It feels like walking miles from one airport gate to the next. This is especially true if you’re pushing boarding time and really want to grab a coffee and go to the restroom before your next flight.
My new favorite gadget lets me test that mile theory or at least see how much I really walk during air travel or any other time.
The Nike+ GPS app allows you to track steps on your iPod’s pedometer.
It works with the 6th Generation iPod Nano, which is my least favorite one I’ve owned, but that’s another post.
The app can be coupled with Nike+ shoes to allow you to fit a sensor in your tennis shoe. My husband bought these for me for Christmas. They’re fabulous!
You can use the app with other iPods and without the Nike+ shoes if you purchase the connector kit.
My newest (and perhaps greatest) addition to my tech trifecta is a slap watch-like iPod holder I bought at Target. It makes it easier for you to wear the iPod and also is great for times when you fight dropping your iPod.
The only downsides are remembering not to drench it when you’re washing your hands and a slight difficulty in plugging in my headphones.
Purchasing the kit also allows you to track your progress online and play games with to out run/walk others with Nike+.
For those who care:
- Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport – 1,206 steps
- Chicago O’Hare Airport – 1,712 steps
- Tokyo Narita International Airport – 693 steps (I blame the moving walkway.)
- Singapore Changi International Airport – 941 steps (I blame the efficiency of the new Terminal 3).