Rarely do I promote products on this blog, but I can’t help it today as I’m overly excited about the new Nike+ Sportband option. This is Nike’s newest addition to the Nike+ system, which is a line of products geared to help runners track progress by calculating distance, time, and calories burned. Previously, Nike+ system had to be used with an iPod nano, which I happen to have, but it frustrated me that it was the only option.
Looks like Nike finally realized there’s a bigger market out there who would willingly use their product if it wasn’t tied down to an iPod. That’s where the SportBand comes into play. I believe it still works with the same Nike+ sensor, which I currently own, and it transmits your run data to the band (as opposed to your iPod. The Sportband also has a USB connection, so you can plug it right into your computer after a run and upload your information to keep track of your progress.
I know there’s been online chatter when Nike+ first debuted about inaccuracies with run distances, but I have to say, I find the product to be quite accurate (I’ve driven my daily runs and came up with close/exact distances). Kudos to Nike for making a solid product. Can’t wait to get my hands on a Nike+ Sportband.
Nike marketing/PR team, if you’re reading — hook me up! 😉