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If you’re one of the many runners who have been suffering through the recent lags and service interruptions at the Nike+ website, you may be wishing for a better way to upload and view your Nike+iPod data. The folks at Gordon Labs know how you feel. They’re currently developing an alternate website, Runometer.com, which allows users to view and track their Nike+iPod run data. But they haven’t stopped there. They’ve also added support for attaching routes to specific runs by by letting you draw them in a Gmaps pedometer-like interface, or by uploading GPX route files. They are also working on adding Garmin Forerunner support for those who prefer it over the Nike+ system.

Unfortunately, my wife has the iPod nano today, so I’ll have to wait until this evening to give their system a spin, but the site looks very promising. Registration is free, and signing up takes about 30 seconds. They provide an online guide to uploading your run data via Mac, Windows, and Linux, so you should be happily uploading within just a few minutes. Sure you don’t get the fancy graphics or the community features of the Nike+ site, but if you’re like me, the novelty of those things wore off long ago.

One thing to keep in mind that the site is very much a work-in-progress. As they say on the home page…

Currently, this site isn’t even Beta. We’re still getting stuff set up, experimenting, and moving things around. This means things may be a little patchy, but it’s a great time for you to send us feedback, we’ll be reading!

I’m sure they’d love to get feedback from us Podophiles, so I encourage everyone to try out Runometer.com and let them what you think… good, bad, or indifferent. As we’ve learned from the problems of the past few weeks, it’s in all of our best interests to have a solid, stable alternative to the Nike+ site.

Via Hack A Day.

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4 Responses to “Runometer.com: An Alternative To The Nike+ Website”

  1. Kevin says:

    I know MapMyRun.com is also working on a Nike+iPod upload… -Kevin

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  3. SRP says:

    Does anyone know how much time is left on the Nike+ sensor once the low sensor battery warning comes on?

    Also, has anyone seen the sensor (only) at an Apple store (physical store)? I know they have it online but with shipping it’s almost as much as the complete kit.

  4. LHH says:

    My wife’s sensor had the low battery warning message but the sensor was less than a year old. I took it into the local Apple store & the Apple Genius gave me a brand new complete kit to replace it. He mentioned that they don’t carry just the sensor in stock & the battery should last 3 years in use. So if your sensor is less than 3 years old, bring it into your local Apple to get a replacement.