- Size (LWH): 5.4 inches, 5.4 inches, 0.9 inches
- Weight: 6.24 ounces
Apple Nike + iPod Sport Kit for iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G, iPod touch 1G, 2G, 3G (OLD VERSION)
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- Transforms your iPod nano into a personal workout coach--nano can provide real-time, spoken feedback that alerts you to workout milestones
- Lets your iPod nano track your running time, distance, pace, and calories burned
- Sync your iPod nano to transfer your workout data to iTunes and nikeplus.com for your performance history and more
- Kit includes wireless sensor for Nike+ shoes and wireless receiver for iPod nano
- Compatibility: iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G; iPod touch 2G
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Transform your iPod nano or iPod touch (2nd gen) into a personal workout coach with the Nike + iPod Sport Kit. This wireless sensor and receiver combination works exclusively with your Nike+ shoes and iPod nano or iPod touch to give you real-time feedback during workouts and let you track your performance on your Mac or PC.
Your personal trainer. Your favorite workout companion.
Thanks to a unique partnership between Nike and Apple, your iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G; or iPod touch 2G becomes your coach.
Insert the wireless sensor inside the custom, built-in pocket beneath the insole of your Nike+ shoe, and then plug the receiver into the Dock connector on your iPod nano. The iPod touch (2nd generation) 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 iPod, 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 to transfer your workout data to iTunes and nikeplus.com. There, you can evaluate your performance history, set goals, and even challenge other runners to a virtual race.
What's in the Box?
Wireless sensor for Nike+ shoes, wireless receiver for iPod nano, printed documentation.
Top Customer Reviews
The secret to making it work right:
1: position the chip face up, facing forward on your shoe
2: The chip must be held so it doesn't jiggle at all. (if you have nikes, this isn't a problem, but I don't so I cut a hole in my sole and made my own chip holder. I've see people use the lace holders with success, but it has to be really tight.
3: calibrate it for at least a mile on flat ground and try to run a consistent pace that is normal for your running. If you improve your average running time, you should recalibrate with the new pace for maximum accuracy.
(Was this nerdy enough for everyone?)
I'd also like to add that despite the impression you may get from the reviews here, this product is not just for hard-core athletes or people who run marathons. Frankly, I couldn't even *jog* my way out of a paper bag. I use the Plus for walking, and it works perfectly. I set it to a certain amount of time and start walking. The pleasant voice alerts me when I'm halfway done, and then every minute for the last five minutes. This is great because I know when to start heading back home or to the car.
Also, I own neither the Nike shoes nor any sort of "holder" for the sensor. All I do is tuck it under my shoelaces, face up and near the toes. It sits in there snugly and since I'm only walking, I have no fear of it falling out.
I love this little device. It's great motivation to exercise. One small change I would make is to have the sleep switch be a sliding on/off switch instead of a button; as it is now, you can't tell at a glance if you've turned it off or not. Other than that, Nike+ has all the excellence and quality I've come to expect in my 20 years as an Apple customer.
1. Nike+ can be calibrated for use with a treadmill. I live in a cold climate and found that entering challenges, etc in the winter was very motivating and helped me keep up with my running at a time when I would normally slack off.
2. The website is great! I love having a mileage/speed log and being able to enter challenges with runners from all over the world.
3. Easy to use. I know there are many reviewers who have experienced trouble with the sensor. I have 760 miles on mine with no issues, and find the system very easy to set up and calibrate for daily use.
4. Inexpensive. A great starting point, especially if you already run in Nike shoes, which I do. The external foot pouch appears to affect the device's accuracy. It is not as accurate as a GPS watch, but the price point is a lot more manageable.
1. It is not very accurate. I run with a friend who has a Garmin 305, and my Nike+ is almost always off to a certain extent (I do calibrate it regularly).
2. It becomes less accurate over time and distance. For example, it will be spot-on for a three mile run, but for a 10 mile run, its accuracy drifts. Others have mentioned this, and I have found it to be true as well.
Bottom Line: If you want a great motivational tool that will track distance and speed with reasonable accuracy, you'll love Nike+. If you run indoors some of the time, you'll love it. If you are training for races and/or are just more concerned with exact time and distance, you will be better served with a GPS watch.
I do not run in Nike shoes, so I used the Shoe Pouch (also available here at Amazon). The device worked well enough for distances under 4 miles, but the longer the distance, the worse it performed. I cannot describe how devastating it was to reach mile 12 of my half marathon, only to hear the Nike+ log me at 32 minutes/mile!
The Nike+ Web site is very cool, and I loved the encouragement and graphic training history, but the device is just so awful that I am willing to forfeit all of it. I am saving up for a Garmin.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
No longer a necessary with the advances in iPods and iPhones in general, but it was my favorite running accessory back in the day!Published 22 months ago by Customer
L O R E C O M I E N D O E L 1 0 0 % PERFECTO MUY COMODOPublished on March 8, 2013 by José Bulmaro Toscano
Para principiantes los ultra recomiendo, facil de colocar, baratos, y existen accesorios para utilizar con cualquier calzado, y son mejores si se utilizan con el reloj de nike+.Published on February 25, 2013 by Orlando Jarquin
Definitely a great product and sent to me practically brand new and quickly. I would order from this seller again.Published on January 23, 2013 by dstring