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Nike announces new and more colorful Nike+ FuelBand SE

Nike has announced the new Nike+ Fuelband SE. The band is mostly the same, only with some color: it comes in yellow, pink, or red accenting an otherwise black body. Besides the slightly updated design, the biggest addition is Bluetooth 4.0. This enables users to track invididual sessions and see the points earned in real time. The band is still largely based around Fuel points, which is Nike’s abstracted version of activity quantification.

Analyst: Apple iWatch is actually a home automation play, not a smartphone companion

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch launched a couple of weeks ago as a fat, ugly, and expensive smartphone accessory that our own Devindra Hardawar called “relentlessly inessential.” That’s not where Apple is going with iWatch.