As I happened to be passing Niketown on 5th Avenue this morning, I popped in and enquired when I’d be able to get my mitts on the new Nike running watches (Aero+, Flight+ etc.).
The guy there told me "within the next two months, but I’m not supposed to tell". Oh well :)
Two months to wait then!
I’m now a fully fledged author on CPAN :)
My first contribution – WWW::Nike::NikePlus – a module that interfaces to the Nike+ running site which allows you to pull out all your run/goal/challenge data.
Now then, according to speculation back in January we were supposed to be able to get our mitts on new Nike+ watches that talk to our running shoes and our iPod yesterday.
Where are they, eh?
Some pictures from today’s marathon for you:
Update: I forgot to mention that I’ve tagged all the photos as much as possible, including with the runner’s number (if I could see them) and obviousl running clubs. So, you can search for yourself with your number. I have higher res photos too, so if you find yourself and want a big pic, let me know.
Pearl Izumi have released quite a nice Lycra cycling bib (sort of combined cycling shorts and, er, "suspenders") which combines my love of gadgetry with my lycra sports kit fetish.
I give you the cycling shorts with integrated MP3 player!
At $500 I think I’d just get myself some regular lycra gear and a Nano…
OK, so I’ve uploaded a couple of runs now…
I like it, and I like the fact that there’s a growng community behind with the coders actively seeking out improvements. I’m particularly looking forward to the ability to plot your speeds on top of the map.
They also have a nice widget, so I can show you my last run:
Anyone else who runs round Greenland Quay want to join some sort of league? I’m rubbish and need the motivation ;)
I’m a bit of a fan of my Nike+iPod system (and the sexy lycra running gear to match, but that’s another matter…) but the only problem I’ve found is that you’re forced into using the Nike running website to store your data and graph your runs.
Firstly the Nike running site is a bit slow and flakey at the best of times, and second, what happens if they suddenly decide to do away with it? All my data is lost forever.
No longer! Some cunning soles have reverse engineered the file format the iPod stores your run data in and also integrated it with a GMaps pedometer stylee thing. You can even share your runs out with others to find and have a go at.
It’s a bit beta and although I haven’t tried it yet, it promises lots. I shall let you know how I get on.
Engadget are carrying some pictures of soon-to-be-released Nike+ watches that tallk to your shoes and your iPod. Looks like I need to save up for the 1st of May…