Kick a ball, be sporty
Working out seems to be more popular than ever. Around in my town there are gyms popping up everywhere, and people are actually joining them too ( 😛 ). The healthy life style is definitely “the thing”, and in addition eating right, working out is the criteria to get there. People in the technology business have also picked this little piece of information up, and so now the latest trend in technology is sports.
As many of you might know, Apple and Nike have recently joined forces in making a shoe that works together with the iPod Nano. The project is called Nike + iPod and it’s aimed at people who like to run. At this site you can see an ad that shows how the cooperation between the Nike shoe, and iPod Nano works. The shoe isn’t the only product from Nike that is apart of this project, they also have appearal (with slots for the iPod Nano of course) and accessories. Apple are doing their share by selling songs on their Music Store that will optimize your work-out.
Sennheiser also thinks there is money to be make here, and so they have made headphones that will optimize your work-out by hopefully staying comfortably on the entire time you’re running. The headphones are also water resistant and sweat proof (same thing when you think about it…). The Sennheiser Sport Line consists of 6 headphones in different shapes and prices, but the two things in common are the stylish design and the green colour.
While Sennheiser is going for green, Sony Ericsson’s designers have lately shown a liking for the colour orange with their Walkman series. The SE W710i is an upcoming cellphone that has the active crowd as its target group. It competes with the Nike+ project though I’m not sure it’s as advanced. Its fitness program consists of a step counter that you can use when you walk, it can measure speed and distance when you’re running and it also have a calorie counter. In addition to this, the headphones are designed to have a good fit, and you get a arm band where you can attach the phone.
In closing, don’t you just feel inspired to get your old running shoes that you used in PE, and just start running? Yeah, me neither…!
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