“While Apple’s app is uniquely their own, they appear to be consulting with or at least including Nike into their program as one illustration lists ‘The Nike Training Club Class,'” Purcher reports. “Apple’s Fitness Center App is well designed to cover all aspects of a workout including stats gathered from next generation smart equipment right down to the inclusion of a unique social networking component that will work within a particular fitness center or within your city limits to help you find a workout buddy and/or to stir on competition to get you motivated. Apple’s new fitness center app is designed to work with your iPhone or iPod touch to provide you with realtime stats to keep you informed and on track.”
Purcher reports, “The focus of Apple’s patent is to provide the iPhone (or other wireless networked devices) with a single seamless fitness center oriented application that will connect to fitness center servers to access various services.”
More info and Apple’s patent application illustrations in the full article here.