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I have been looking for the sensor to go in my wife's new Nike+ Trainers and 2nd Gen Ipod Touch. Nike sell this for £11.00 exc delivery and Apple sell it for £14.00 inc delivery.
Not an amazing price but saves you nearly a fiver :-)
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#1
What is it??
#2
nefertiti6969
What is it??


A waste of money
#3
What do you do with it?
#4
yea what is it? I got a nike thing on my iphone 3gs whats it do?
#5
Looks like a waste of money to me too....

Item Description
As a replacement or for using in another pair of Nike+ shoes, the wireless Nike+ sensor communicates with your Nike+ iPod Sport Kit to track your workouts.

Insert the sensor into the built-in pocket beneath your Nike+ shoe insole and pair it with your existing Nike+ iPod receiver attached to your iPod nano.
Please note: This product includes only the Nike+ iPod wireless sensor. If you also need the wireless receiver for your iPod nano, please purchase the complete Nike+ iPod Sport Kit.
The sensor's battery is not replaceable or rechargeable. 1000 active hours are guaranteed for the product. The timeframe in which these 1000 hours will be consumed is dependent upon use and other factors. The product is covered by a 1-year explicit warranty, included in the packaging, along with applicable regional warranties. During this time, consumers may obtain a replacement sensor if needed.
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Elizabeth Enswick 17/04/2010 18:35:26
I love my Nike+! unfortunately I do use it a lot as I have had to buy 3 of these now. Can't complain at a little over ?10 a pop though.
F.Jones 17/04/2010 18:33:52
Please be aware that this is a replacement chip. Don't do what I did and think it was the full Nike+ system!
#6
Raging, bought this for £14 at Argos a few days ago. Hot.
#7
RHodgett
Raging, bought this for £14 at Argos a few days ago. Hot.


Take it back? Say it was an unwanted gift?>
#8
SO I have to buy a pair of Nike trainers as well!!
#9
Not as bad as you might think
#10
this is a very good piece of kit, i prefer to use mine with the nano with the receiver because the iphone/itouch is to big to run with. a very good motivational tool, and no you do not need to have nike shoes as you can buy lil velcro pouches to hold the sensor onto your laces

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nike%2BiPod
#11
Yeah just get a pouch and use any shoes you like. Works exactly the same and gives you a far greater choice of shoes. You can use this if you go walking too (if you don't have a GPS) as it has some nice stats such as total distance covered and average speed. Expect to replace the sensor about once a year though as the battery wears out and can't be replaced.
#12
Have wanted to get one of these, may well pick this up. Thanks OP.
#13
Another thumbs up for the Nike+ running system, just make sure you have the right iPod or this on its own will be useless. Normally for iPod Nano's you need the full kit which includes a received you plug in. Think it will work with an iPhone as well.

At this price it's a no brainer if you need some motivation to get running.
#14
i was considering buying this but whats the point of this if youve got a 3GS? you can use the gps app to give you average speed, max speed, distance etc?
#15
monkey00
i was considering buying this but whats the point of this if youve got a 3GS? you can use the gps app to give you average speed, max speed, distance etc?


It's probably better for those with a touch, like myself, who don't have the gps capability built in.
#16
This looks like a good price and I'm sure it works well but I went for the runkeeper app for my 3GS and it is great! Only problem is that I gotta lug my iPhone around with me! Lol
#17
Yeah as long as there is a nice app for the 3GS to give you graphs and stuff of your runs then I imagine that would be fine and no need for the sensor.
#18
monkey00
i was considering buying this but whats the point of this if youve got a 3GS? you can use the gps app to give you average speed, max speed, distance etc?


I use this with 3gs and it's brilliant.
Not sure how the built in GPS can give accurate results, speed checks etc as this pedometer?
#19
I have this it's a massive waste of money, i've never used it because the free apps do a better job and map your route via GPS. This is a super waste of money.
#20
RoBad
I have this it's a massive waste of money, i've never used it because the free apps do a better job and map your route via GPS. This is a super waste of money.


'You've never used it but the free apps are better' ?

GPS is ineffective over short distances, speed work etc. It's also unreliable in some areas.

I'm sure the free apps and GPS are fine in some instances.
#21
WalnutSoap
Not as bad as you might think


Unfortunately those trainers are only available in little boys sizes.
#22
What about mytracks on the android?

I have this with my 3GS, but the sensor stopped working after a month!

To be honest I don't want to keep buying this all the time!
#23
I have been using nike plus for about 4 years now and it is superb, I started out with the ipod nanao (you have to have the nike plus sports kit as it also contains a receiver that you plug into the nano). I then upgraded to the iphone and the phone has the receiver built in! I use it for everything from walking to racing... I run a lot and this is the best piece of kit I have bought. Also you can enter challenges on their website and it also gives you training programmes etc. I have ran in 3 of the Nike Plus Human Races that are a 10k every 31st Aug of every year, and have won probably about £100 of kit from nike themselves inc t shirts, sensors, shoes, sportsbands etc.
Don't knock it until you try it!

Heat and rep added for the OP and the sensor!! I will def be buying a few
#24
I use an app called MotionX GPS for the same thing on the GPS its incredibly accurate,
#25
hmsq82
I have this with my 3GS, but the sensor stopped working after a month!
That is pretty shoddy. If it ran out that quickly then it probably wasn't going into standby mode properly.
#26
alasrati;8549221
That is pretty shoddy. If it ran out that quickly then it probably wasn't going into standby mode properly.

Are you sure? mine have lastes about a year or so! They can go into sleep mode have you tried to wake it.... also the ipod should tell you when the battery in the sensor is running low, so it should tell you
#27


Or do a "shoe mod" like I did on my old pair of trainers. First take the sensor out of the packaging and tear the polystyrene holder from the packaging and carefully cut around it.

Take up the insole in one of your shoes, put the polystyrene sensor holder in the shoe and draw around it on to the foam. It needs to be positioned underneath the arch of your foot, i.e. as far in as you can reach whilst still being able to draw around it. Take a stanley knife to the soft foam. Scoop out enough foam that it fits the sensor (or score through it in a criss cross pattern and pull the stuff out with plyers!).

Ensure sensor holder fits snugly in the hole you made. I.e. pop the sensor holder and sensor in and ensure that the sensor is level with the rest of the foam. If not, scoop some more out!

Replace the insole in your shoe.

Rock and roll!
#28
NIke+ is a great system - massive thumbs up from me.
Have occasionally tried various GPS stuff but always prefer nike+ for running as I use it with my lightweight nano.

I just ordered a spare from Wiggle for £10.80 + 2% quidco, which tracked fine so slightly cheaper than this deal.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/run/8/Nike_Stand_Alone_Sensor_Kit/5360046178/
#29
runkeeper 100 times better and much cheaper.
voted hot as for market value its good but the product itself is a waste if you already have 3g/3gs
#30
Cyrus
runkeeper 100 times better and much cheaper.
voted hot as for market value its good but the product itself is a waste if you already have 3g/3gs


You cannot properly compare a GPS system with the Nike+
They work in different ways. Nike+ serves a continous stream of data and will work indoors, over sprints, can help with 'training'
GPS is good with 'mapping' but can fail in built up areas (forested areas etc)
And is of little use for more detailed analysis (training, pacing, steps etc)
So it's really down to your needs ather than one or the other being a waste of money
#31
The GPS on my iphone is convinced I spend all my time in the pub in a village 5 miles away. My husband refuses to accept that it is hopelessly inaccurate! I think the accuracy depends on where you live.

Good bit of kit if you want something like this.
#32
Don't forget that Nike+ also gives you spoken time, distance and pace updates on the fly, whilst you're running as well as the option to preset a "power song" which you can trigger when you want a motivational boost from your favourite track.

All data is automatically uploaded onto the Nike+ website when you synch with iTunes and as others have said, you can track your progress on the site and enter challenges with others worldwide.

I use it with a Nano as it's much easier to use the clickwheel whilst running without having to look at what you're doing than trying to use a Touch or iPhone. But each to their own.

I bought a pouch for the sensor from Amazon (there's plenty available, check eBay too) so you don't have to have Nike trainers to benefit from Nike+.

Despite not having GPS I find it to be remarkably accurate at measuring distance. Not spot on to the cm, but I've used it on a few half marathons and 10K events and it's always clocked the miles / km within yards of each of the mile / km markers.

Oh, and this is a great price for the sensor too - heat added!
#33
Thanks. Ordered from Wiggle.
#34
countcatula
Are you sure? mine have lastes about a year or so! They can go into sleep mode have you tried to wake it.... also the ipod should tell you when the battery in the sensor is running low, so it should tell you


You were right, however I think it was my phone or both, it is now working! But I'm now using both for comparing stats MyTracks and Nike+ .:thumbsup:

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