Activity and fitness trackers like the Nike Fuelband are using the power of mobile to sync your daily habits with an online system. But if you were holding out, waiting to see the FuelBand make its way to Android, you're out of luck. According to Nike, the company isn't interested in moving beyond iOS.
There are two great motivators to shedding your winter blubber: Realizing the extent of the holiday eating damage or having access to Nike's sublime iOS app that lets you track your runs. "Tracking" is perhaps putting things lightly, because this $1.99 baby serves up more stats than you could possibly need on every run you take. That means it's versatile enough to sate seasoned road warriors (the GPS function tracks both your pace and path) and wobbly newbies (it cheers you on when you break your own records).
All the ergonomics in the world aren’t going to magically make a person athletic (trust us, we checked). If you want to lose weight and get fit, you’ll need to take it outdoors. We hate working out as much as anyone else, but with the right tech, tracking your progress can be a fun and addicting way to see all that you’ve accomplished. From the colorful charts to challenging our friends to races, these high-tech gadgets have the geeks in us addicted to fitness.
If you’re anything like us, your workout equipment creates more dust bunnies than muscle. It’s all too easy to use a new gadget until it loses its luster, then toss it in a closet or drawer where it’ll never be found again. The Nike+ SportWatch GPS is an exception to this rule.
Nike + iPod is available for iPhone 3G and later users, as well as iPod touch 2nd generation or later users. But, you won't be able to see the app until you activate it in the Settings app. And before you do so, make sure to purchase the sensor or remote so that you'll be able to use the App.
Get out your running shoes, and tighten up that armband for your iPhone! The french iPhone and iPod Touch aficionado website, Blog iPhone, has published what they claim to be screenshots of the Nike+ application for the iPhone.
When you pick up your iPhone 2.0 in a few weeks, the first place you may want to take it to is the gym. That’s what Engadget is predicting anyway. According to a press release from 24 Hour Fitness yesterday stated, "Nike and Apple worked with major gym equipment manufacturers to make their cardio equipment Nike + iPod compatible so gym members can easily track and record workouts on cardio equipment like treadmills, stair steppers, elliptical trainers and stationary bikes." The gym giant will be the first to do so, however only selected gyms in its system will offer Nike + enabled equipment beginning in July. The press release only mentions the iPod nano, however Nike has made it clear that Nike+ would eventually be available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Engadget muses that with new iPhone on its way and the App Store about to launch (not to mention the patent application that included this graphic), July just might be your month to start that exercise program that you resolved to do back in January.