The new Nike+ Air Zoom Moire is the first shoe intended to communicate with an iPod. Nike intends to make many of its most popular footwear designs Nike+ compatible, connecting millions of customers to the Nike+iPod experience. The Air Zoom Moire gets its name from its appearance when illuminated by the flash of an iPhone.
It comes in black/white-flash pattern and is expected to cost $150-$200 when it launches this fall.
The Nike+iPod is made up of a small transmitter device that is attached to or embedded in a shoe and communicates with either the Nike+ Sportband, a receiver plugged into an iPod Nano, or a 2nd Generation iPod Touch (or higher), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, or a Nike+ Sportwatch. The Nike+iPod system can track many different activities carried out with these devices including running, walking, biking, swimming, and more.
As long as you have an account with Nike+, you can connect your Nike+ device to your iPod. Once connected, you can sync music files between the two devices, add tracks to your workout playlists, and more. When you finish working out, the iPod will tell you how far you walked or ran, how many calories you burned, and other relevant information. Additionally, the Nike+iPod allows you to receive alerts when you are about to fall behind on your payments or need to change your password, so you don't miss any important notifications.
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Insert the wireless sensor into the specially designed pocket beneath the insole of your Nike+ shoe, then plug the receiver into the dock connection on your iPod nano. The technology is incorporated inside the iPod touch (2nd generation) and iPhone 3GS; no receiver is required. Begin your exercise now. With the Nike+ iPod app you can track your progress, set goals, and get motivation from others who have signed up with Nike+. For example, you could follow the footsteps of certain runners or athletes and see where they post their performances on the map.
The Nike+ iPod sensor communicates with the receiver through a built-in transmitter and antenna. It uses a proprietary protocol to transmit data at a radio frequency of 2.4 gigahertz. It transmits a unique code that it uses to identify itself in addition to data about a person's running stride. The receiver decodes these signals and converts them into information that can be viewed on a computer or mobile device.
The system includes an application software program that can be downloaded from iTunes. This software allows users to connect their iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to the Internet via Wi-Fi and download new workouts and track their progress.
Nike+ was designed by former Oregon basketball player Kevin Porter and developed by Vubiquity LLC, a subsidiary of Nike Inc. It cost $149 to manufacture and was released in October 2010.
In January 2011, Nike introduced a more advanced model of the system called Nike+ Run Club. This service allows users to connect with friends via Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn and compete against one another. Users can also create training programs and share them with others so they can follow them.
In April 2012, Vibram announced its partnership with Nike to produce a line of footwear that integrates Nike+ technology. The shoes, which will be available in summer 2012, will be able to measure foot pressure as well as distance traveled during exercise.
As of September 2011, the company's website listed more than 150 shoe models that compatible with Nike+, with prices ranging from $51 to $195. After that, the sensor must be synced with the Nike+ tracking device. Compatible Apple gadgets include the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch 2G, and iPod nano. Nike also manufactures compatible sports watches.
Shoes that are designed specifically for running using Nike technology include the Nike Run Club. These are running shoes with sensors that wirelessly connect to a computer inside the shoe, which displays data on speed, distance, calories burned, etc. This information is also available online through an app. Also included are stability shoes such as the Nike Zoom Streak. And finally, there are tennis shoes such as the Nike Tiempo.
There are also other brands of athletic shoes that are compatible with Nike+. These include Adidas AdiZero, Asics Gel Lyte III, Saucony Kinvara, and Van Doren Starfish.
In conclusion, yes, there are many types of shoes that are compatible with Nike+. They range from cheap street shoes to expensive running shoes.