Nike FuelBand to let devs integrate with more apps
Nike let slip Friday night that it would open up a beta version of an app programming interface (API) for its FuelBand movement tracker. South by Southwest Managers Hack organizer Backplane briefed The Next Web that developers would soon have the option of integrating the FuelBand with their own music apps. How much data would reach apps versus coming back wasn't given out.
Automatically syncs results with Android devices
Nike+ has tweeted that it will be releasing a companion
Android app for its FuelBand wrist tracker this summer. With it, a person using the device can sync the information with their smartphone or tablet wirelessly and automatically to analyze performance and activity results. The band, which was launched in January, can so far communicate either with a computer using USB, or to an iPhone via Bluetooth.
Nike+ FuelBand now up for pre-order at $149
Nike+ has just introduced its latest product, the FuelBand. It pairs with a dedicated iOS app to measure a wearer's daily activity levels, returning metrics such as time, calories burned, steps taken and a newly created NikeFuel. The wristband can display these on its own display composed of 100 white LEDs, but the iOS app makes them easier to understand and allows them to be stored. An airplane mode is present, and the band will store metrics until it can offload them to the website or iOS device. All navigation is done through a single button on the wristband.