Nike has unveiled its second generation activity-tracking wristband, addressing criticism that its earlier device failed to identify that some activities use more energy than others. The Fuelband SE lets owners define the start and end of a meeting and then tag it - for example as yoga or basketball.
However, speculation that Nike would add a heart monitor or other new sensor to progress accuracy proved incorrect. The New York launch came a fortnight after the Fitbit Force was unveiled a rival activity tracker that introduced a height-measuring altimeter that can record how many stairs its proprietor has climbed. While Nike launched the first Fuelband early last year there has been an explosion of fitness wearables and apps.