I’ll start by saying that I’m not the biggest fan of Apple, Steve Jobs, or the iPhone. But I realize that there are many out there who live and die by their Apple products, and especially by their iPhone, so this post is for you. Look at how selfless I can be ;)
Nike released an iPhone app yesterday that was made specifically for runners. The app will only set you back $1.99 and is loaded with features that will prove useful to those who enjoy a frequent jog through the park, around the block, or on the treadmill. It works by pulling information from the iPhone’s accelerometer and GPS to give the user accurate and and useful information to help runners stay fit and keep motivated.
The app allows runners to map out runs and track their progress. It will work both indoors and outdoors, with or without a GPS signal, free range or treadmill. When running a mapped route, the runner can see a breakdown of their pace, distance, time, and calories burned. There is also a “Challenge Me” mode which will push runners to go greater distances, longer times, and quicker paces than previous runs.
If you are an iPhone user who is interested in the app, it can be found here (iTunes link). There is no word on whether or not an Android version of the app is in development. But if it is, my $2 is theirs!