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"i" really, really want one!

Written by Fiona February 22 2010

So I didn’t really want an Apple iPhone. Not really. I could appreciate it was a thing of gadgetry beauty and that it offered all kinds of nice apps. But I thought I could get by without one – and that I didn’t want the expense.

But now I’ve changed my mind! On Sunday the G-Force showed me how he’d tracked his cycle ride via the app, MapMyRun. Now I’ve used MapMyRun and MapMyRide a few times via my Mac and I know how useful it is to be able to plan a route or to check the mileage covered during a run or cycle outing.

But with the iPhone app it’s possible to actually track the exact route covered, check out your speed, and also discover overall pace and time thanks to the in-built GPS. And I am now very jealous. I know there are other gadgets out there, such as Garmins, that offer a similar tracking facility but do they a) look as good as the iPhone? b) combine as a mobile phone? c) have a music player? d) have the facility to integrate with Twitter? In short, no.

Oh, and I’ve just noticed that it’s also possible to download a Nike+ app to turn your iPhone into some kind of personal coach. I really, really want an iPhone now.

PS I’m wondering how many brownie points I’ll to need to earn before the G-Force lets me borrow his iPhone for my next run or cycle ride.

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