Apple is plotting a souped-up Nike+ style application for future versions of iOS, which would allow athletes to compete against each other in real-time, according to a recent patent filing.
The application would link up with specific pieces of gym equipment to write data to an iOS device in real-time and then share the results with another user to provide a competitive environment.
So, for example, if you’re running on a treadmill in London, you could race against a bloke doing the same thing in San Francisco as if you were on the same running track.
iOS devices would link-up with each other and display stats like time, distance, heart-rate, calories burned and even blood oxygen levels.
Providing a competitive environment
The filing, entitled Interfacing Portable Media Devices and Sports Equipment says that information would be communicated between users via a third party website.
The abstract for the filing at…
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