Presumably for those without an iPhone and its wealth of app-basedfitnessoptions, iHome has partnered with New Balance to offer a set of earphones packed with workout features, including a pedometer and a heart-rate monitor.
The NB639 earphones are $99 and also comes with a voiceover that’ll announce calories burned, heart rate and distance. The unit syncs with bundled software that can analyze data recorded during your workout; we hope the software is Mac-friendly, because there’s no other way to view the data — the earphones don’t come with any kind of screen.
When he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.