With the rise of the health revolution, there has also been a rise in the need and want for fitness trackers. There are many different types of fitness trackers that are available to the public and new editions of these come out almost weekly. With this rise of popularity of fitness trackers Nike had to find a way to stand out above the rest. So, in response Nike released a new version of their already popular Nike+ Fuelband on November 6. They decided to call this Fuelband “SE,” which stands for second edition, naturally.
If you’re looking for a way to stay on track and see your progress then this Fuelband takes the initiative to do so. This new edition nudges you when you have been sitting for an extended period of time and even lets you differentiate between a casual stroll from a high intensity workout. The design of the band has also changed. They have made the band lighter than the original Fuelband and added an array of colors. You can keep track off all of your Fuel points with the related app that you can download on your smart phone.
I would like to say that I am a fitness fanatic and I am actually in the process of finding a fitness tracker that works best. After viewing all the features from the Nike website and reading the reviews, I honestly don’t know if I would be willing to spend the $150 that it is currently priced at. The pros of the SE Fuelband are the new features that have been created with the reminders to get up and be active and the fact that differentiate from the activities that you are doing, so you are able to get the correct amount of points. The cons are definitely the price point. Yes, it is a Nike product and it does some pretty interesting things, but there is no way I could pay $150 for something I workout in.
In the end, if you’re looking for a fitness tracker and don’t have a budget then the Nike+ Fuelband SE might be the thing for you. As a broke college student I’ll stick to the cheaper side of things.