Why would you use this service?
Well I think their website says it all:
If you’re a Nike+ user and missing a run in your Nike+ profile then this site has been built for you. You can create your own files for uploading into Nike+ which are delivered straight to your inbox. You’re not tied to running with your iPod nano anymore.
Basically, if you performed a workout without your Nike+iPod device, you just have to create your own workout file with NikePlusEdit.com and then import it into Nike+/Running Tracker.
How does this work?
- Go to NikePlusEdit.com and fill the following form with your workout details:
- Click on “Send it!”
- Check your email inbox, you should have an e-mail from email@example.com
- Save the attachment (2009-07-22 11;00;00.xml in my case) on your computer
- In Running Tracker, click on File / Add Workout, select the XML file and click Open
The workout has been imported into Running Tracker:
The Nike+iPod is a great device. It sure is. Especially if you have a Microsoft Windows or a Mac OS X operating system.
If you’re using Ubuntu (or any other Linux distribution), you’re stuck ! No iTunes means no possibility to upload your workouts to the Nike+ website.
Fortunately, there are some Nike+ alternatives:
These websites allow you to upload your workouts (as XML files) and then they generate the corresponding graphs. Very convenient for the Linux users.
The only problems are:
- You get a limited history of your workouts
- You must be connected to the internet
Running Tracker offers several advantages:
- Import your Nike+ workouts directly from your iPod and get the corresponding graphs instantaneously
- Compare your workouts and monitor your progression
- Get some interesting statistics about your runs
- Get some overview graphs about your running activities
- Backup your workouts
Running Tracker 1.5.0 has been released: Start it now !
Download it here: http://runningtracker.tuxfamily.org/index.php?title=Download
So what’s new in Running Tracker 1.5.0 ?
- It’s now possible to import workouts created by the NikePlusEdit.com website! Did you ever performed a workout without your Nike+iPod? I guess you wanted to add this workout into Running Tracker so as to update your stats? Well now it’s possible! Just create the XML file on NikePlusEdit.com and import it into Running Tracker.
- Thanks to rpcsilva, Running Tracker is now available in Portuguese! Thanks for your great contribution on the translations spreadsheet
- A bug regarding the import of walking workouts from the Nike+ website has been fixed (thanks Carl for helping me fixing this bug!)
- Small bug fixed in the date sorting functionality
- Third party libraries updated