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I’m going to hold off on my journal entry tonight. I’m just not in the mood BUT I had to share my experience with the Apple Nike + iPod Thingamajig (I’m really not sure what to call it, can you tell?)
I’ll start by saying, IT IS AWESOME! For a stat girl like me I can’t wait to start charting all my runs and tracking them. The great thing, is it requires no work on your part besides plugging the iPod in. I was amazed.
Here’s how it works.
If you have the right nano you plug in a small device into the iPod. Then you put the little Nike chip in or on your shoe. I don’t actually have Nike shoes so I used this shoe pouch and attached it to my laces.
That’s it! Now go run!
When you get back, plug the iPod in to sync, it will ask you if you want to save the data and then viola you get a visual of your run, like this…
How COOL is that?!?
Now, I added the blue text to point a couple of things out like the ability to name and describe the run. I also loved the fact I could see where I walked for a few seconds. I just think this is really neat.
I don’t know about you, but I find this very motivating. I just want to run so I can get a new little graph! (I’m such a geek)
I know some of you out there have used it, anyone want to share their opinion? Anyone not think it’s the coolest gadget ever? Just curious. Honestly, I was quite shocked it was only $29. It seems like a pretty fair price to me considering the ease of use and cool tracking stats.
OK, gotta run, it’s too late, I shouldn’t be up. Throwing a party tomorrow, I’ll tell you all about it this weekend. :~)
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