Nike is making the [itunes link=”″ title=”nike+” text=”Nike+ GPS app”] available as a free download from the App Store for a limited time.

While there are a good deal of apps for runners that pack many of the same functions as Nike+ GPS, this app centers around its location based features. These include tracking pace, distance and relatively accurate run mapping. Of course, the GPS features mean this app will exclusively work on the iPhone.

The update to version 3.0.1 brought a feature called Nike+ Tag, which is basically the same version of tag that you played as a kid by outrunning your friends. You’ll also find voice feedback during your run (to tell you how you’re doing) and social media support. You can post a status or tweet that you’re going for a run, and the app will notify you each time someone comments.

Nike+ GPS was previously $1.99, but you can download it for free from the App Store today.


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