Sensors, which you inserted into your specially made shoes, send information to your iPod as you walk or exercise. The receiver gives you real-time feedback and lets you track your performance on your Mac or PC.
Next up, Gadget Grrl gives a few reasons to consider buying the latest version of
Soundbooth: the newest additions include speech transcription, volume matching, non-destructive editing, and MP3 compression preview. Of interest to many mobile executives is the built-in audio-to-text engine, which allows users to turn speech into text.
First, more about the Sport Kit.
The iPod Sport Kit comes with a wireless sensor that is inserted into a built-in pocket beneath the insole of specially made Nike shoes (sold separately).
The next step is to plug in the receiver, from the kit, into your iPod (2nd gen).
As you are running, walking or working out this information will be sent to your iPod, giving you plenty of stats like, time, distance, pace and calories burned.
When you are finished with your workout, you can sync your iPod and transfer all the workout data to iTunes or nikeplus.com. On nikeplus.com, you can actually compete with other runners and compare your progress.
Adobe Soundbooth CS4
While Adobe has a number of package deals on the latest CS4, it is possible to buy a la carte. A few reasons to consider the latest version of Soundbooth are that the newest additions including speech transcription, volume matching, non-destructive editing, and MP3 compression preview.
Of interest to many mobile executives is the built-in audio-to-text engine, enabling users to turn speech into text. This could work wonders for business types who don't have time to input ideas or plans into their laptops. For accuracy, you can also correct mistakes after it's been turned into text.
If you use video presentations, this program could also help remove noise and add effects or music. Also, if your company is using podcasts as a part of its marketing arsenal, this might work to enhance the quality and output.
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