Nike+ SportBand launches

We've brought you news of the existence of this new addition to the Nike+ system, but we can now reveal launch info.

Available from 10 April, the Nike+ SportBand will allow runners to get real-time performance feedback during a run, while linking them to the "world's largest running club".

The Nike+ SportBand allows runners to see their distance, pace, time and calories burned when they run, in addition to gaining access to all of the features and tools on

The Nike+ SportBand watch face is a detachable link that captures all the run data from a sensor located in the runner's Nike+ ready footwear.

Once a run is completed, the link plugs into a computer like a USB drive, so data can then be sent to where a runner's progress is tracked.

In addition this spring, introduces Nike+ Coach, a new personal coaching tool. With Nike+ Coach, beginning and intermediate runners can access existing programmes to train for a 5k, 10k, half-marathon or full marathon.

For advanced runners, Nike+ Coach will help users build and edit their own training programmes. No matter what personal coaching programme users choose, runners can also automatically track and share their results.