iRun – Nike Goes 21st Century
I’m not a big runner myself. I think I might have half jogged across the street the other day to avoid an oncoming car. But I am always inspired by those joggers who run everyday—weather it’s bright and sunny, or below zero and snowing. I would kill for a quarter their motivation.
Those of you who are runners should definitely keep your eyes peeled for Nike’s new iPod compatible N+ sneakers. The current N+ sneakers allow you to track your run— time, distance, and calories burned—with your iPod nano. Myself, I don’t think I’ll ever be that into my run. All I need is the pride for actually getting out there.
The details of what exactly is happening are vague. But the President and Chief Executive of Nike says the products will be out some time this year.
Already on the market is the Nike+ Sports Kit. The “kit” contains a chip which slips into a small pocket in your shoe and sends information to your iPod nano. There are already 21 shoes available with this technology. Prices range from $74.99- $110.00.
Who knows how the new shoes will improve on the available technology. I can’t imagine needing to anything more than tracking distance, and calories, but Apple continues to dream up new, cool stuff.