Nike creates the world’s first Bluetooth Smart shoes
Nike+ basketball and training shoes
When people think of Bluetooth technology, few think of shoes. But that’s likely to change as Nike starts selling its new line of Nike+ basketball and training shoes, which feature an embedded Bluetooth Smart sensor in the sole.
The athletic shoe giant is promoting its new Nike Hyperdunk+ basketball shoe, LunarTR1+ men’s training shoe and Lunar Hyperworkout+ women’s training shoe, which went on sale June 29.
Each shoe has four pressure sensors that gather information from different parts of the foot and send it via Bluetooth wireless technology to an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch. A Nike+ Training app on the device displays vertical jump, quickness, calories, “NikeFuel” points and other performance data.