I’ll follow you, it won’t hurt the horse…
So, it looks like my next pair of shoes are going to be Nikes. Already went and pre-ordered and everything. “Why?” you ask.” Aren’t you an Asics guy?”
Well, yeah, and I’m just starting to break in a new pair of Gel Cumulii – the finest shoe known to man.
But, even more than being an Asics guy (and probably even more than being a runner), I’m a gadget guy, and this announcement from Apple + Nike today freed up $150 that ought to be going into my new MacBook fund. I’ve been dying for something like this:
- Information on time, distance, calories burned and pace is stored on iPod and displayed on the screen
- Real-time audible feedback also is provided through headphones
It’s the audible feedback that’s getting me hooked; that and the promise of having all the data handled when I sync my iPod, a workflow I’m already doing every day. Sure, it’s only 5 minutes or so that I’m saving over breaking out the HRM or Forerunner and keying in the data, but it’s also 5 minutes of not having to think about it.
Bit of advice – if you are going to order, sign up for a Nike online account – you’ll get free shipping on your next order.
So, the rest of y’all can save your money – I’ll happily pay it and see if Lance Armstrong and Paula Radcliffe are shilling for crap.Now, all I need to do is to figure out how to migrate the data from Nike+ over to BreakingTheTape.