Product Type: Apple digital audio accessories
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Great motivater for lone runners
Apple Nike + iPod Sport Kit
Member Name: contagiousmind
Apple Nike + iPod Sport Kit
Advantages: Very easy to use, and will push that little extra
Disadvantages: Is expensive to get started
Now I was fairly active when i was younger, i played a lot of sport at school, mainly Basktetball and Hockey, I even became very good at Hockey ending up playing for our men's 1st team by the age of around 14 or 15. I even managed to make it into the eastern regional squad. I stopped playing when I was about 21 to persue anothe pasion, Music, I was in a band that was doing quite well, and i wanted to put more time into this, to cut a long story short, we did well, got signed, but it fell apart a bit, but i digress, that truely is another story.
Back on track, after stopping playing alot of sport and getting a 'regular' 9-5 desk job i noticed my fitness suffered dramatically. So i decided to start running in the evenings, which although I enjoyed was difficult to motivate myself after sitting on my cheeks for 8 hours already. When i came across the Nike + iPod system i was in the states on Holiday so managed to pick up some Nike + compatible trainers, and an Ipod Nano for 'half price', (I love going to America on holiday!).
Basically what you need is an iPod Nano, some Nike + compatible trainers, and this Apple Nike+ iPod sport kit, (but if you're reading this chances are you already know that.) In the Apple Nike+ iPod sport kit you get a little 'chip' that goes under the sole of your nike+ traniners, and an addon for the iPod nano which plugs into the bottom where you plug in the sync cable.
The main reason i bought this kit to be able to do this was to keep me motivated. While out running you can press the centre button on your ipod at anytime, and it will tell you over your headphones on a sat nav type voice which tells you how far you've run, how long it's taken you and what pace you're running at, customisable to be miles or KM to your taste.
Once you have run you sync it with your iTunes and it will link to your Nike+ account to update all information on there. The Nike+ website shows you all details from all your runs, but that's not all. On the website you can set yourself goals, e.g, I want to set a goal of running 30 miles over the next 4 weeks. It will then keep track of it for you. Similarly you can also set challenges between other uses which is an superb motivater!!
One of the advantages of this is service is, as always on the internet, the community presence, you can join in with the community in the forum, and find challenges that suit your ability, or setup your own challenge to other users.
All in all this is a great little thing to have to help motivate you.
Summary: All in all this is a great little thing to have to help motivate you.
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