Nike's NikeFuel Forum

Nike is likely poised to unveil its next-generation version of its FuelBand fitness tracker.

  • john.falcone 10/15/2013 1:44:19 PM
    Hi everyone
  • john.falcone 10/15/2013 1:44:32 PM
    Welcome to our coverage of today's NikeFuel Forum
  • john.falcone 10/15/2013 1:44:57 PM
    An updated version of the Nike Fuelband is widely expected to be unveiled
  • john.falcone 10/15/2013 1:45:25 PM
    Our CNET team is at the event site in Manhattan, but the doors haven't been opened yet
  • john.falcone 10/15/2013 1:45:47 PM
    Note that there is no live video stream of this event, unfortunately
  • FastRunner 10/15/2013 1:45:54 PM
    Better be a waterproof version!
  • wb22 10/15/2013 1:45:59 PM
    I'm more excited for this PC than Apple's PC for the iPhone 5s.
  • wb22 10/15/2013 1:46:12 PM
    Thank you for providing this service.
  • Barr 10/15/2013 1:46:16 PM
    Excited to see what Nike has planned!
  • Jamie 10/15/2013 1:46:21 PM
    Pray for OLED!
  • john.falcone 10/15/2013 1:46:27 PM
    As a refresher,
  • john.falcone 10/15/2013 1:46:39 PM
    the original Fuelband launched last year (early 2012).
  • john.falcone 10/15/2013 1:46:53 PM
    Since then, though, the "fitness tracker" and "wearable tech" markets have really exploded.
  • john.falcone 10/15/2013 1:47:28 PM
    Just last week, the Fitbit Force was announced, and it's one of the best products in the category to date.
  • john.falcone 10/15/2013 1:47:54 PM
    Our full review:
    reviews.cnet.com
  • Jill 10/15/2013 1:47:58 PM
    Be interesting to see how this will compare to the new Force
  • Gurnpj 10/15/2013 1:48:01 PM
    Hope to get Nike+ Move today
  • john.falcone 10/15/2013 1:48:26 PM
    Good point on Nike+ Move -- that app was shown off at the Apple iPhone 5S unveiling, but we haven't heard any news about it since.
  • Adam 10/15/2013 1:48:38 PM
    Will be a showdown with fitbit force, I'm sure fuelband will be much more stylish and hopefully match force on features
  • josevillalobos 10/15/2013 1:48:42 PM
    I'd love to see an Open Developers API :-)
  • Adb9276 10/15/2013 1:49:39 PM
    Hope to see them use some thing with the iPhone 5s m7 chip to make it work batter
  • Sizzla 10/15/2013 1:49:46 PM
    caller-id would be nice
  • Lilhazzaman 10/15/2013 1:49:50 PM
    If the Fuelband 2 was announced, do you think it will be only US released? Hoping to get it in the UK!
  • john.falcone 10/15/2013 1:51:20 PM
    As far as expectations, the general "step ups" for fitness products tend to be heart-rate monitoring, sleep monitoring, and notifications from paired phones (texts, caller ID, social apps, etc.). It will be interesting to see which, if any, of these features Nike incorporates into the (presumed) new model.
  • Dan 10/15/2013 1:51:26 PM
    If it is announced I hope the UK doesn't have to wait 4 months again to get it!
  • Bellamoir 10/15/2013 1:51:33 PM
    My top 3 requests, 1) Android button synching & App support 2) GPS 3) Heartrate monitor
  • casey roden 10/15/2013 1:51:49 PM
    Will it be able to stop Miley Cyrus from twerking?
  • katherine c 10/15/2013 1:51:52 PM
    pretty excited about this, I wonder what they have done about the aesthetic design.
  • john.falcone 10/15/2013 1:52:29 PM
    Another big factor will be cost. The Fitbit Force is $130 -- very affordable, especially for a model that doubles as a wristwatch.
  • Adam 10/15/2013 1:52:30 PM
    Hopefully it's not something as simple as a longer battery life and newer Bluetooth.
  • legirupa 10/15/2013 1:52:48 PM
    well the current fuelband is out of stock on nike´s UK website. Perhaps the new one will be released there soon ;-)
  • FastRunner 10/15/2013 1:53:03 PM
    Fitbit clearly set the new standard with the Force, let's hope Nike creates the surprise.
  • bengy465 10/15/2013 1:53:12 PM
    This better have a heart rate monitor, I think everyone would like to see that !!
  • sklyarov 10/15/2013 1:53:23 PM
    I'd really like fuelband2 to be really waterproof. Not just shower waterproof - my like really waterproof so you can use it while doing some water activities like surfing
  • Sizzla 10/15/2013 1:53:49 PM
    ben shaffer, the designer of the fuelband has since been hired by apple. i wonder if he had anything to do with this latest project.
  • D.J. 10/15/2013 1:53:53 PM
    Will Canada get the "new fuelband" months after the USA gets it?
  • Lilhazzaman 10/15/2013 1:54:22 PM
    Hopefully it will be available within the next few weeks! (Similar to an Apple Release).
  • mike 10/15/2013 1:54:33 PM
    is this covered with a video feed anywhere?
  • john.falcone 10/15/2013 1:54:52 PM
    When I asked Nike about a live video feed, they said there was none available.
  • john.falcone 10/15/2013 1:55:01 PM
    [The vendors are the ones who usually provide the feed.]
  • Adam 10/15/2013 1:55:07 PM
    Altimeter would be pretty cool for elevation change throughout your day/week
  • MissRiss 10/15/2013 1:56:02 PM
    I'd love more colours and waterproof
  • mike 10/15/2013 1:56:04 PM
    ah im dying to see what it looks like and when i can buy it
  • Dan 10/15/2013 1:56:15 PM
    No live feed?! Tell them fitbit or Adidas always have one... See how they react then!
  • john.falcone 10/15/2013 1:56:28 PM
    @Dan -- I agree. Should be a priority in this day and age.
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