Anyone who runs is likely to take music with them for entertainment whilst pounding the ground. This means that you are likely to have your iPhone or iPod Touch to hand, and as well as providing a musical accompaniment to your training, it can also be used in conjunction with Nike+ GPS to monitor your progress and record your runs.
Making use of the iPhone GPS and accelerometer, the app can be used to record your running route as well as monitoring the speed at which you are running and the distance you have travelled. To save you from having to keep constantly looking at your iOS device, voice reports can be configured to alert you to your progress.
As you run, you can publish your accomplishments to Facebook and Twitter, and you can receive motivational cheers whenever comments on the status of your run. Create an account on the NikePlus web site and you can share you best times with other runners and set yourself goals as well as challenging other members.
The app can also be used to plan jogs and runs, but it works best as a motivational tool and time recording facility for serious runners. This is a far better way to time your runs that using a traditional stopwatch, and the extra online features add value to this useful app.