If You Thought Fitness Monitors For Parkway Students Was Intrusive

Look at what Nike has developed.

When Parkway School District families objected earlier this year to outfitting all students with fitness monitors that would track weight, heart rate, and other personal data, the district stepped back from the plan.

Those opposed questioned the privacy issue of the fitness plan. 

But now, look what Nike+ is developing—shoes with built-in sensors that record what the wearer is doing.

The data links to an App (short for application) in your iPod Touch or iPhone. The notion is if you can track your actions, you can improve on it. The shoes are good for working out and basketball, Nike reports.

The shoes are expected to be out by June 29, according to Mashable Tech.

Parkway school district considered getting signed permission slips from parents and "educating" families more about wristwatch-style fitness monitors, before doing anything more.


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