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Step in Time

Shoes that play your workout music for you
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Riffing on the GYMP3 and Antiphonal Running Shoes developed by [fishrat] and [pluterday], gym/dance/running/exercise shoes with built-in MP3 players that monitor your exercise level and play music with a tempo appropriate to your intensity.

Not so cool as the GYMP3, since you'll have to monitor your own heart rate (though asking the shoes to communicate with your heartrate monitor shouldn't be out of the question), but possibly more portable. Add a set of wireless headphones and a transmitter, and you've eliminated the embarrasment of the Antiphonal Running Shoes.

As a bonus, downloadable sets of exercise music slanted to particular tastes could be made available to users -- just plug your shoes into your PC/Mac and go. Alternatively, you could program your own selections.

ChiaLynn, Jan 07 2004

GYMP3 http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/gyMP3
Listen to your heart [ChiaLynn, Oct 04 2004]

Antiphonal Running Shoes http://www.halfbake...l_20Running_20Shoes
Stop running, and they sing [ChiaLynn, Oct 04 2004]

Disco Boots http://www.halfbake.../idea/Disco_20Boots
[skinflaps] [Letsbuildafort, Oct 04 2004]

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