May 23, 2006

Oooh, that's nice

Apple and Nike have just announced Nike+, an accessory for Apple's iPod nano that lets you use it as pedometer with voice feedback, while still playing music. A wireless sensor that sits inside your new Nike shoes (I bet it can be hacked to fit into another brand) transmits the details to your iPod. When you get back home and sync your iPod the details of your run can be transferred to the Nike+ web site so you can log and chart your workouts. There's also a new line of iPod-friendly workout clothes.

That's cool, although I wish it could deal with heart-rate info too. I've been looking for ways to track my triathlon training and had settled on a free service offered by Nike+ looks a lot more appealing from a running perspective.

Listening to: Dani California by Red Hot Chili Peppers from Stadium Arcadium. This is apparently newbie marathon runner Lance Armstrong's "Power Song."

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