Nike+iPod vs. iPhone 3G app challengers

“Dedicated runners, bikers, hikers, and walkers like to keep track of their efforts, dutifully logging miles (or kilometers), time, weather conditions, elevation gain or loss. That’s why there was a lot of excitement after the Nike + iPod Sport Kit was announced in 2006, since the same device you were using to listen to music could be used to tell you just how far and fast you ran,” Steven Sande reports for TUAW.

“When the iPhone 3G arrived this summer, I wondered how it would work as an exercise tracking tool. After all, the device has GPS built in and should be able to accurately measure distances, time, and even elevation,” Sande reports.

Sande looked at:
• Trailguru
• RunKeeper
• The Running GyPSy
• iTrail

Find out how these iPhone 3G apps and the Nike + iPod Sport Kit compete in the full article here.


  1. These applications are very cool, but where do you actually put the iphone? It seems like everything meant for runners has some sort of a strap or something so you don’t have to put it in a pocket. I’m guessing that’s covered by the Nike kit?

    One thing that hasn’t been mentioned is safety. With all the stories of joggers that go missing, could this be used to help authorities find someone they’re looking for?

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