Review: Nike+ iPod Touch Workout App

Despite looking forward to the iPod touch/iPhone integration of the Nike+ running dongle for over a year now, we can't help but feel slightly disappointed at the way this app is executed on the latest iPod touch. The Nike+ iPod software itself looks great-the red and white UI design matches up perfectly with Nike's… » 9/14/08 9:00am 9/14/08 9:00am

Confirmed: Nike+ Only Works With 2nd Gen iPod Touch, Not iPhone or 1st…

Our interview with Apple confirmed something we suspected in our liveblog and our hands on » 9/09/08 3:12pm 9/09/08 3:12pm with the device: that the Nike+ integration only works with . Owners of the first-gen iPod touch, the iPhone and iPhone 3G are locked out, because of the technology required to connect the device to the receiver in your shoe…

Nike+iPod Patent Shows Heart Rate, Temperature and Hydration Monitors

The main complaints about the current Nike+ Gear aren't that it doesn't do a good job keeping track of how far you run, it's that it doesn't measure stuff like heart rate, body temperature and other factors runners care about. Nike hears you. Their latest patent for upcoming Nike+ gear expands on the current concept… » 4/27/08 4:30pm 4/27/08 4:30pm

Apple Patents Nike + iPod on Steroids: It Wants to Pump You Up

The standard rule of Apple patents applies: Just because it's on file, doesn't mean they're going to put it out. But I hope they do, America's fat ass needs this. It's an advanced fitness suite, like Nike + iPod cranked up to 1100. There's hardware that keeps tabs on your heart rate and other vitals, a rewards… » 3/27/08 11:50am 3/27/08 11:50am

iPod + Nike's Fat, Moldy Grandpa: Apple II Pumas

Before iPod + Nike, there was Apple II + Puma. The built-in pedometer in these 1980s clodhoppers look like a recipe for some cracklin' good shin splints, if you ask me. After pounding the pavement, you download the time and distance to the Apple II via its game port to track your progress, along with your knees'… » 3/24/08 12:40pm 3/24/08 12:40pm

Another iPod Bug: Nike+ Doesn't Work Well with Nanos

We just discovered this the hard way: The Nike+iPod peripheral that tracks your distance doesn't let you play music on the new nanos. It's a small, surely fixable bug, but it's very annoying on top of the other issues we've had with this generational jump. Whether it's the Cover Flow interface lagging (which has… » 10/15/07 10:28pm 10/15/07 10:28pm

iPhone Hacker Challenge: Make the iPhone Work With Nike+ Sport Kit

Dear Hackers: Here's a personal challenge from me, Jason Chen. Make the iPhone work with the Nike+ Sport Kit. The current status now, when you plug the adapter into the iPhone, is a message that reads, sadly "This accessory is not supported by iPhone." » 9/16/07 7:00pm 9/16/07 7:00pm

Nike Amp+ iPod Watch Appears on FCC Website, More Photos Surface

Here's are more photos of the Amp+, one of those Nike iPod watches we saw leaked early this year. Recently appearing on the FCC website, the Amp+ gives you normal iPod nano controls along with a scrolling LED that displays information on your Nike+iPod running status. » 8/13/07 3:00pm 8/13/07 3:00pm

All Nike Shoes to Become Nike+ Compatible

AP Nike President and Chief Executive Mark Parker recently said that all Nike running shoes will become compatible with the Nike+iPod sensor by the end of the year. There were no other details offered, but I would suspect that over the year Nike will slowly phase out the old kicks in favor of new ones that are Nike+… » 3/26/07 3:00pm 3/26/07 3:00pm

Nike+iPod - iPod = Speed+

Get it? Nike is releasing a watch that will communicate with the Nike+ sensor and no longer need the assistance of an iPod. The Speed+ watch communicates wirelessly with the Nike+ sensor in your shoes and will display distance, pace, time and calories burned on the LCD display. It also includes a USB connection to… » 1/17/07 2:25pm 1/17/07 2:25pm

Stalking 101: Hack the Nike+iPod Sport Kit

A couple of scientists at the University of Washington managed to build a small scanner that could read the RFID signals that the Nike+iPod sports kit puts out. The range on these Nike devices are 60 feet, so it would be very easy for the right geeky person to track your every move. The scientists also linked their… » 12/14/06 2:44pm 12/14/06 2:44pm

Smarty Pants: Computing Meets Motion-Sensing Fabric

Okay smarty-pants, try this on for size: we've been hearing a lot about wearable computers, but now scientists at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute are figuring out how to manufacture pants that detect movement. » 9/27/06 10:44am 9/27/06 10:44am

Perhaps this idea could be used like the , but without requiring a shoe sensor. Or, the technology could…

It's Starting: The iPod

Steve's just walked out on stage. He's wearing the usual jeans and NO turtleneck, introducing the special event. "What do you say let's get started"! The first topic is the iPod. » 9/12/06 2:03pm 9/12/06 2:03pm

Marware Sportsuit Sensor+: No Need for Nikes

If you're looking to use that Nike + iPod Sport Kit on your daily runs but don't feel like springing for a pair of $100 Nikes, you can still just get the sport kit for $29 and the Marware Sportsuit Sensor+, a $10 pouch made of neoprene and rubber into which you insert the Nike+ iPod wireless sensor. The Velcro closure… » 8/16/06 3:23pm 8/16/06 3:23pm

Nike+ iPod: Out-of-Box Experience

iLounge snagged a Nike+ iPod Sport Kit and took it out of the box, giving us a good first look at how the system fits together. First we get a peek at the small red-and-white wireless 802.11 sensor/transmitter that fits into a pocket within the insole of those Nike shoes. A surprising revelation is that you don't… » 7/13/06 2:28pm 7/13/06 2:28pm