Nike+ Move makes the iPhone 5s double as a Fuelband

Nike has released its companion app, the refreshed Nike+ Move

In order to whet appetites for the new Fuelband SE, which hits shelves tomorrow, Nike released its companion app, the refreshed Nike+ Move, to the public a day earlier than expected.

Exclusive to iPhone 5s owners, the Nike+ Move app uses the M7 coprocessor found in the iPhone 5s to gather information from the phone's compass and accelerometer. The data is then converted to NikeFuel by the app, meaning that iPhone 5s users can participate in Nike's fitness ecosystem without necessarily having to purchase a separate piece of hardware like the Fuelband at all.

Nike's proprietary points system, NikeFuel, lets you earn "fuel" through all kinds of activities, more than just taking steps or climbing stairs. Nike describes it as the "first ever single universal unit for measuring all kinds of activities," and it's designed to reward you for movement, regardless of your age, weight, or gender. So, it doesn't matter if you're 19 or 79, running four miles will earn you the same amount of NikeFuel.

The app is strongly organized around friendly competition--in addition to trying to "win the day" by beating your previous NikeFuel average, you can watch your goal ring change colors as you progress, and compete against friends either through the app or through Apple's Game Center.

Additionally, the app can tell you when you're most active during the day and give you a breakdown of walking, running, and other movement. The free app capitalizes on the efficiencies made by the M7 coprocessor.

The ability of the iPhone 5s to collect these metrics without any additional hardware could be viewed as Apple upping the ante on Samsung's S Health, which enables step tracking via a pedometer function on the Galaxy S4 and Note 3.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags Appleiphone 5sconsumer electronicsHealth & fitness softwareNike

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Amber Bouman

TechHive (US)
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?