Nike+ Sportsband builds on the success of the Nike+iPod by dumping the iPod

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Not everyone wants to pound the streets listening to hard house, trance techno or Celine Dion. Some want to hear the birds in the trees, the children playing and the sound of the car that’s just about to run them over. Enter Nike+ Sportsband.

It’s an evolution for the Nike+iPod kit, in that is dumps the iPod element. Instead, you monitor your workout through the band/watch/wrist contraption, and the monitor in your Nike trainers.

It’ll give you real time access to pace, distance, time and calories burnt, which can be transferred to your computer via the USB interface. As well as 16 hours of workout data, the wristband can be used as a USB key, to store documents, photos and the like. Once you’ve transferred the data, you can get all cyber-competitor with the other community members at I wonder if the Nike+iPod and the Nike+Sportband members will play nicely together…?

£40 here.

On another note, is that really the nicest Nike trainers they could find for the picture?

By Susi Weaser | March 31st, 2008

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  • Kate

    Lol! Those shoes are gross – like someone’s alreadty run a marathon in them!

  • Julia

    I received my Nike + Sportsband last week and have used it and it’s 1 step away from being the perfect running tool. I have a video iPod so therefore was unable to use the Nike+ iPod software and have been waiting on Nike to come out with something for non-Nano users. Finally!

    The only thing missing as far as I’m concerned is the interval feature that some of the Nike running watches have and that I use. But I’ll manage. I had no idea when I bought the Sportsband that it also tracked route elevations and I simply love that feature. I highly recommend it.

  • Sammy

    Do you need the nike + trainers to go with the sports band. Or can i use the ones i own already??

    • Susi Weaser

      Nope, this is more of a standard pedometer.

  • Reflexology London

    I like this, runners are becoming geeky :)
    I agree that the ipod was a bit cumbersome.

  • Reflexology in London

    I’ve come to the conclusion that the 1gb Shuffle is the proper way to transport one’s music collection and that shuffling is the proper way to listen to one’s music collection.

    As such, I’m going to get rid of my 20 gigger as soon as possible and just convert to the Land of the Shuffle exclusively.