For all those that love the outdoors or like to keep track of their activities and daily exercise, the Nike FuelBand has been a popular accessory and product thanks to the mobile features included. The FuelBand for those who don’t know nicely syncs to your iOS device of choice to easily track and monitor everything you can imagine. We’ve all been under the impression an Android version was coming, but sadly that isn’t the case.
Today it came to light thanks to the official Nike account on Twitter, confirming the news that they aren’t focused on Android one bit. In a quick reply the @NikeSupport account stated “We’re not working on an Android app.” Something that I’m sure many won’t be too pleased to hear.
Not only is it sad to hear they aren’t building an app to sync to their product for the number one mobile OS in the world, but last year there was multiple reports and seemingly confirmations that they were indeed doing just that — preparing an Android app for a Summer 2012 release. The folks from Droid-life stumbled on this tweet, and sadly it appears to confirm what we were hoping was false.
Many buyers purchased the FuelBand with the impression that an Android app was in the works. For now however, all those buyers will have to resort to syncing and plugging into an actual PC, instead of wirelessly syncing data to our Android devices with ease. They have a Nike+ Running app, but we’re very curious as to why they scrapped the same for their FuelBand. Bad move Nike!