Nike+ has been with us for almost 10 years and recently launched the Nike Fuelband, but until now the tools on offer to track our fitness activity have been based on a fairly limited range of stats generated by GPS and stride-sensing chips in your shoe.
Nike+ Training System: How it works
The new Nike+ Training system features three pressure sensors built into each trainer at the key biomechanical pressure points - heel, ball and outer foot.
Nike+ Training: shoes
The first Nike+ Training shoes to hit the UK will be the Lunar Hyperworkout+ for Women and the Lunar TR 1+ for men. Plus, the Nike Hyperdunk+ will also be available for basketball fans.
Nike+ Training: Drills
We put two of the new drills to the test - jump height and rapid fires.
Nike+ Training: App
Simplicity is key with any app but this is vital with fitness apps. Anything that feels like it’s interrupting your workout or making it over complicated is a bad thing.
Nike+ Training App: Live mode
Live mode gives you the option to track more freeform activity, capturing data on things like steps, jumps and foot speed. The aim here is to beat your own personal bests and set your own drills.
Nike+ Training App: Drill packs
Choosing between Beginner, Intermediate and Advance gives you a range of weekly workouts and for each workout there are different types of Drill Packs. Within each of those packs you’re given drills to complete.
Nike+ Training App: Rankings
The Rankings screen let’s you measure your performance against friends who are in your Nike+ network and also against the Nike+ network as a whole. You can split your performance data by week or all time to see if you’re improving.
Nike+ Training App: Profile screen
The profile screen gives displays all of your key stats including Total Workouts, Fuel per workout and Calories.
Nike+ Training: Verdict
Nike+ Training is a great piece of innovation that demonstrates just how much technology will change the way we keep fit and stay motivated.
Overall first impressions are that this offers a great new fitness tool and points towards a future where our every Zumba step or body combat high kick can be tracked, shared and improved.
Don't forget to check back in a couple of months for our full review and the final verdict on the Nike+ Training system.
Nike+ Training review: Hands-on
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Tracking tech is the new big thing and Nike+ is about to get smarter, introducing in-shoe sensors that put new performance stats at your fingertips
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