I’m not a runner, I only run when chased. However, I found this new Nike product – NIKE : Overview – a little bewildering. Apparently, you plug some doo-dad (yes, that’s my technical term for it) into into your iPod and through the power of …. something, your iPod and your Nike shoes communicate. Your pace, distance run, and time are all recorded, and spoken to you a la the Star Trek computer.

Has the iPod become the new killer must have toy? If my sneakers can talk to my iPod, what’s going to happen next? I set up a ‘cooking dinner’ playlist and the damn thing tells me how many calories I’m adding each time the olive oil gets added to the pan?

My wife and I both have Nanos – presents to each other for our honeymoon , so I’m not saying anything bad about iPods, but, come on!

She’s looking for a new car, as a matter of fact, and one of the options is a permanent iPod cable – which has to be a big improvement over the FM transmitter.

1 Comment so far

  1. wayan (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2006 @ 3:38 pm

    That is just an over-fancy pedometer. It guesstimates your distance based on the “average” stride times the number of steps you take when you run. It does seem like it can give you run time, or what a watch does now.

    If you really want to be accurate & fancy, use a Garmin Forerunner 205. It’s a wrist GPS that gives you total run accuracy to 3 feet. Its what all us triathletes use these days.

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