When I go running (or you can use these if you are a walker), I love to attach my iPod Touch and listen to my workout playlists (it definitely keeps me motivated and free from boredom). I also love to use my Nike+ in conjunction with my Timex Ironman iControl watch. Let me tell you a little about each!Nike +Ready
Grab your iPod nano, iPod touch, or iPhone 3GS, a pair of Nike+ shoes, and the Nike + iPod Sport Kit or Sensor. Put the sensor in your Nike+ shoe -- there's a built-in pocket specifically designed for it under the insole (or you can cut out a section of your current/favorite shoes or you can buy a pouch
). Then connect the receiver to your iPod nano. iPod touch and iPhone 3GS include built-in support for Nike + iPod, so no receiver is necessary. The sensor tracks your run, then sends the data to your iPod.
Check out the Nike + iPod menu and choose how you want to run. You can
use custom workout shortcuts to start your favorite workouts quickly.
Try the open-ended workout or select one with time, distance, or calorie
goals. Then pick your favorite playlist, shuffle songs, or choose
Nike-created Sport Music. You can even program a Power Song to play when
you need instant motivation.Go
As you run, your iPod or iPhone 3GS tells you your time, distance, pace,
and calories burned. And it gives you feedback at the halfway point and
in the final lead-up to your goal. You can also see the details of your
workout on your iPod or iPhone 3GS.Where can I purchase Nike +?
You can typically purchase a Nike + sensor at any athletic or electronics store, such as Best Buy, that sells iPods and iPod accessories for about $25-$29. You can also purchase Nike + shoes at any athletics store...just look for the description to say "Nike + compatible" - the shoes aren't typically any more expensive than others. Again, if you do not like the Nike brand shoe - you can always purchase a pouch (search online for "nike + pouch") for your Nike + sensor.Learn more about Nike + through Apple >>>Learn more about Nike + through Nike >>>* Photo taken from apple.com
Timex Ironman iControl Watch
I love my Timex Ironman iControl Watch. Not only is it a sport watch and comes in many fun colors, but it also wirelessly controls my iPod Touch (volume control, advance songs, play/pause) while I'm running. What's nice about having this watch is that you do not have to stop and try and control your iPod, you can do it on the fly by pressing a button on the watch - it just keeps me going!
This watch is compatible with iPod 5th generation (video); iPod Nano
2nd generation (aluminum) 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB; iPod 5th generation (video)
60GB and 80GB; iPod Nano 1st generation 1GB, 2GB, 4GB; and the iphone and iPod touch.
Prices range from $25 - $89 - so shop around for the best price! :)* Photo taken from tigerdirect.com