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Nike+ gear coming to iPhone, iPod touch

updated 09:25 am EDT, Fri April 11, 2008

Nike+ for iPhone/Touch

The Nike+ fitness technology will indeed become available for the iPhone and the iPod touch, a Nike spokesperson has confirmed. Speculation began that it might when patent filings surfaced last month, pointing to an integrated fitness system similar to the existing Nike+iPod kit for Nanos. Although there is no sign of the extra sensors mentioned in the patent, or its extra activities such as weight-lifting, the new Nike+ system should at least replicate the running support of Nike+iPod, and its corresponding website tracking and competition.

The new technology is expected to support the recent Nike+ Coach feature, which lets users pick from 5km, 10km, half or full marathon training programs, setting out calendars to reach the goal. This is said to emulate the miCoach concept from Samsung and Adidas, minus a heartrate monitor. Where Nike and Apple may have an advantage is in the possible use of Wi-Fi and 3G technologies, which could let runners update their training logs the moment exercise is finished, rather than waiting to clean up and sync with a computer.




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  1. phillyjoe

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Spinning Option

    Would LOVE an option to track spinning.

  1. benhur

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I can't wait

    I really like the current Nike+ gear though wished it also worked with an iPod classic. This is pretty exciting stuff.

    A small wish would be for an FM tuner built in so I can listen to the game while on the treadmill or bikes.

  1. LordJohnWhorfin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Damn!

    I bought a nano when the running kit was released, and I *love* it. This looks like it's going to make me buy a Touch...

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