Nike+ Fuelband SE: More Colours, More Power

By Leslie Horn on at

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 colours. Here's everything you need to know about the improvements.

The display is the same, the form factor is the same, but now you'll have a choice of three shades of neon. It still has a single button and the same LED light. But the band is now more water-resistant, it will give you hourly movement reminders, and you can double tap for the time. The SE now has Bluetooth 4.0, so it can be constantly connected with your phone as well.

In the app, you'll now see an activity curve at the bottom of the screen that shows you how your level of activity has changed throughout the day. Here you'll see some stats from day to day, week to week, and so forth. Plus, you have options to share activity with friends and add location. A stats view will show you how much you've moved every week, and how much you've moved in a single session.

The Fuelband can now monitor yoga activity, which it wasn't able to do in the first iteration. It will also follow your sleeping habits. Within the app, there's a new group section, so you could team up with your friends, for example to achieve a certain goal. Maybe you guys want to compete or something. You could do that here. Plus, you don't have to buy a new Fuelband to get the new features—they'll be available to all users in an update. But only iOS, because there's still no Android app.

Nike also introduced a brand new Nike+ running app that leverages the iPhone 5S's M7 processor to track your movements better, even without a band.

The price? Why, it's £129, and available from the 6th of November.