A Fantastic (Fake) Fitness Tracker Tells You What You're Running From

The FuelBand is dead but who cares, really. Because who needs a fitness tracker that tells you how much you already ran? Now, thanks to The Onion, we have Nike's new +Runlogic, which can tell you exactly what you're running to escape. » 8/12/14 3:00pm 8/12/14 3:00pm

Despite rumors that Nike will be killing Fuelband, the company has finally released an Android app. It's long overdue, but better late than never, sure. Besides, even if the fitness band is on the outs, it still makes sense to support existing devices. [Google Play via Engadget] » 6/17/14 12:58pm 6/17/14 12:58pm

Report: Nike Is Killing the FuelBand

Nike has fired the majority of the team responsible for its FuelBand fitness tracker according to a report from CNET today, which also claims that the company is jettisoning wearable hardware for good. An anonymous source says that roughly 55 employees were let go from Nike's Digital Sport hardware team, which covers… » 4/18/14 8:06pm 4/18/14 8:06pm

LG's Fitness Tracker: Looks Like a Fitbit, Works Like a Smartwatch

We saw a half-baked version of LG's Lifeband Touch last year at CES, but couldn't actually play with it, and we never actually saw the fully torqued tracker come to fruition. This year the fitness tracker is back, and it is surely trying to be a whole lot of things all at once. » 1/06/14 11:19am 1/06/14 11:19am

Nike FuelBand SE Review: More Style Than Smarts

The FuelBand was Nike's first foray in fitness trackers, a sleek, stylish piece of wristwear that served as a constant reminder to be less lazy. The FuelBand SE is its wearable tech successor. But aside from a new splash of color on the band, it doesn't offer many more ways to make you move your butt. » 11/20/13 4:44pm 11/20/13 4:44pm

Nike+ Fuelband SE: More Colors, More Power

Nike just showed off the second-gen version of its Fuelband, and for the first time, the fitness tracker is coming in a whole slew of colors. Here's everything you need to know about the improvements. » 10/15/13 10:13am 10/15/13 10:13am

A Fuelband-like Collar Shows You What Life Is Like As a Polar Bear

Those nifty Fuelbands and activity trackers can measure pretty much anything you do and even knows when you're having sex. So why not use similar technology to try and understand mysterious animals like the Polar Bear. That makes so much sense! And even better, why not add a GoPro camera to see what life is like for… » 7/30/13 10:00pm 7/30/13 10:00pm

These Are the 10 Startups That Nike Is Paying To Make Its Apps Better

Late last year Nike announced that it was partnering with TechStars for its first ever Nike+ Accelerator program. In theory, the 10 startups chosen for this inaugural class would help strengthen and fix any glaring holes in Nike's existing FuelBand and Nike+ apps. » 3/18/13 6:31pm 3/18/13 6:31pm

The First Nike FuelBand Prototypes Looked Like Humongous Sweat Bands

You know the Nike FuelBand as a sleek black band that's a half-step removed from a Livestrong bracelet. That wasn't always the case, though. Some looked totally different from the finished product, like this early mockup that basically got the FuelBand off the ground. » 3/18/13 10:50am 3/18/13 10:50am

Nike Confirms No-Go For FuelBand Android App

Since the launch of the FuelBand a year ago, many were wondering when Nike might deploy an Android companion app. Droid Life spotted that yesterday via its Support account on Twitter, Nike quasi-officially said that it is not working on an Android app. » 2/11/13 1:06pm 2/11/13 1:06pm

Help Fix Nike+ and NikeFuel, So They Suck Less

Last month Nike announced that it would be launching its own accelerator to make Nike+ and NikeFuel a little more accurate and a lot less crappy. » 1/18/13 1:20pm 1/18/13 1:20pm

Nike Testing Newer, Thinner FuelBand

Spend enough time in Portland and you're bound to come across someone who works at Nike. Poke and prod them enough and you're likely to walk away with some insider knowledge. » 1/14/13 11:50am 1/14/13 11:50am

The 10 Most Important Gadgets of 2012

OK, 2012 wasn't the greatest year for tech, but it wasn't a total bust either. Wade through the glut of comically oversized phones, tiny tablets and fruit company refreshes, and you're bound to come across a few shiny needles in that crummy haystack. Here, in no particular order, are the 10 most important gadgets of… » 12/31/12 4:00pm 12/31/12 4:00pm

Hip Gifts for the Non-Geeks in Your Life

He's always asking you to find cool stuff for him on the Internet. She lovingly calls you geeky, in a cute way. They always think you know everything about technology because they know nothing. Like, literally nothing. To them, a Galaxy S III is a Droid. Or, even worse, they think it's a Samsung iPhone. These people… » 12/18/12 11:00am 12/18/12 11:00am

The New Nike+ GPS Running App Is Smarter, More Social, and Now…

The new and improved Nike+ GPS Running app was released today, and it has some pretty impressive improvements to be aware of. » 6/22/12 12:40am 6/22/12 12:40am

Fitness Trackers Use Psychology to Motivate Couch Potatoes

When it comes to fitness trackers, the psychology behind them is just as important as the technology inside them. » 4/20/12 10:40am 4/20/12 10:40am

Nike Fuelband Review: A Friendly Reminder to Stop Being Lazy

A girl at a bar sees the futuristic and slim black cuff cradling my wrist, points at it and asks—well, more like demands to know—what is that? I look down, thinking I might've spilled beer on my sleeve, and see the Nike Fuelband. Oh. That thing. » 4/13/12 12:00pm 4/13/12 12:00pm

How Many Calories You Burn Having Sex, Eating Pizza and Smoking a…

The best thing about the Nike Fuelband is that it can keep track of any activity you do. Yes, any. You know what that means, right? Let's find out how many calories we burn and how much Nikefuel we earn doing totally normal everyday things. » 4/11/12 2:05pm 4/11/12 2:05pm

Nike's Fuelband Is an Awesome Fitness Wristband for Your Entire Life

Nike+ was a super sweet tool for runners to keep track of their workouts. But what about the rest of your life? What if Nike+ could keep track of that? That's what the brand new Nike+ Fuelband, an evolution of Nike+ in a simple Livestrong-styled wristband, tries to do. » 1/19/12 11:47am 1/19/12 11:47am