Feeds

Nike readies alternative to own iPod workout kit

Nike+ SportsBand to challenge... er... Nike+ iPod

High performance access to file storage

Nike’s love of all things iPod may have hit a rut - the sportswear company is rumoured to be going it alone by launching a non-Apple wireless workout dongle.

Nike_sportsband

Nike's SportsBand: doesn't allow musical workouts

The latest exercise product, dubbed Nike SportsBand, hasn’t been officially announced by the company. However, online reports state that the wrist strap must be used in conjunction with the Nike+ Sports Kit and a pair of Nike+ trainers.

Nike+ Sports Kit calculates all sorts of exercise information, such as calories burned and distance jogged, by monitoring the movement of your Nike+ trainers. The Sports Kit continuously transmits this information to the SportsBand, which has a screen to display the data.

You’ll know exactly how long you’ve been running because the wrist strap is also a digital watch - a button on the SportsBand allows users to toggle between the different displays and operating modes.

Apple and Nike still offer the Nike+ iPod Sports Kit, which does the same job, but sends the data to your music player. The SportsBand isn't musical, so you'll still need to bring an MP3 player of some sort to liven up your running sessions.

Rumour has it that Nike+ SportsBand will be available in Europe this April for €60 (£40/$80).

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
Video games make you NASTY AND VIOLENT
Especially if you are bad at them and keep losing
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Nvidia gamers hit trifecta with driver, optimizer, and mobile upgrades
Li'l Shield moves up to Android 4.4.2 KitKat, GameStream comes to notebooks
Gimme a high S5: Samsung Galaxy S5 puts substance over style
Biometrics and kid-friendly mode in back-to-basics blockbuster
AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'
The Radeon R9 295X2: Water-cooled, 5,632 stream processors, 11.5TFLOPS
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
NORKS' own smartmobe pegged as Chinese landfill Android
Fake kit in the hermit kingdom? That's just Kim Jong-un-believable!
prev story

Whitepapers

Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.