NY1 highlights the coolest and newest apps for your cell phone or mobile device in the twice-weekly segment “App Wrap.” NY1’s Adam Balkin filed the following report.
LunarTR1+ and LunarHyperWorkout+
Can your shoes really make a difference in how well you workout? If they're part of the new line of Nike shoes, that certainly seems to be the case.
The new line of Nike+ sport shoes has four pressure sensors inside the sole that wirelessly link to a Nike iPhone app to give you an obscene amount of information about what you're doing.
There's a basketball shoe and a running shoe. The basketball one can give you stats after playing, such as how many times you jumped and how high those jumps were. The jogging version can tell you weight, balance and exertion.
The free iOS apps that will accompany those shoes will also give you workouts which show you what to do and can help you keep track of how well you're doing thanks, again, to those sensors.
The shoes are just about to hit shelves. The LunarTR1+ basketball shoes will cost about $235, while the LunarHyperWorkout+ running shoes will go for $220.
So your hands don't feel left out, a company called Pressman Toys has just come out with iPieces, little conductive plastic game pieces that work with their corresponding apps.
You can play air hockey with one of those little air hockey mallets, run through a chutes-and-ladders-type game with a physical game piece to place on the board and even go fishing with a little fishing rod.
Right now there are four types of pieces and four corresponding games available for the iPad. A set of pieces costs $12.99. The apps are free.