Given the success of the Nike + iPod pair, Apple and Nike have said that they are going to bring their technology to all gyms starting next summer.
The two companies are in conversation with the most renowned manufacturers of gym machines, such as Life Fitness, Precor, Star Trac and Technogym. In this way users will be able to connect directly to their gym with iPod nano, perhaps to a fitness mat, to stationary bikes, steppers, rowers or other equipment.
The interface with the instrumentation would seem to make the use of the wireless Sport Kit unnecessary: the iPods would connect directly with the instruments, recording the data and statistics on the Apple player and then allowing you to load all the information comfortably at home, on the now tested site http://www.nikeplus.com.
Nike and Apple are both confident: after revolutionizing the world of running (Nike + iPod users have totaled 50 million miles on the website), now it aims to revolutionize the philosophy behind the gym's gymnastic activity by integrating iPod into the exercises and making it an integral part as well as running status.