Heavy hitters Apple and Nike are collaborating on a new iPod Nano accessory, the Nike+iPod Sport Kit. Available for $29 in "under 60 days," the kit includes a tiny adapter that connects to the underside of the Nano and wirelessly (proprietary 2.4GHz) collects data from a compatible pair of Nike+ running shoes. Data such as distance traveled, speed, and time elapsed will appear on the Nano's screen once the iPod firmware is updated, and you'll even get audio feedback through your headphones. At home, you'll be able to download your fitness data to your computer for further analysis.
We've seen fitness MP3 players before from the likes of Philips--some models in collaboration with Nike--and we've seen high-tech shoes, but this powerful partnership looks like an appealing combination for fitness freaks.
Source: Nike press release