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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on 8 October 2010
Interacts well with my iphone 4, easy to set up, and calibration seems pretty accurate as it appears to have taken gps data to measure distance. It's accurate enough for me anyway. No need to have Nike+ shoes either, just get a little pouch for about £5 (available on amazon) to put it in and attach it to the laces on your shoe.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 8 April 2010
The sensor does exactly what it's supposed to do. I personally like the congratulatory messages you get when you achieve a personal best (I've heard Lance Armstrong and Paula Radcliffe). I also like the Nike.com interface that allows you to monitor and analyse your runs
Now it didnt get that 5th star because of the following
1. I wish the device could be used for other exercises apart from runs
2. One should be able to set the powersong to a playlist like can be done on the nano

however like i said, works great. I love it
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on 24 April 2011
This is great fun, and pretty much a doddle to use. If you dont have the special Nike shoes, get a little tag (like the Jivo Sensor Suit for iPod Sports Kit) which fixes to your laces, connect to the nike plus ipod bit on the iphone, and off you go (well more or less). Though the blurb makes it sound like its our shoes or no shoes, this really works completely fine - and some people reportedly find the Nike shoes with the sensor in not that comfortable, a problem which you dont have with the sensor on top of the shoe.
You can train by distance, time, or calories and invesnt your own workouts (or download from the website - tho' to be honest the basics are enough for me!), you can listen to whatever you like (chose a playlist or switch from "now playing" in ipod back to the nike plus ipod facility and select "now playing" if like me you run to v long things like Bleak House, over a period of weeks), you can track your performance on the history or upload and get more detailed breakdowns and interact with others.
A rather naggy female or an assertive man will update you every so often on your progress - or a full breakdown anytime you ask for it (by pressing your on button) - and on timed runs will give you countdowns from 5 mins out to keep your pace up. And if you do particularly well a famous voice will pop up at the end to congratulate you. I have to say I found Lance Armstrong congratulating me on my new (feeble) personal best reidiculously pleasing (how he'd roar with laughter if he actually saw the stats!!).
Calibration seems pretty good - it ties in with the distances which someone has marked for fun runs near me, so can't be too far out.
All in all just what I needed to incentivise myself to push on and not lurk in my comfort zone - I recommend it warmly.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on 1 August 2010
I had some initial headaches setting up the product as I was told by Apple that the iPod Nano Gen 5 did not require the full sensor kit so I bought the sensor and then had to replace it with the kit. Also, when installing the sensor in my nike running shoes, it seemed logical to place it with the Nike logo facing up - however if you do that, it is completely inaccurate (around 20% off). Once I discovered this and reversed the sensor to have the logo facing down, it worked perfectly and is accurate. Since then I have had it for around 8 months and covered over 800km and it is still working without any problems.
One other point is that when flying you are supposed to turn off the sensor by pressing the on/off button for a few seconds. The best way to turn it on again is to search for it on the iPod and at the same time press the sensor on/off button a few times until the iPod detects it.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on 1 April 2010
This is a 5 star product that is advertised as plug and play...but it is only plug and play if you are blessed with youth and common sense...for old age morons like myself it took me some time to overcome the nuances of setting up the device at first. But once set up, it is excellent.

I do not know how it works (probably magic) but it does everything that Nike claims. I still do not understand the calibration bit or the other stuff for that, but I am happy to press the buttons and it seems to do stuff that it lets you do...so if you're a moron and do not mind the device running your running life then this is the ideal product.

There are some flaws like the play list selected with a work out seems to get lost and just plays my complete play list as it sees fit...but that is magic for you!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 30 March 2013
This is my 2nd sensor in about 3-4 years, replaced as soon as 1st one lost battery life, would'nt be without it, makes my runs more challenging, great bit if kit and great service too
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on 14 November 2013
I use this with a shoe pouch and iPod (4th Gen). It is easy to set up and and use. Nice variety of options on the app for different workouts and listening to music. The power song is a great idea. I can see how it can be a great motivational tool for some. Indeed it encouraged me to go out for a run just so I could "play" with it.

However the reliability and accuracy can let it down. I always use it in conjunction with the strava app on my phone as I don't trust the Nike+ sensor on its own. First run, fair enough, it hadn't been calibrated yet, so it being approx 1.25 miles off I could deal with. Second run for some reason it stopped recording after a little over a mile (timer on the app was still going though, it must have either lost connection with the iPod or switched itself off). On our latest run it was over 1.75 miles out! I usually run with a friend and the milage on my phone and her Garmin running watch always tally up. The Nike+ sensor however, always seems to be over 1 mile out, despite calibrating it after every run.

For recreational running then this will be okay but if you seriously want to monitor milage then there are far better alternatives out there.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 26 June 2010
This is an excellent, low-cost gadget that really spurs you on, however a quick note...

*** NIKE+ ONLY WORKS WITH IPOD NANO / IPOD TOUCH / IPHONE - ie NOT CLASSIC IPODS! ***

This caught me out initially - thankfully there is an older ipod nano II knocking around my house!

Hooked up to the Nike+ website, there are innovative challenges, tracking reports and all sorts of other info to keep track of your activities & progress.

Setup is easy - plug the bit into your ipod, then briefly press the sensor. I am using a pouch as opposed to the official Nike shoes, and it works fine. You can calibrate it if you want, but it's pretty accurate as far as I can tell so far vs mapping it out. There is a voice that talks over your music, informing you of progress, which really helps.

I love it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 26 February 2012
This is a great little gadget. I have had one for four years and it tracked over 300 miles for me before the battery gave out. I know it is is pretty accurate as I have run with it on during organised races and its only ever been a few 100 yards out. I have just bought a new one. I orginally used it with my ipod which required a dongle but it works automatically with the iphone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Works perfectly, although you should ensure that your iPod has recognised the sensor prior ot starting your workout =)
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