Apple attempts to rule the world…well mine at least.
When the Mister gave me my iPhone for my birthday, I was happy that I now had more space to cram stuff into a device that does almost everything but make a decent phone call. As far as writing, texting, calling (which I think is really an AT&T issue) and taking photos on the fly, I still think my Crackberry was the better device. However, I find the features and apps continue to keep me worshipping at the Apple alter and padding Steve Jobs’ pockets.
One of the features I really like on my 3GS is the ability to use Nike+ without the insert that syncs to the sensor in my shoe. In the past, I have completed many runs only to discover that my workout was not tracked and although the run made me feel great afterwards, I didn’t have that visual confirmation that I did it.
Fast forward to two to three updates and with the introduction of OS4 point whatever, I can now create a playlist even mid run, change my information, and now with the introduction of the Nike+ app, update results without using iTunes or my desktop.
The stalker angle aside, it’s really cool to be able to run and not have to worry whether the sensor in your shoe is still functioning, whether it is accurately tracking your speed (it appears that the old method was not very accurate) and then there’s comparing previous runs. You can now challenge yourself and friends to best your times. Best part is that I no longer have to be a slave to Nikes! I can purchase any running shoe, and don’t have to replace my sensor every 1000 hours.
In the app, I was able to leave a note about my workout, describe my run (awesome, sunny, outside terrain) and when I hit the track tomorrow, I can challenge myself to see if I can best today’s time.
At $1.99 plus tax, this app is a steal!