It’s been a long time coming, and finally Nike is getting around to shipping the Nike+ heart rate monitor that it announced back in September. Nine months after the device was mentioned on the Apple Store, it’s finally becoming a reality—just in time for WWDC announcements. Go Figure.

We’re not sure how the device is going to work, or just how expensive it may be, but I’d be willing to bet that we’ll get some news at WWDC. A heart rate monitor for iPods and iPhones is kind of a big deal.

An except from the Nike Plus iPod guide:

Linking a Nike + iPod Compatible Remote or Heart Rate Monitor

Nike + iPod compatible devices are sold separately from the Nike + iPod
Sport Kit and the Nike + iPod Sensor.

You can use a compatible remote to control Nike + iPod wirelessly while
you work out.

iPod nano (5th generation only) also supports Nike + iPod compatible heart rate monitors.

Before using one of these devices for the first time, you must link it to your iPod nano receiver, iPhone 3GS, or iPod touch.

To link to a Nike+ compatible remote (sold separately):

  • Pod nano: Connect your Nike + iPod receiver to your iPod nano, choose Nike + iPod > Settings > Remote > Link, then follow the onscreen instructions.
  • iPhone 3GS and iPod touch: Choose Settings > Nike + iPod > Remote, then follow the onscreen instructions.

To link to a Nike+ compatible heart rate monitor (sold separately):

  • iPod nano (5th generation only): Connect your Nike + iPod receiver to your iPod nano, choose Nike + iPod > Settings > Heart Rate Monitor > Link, then follow the onscreen instructions.

If you’re interested in picking up Nike+ for your iPod you can get it on Amazon for 39.95.

Article Via Apple Insider