Today’s App of the Day is aimed squarely at the fitness freaks. The Nike+ GPS iPhone app is a bit of a jack of all trades when it comes to helping out runners, acting as a route mapping planner, pedometer, coach, calorie counter and motivational aid.
“We are so excited to introduce the true “Runner’s App,” combining the dynamic power and community of Nike+ with the user-friendly functionality of GPS and accelerometry,” said Stefan Olander, VP, Nike Digital Sport. “We will continue to evolve the digital options we provide to runners so that their running experience is always unique and inspired.”
According to the press release, the app allows runners to:
Run Anywhere: From indoor to outdoor, track to treadmill, this new app combines the power of GPS technology with an accelerometer to map and track a run from anywhere. Even if the GPS signal is not available, thanks to the accelerometer the Nike+ GPS App continues to track pace, distance, time and calories-burned.
Map Your Runs: The GPS technology within the new Nike+ GPS App allows runners to keep track all of their routes including a breakdown of pace and distance at different points during a run. Runners can even tap the screen during a run to see their current location.
Challenge Yourself: The “Challenge Me” feature on the Nike+ GPS App allows runners to challenge themselves to run farther, faster, or longer than a previous run already logged. The app will also track run history to be able to personalize challenges.
Stay Connected: Runners can wirelessly connect with www.nikeplus.com after each run to instantly save the run and share it with friends via the site, Twitter, or Facebook. In addition, they can view their progress on goals, participate in running challenges and download coaching programs.
Stay Motivated: Runners receive motivating messages from top athletes and celebrities when specific customized goals are achieved, challenges are won, or when a personal best is achieved. Runners can also tap the iPhone screen to receive in-run feedback.
The app costs £1.19, and you can pick it up by clicking here. Scroll down for some pics of the app in action.