooth LE at this time, and that the iPhone's newest editions are ready to roll in a way much more attuned to their preferred ecosystem.

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SlashGear 101: Nike+ FuelBand SE top to bottom

SlashGear 101: Nike+ FuelBand SE top to bottom

The original Nike FuelBand works with a rubberized body with the ability to rack up NikeFuel Points with a companion app for iOS devices - the Nike+ FuelBand SE isn't all that different. What you're seeing here is the next-generation device detailed by Nike this week in an effort to reboot the wearable for the next season of fitness fanatics. This device may not look a whole lot different from the original, but it's got a suite of updates in both hardware and software making it an incremental change-up ready to take on 2014.

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Nike+ FuelBand SE preorder starts today, shipping November 6

Nike+ FuelBand SE preorder starts today, shipping November 6

Sports-loving pushers of the wearable technology known as the Nike+ FuelBand SE have announced today that their next-generation wristband will be hitting preorders immediately today with shipping at the start of next month. Ready for the holiday season - or even a bit early, if you please, the folks at Nike have responded in kind with the competitors that've popped up since its original inception: Jawbone UP and FitBit Force (and Flex, for that matter). Here you'll find the second-generation FuelBand bringing back the same fashionable look with an advanced bit of technology under the hood.

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Nike+ Fuel Lab pushes fitness wearables as a platform

Nike+ Fuel Lab pushes fitness wearables as a platform

Nike doesn't just have a new Nike+ FuelBand SE today, it also has launched the Fuel Lab, designed to boost use of the fitness wearable's APIs. The scheme will see Nike pick ten partner companies and set them up in a San Francisco workspace with a $50,000 budget apiece, with the goal being a launch of the NikeFuel-integration by the end of the program in June 2014.

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Nike+ Fuelband SE official: not just a splash of color

Nike+ Fuelband SE official: not just a splash of color

This week the folks at Nike have unveiled their next generation in sports-friendly wearable technology in the Nike+ Fuelband SE. This device works with a body that by all means looks the same as the first version of the band, but here works with a set of accenting colors that appear to differentiate in neon orange, yellow, and pink. There's quite a bit of technology inside to back up this refresh as well, of course.

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Nike FuelBand 2 expected with battery boost on October 15

Nike FuelBand 2 expected with battery boost on October 15

Nike is expected to reveal its next-gen FuelBand fitness tracking wearable at a New York City event on October 15, with the new accessory tipped to offer longer battery life through the use of low-power Bluetooth LE, among other things. Details of the agenda for the mid-month launch are scant, CNET reports, only promising to discuss "the future of the digital world and physical activity" at its so-called FuelBand Forum. However, leaks around the device have given us some expectations on what to expect.

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