Integration: Apple and Nike and WWW

Nike iPod WWWNikePlus provides Integration of Nike, iPod, and WWW. There’s a community piece to this online as well, you can find other runners using their site (click on community tab). Pretty interesting, anyone out there try this? Edward from USAToday has a review:

“Nike + iPod records the time, distance, pace and calories burned in real time as you run (or, in my case, power walk). You can track those results on an iPod Nano and, after connecting the Nano to a computer, on the Nike+ website (nikeplus.com)”

The next piece could be GPS, you could even build mashable games to play, indicating where users are.

Update: Some people think this is a security risk, you could be watched! Conversations on Techmeme.

  • My buddy uses his Ipod Nano with the NikePlus running chip. He’s very happy with the gear, and personally I love the idea. When they incorporate GPS and heart rate monitor (dont know the english word) I will bye. Untill then I love my new Ipod Shuffle for running…

  • Sry for my bad spelling… I will of course buy – not bye bye 😀

  • I think the idea of the heart rate monitor is great — insurance companies will be able to determine who’s fit and who’s not and adjust their rates accordingly! Cool!

  • You can already get an HRM with GPS from Garmin. So we want to network an iPod, a GPS HRM and shoes? Just don’t run in the rain…

  • I heard that Cyborg running is hot in 2007…

  • Kallie

    Below is a statement from Nike on the subject:

    “Nike takes consumer privacy very seriously. The Nike + iPod Sport Kit features the same level of security as millions of other wireless consumer electronics devices, such as mobile phones, bluetooth devices and cordless phones. Should the consumer have any concerns, the sensor can easily be turned off or removed.”

  • I think the idea of the heart rate monitor is great — insurance companies will be able to determine who's fit and who's not and adjust their rates accordingly! Cool!