• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    FuelBand SE - Hoping for more

    • Written by from Longmont

    I received my FuelBand SE for Christmas. The first one I received was a large and was uncomfortable so I exchanged it for an XL and it fit much better. Although still a bit uncomfortable. The big issue was lack of consistent connectivity with my iPhone. I had several exchanges with Nike technical support and they did a good job of trying to solve the issues (the reason it gets 2 stars). Each time my fuel band was recharged, it would not reconnect to my phone. The most reliable solution was to uninstall the Nike app from my phone, re-install it and then it would re-connect. Seems a bit inconvenient. In addition to the issue each time it was recharged, it would just randomly lose it's connection to the phone. Sometimes rebooting the phone would solve the problem. Way too many issues for not much benefit. I finally returned mine.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cant sync properly at all

    • Written by from Ithaca

    The bracelet has done wonders to motivate me, but its currently a half baked product. Sync simply doesn't work unless you force restart the app. And if it DOES sync without a restart, it doesn't know what day it is the second time you refresh. Gave me the same score on a second day and a bunch of badges i didn't earn. As soon as you restart the app and resync, all disappear and a correct score displays. They rushed it for xmas, and its obv they didnt care if a good product shipped.

    9 of 9 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.

    31 of 36 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.

    25 of 29 people found this useful