San Francisco - Samsung Electronics and Adidas have joined the race against Apple and Nike to offer people a device that plays music and keeps track of workouts.
Samsung's miCoach music-mobile phone even lives up to its name by encouraging people as they run, telling them to "speed up" if they aren't keeping pace, and giving them updates on their heart rate, time left in their run, and more.
The system includes a heart-rate monitor, a sensor to attach to a pair of running shoes, and a Web workout journal to help people design and keep track of fitness programs.
With miCoach, Samsung and Adidas enter the fray against Apple and Nike, which started offering the Nike+iPod sports kit in the U.S. in July, 2006, also aimed at people with active lifestyles.
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