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 […]
Category Archive for 'Running'
RunKeeper, a GPS-based training assistant for runners and cyclists, has been approved by Apple and is available on the iTunes App Store as of tonight. I’m downloading it now, but since it’s just after midnight here in California I won’t be going out for a run until the morning. I’ll post my first impressions soon. […]
RunKeeper, the forthcoming GPS-based run tracking app for iPhone, has a shiny new FAQ to tide us over while we all wait for App Store approval. Some interesting nuggets: RunKeeper only works with 3G iPhones (because the original iPhones don’t have GPS). RunKeeper can run for 3 hours on one battery charge (if you follow […]
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 […]
Matt just bought some new running shoes and has a question: “Why are modern sneakers so ugly?” A theory: Hmm…I do want to run away from them every time I look down. So maybe it’s a motivational technique. The comments are a fun read, especially if you’ve ever bought running shoes that you had to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.