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An Apple patent could indicate a powered Nike +

The application describes a complete set of technologies, including a GPS in the shoe, and even sensors that allow you to know when it is time to buy a new pair of sneakers.

The notion of GPS is somewhat intriguing. “The application suggests that users can download a list of points of interest in the area in which they plan to run. When they approach one of those points during the exercise, the shoe will inform them and present an option to perform a break…”

Information from AppleInsider adds the notion that the sensor could link to a computer network, such as the Internet, so that athletes using the Nike + system can compare their achievements with others, as well as submit their own data.