Cody told you about Nike’s second-generation FuelBand fitness bracelet that was announced at yesterday’s media event in New York City. The $149 Nike+ FuelBand SE accessory is coming November 6, bringing with it Bluetooth 4.0 support for low-power performance, in addition to hourly reminders, a clock mode and support for the iPhone 5s’s new M7 chip.
As a sidenote, the accompanying media release mentions that the Nike+ Move app which Apple’s marketing boss Phil Schiller showed off briefly during the iPhone 5s/5c keynote is coming to the App Store the same day, on Wednesday, November 6, 2013…
They are pitching the upcoming app as an introductory experience into the Nike+ ecosystem, sort of Fuelband Lite, if you will.
Launched by Apple at their recent event, the Nike+ Move App is an introductory NikeFuel experience for iPhone 5S users. Nike+ Move measures when, where and how you moved and uses NikeFuel to motivate you. Nike+ Move then lets you compare your movement with that of your friends or other Nike+ Move users around you.
Both the updated Nike+ FuelBand and the Nike+ Move app will be available as free downloads from the App Store on November 6, 2013, the company confirmed.
Apple briefly previewed the Move app during the September 10 iPhone 5s/5c media event and currently promotes. It’s currently being promoted on the iPhone 5s Features web page, with the fine print noting that “Nike+ Move will be available later this year on the App Store”.
Yesterday also brought a nice update to the Nike+ Running iPhone app which now comes with handy photo sharing and auto-pause features.
Not only does the updated software taps GPS to automatically pause and resume your workout when you stop running, it also pops up the camera interface so you can snap a photo and share it through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Path, without having to manually pause your run.