Apple Nike + iPod Sport Kit for iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G
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- Compatibility: iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G
- 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
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Nike + iPod Sport Kit consists of a wireless sensor and receiver, the the Nike + iPod Sport Kit works exclusively with your Nike+ shoes and iPod nano to give you real-time feedback during workouts. It also lets you track your performance on your Mac or PC.
From the Manufacturer
You don't just take the iPod nano on your run. You let it take you. Music is your motivation. But what if you want to go further? Thanks to a unique partnership between Nike and Apple, your iPod nano becomes your favorite workout companion and coach.
A complete workout companion. See it in detail.
Place the sensor in your Nike+ shoe, plug in the receiver, and you're ready. Learn more.
The Nike Sport Music section of the iTunes Music Store features Nike-created content that will keep you moving.
Run to your favorite music while getting valuable workout information.
Get in Gear
Meet the three must-haves for the ultimate synthesis of sport and music: a pair of Nike+ shoes, an iPod nano, and the Nike + iPod Sport Kit. Find out what happens when the leading name in sports and the leading name in digital music team up to take on your workout.
First, get a pair of Nike+ shoes. Only Nike+ shoes feature a built-in pocket under the insole specially engineered for the Nike + iPod sensor. For seamless, stylish integration, add Nike+ apparel that holds your iPod nano and receiver.
Next, get an iPod nano. Skip-free playback, a brilliant display, and up to 1,000 songs in an impossibly small iPod keep you light on your feet. And only iPod nano syncs your complete workout data with both iTunes and nikeplus.com.
Lastly, you'll need the Nike + iPod Sport Kit. The Sport Kit allows your Nike+ shoe to talk to your iPod nano. The sensor uses a sensitive accelerometer to measure your activity, then wirelessly transfers this data to the receiver that's plugged into the dock connector on your iPod nano.
Rock 'n' Run
See the minutes tick by. Watch the miles unfold. Hear real-time feedback. All to your favorite music--including the one song that always gets you through the home stretch. As you run or walk, the sensor sends information to your iPod nano, tracking your time, distance, pace, and calories burned. If you choose, real-time, spoken feedback can even alert you to milestones throughout your workout.
Stay in Sync
Sync up after you cool down. Just as seamlessly as it syncs your music, photos, and calendars, the iPod nano also syncs your run. Simply connect your iPod nano to your Mac or PC, and your workout data syncs to both iTunes and nikeplus.com, where you can see your runs, set goals, and challenge friends. The Internet is an open road. Staying in sync is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
- Connect: Any mere pedometer can show you stats while you run. But thanks to the Nike + iPod sensor and receiver, the iPod nano also transfers your workout data to the Internet as soon as you sync. Connect your iPod, and iTunes takes over, automatically syncing all your run data and sending it to nikeplus.com.
- Compare: Remember each run. Analyze your performance. Break your last record. Stay in tune with your goals. Nikeplus.com keeps stats on every step. Check your speed, distance, and calories burned--by run, by week, or by month--all from a graphical interface as intuitive as it is stunning.
- Compete: Nikeplus.com keeps you connected with runners from every corner of the web. And that's where the real race begins. Use nikeplus.com to challenge anyone, anywhere to a virtual race. Run on your own time, on your home turf, then log on to nikeplus.com to retrieve your results.
Nikeplus.com keeps track of your performance and workouts, and lets you measure yourself against others.
Available in the iTunes Music Store, the Nike Sport Music section features Nike-created content that will keep you moving:
- Continuous Workout Mixes: Workout routines developed for use with Nike + iPod time- or distance-based workouts. Each routine offers coaching, motivational, and training tips over a continuous mix of music.
- Sport iMixes: Professionally selected playlists designed to motivate you through the most demanding workouts.
- Athlete Inspirations: Playlists chosen and introduced by top athletes.
- Video and Audio Podcasts: Shows featuring the most dynamic personalities in the sporting world.
Complete your experience with specially designed Nike apparel, including an iPod nano armband that makes it easy to stay tuned to your music during an active workout. Nike also offers jackets, tops, and shorts with waterproof pockets to hold your iPod nano.
What's in the Box
Wireless sensor for Nike+ shoes, wireless receiver for the iPod nano, and printed documentation.
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I bought this for my wife (forget about having to have Nike+ shoes - it works fine slipped into laces or in a shoe wallet). She plugged it into her first-gen (1G) Nano, and instantly the Nike+ menu option appeared. There's a little calibration that has to be done, but once you get going, it's just neat. You can specify your workout type (distance, duration, just go), and then select a playlist (or shuffle, or something else) and you are off!
There's even a built in voice that will give you a verbal run summary at the touch of a button (and at scheduled intervals).
I run with a fourth-gen (4G) big (disk) iPod, and no, it doesn't work with my iPod. Too bad. I might have to get a Nano just for running - this is too cool, and saves the time off of keeping a running log - it keeps one for you, which you can upload.
-don't need Nike shoes
-works amazingly well out of the box
-easy to use
-neat features (like voice alerts about pace, distance, etc)
-only works with the Nano
-supposedly can't replace the battery in the shoe transponder - we'll see about that
-some calibration required
The main reason that this is so motivating is the Nike website. When you sync your iPod your information is uploaded to the Nike website where you can view great charts and graphs of your runs. It tracks your records as well (fastest mile, furthest run, etc.) It allows you to set goals (run 40 miles in 4 weeks, burn 10,000 calories in 4 weeks, etc.) It also allows you to challenge other people with this device. Well, my best friend got one for Christmas as well. He lives 250 miles away and we are already on our second challenge. The first was who can run the most miles in 30 days. The current is who can run 60 miles first. The website keeps track of your progress and shows you how far each participant has gone so far. So you can see if you are ahead or need to pick up the pace. It is great and makes you want to run further and more often.
I always knew I was competitive but I never realized how competitive I was! The other day I ran 7 miles (further than I have ever gone at one time in my life) just so that I could get a good headstart on my friend!
I first read about the Nike+ iPod sport kit a while back and was very skeptical about its accuracy. How could there be a device that can track, accurately, the distance I run/walk...and only for 29.99?! I am here to tell you that should that be your greatest deterrent from purchasing the Nike+ system, allow me to lay those fears to rest...permanently.
Don't worry, I always like to start off with the bad news first. And its only one thing: you need Nike+ shoes/shoes that are compatible with this kit. As you have gathered, from the pictures, the kit comes with a sensor for the shoe and a receiver that fits into the iPod Nano. However, the shoes typically run between 90-150 dollars...and there is no guarantee that you will like the shoes.
In my research, I read of quite a few folks who found the Nike+ shoes to severely lack in comfort compared to their present running shoes. Now, let not your heart be troubled. I myself do not use Nike+ compatible shoes. Instead, I purchased the Shoe Pouch (also found on Amazon...very easily, I might add) and well, it works just fine! The accuracy is unaffected (I will provide more details later) and most importantly of all, my feet are content!
...now onto the pros...
-The Nike+ system accurately measures your runs/walks. How do I know? I tested it a few ways:
1. Treadmill...yup, the artificial answer to running during winter. As I ran on the treadmill, I watched the distance logged by the treadmill itself and by Nike+. I was amazed, SHOCKED, and JUBILANT to find that there was close to no disparity between the two. True example, the treadmill would log 0.42 miles. I would press the center button on the iPod to hear the stats of my run and it would tell me "zero point four three" (0.43) miles. I later realized after my run that the 0.01 difference was the result of a few seconds delay between my starting the run on the treadmill and pressing the center button on my iPod to start the run. So yes, this is VERY accurate. My using the shoe-pouch had no effect whatsoever!
2. WHAT A MOTIVATOR! Before I got Nike+ I started running again to get in shape and to get fit. However, the physical act of changing into running gear already began to fatigue me...who wants to go run and sweat and pant and...well, be exhausted? Who in their right mind? Well, these days, all I want to do is hit the pavement with my favorite playlist.
Being able to know:
-How long you've been running
-How far you've been running
-How fast you are running
...well, it makes you feel so high-tech and cool that man, that 4th mile is nothing! And believe me, I was not the biggest fan of running...heck, it was a battle to get myself started, let alone run for 42 minutes.
3. CHALLENGES...rock. Once you purchase Nike+, you are welcome to join the online community of Nike+. Here you can interact with other run-junkies like yourself. I mentioned challenges...well, they certainly keep you accountable to your running. It is basically a virtual race. A typical challenge is titled: First to log the most miles in the month of July. You might be at home somewhere in Virginia or Texas and be running against someone in New York or England.
All I can say is, spend the money. Instead of buying that DVD that you'll only watch once, or that video game, spend your money on something that will very much pay back dividends.
If you have a Nano already, you only need the kit, armband, and depending on if you don't want the Nike+ shoes, a shoe pouch or lacelid (google it).
FYI, I use the old Nike+ armband...the one that doesn't have a window. Its not a problem to me. If you press the middle button, it tells you everything that the window will show you...and its only 9 dollars on Amazon. I found one for my dad at TJ Maxx for 14.99...not a bad price. The one on Amazon will have, I imagine, a 5-6 dollar shipping charge additional so if you live near a TJ Maxx, swing by and look for it.
All in all, I cannot wholly relate to you how excited and thrilled I am about owning this incredible piece of technology. I only hope that you too will join the ever-growing community of Nike+ runners!
...so, hit the pavement with some funky tunes, and rock on!
Below are the links to the shoe-pouch sold here on Amazon by Grantwood Technologies and Lacelid:
Shoe Pouch for Nike+iPod