I started running in 2016 in part to test the newly added GPS feature on the Apple Watch that year. Series 2 hardware was the first to let you accurately track outdoor workout distances with mapped routes without carrying the iPhone, even if cellular wouldn’t come for one more version. The same Apple Watch generation introduced the Nike+ version of the hardware with the Nike Run Club app heavily promoted, so I started tracking runs with NRC…
running Stories March 22
running Stories November 5, 2014
Best iPhone 6 & 6 Plus armband cases for running and exercise
With the craziness of Black Friday and the holiday shopping season entering full swing, we’re sharing a list of the best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus armband cases for running, exercise, and working out in the gym or fitness center. These deals on accessories make for great Christmas stocking stuffers for anyone with an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.
LD West Holster for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ($119.99, plus $5 off with promo code 9to5)
Product Description: “The high-performance Sport-Fit iPhone 6 Armband doesn’t just protect your phone while you’re exercising – it’s also incredibly comfortable to wear. The secure fit and slim design stays out of your way, so you forget you’re even wearing it. Now you can concentrate on your workout, not your device.”
Product Description: “Incipio’s [Performance] Armband is made with comfortable and thin water-resistant materials to protect your device during intense workouts from perspiration and outdoor elements. Enjoy a comfortable, sleek fit and lightweight adjustable arm strap while running or training.”
Product Description: “Trainer for iPhone 6 Plus starts with a wide, stretch armband that adjusts with a slide-buckle to fit arms up to 19 inches in circumference. Trainer has a lightweight windowed compartment to hold your device, and a perforated band backed with sweat-wicking neoprene to allow airflow, keeping you and your iPhone cool and comfortable.”
Product Description: “Allowing you to get on with your chosen activity or just daily life. Be sure that your device is always with you and secure. Simply insert your device into the pocket, wrap the band around your arm or wrist, and secure it with the adjustable velcro strap. Designed specifically for a range of Smartphones and MP3 Players, this armband features a built in screen protector and access to controls.”
running Stories June 19, 2014
Nike+ FuelBand app gets push notifications for challenges, upcoming events, more
Nike updated its Nike+ FuelBand companion app today with one notable new feature: the ability to receive push notifications for a number of different features within the app. Those include things like challenges, upcoming Nike events, exclusive video content, and more.
The new push notifications, along with bug fixes and some other minor improvements are available now in version 2.3 of the app. Nike might be planning to get out of the hardware side of its FuelBand business in the near future, but for now the FuelBand is still available for sale and the update a welcomed one by users.
What’s New in Version 2.3
• You can now stay connected to Nike via push notifications – receive the latest info on challenges and upcoming Nike events as well as exclusive video content. • Bug fixes and other improvements.
running Stories November 7, 2013
RunKeeper for iPhone updated with background walking detection, AirDrop sharing, more
RunKeeper, one of my favorite fitness apps for iPhone, received a notable update utilizing technologies for iPhone 5s owners.
RunKeeper now supports the iPhone 5s M7 chip, which allows the app to detect steps throughout the day without having to manage that activity within the app manually.
Version 4.1 also brings support for AirDrop (another example of the software being on the cutting edge) allowing users to share workouts with nearby friends as well as build your RunKeeper friends list by sending friend requests.