Bean pouch rivals Nike+ trainers
Running, on the cheap
A universal adaptor’s
bean been launched to rival the Nike+ exercise kit, providing cheapskate runners with a more cost-effective option.
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Bean Pod allows runners, walkers and speed steppers to use their Nike+ sensor on any other footwear, from mud-encrusted Hi-Tech trainers to your steel toe-capped Doc Martens.
The official Nike+ kit provides joggers with a running commentary on their exercise, with details about time, distance and calories burned all relayed from their shoe to their ear through an iPod.
Just lace a Bean Pod pouch onto the front of your trainers and then slip a Nike+ sensor into it and all such information will be relayed to your iPod, but without using the expensive Nike sneakers.
Bean Pod doesn’t come with a Nike+ sensor, which is why it only costs $5 (£3.40/€3.90). ®
Welcome to 2007
These have been around for years... careful with the calibration though as moving the transmitter even a small amount where it is positioned on the shoe can wildly alter the distance it thinks it has travelled... quite depressing when your 6 mile run reports as just under 2!
These have been around for ages!
Besides the Nike + is rubbish, I have had three and had to take the all back as the screen kept breaking!
Why is John Lock doing the voiceover? And why is the music from the early 90s.
But Nike already canabalised their market
Yeah but Nike already canabalised their market with their Nike Running Show Wallet (http://tr.im/gJox) for £10 and doesn't require lacing, but simply slides onto the shoe. I recommend it with my Asics.