Nike Launches GPS Apps for Runners

Nike this week launched its Nike+ GPS App into the App Store, a new piece of software that has grand aspirations of being a digital training tool for athletes. Runners who download the app can use their iPhone or iPod touch to visually map out their runs while tracking pace, distance, time, and calories burned, Nike says.

And if you're new to this whole running thing and can't seem to stay motivated, Nike offers instant motivational feedback from athletes like Paula Radcliffe and Lance Armstrong, as well as...Tracy Morgan? That's right, the former Saturday Night Live star and current 30 Rock comedian will apparently help keep you in the mindset to run.

"We are so excited to introduce the true 'Runner’s App' for iPhone combining the dynamic power and community of Nike+ with the user-friendly functionality of GPS and accelerometry," said Stefan Olander, VP, Nike Digital Sport. "We will continue to evolve the digital options we provide to runners so that their running experience is always unique and inspired."

If Tracy Morgan isn't your cup of tea, the app also comes with a "Challenge Me" feature that allows runners to, well, challenge themselves to run farther and faster than on previous runs.

The Nike+ GPS App is available now for a couple of bucks.
Via:  BusinessWire
jturnbull65 4 years ago

MapMyFitness has free apps for the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry, as well as a web portal. They have been around since 2006 and consequently have a 500,000 user base with user-submitted routes for hiking, running, walking, and biking.

inspector 4 years ago

"motivational feedback"?

How will they do this? give you some talk while you run?

realneil 3 years ago

[quote user="Inspector"]"motivational feedback"? How will they do this? give you some talk while you run? [/quote]

You get a call from Tracy while running, he says that a 400 pound sadomasochistic gorilla is behind you and very horny and that you have a banana strapped to your backside. So you run faster and farther too!


animatortom 4 years ago

Sweat inside Iphone...Iphone fizzles......Must buy new Iphone!

this is the perfect app,....For Apple:P

If you dont know where you are running to, then you deserve to end up in Harlem with your Lime green shorts and $250 dollar running shoes, and a 399dollar Iphone :P

jillian_g 3 years ago

With all due respect to Nike. For me, Adidas running shoes is still the best and the more advance running shoes out there.

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