Nike+ Training and Nike+ Basketball iPhone apps pair up with stat-tracking shoes
The Nike+ monitoring system has been tracking our fitness for years. Now with Nike+ Training, Nike has put that technology inside running shoes. New trainers with built-in sensors track a wearer’s performance, and sends the data to an iPhone. Nike also unleashed the Nike+ Basketball app, and shoes that measure how much airtime you get on those gravity-defying slam dunks.
The Nike+ technology works in the same vein as the existing Nike+ system already familiar with runners. There are two iOS apps: Nike+ Training and Nike+ Basketball.
Both free apps display performance data collected by Nike LunarGlide+ footwear with built-in sensors. These built-in sensors measure, and transmit performance metrics to an iPhone or other compatible Apple iOS device.
The Nike+ Training app features workouts designed to help users get “fitter, faster and stronger.” Drills are delivered to the iPhone from the Nike+ Training app, complete with feedback.
The Nike+ Basketball app deliver real-time feedback on your performance. It breaks down the wearer’s game, and delivers information on how quick the user plays, letting them measure how high they jump during a dunk. Players can record a dunk, superimpose the data on a video, and then share it with friends over Facebook.
Both apps will be compatible with the aforementioned Nike LunarGlide+ footwear for £100, or the Nike Lunar TR1 training shoes for £180 with a Sport Pack. Basketball players will want to check out the new Nike Hyperdunk+ and Sport Pack for £190 from the official Nike website and retail stores.
What do you think, sports fans? We’d like to see the technology put inside football boots. Where would you like to see the technology used?