Nike FuelBand SE review: works like a charm

I’ve been wearing the Nike FuelBand for a few weeks now so it’s time for a little review of my experience with this cute little motivator.

First I will start with the pros:

+ The Nike FuelBand tells you when you’ve been sitting for too long GO ARANKA GO… my small displays reads.  I really like the personal touch here. Here are some office exercises you can do if you –like me – have an office job.

+ The daily goal of fuel points keeps you on your toes. At #FITGIRLCODE HQ we all have a FuelBand and it gets pretty competitive at times.

+ The design of the FuelBand is sleek and works with almost every outfit.

+ You can shower with the FuelBand. And yes, washing hair will get you some extra fuel points

+ You can easily charge the FuelBand by sticking it in a USB charger.

+ You can customize the FuelBand to your desires and needs.

Nike fuelband SE

Convinced yet? We would not be #FITGIRLCODE if we were not critics of just about anything. So here’s what I did not particulary like. The cons:

– The GO ARANKA GO is great and all.. But sometimes I just don’t wanna GO..

– I have an Iphone 4.. and the FuelBand cannot be synchronised with everything below 4s. And if you have an Android phone.. same story.

– Biking is my cardio. And the FuelBand does not seem to count my daily exercise routine.

In conclusion; apart from some minor difficulties I like the Nike FuelBand SE. Sometimes we fight, but most of the time when she tells me to GO…I can sigh and growl, but in the end. I almost always GO.


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  1. Janet

    Hi there,

    Since a couple of months is the Fuelband actually compatible with Android phones too! Not all of them, but you can check out here which models are supported:

    In addition, to your questions regarding biking. The Fuelband SE has a “session” mode, in this mode you can let your Fuelband know what you start a certain activity and it will calibrate accordingly. To start a session press your button 1 time long, till you see START and press once again – your Fuelband will countdown. Afterwards you do the same to end the session and on your phone you can let your Fuelband know that you did some biking and you will definitely get some extra points for it!

    • Aranka

      Hi Janet,

      Thanks for the tip! I will most definitely try that out. Learning something every day 🙂


  2. Taja Cunningham

    I have the SE Limited Edition gold fuelband and I love mine! Yes it does not always track when you wrist is not active such as biking or stair climber (which is what I do for cardio mostly). But when it comes to lifting weights and simply being active during the day it is awesome. Also, it works perfectly with the Nike Training Club app that is free on all mobile devices. The app even lets you know approximately how much fuel each individual workout of theirs earns you. I cannot wait to do a fuel blog article on here of it in the near future.

    • Aranka

      I agree, its a great little device. Especially when you learn how it works! Can’t wait to see your article!