New Nikes Record How High You Jump

Digitally-linked shoes track your moves

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 23, 2012 1:39 PM CST

(Newser) – Next stop for the digital revolution: Your feet. Nike yesterday showed off its new line of Nike+ footwear that keeps tabs on wearers' movements. Pressure sensors and an accelerometer on the shoes can keep track of distance, jumping height, and step frequency, Mashable reports. The data is linked to iPhone, iPod, and web apps. The shoes will be available in key markets worldwide, including the US, on June 29.

The shoes are divided into two categories: basketball and training. LeBron James will sport the new Hyperdunk+ this summer. Nike hopes the data can help teams figure out stats like who's the fastest and who plays best at a given point in a game. A "showcase" mode even lets you view video of your performance. Meanwhile, the training category features videos of well-known athletes performing workout routines you can tailor to your needs.

A screen grab from promotional video.
A screen grab from promotional video.   (YouTube)
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