iPhone For Dummies: Updated for iPhone 12 models and iOS 14
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You can use your iPhone to give yourself workout goals and track your progress. The Nike+ app for the iPhone can help you meet your fitness goals. Apple has teamed with the folks at Nike on a wireless sports kit that lets runners place a sensor inside a Nike sneaker that can wirelessly communicate with an iPhone 3GS or 4 (but not earlier iPhone models).

As runners dash off, they can track time, distance, and calories burned, receive vocal feedback, and upload results to a Nike Web site. Runners can even play a select “power song” for that last push when they’re feeling exhausted.

By using Nike+ on your iPhone, you can select one of these workout routines:

  • Basic: This option basically just lets you choose a playlist to listen to while you run.

  • Time: Lets you choose the length of your workout.

  • Distance: If you're running or jogging, Nike+ lets you know when you've reached your distance goal.

  • Calorie: Counting calories? This option lets you know when you've burned off an approximate number of calories.


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Edward C. Baig is the personal and consumer technology columnist for USA Today, where he reviews the latest gadgets and reports on tech trends. Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus has been writing the "Dr. Mac" column for the Houston Chronicle for more than 20 years. A regular contributor to a variety of technology publications, he's a proud Mac aficionado who's written or co-written more than 85 how-to books on all things Mac, including multiple Mac operating systems, the iPhone, the iPad, Office for the Mac, and GarageBand.

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