Feeds

Philips' athletic MP3 player hits the track

Monitors performance to the sound of Chariots of Fire

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

Philips and Nike yesterday introduced the Mp3Run - a gadget they believe is the only product on the market that combines music and athletic performance monitoring. The unveiling was one of the few innovations at the Philips products show in the Factory Convention Centre in Amsterdam, which continues today.

Runners strap the Mp3Run to their arm and a Bluetooth-enabled speed sensor to their shoe. The sensor continuously collects data such as speed and distance covered and the Mp3Run's display shows a summary of the performance and delivers an audible summary via the headphones.

Up to 200 workouts can be stored in the player’s memory, and an unlimited number on a PC. If the runner wants an update during the run, he simply reaches over and presses the button. With 256MB of storage capacity, the Mp3Run can save up to 125 WMA tracks or 60 MP3 tracks. The player also has a built-in FM radio function with 10 presets and twelve hours' playtime.

Philips also launched a new Go Gear Wearable Camcorder, which combines a MPEG4 camcorder, 2 megapixel camera and a Mp3 audio player in one, and showed a new model of its Streamium TV, a 23-inch LCD TV that is able to wirelessly access video, music, photos and multimedia content stored on a PC. ®

Related stories

Introducing the Kalashnikov MP3 player
Consumers go crazy for MP3 players
Napster gives away MP3 players

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
FCC, Google cast eye over millimetre wireless
The smaller the wave, the bigger 5G's chances of success
It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE
By 'eck! Eccles cake production thrown into jeopardy
Mobile coverage on trains really is pants
You thought it was just *insert your provider here*, but now we have numbers
Don't mess with Texas ('cos it's getting Google Fiber and you're not)
A bit late, but company says 1Gbps Austin network almost ready to compete with AT&T
HBO shocks US pay TV world: We're down with OTT. Netflix says, 'Gee'
This affects every broadcaster, every cable guy
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.