Nike preps heart rate monitor for Apple’s new iPod nano

Apple Store“In addition to a built-in pedometer, the new fifth-generation iPod nano will be compatible with an upcoming Nike-branded heart rate monitor,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“Evidence of the device exists in the latest Nike+ iPod user guide, posted temporarily on Apple’s Web site. The 28-page document includes a section entitled ‘Linking a Nike + iPod Compatible Remote or Heart Rate Monitor,'” Hughes reports. “It states that only the fifth-generation ipod nano, announced Wednesday, is compatible.”

Hughes reports, “In addition, people familiar with the matter told AppleInsider that the accessory was initially expected to launch alongside the next-generation iPod nano, but it has been delayed for an unknown period of time.”

“The latest iPod nano has a built-in pedometer that will sync to the Nike+ software. Previously, the system required an external transmitter to track steps,” Hughes reports. “The system keeps track of milestones like running distance, as well as calories burned.”

More info in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

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