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I was a very early adopter – and advocate – of the Nike+iPod system. Apple and Nike developed an easy and fun way to track running data on the iPod nano and the Nikeplus.com website. Unfortunately, as Apple’s product line advanced into phone and touch territory, the Nike+ system remained stagnant. Not only is the […]

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I’d seen the press releases and announcements that this was coming, but somehow had never come across the official page on Apple’s website… well, here it is. Staring this month, 24-Hour Fitness in the U.S. and Virgin Active in Europe began rolling out Nike+iPod compatible gym equipment. Looks like you just connect your iPod nano […]

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A quick update to yesterday’s post: RunKeeper has uploaded a much clearer video of their upcoming GPS fitness/tracking iPhone application. Not only is the new video in focus, but it also shows route maps on the companion web interface. No pricing details announced yet, but you can sign up to receive more info on their […]

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The first of what I hope will be many GPS running applications for iPhone has been submitted to the iPhone App Store and is awaiting approval. RunKeeper uses the iPhone’s built-in GPS to track your distance, speed, time, and route. The (blurry) video below shows the basic features of what seems to be a pretty […]

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With Apple’s MacBook Air hitting the streets this week, the Internet is awash in Air unboxing galleries, videos, and forum threads. Yes, I’ve been wearing my fanboy pants and drooling right along with the rest of you. But all of that excitement pales in comparison to the unboxing thrills I felt today when my new […]

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Watch Report has posted a review of the Nike Amp+ watch/remote control for the Nike+iPod system. The Nike Amp+ is a light-weight plastic band with iPod controls and a cool LED watch display built in. It controls your iPod nano when connected to the Nike+iPod Sport Kit dongle. The review covers all the basics, and […]

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Even though I’ve slacked off on my own running regimen recently, I still love reading a good running blog… especially when the writer is using the Nike+iPod Sport Kit. Sarah writes the very inspirational Secret Housewife Does The Marathon blog. A recent entry ends with this: “As I ran down my road I got a […]

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I hate to throw out another iPod watch rumor while we’re still waiting for the Nike+iPod watches to hit the street, but it looks like Timex might be getting into the game according to a PowerPoint presentation recently sent to sporting goods distributors. Information is pretty sketchy at this point, but the i-Control is a […]

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In November of last year, Men’s Health Magazine leaked details of the unannounced “Nike Amp+” Nike+iPod wristwatch controller in their 2007 Tech Guide. Then in January of this year, the Nike Store Europe website briefly posted the unannounced “Nike Speed+” wristwatch controller which which records run data directly from the Nike+ shoe sensor without the […]

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iPods Are Heart Smart

We’ve heard of baseball players using iPods to improve their pitching, and cricketers using iPods to improve their, um… cricketing. Now we have this report from Temple University about a medical professor and cardiologist there who’s using the iPod to teach his students how to recognize various heart murmurs.

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Beth Runs!

I’m a sucker for an inspirational running blog, especially when the writer is a Nike+iPod enthusiast. If you think marathons are only for elite runners, and are out of the reach of “regular” people, Beth Runs! proves otherwise. The blog follows Beth from her initial decision to run a marathon, through her training, injuries, setbacks, […]

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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 […]

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