When I ran in Triathlons, one of the biggest pains was the lack of not having an accurate way to measure performance while running. That was 4 years ago. The closest thing we had was a pedometer, and a timer. But Nike just came up with the next big thing for runners. They developed a technology that offers even more data analysis for workout fiends everywhere.
The Nike+ Training Shoes have sensors inside the soles that transmit data tracking your performance in real time. By using the shoes, you will receive important data about your run – including steps, lunges and even your vertical leap. The data is then transferred to your smart phone where you can analyze and modify your workout routine. They even have a basketball-focused version of the shoe – Hyperdunk+, see what they did there?
The information that is delivered to your app can be uploaded to their network. Additionally, you will be given the option to compete against your friends by keeping track of everything you do while you’re wearing your shoes. Every step you take, every jump, every lounge, and every mile you complete. This level of interaction is supposed to make you want to work out more in order to beat your friends in a “fit race.” I thought they were already building an app for that? an app where you’re supposed to run away from other zombies?
If everything goes according to plan, the shoes will be on the market sometime this summer. In the meantime, you can enjoy the video and see what this shoe promises it will do for you! Via: Tested