• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No sleeptracking, some connectivity issues

    • Written by from Moscow

    It is my first Nike bracelet and my first activity tracker at all (except some tracking experience using iPhone apps) and in general I like this product.

    First disappointment was that it is actually do not track sleep activity. You can just start a session and select "Sleep" type for it, and after that you can see sleep time and fuel you got from it. As for every activity, you can specify location and friends with who you slept, get cheers and share it on Facebook...

    Also some issue with iPhone integration. Sometimes it lost bluetooth connection, sometimes Nike+ service is unavailable. This leads to situation when you can see some strange results in iPhone app and need to wait some time while bluetooth connection is restored and app is synced with bracelet. Not a big deal, but it leads to issues with "Win the hour" feature which can skip some reminders or not properly track the hours you actually won. Yesterday I had 11 hours won in my app and only 4 displayed on bracelet.

    Would love to see proper sleeptracking with "easy wake up" feature using vibro in feature product. Also vibro would be great for "win the hour" notifications displayed on bracelet, not pushed by the iPhone app.

    Battery life is good, appearance is good, size adjusting is good. Would like to see software updates to get rid of sync issues.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product Should be Recalled

    • Written by from White Plains

    I had the original armband. It was fun to use. The new SE takes the fun out of using it and makes it extremely frustrating to use primarily because there are so many problems. Sometimes pairing doesn't work, sometimes I can't sync. I lost all my trophies, didn't get trophies on winning streaks. I don't know what Nike was thinking but this product is poor-get a FitBit and you'll be much happier.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    broken clasp already, awful sync, flaky app

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Actually, I like a lot about the product, but there are just too many problems to recommend it (and much harder to forgive because it’s a 2nd generation product). The clasp started popping open on day 3 while running hard, just from jostling. Setup, configuration and sync are all generally awful. The app is (still at 2.0.2) unstable and has to be force quit and relaunched to re-pair. Maybe that will be fixed in an update, but meanwhile it makes a terrible impression.

    All this was a big hassle even for me, and moms won’t stand a chance — even tech-savvy moms!

    Lots of potential, but tons of rough edges. Beware.

    Credit where due: when I griped about the product on Twitter, Nike support noticed and contacted me. So there’s that.

    36 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Burlington

    The new FuelBand has connectivity issues with my iPod.

    The new FuelBand now gives me less points than the original even when I do intense workouts, because of this I am unable to compete with my friends who have the older band. Since it provides less points I am unable to track my progress and continue from were I left off and it is now less rewarding every time I wear it.

    I have also noticed some lag when it displays the LED information.

    The only thing going for the new one is that it's more water resistant which does not even make a difference unless you want to get a few more points in the shower (LOL).

    Overall I was very disappointed in this product. I feel like I am using a prototype.

    To leave on a more positive note, I like the double tap time feature and the look of the new bands.

    29 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleep tracking really?

    • Written by from Paris

    Nike advertises that the new Fuel Band SE tracks sleep. That's a big joke! It is no more than a sleep timer. No analysis of the sleep quality with light and deep sleep at all. Besides that the app is full of bugs with sync problems, you loose Nike Fuel, goals and badges...

    32 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor product.

    • Written by from Tulsa

    If this says anything about Nike, it says we shouldn't be buying their shoes or clothes ...

    16 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, Beware not significant changes.

    • Written by from Winter Springs

    The day it came out, I headed to the Apple store and purchased one. One of the features that I was sold was the ability to track sleep like the fitbit one which I lost a week earlier ( after one day of playing with the device I realized that it was only a gimmick) It was the same Fuelband as the original, the app stunk and the people at fitbit send me a replacement free of charge. Now I am going to get the fitbit force and use their far superior app and support system, so beware just because a product is Nike not always is the best. I AM EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED!!!!!!

    31 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fuelband SE

    • Written by from Port Washington

    I had the original Fuelband and until the button broke (9 months in) it worked great. While Nike was nice enough to give me the new one at no cost (Kudos to them), the new one has been nothing but trouble. It hasn't seemed to hold its charge for more than a day (the original did so for more than a week), syncing is repeatedly not functional and the website availability this week has been spotty. Stay with your original until they get the new one working, which I suspect will take some time. And now they're in a hurry to get blinged versiouns on the shelves. Get a working product out. This is very un-Nike like

    195 of 240 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible sync & set-up

    • Written by from Murray

    The Fuelband se has to be the most difficult and cumbersome product ever sold by Nike. Brand new out of the box requires a firmware up-date and will not sync to multiple computers (windows desktop or Mac). Has to be hard reset multiple times and installed/un-installed on multiple computers to get it to sync and start up. Bluetooth 4.0 is a joke. Fuelband se will not sync to iPhone 4s. Why would Nike release a product that isn't ready to be used with ease? Cool idea and nice design. 3 stars assuming they work out the syncing issues. The release on an iWatch will put this product of out commission.

    160 of 203 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Motivational Tool

    • Written by from Alexandria

    I just bought this today and used it this evening when working out. I would definitely say to get to know it before using it for first workout. I would suggest to use the app for a bit and make sure you understand it. It can be somewhat confusing but once you understand whats going on with it and how to set it up it's very easy. Setup is a breeze with the online tools. I look forward to getting more Fuel from it.

    129 of 178 people found this useful