Nike+GPS app

By Katie Bonanni
October 4, 2010

This iPod application will have you running to the nearest shoe store to pick up your new pair of Nike running shoes.

When you download the Nike+GPS app to your iPod touch or iPhone it tracks your workout easily both indoor and outdoors and without a sensor.  The app records your pace, distance, calories burned and run route with the iPhone’s GPS.   The built in GPS will track where you are going and where you have already and then it is uploaded to

As you run, you receive voice feedback for how well you are doing and you are also able to set goals for yourself.  Motivational messages from Nike’s top athletes will push you to achieve your goals and also celebrate with words of encouragement when you reach them.  The app includes a feature called Challenge Me.  If your goal is to run 3.0 miles it will push you to run 3.5 miles.

If you happen to find yourself lost on your run.  Don’t worry the application’s GPS has a map that tracks exactly where you started and where you have run to.  To give you that extra motivational boost when you are nearing the end of your run, customize your “PowerSong” and activate it when needed.

In customer ratings Nike+GPS receives 4 stars.  It is definitely worth $1.99 as opposed to the old Nike+iPod sport kit that could be purchased for $30.  This app comes highly recommended because you can listen to music, while the app records your running times, and maps out your routes with various distances, elevations and average speeds.

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