- Size (LWH): 5.4 inches, 0.9 inches, 5.4 inches
- Weight: 1.6 ounces
Nike+ iPod Sport Kit (NEWEST VERSION) [Retail Packaging]
- What's in the Box - Wireless sensor for Nike+ shoes, Wireless receiver for iPod nano, Printed documentation
- Insert the wireless sensor inside the custom, built-in pocket beneath the insole of your Nike+ shoe, then plug the receiver into the Dock connector on your iPod nano. The iPod touch (2nd generation) and iPhone 3GS includes built-in support for the system - no receiver necessary.
- Now start your workout. As your run or walk, the sensor sends information to your device, tracking your time, distance, pace, and calories burned. If you choose, real-time, spoken feedback can even alert you to milestones throughout your workout.
- Back at your computer, sync your iPod or iPhone 3GS to transfer your workout data to iTunes and Nike website. There, you can evaluate your performance history, set goals, and even challenge other runners to a virtual race.
- Requirements - iPod nano, iPod touch (2nd generation), or iPhone 3GS, Nike+ shoes, iTunes 9.0 or later (available via free download), A Mac with a USB 2.0 port and Mac OS X version 10.3.9 or later; or a PC with a USB 2.0 port and Windows 2000 (SP4) or XP Home or Professional (SP2), Internet access and a free Nike account
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The Nike + iPod Sport Kit: Track Your Runs and Listen to Music
Combine the Nike + iPod Sport Kit with your Nike+ ready shoes and an iPod nano mobile digital device to track your runs while you listen to music. The kit contains a waterproof, durable Nike+ sensor that fits inside your shoe, as well as a receiver that connects to your iPod nano.
How it Works
Simply slip the sensor into the pocket beneath the sockliner of your left Nike+ ready shoe, connect the receiver to your iPod nano and start running. The sensor measures your pace, distance, time elapsed and calories burned. This information is transmitted wirelessly to the receiver and your Nike+ tracking device for real-time feedback while you train.
Join the World's Largest Running Club
Become a member of nikeplus.com, the world's largest running club, and you can track your progress, join challenges, map your routes and connect with friends.
What Else You Need
- A pair of Nike+ ready shoes
- An iPod nano
- Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later, Windows Vista, or Windows XP (SP2) Home or Professional
- Internet access to connect to Nikeplus.com
With the Box
Nike+ Sensor, iPod nano Receiver, Documentation
Top Customer Reviews
This is not a 'pedometer'. It doesn't count your steps. It uses a much more accurate way to measure pace and distance- which is based on the inverse relationship between foot ground time and speed. If you're a 'normal' person, it may be pretty accurate right out of the box, but you can run a measured distance at your normal pace and calibrate the unit. When running at my 'regular' pace, I've found it to be remarkably accurate- hitting mile markers to within a few steps (which is more accurate than my Garmin GPS). However, the calculated relationship breaks down if you run up/down steeper hills, so that will throw it off. Also, if you significantly change your pace, it will come up a little short or long, but still generally within a few percent. Hey- nothing is perfect. Even my Garmin GPS gets 150ft off sometimes.
One of the best parts about it is that your run info gets uploaded to the Nike web site which provides zippy colorful graphs and plots, and lots of motivational tools, training plans, group challenges and such. All free!
There's no cheaper, better way to keep track of your running mileage. Kudos to Nike on this one. Oh- Nike sneakers have a built in spot for the sensor. But, if you don't run in Nike's, not a problem. You'll need to buy a little pouch that holds in on your shoe laces. Plenty choices available here on Amazon. I like the Switcheasy one myself.
I love how many options it gives you. You can set it for a 5k workout on shuffle or a specific playlist or a specific song (I use Personal Running Trainer mp3's, also on amazon). When you select a specific distance or time, it gives you periodic updates "1 kilometer completed" "halfway point" and those are nice. If you do a basic workout, you get no automatic updates, but if you push the center button on your ipod it will update you on your time, distance and pace.
Then at the end of your workout, it tells you your time, distance, average pace, and calories burned. If you beat your best time for a mile, or go further or longer than you have in the past, a famous athlete's voice comes on and congratulates you. It's great to hear Tiger Woods congratulate you on your fastest mile.
On the Nike website, it logs all of your runs, and posts your runs to facebook if you want it to. I compete in challenges with my friends for "who can run the fastest 5k" or "who can log the most miles in February" and you can set your own personal goals as well, and you get medals when you achieve them.
As for accuracy, if you change your stride, due to changing surfaces, you can recalibrate the sensor at the end of the workout if needed. If you run on a track, and you know you did 3 miles, but the sensor is off by a little bit, just tell it what you really did, and the website will log what you told it to, and now it's recalibrated for next time.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wasn't able to get this to work properly with my phone, it would say it was working but the data just wouldn't be there or it was very inaccurate. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Marissa
doesn't do anything, or at least anything better, than my ipod could do already. I expected some dramatic improvement in accuracy over the normal pedometer, but was disappointed.Published 5 months ago by ezra grey
Not accurate at all. I bought this only because I was deployed overseas and didn't have a cell phone. The Nike+ app with a GPS enabled phone works a million times better than this. Read morePublished 8 months ago by David Angell