Track Your Run Without the Sensor

I’m not what people would call “active.” My wife on the other hand, she’s a little spitfire. She loves going out running, and can’t wait until we can get a new stroller for jogging with our little one. I’ve recently resolved to lose some extra weight though, and I’ve looked to my iPhone for help. IOS 4 comes standard with the Nike+ system, but I didn’t want to spend the money on the sensor if I didn’t really need it. Wasn’t there another option?

There is, and although there are other apps that do the same thing, Nike is now in on the game with the Nike+ GPS app [iTunes Link]. Just download the app for $1.99 and put your iPhone on your arm or pocket while you go for a run. That’s it, that easy. The app tracks your progress on a map using GPS, and you can use it to set a predetermined distance if you feel it’s necessary. You can also get feedback via the app to give you motivation while you run.

I’m not a big fan of running, but I’ve got to do something to get some exercise. Having this app is not only good motivation, but also pretty cool as well. And if you do enjoy running, then this app should be a gimme.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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