Nike+ Running, the iOS-based progress-tracking solution for joggers, just got a summer update. “Map your runs, track your progress and get the motivation you need to reach your goals. No sensor or additional products needed, just grab your phone and go,” says Nike.
Existing runners who update to version 4.0 will be able to get into a run even faster by tapping the run button from anywhere in the app.
You’ll be able to compare your last run against a previous-seven list of jogs, “and get fresh insights based on your latest activity every time you come back to the app.”
There’s new multi-touch functionality too. You can now view your next moves by swiping downwards on the new Home Screen.
“From picking your PowerSongs to challenging one of your personal bests, there’s always something to make your running experience better than before,” says Nike.
A new landscape history view lets you visualize your runs side-by-side and see your progress, and you can view your route even easier with the new Run Summary. It also lets you tag how you felt, and make notes about the terrain, while the weather is automatically tagged by the app.
You can now see the breakdown of your run into mile splits by rotating your phone while viewing the Run Summary.
Last, but certainly not least, Nike+ Running 4.0 introduces Shoe Tagging: “Type in the name of your running shoes to track the distance they’re logging and see when it’s time to lace up a new pair. You’re never done running, but your shoes might be.”
Nike+ Running is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad and requires iOS 4.0 or later.