I bought a Nike+ running kit today. If you don’t know it, it basically consists of a sensor, and a reciever for the iPod. You can then go running with the sensor on your shoe, and the iPod will recieve data of your run, and sync it when you get home 🙂
At first i wanted to show some pictures of the box, but heck its only a sensor and a reciever, and the pics on the apple store site are much better. Check out the product here Nike+ iPod.
I quickly browsed through the manual to see if there was any steps that i didnt expect. As usual with apple everything was pretty much just “Plug, run, sync” 🙂 So i created a nikeplus.com account, found a good 1 km beginners route right outside my front door, and suited up!
The settings on the iPod were simple, and consisted mostly of choosing a ‘powersong’ that you can let loose if you feel a little tired and need a pick-me-up. My choice was ‘Don’t stop me now’ by Queen.
After that i choose to run 1 km on the iPod, and a friendly female voice asked med to start the workout by pressing middle button. Off we go!
My run went fairly well, and i was impressed at how well i did considering running has never been my strong suit. About halfway i used my powersong, and i litteraly sprinted hearing it 🙂 Works that you have a high tempo song to boost you!
Results are my first 1 km run was completed in about 6 minutes. Slow ? Dont really know, but i figure it can be a morning ritual, so about 7-8 am i will be jumping out of bed tomorrow (yes i realise its friday) and going for a run 😉
Also on the nike+ website i created a challenge saying i need to run 10 times before the end of December. If i don’t complete i will have to pay up to a friend, and be mocked :p And overall i was impressed with the nike+ website containing graphs and everything else useful for your running needs, including a personal trainer if you need one 🙂 really cool!