Running can be addicting ! However, for people who aren’t avid joggers, it’s a challenge getting started. Using inspirational workout music and fun gadgets can motivate you to get out in the nice weather and lean up! This new app from Nike could be your ticket to a healthier lifestyle.
Before, applications like this cost about $80.00. However, now you can purchase this fun program for 1.99 from itunes! Similar to the previous application, the Nike+ chip (inserted in your shoe) talks to your iphone which charts your progress as you run or walk. Incoming calls will pause the application. You can choose the distance you would like to run or the the time. Right now you can not choose the calories you’d like to burn but that’s coming out soon.
As you run you can watch the Nike + map as it charts your distance and terrain. You can also challenge yourself by running against others via the “challenge me” feature.
This app also allows you to comprise your own list of songs to go with your workout routine. Along the way you also get motivational feedback from voices such as Lance Armstrong, Paula Radcliffe, Tracey Morgan (from 30 Rock) and others. The voice feedback can be random or it can be linked to predesignated mile markers along the course.
Unfortunately, you must be holding the iphone for the GPS system to work accurately. Putting it in an armband will hinder the device. If you are inside running it will still track your distance without the GPS. On the old device it was recommended that you calibrate the system by running on a 400 meter track. However, the new system calibrates itself.
Buyer beware!! This app only works with the 3GS model of iphone.
Get the body you’ve always wanted and stay motivated with with fun app! Bikini season is right around the corner!