Heart Rate Monitor For Nike+ To Track Your Ticker

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It's been a long time coming, but finally Nike has teamed up with Polar for a wearable heart-rate monitor that works with the Nike+ SportBand and iPod Sport Kit.

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Worn around the chest, the Polar WearLink+ sends the heart-rate to the Nike+ kit, which is then transferred to the NikePlus.com service for tracking against all the other stats. So now you'll know just how hard your little heart is working when you're jogging those 15kms.

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It's also compatible with other Polar fitness gear, if you happen to already own some. On sale this month in the US, and Europe in July, it'll cost about $50. [BusinessWire]

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From the article: "Users can see their beats per minute while they run with their Nike+ SportBand, or hear spoken feedback of their BPM during their Nike+ iPod workout." That's the most important part! You need to mention that, Kat. This is useless unless you know your hr while you're actually running, cycling, etc.

I've had a nano and Nike+ sport kit for a few years. I was looking to upgrade to a heart monitor but didn't want to drop three hundred bones on a Garmin watch. $50 for an add-on is a steal!

I sure hope this thing works well. Garmin has some real competition now. Maybe they'll add an MP3 player to their watches to compete.