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Nike releases Nike+ GPS App for iPhone

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, September 7, 2010
News Categories: iPhone, Apps + Games

Nike has released Nike+ GPS, a new iPhone application that provides tracking of runs on the Nike+ service using the iPhone GPS and accelerometer. Similar in design to the integrated Nike+ app found on current iPhone and iPod touch devices, Nike+ GPS can track both indoor and outdoor workouts, recording pace, distance and run route without requiring the use of special shoes or the Nike+ sensor. The application also provides motivational messages from top athletes, voice feedback and an integrated map to track the user’s route and display their current location. Runs can be uploaded wirelessly to directly within the app for tracking progress online, setting goals, sharing runs with friends or joining challenges. The app is also compatible with the iPod touch although users of that device will not be able to access the mapping capabilities due to the lack of built-in GPS. Nike+ GPS requires an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 or iPod touch running iOS 4.0 or later and is available from the App Store for $2.

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I’m curious on how accurate the accelerometer will be on the iPhone 4 when running stationary on a treadmill (GPS makes sense outdoors).  I understand the Nike+ pod in the shoe, but will the placement of the iPhone be crucial to accuracy; ie, armband, hip, carrying in hand?

Posted by Kuya on September 7, 2010 at 11:53 AM (PDT)


I bought the pod to use with my 3GS and it has performed poorly since switching to the 4. Then I discovered RunKeeper (free) and stopped using it. I would be interested to see how these two programs stack up - I’m sure someone will write an article comparing the two.

Posted by Thom Brooks on September 7, 2010 at 4:59 PM (PDT)


Why is it not available for iPhone 3G?
It also runs iOS4.

Guess I have to move to Runkeeper or endomondo!!!

Posted by JCastro on September 8, 2010 at 9:55 AM (PDT)

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