Nike and Apple are working with major gym equipment manufacturers such as Life Fitness, Precor, Star Trac and Technogym to make their cardio equipment Nike + iPod compatible so health club members can easily track workouts on cardio equipment like treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes and stair climbers. Nike + iPod users will simply plug in their iPod nano into the equipment at the start of their workout to automatically record their progress. Users can then connect their iPod with their computer to upload the workout to www.nikeplus.com.
Nikeâ€™s innovative Nike + iPod running experience combining music, personal coaching and fitness networking has forever changed the way people run, creating in its first year, the worldâ€™s largest online running destination at www.nikeplus.com. Launched just under two years ago, in partnership with Apple, Nike+ lets your iPod nano talk to Nike+ enabled running shoes through the wireless Nike + iPod Sport Kit. Data on time, distance, calories burned and pace is stored on your nano and is easily downloaded through iTunes to www.nikeplus.com. Nikeplus.com users not only can track their own data, but also challenge others and participate in online forums.
Originally posted on March 4, 2008 @ 10:24 pm