Though I haven’t paid much attention to the Nike+iPod Sport Kit in recent months, every time a high-profile Apple event rolls around I secretly hope for an announcement (or even a mention) of the popular running gadget. I’ve almost stopped being disappointed by the silence. Almost. At Apple’s WWDC this past Monday, I really wanted […]
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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 […]
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 […]
I have to admit, I’m not a big fan of iPod armbands. I don’t find them comfortable, I don’t think they look especially good around my arm, and I’m not sure how necessary they really are. When I run, I usually just hold my iPod in my hand or clip it to my waistband. Why […]
Nike reported their third quarter 2007 earnings last Thursday, and during the follow-up conference call with anaylists, CEO Mark Parker revealed that all Nike running shoes will be Nike+iPod compatible by the end of this year: When I took this job 15 months ago, I said Nike’s focus was on generating top line revenue and […]
Underground rapper and hip-hop producer Aesop Rock will be the latest artist contributing to the Nike+iPod ecosystem with the release of his new Nike+ Original Run mix, available this Tuesday, February 13 on the iTunes Store. You can hear a preview of the new Nike mix on his MySpace page. Aesop Rock is the third […]
Danish blogger, climber, and Mac enthusiast Jonas Rabbe has posted a thorough review of his new Nike+iPod Sport Kit. While Nike+iPod reviews are a dime-a-dozen these days, Jonas includes an insightful look at how the Sport Kit experience could be improved, which makes the review well worth reading.
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 […]
A reader who has seen Nike’s Spring 2007 product catalog, which has been distributed to Nike retailers, confirmed the existence of the Nike+ watches… and adds some juicy new details.
Looks like Nike is planning to release a new product that lets runners record and upload Nike+ data without an iPod: The Nike Speed+ Watch. Many thanks to quick-thinking reader Steve who saw the Speed+ listed on the new Nike Store Europe site just after it went live on Monday night. He was able to […]
I woke up this morning to several email messages asking whether the Nike+iPod Sport Kit works with Apple’s newly announced iPhone. I spent the better part of yesterday wandering around Macworld taking pictures and asking questions, and I’m afraid I don’t have good news to report.
A reader has pointed me to a clever German product which attaches the Nike+iPod sensor to any running shoe, the Chip-Clip. This clear plastic cap fits on the tongue of the shoe and features a slot to thread a shoelace through, which keep the cap in place. There’s also an extended lip at the front […]