The Nike+ Utility is an application that gathers information from your device. The device is simply called Nike Plus. It consists of two parts. First, the sensor that goes on your shoe, and, second, the sports band, which is also a watch. Nike Plus ready shoes come with a little compartment at the bottom of the shoe that allows it to track the distance you run, your pace, how many calories you burn, and more. Once you are done running, and only after you showered, you can head back to the PC and plug the watch thing into your USB port. The application will download all the data gathered by the device and render some nice graphics for you to see. You will see the information in a really clear and concise way. You can even upload your data and compare it with other people around the world. There is also a nice feature called Challenge, which, in short, allows you to set goals for other people. Although the application is free, you can only use it if you bought the shoes and the watch device.
- Great for tracking your runs
- Requires some hardware