Strava trumps Nike by launching the first app with M7 support

I can just picture it: high-fives all around the Strava office: “We just did it!”. Because the new version of Strava Run is the very first app to use the M7 processor in the new iPhone 5S, trumping sports giant Nike. The new M7 coprocessor was first presented during the launch of the iPhone 5S […]

Nike creates new metro map for London showing FuelPoints between stations

A Nike+ FuelBand is a great device for tracking your daily activities. The app’s playful nature will quickly challenge you to move more — between metro stations, for instance. The people at Nike thought the same, so they sent out a data scientist to determine how many FuelPoints you can actually earn by walking from […]

Trackers Test: Fitbit Flex vs Jawbone UP vs Nike+ FuelBand

Since I write activity trackers on a regular basis, people often ask me which of these devices are the best. The same happened to AllThingsD columnist Lauren Goode, and so she decided to perform the ultimate test. Admittedly, Goode doesn’t leave the work half done. During a 10-day period, she wore a Nike+ FuelBand, a […]

Nike #makeitcount campaign converts Fuelpoints into unique New York experiences

Twelve weeks, one city and a single Nike+ FuelBand. That’s what this summer revolves around in the next stage of Nike’s #makeitcount campaign. The American sports giant is challenging sportspeople to achieve their highest possible FuelBand score, rewarding them with a unique experience. The above video, for instance, shows local skateboard hero Vic Thomas boarding […]

How reliable is the current generation of activity trackers?

There was a clash between two studies last week in Indianapolis. While the local university managed to demonstrate that wearing activity trackers has a positive impact on the wearer’s health, a study by Dr. Nate Meckes showed that the current generation of trackers still measure in a far from flawless way. If you currently own […]

New version of Nike+ FuelBand to be equipped with an integrated heart rate monitor and open API

Slowly but surely, the competition in the arena of activity trackers is hotting up. Yesterday, Fitbit introduced the Flex bracelet in the US and Canadian markets, and today there is news about the next generation of the Nike+ Fuelband. Various new features are to give the sports giant a new competitive edge. According to the […]

Tictrac: the quantified self in an app

You can keep track of your jogging exercise with RunKeeper or Nike+. Fitbit allows you to do the same and much more. Needless to say, your social life takes place on Twitter and Facebook. With Foursquare, you generate location data about yourself. So what can you get to know about yourself when you combine all […]