Category Archives: running app

Milestone Pod Tracker Launched

Introducing the affordable waterproof foot pod, your little running buddy that records your performance data because HOW you run matters.

Milestone Sports Philippines recently launched the newest running arsenal in the market called the Milestone Pod or Pod.  While it may seem small, the Pod tracker gives the data you want to know or need about your run.  In short, it summarizes all the data for you. To top it off, it’s for everyone—whether you’re a walker or a runner. Plus, the device can be worn by clipping it on your preferred shoe.

Hitz Dulay of Milestone Sports Philippines discussing the Pod’s features at the “Pod Powered” launching event held at Maximus Athlete’s Shop Café
How does the Pod work?

First, the Pod does not need a Global Positioning System (GPS) signal, which makes it possible to collect data even when in dense trees, or when running in downtown areas where tall buildings block view of the sky.  So if you have existing GPS watch or GPS App, you will get additional metrics on foot strike, rate of impact, ground contact, stride length, leg swing, and shoe life (functions like an odometer).

This is how you see it from Milestone Pod App (sample only)

Second, the Pod is simple and a stand-alone tracker.  It’s not intimidating especially for beginner runners and walkers.  It’s low cost (selling at P1695 only), always on, and a ready device.  As a Pod user, you can get tips, personalized offers, and rewards from your retailer as well.

At a quick glance (sample only)

Third, it’s waterproof and weighing 13g with battery.  The Pod allows the user (through the App) to view data on cadence, pace, steps, calories, time, distance including performance over a period of time and trends and run history. It is also compatible with select Polar, Suunto, and Garmin units and usable through popular and interactive running Apps like Zwift and Strava.

Sample summary of your running history (sample only)

Lastly, even the data-driven athletes like to hit it out on the road without much running   accessories.  The Pod is a good alternative.

If you’re into details (sample only)

Interested and willing to give it a try? You can buy the Pod from any of the following shops: Maximus Athlete’s Shop Café, Flying Don V. Coaching, Multisport Hub, and SwimBikeRun.PH.  For additional information about the Pod, you may also want to visit Milestone Sports Philippines’ Facebook Page. With the #MilestonePod it can #MakeAnyShoeSmart.  Less is indeed more!

Go beyond pace.  Be one of the growing numbers of Pod Heads around the world!

Nike+ Running App for Android Launched

Nike recently announced the launch of the Nike+ Running App for Android, which allows runners to track, share, and compare their runs.


Press Release: Philippines  The Nike+ Running App for Android connects seamlessly to nikeplus.com, which has been reengineered to be smarter, more social and motivational. The app allows runners to track, share, and compare their runs from anywhere, anytime. It features a smooth, intuitive user interface, tailored and optimized for Android that hosts a number of features to enhance the running experience. The in-run navigation is seamless and simple, allowing runners to easily check key run [statistics], see their in-progress GPS maps, [and] change songs or get audio feedback without missing a stride. 
“The expansion of Nike+ onto multiple mobile platforms will allow us to serve more runners than ever before. This opportunity will give even more athletes the chance to experience Nike+, which makes this an incredibly exciting time for the running community,” said Stefan Olander, Vice President, Digital Sport.
The key focus in the app’s design is motivating runners. A “Next Moves” feature on the home screen allows runners to easily flip through suggested challenges: for example, to run their fastest 5K or go their farthest distance. A dynamic goal progress bar helps runners stay motivated and tracking on goals they’ve set up through their nikeplus.com profile.
The app makes sharing to Facebook or Twitter fun with run summary features. Runners can choose from a wide variety of terrains and emotions, as well as tag which shoe they ran in to track shoe total mileage. And for runners recording climate conditions, the app automatically knows the weather based on GPS location.
The Nike+ Running App for Android is available for free on Google Play.
Initially launched for Running in 2006, the Nike+ community has grown to include over 6 million runners. Since its inception, Nike+ has expanded into a multisport ecosystem that includes Nike+ Basketball, Nike+ Training and the recently launched Nike+ Kinect Training.
Athletes of every level can find a variety of products including a new range of colors in the Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom, and the Nike+ FuelBand, Nike+ Sportband, Nike+ Running Apps and iPod® nano with Nike+. Multisport users can visit the single-destination nikeplus.com to access all their data, including lifetime NikeFuel points accumulated from all Nike+ devices creating a globally connected community of sport.
For the latest on Nike, visit www.nikeinc.com. Be connected by following [it] on Twitter via @NikePH.