The first of the Apple and Nike developed Nike+iPod systems ships in the UK today.

The Nike+iPod Sport Kit is a wireless system that allows Nike+ footwear to communicate with your iPod nano. The system consists of a sensor that's concealed in the shoe, an iPod nano, a receiver unit and software.

These elements work together to allow you to check data about time, distance, calories burned and pace on your iPod's display. The system also offers real-time audio playback during a sports session, so you can track your progress.

The kit is the first to ship of several specially designed Nike clothing items, including jackets, tops, shorts and an iPod nano armband.

The solution costs £19 (including VAT). This doesn't include the Nike trainers, which are called the Air Zoom Moire and cost an additional £65. The system is available through Nike stockists, the Apple stores and Apple's online store.