Nike Releases New GPS-Based iPhone App For Runners
The Apple App Store has a good collection of fitness apps and many of them do a great job at helping users execute their fitness routines.
Nike has now announced a new application that offers a nice alternative to the several free and paid fitness apps now available on the App Store.
The new Nike+ GPS application is targeted at the runners who can use the application to track their route, running speed, calories burned and also compare it with their previous routines. The application is presently available only in English and can be purchased from the App Store for a price of $1.99.
Here are some of the features available in this new iPhone app.
Visual Mapping: Users may track their run both indoors and outdoors using the "free range" and "treadmill" options. These are visually tracked and the maps will tell the user the path taken along with interesting details such as the distance covered, calories burned as well as the speed at different points during the run.
Challenge Me: The app comes with a Challenge Me feature that will give users a chance to beat their personal best in terms of distance covered, duration of the workout or their running speed.
Motivational Messages: Users can also listen to on-demand motivational messages from pro atheletes and celebrities during their run.
Social Sharing: The Nike+ GPS iPhone app is integrated with the NikePlus website where users may save each of their run to their profile. Additionally, they can also share this with friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter apart from inviting their friends to join the challenge.
The Nike+ GPS iPhone app is supported on iOS 4 or later and is compatible with iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 as well as the second and later generations of the iPod Touch. You can download the app from the App Store by clicking here. As always, do not forget to tell us how you find this iPhone application.