Sneakers That Talk to Your iPod
New system from Nike and Apple connects your iPod nano to special running shoes that track your workout.
Nike and Apple have unveiled a wireless system allowing Nike+ footwear to deliver information on time, distance, calories burned, and pace directly to an iPod nano. This exercise data is transmitted to the runner during a workout and can be later uploaded to the NikePlus website, which also features “virtual race” challenges and iMixes chosen by athletes. Also in the works for Apple is the iPod Sport, an MP3 player with a built-in accelerometer to select and play music depending on the speed of exercise.
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On the Web: NikePlus