Nike + Sensor Electronics

Nike NIKE + Sensor

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NIKE® + SENSOR :: If you've lost your Nike+ Sensor or you've logged so many miles that its battery has run out, here's all you need to get back on the road. Simply place this Nike+ Replacement Sensor in the midsole of your Nike+ ready running shoes and you can continue logging your miles, speed, and calories burned on your runs.

NOTE: If you also need the wireless receiver for your iPod® nano, you will need to purchase the complete Nike + iPod Sensor & Receiver Kit (NIU1009).

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4.1

(based on 25 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Durable (9)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (12)
    • Long-term (5)
    • Men (3)
    • Women (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (8), Casual/ recreational (5), Competitive athlete (3)
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    2.0

    NIKE® + SENSOR

    By Chickenrun

    from San Carlos, CA

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

        This is my second Sensor. The distance read differs from one to the other what a disappointment.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Accurate, simple, and easy!

        By XC

        from san diego

        About Me Competitive Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily

          Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

          My son runs cross country and was needing a simple but effective way to measure his daily distances. The Nike shoe he bought came with a foam cut out for a insert in the shoe's foot pad. He recognized the IPod icon and removed it. For under $20.00 he was able to purchase the mini IPod pedometer piece, and place the mini pedometer into its place. A simple download to a running ap and he was done. Now when he runs with his team, he will intermittently cross check their pedometer readings and been pleased at the IPods accuracy. All the while listening to his favorite music without feeling any hint of the unit beneath his feet. Very happy!

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          • No
           
          1.0

          Lemon NIKE® + SENSOR

          By Unhappy Runner

          from El Segundo

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                Bought the NIKE® + SENSOR since my old one died. Tried "turning" the battery on and nothing. Doesn't sync with the SportsBand. Now, I have to head back to the RRS store and hopefully get one that works.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Lovin tracking my runs with Nike+

                By AlvinDlux

                from Baltimore, MD

                About Me Avid Athlete

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lots of options

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily
                  • Running

                  Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                  I bought this after I realized I had the Nike+ app on my iPhone 4. The calibrating is a bit funny (it calibrated my run as a walk and then after a few weeks changed over without prompting...perhaps I was running too slow?). Regardless it is a great help tracking my progress via speed, distance, calories etc. What really pushes me into loving it though is how it syncs to [@] where I can set goals for myself, join run challenges, and set up a coach, among other cool options. The website is a bit buggy, which can get aggravating, but overall I'm very very pleased and have already gotten a few of my running buddies to join.

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                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  A great running tool

                  By Pippy

                  from Brampton, On. Canada

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                      I run with it of course. But I also use it at work. I am a letter carrier and use it to see how far I walk in a day.

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                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      A good running tool

                      By Mark

                      from Orlando, FL

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily

                        Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                        I have found this pretty useful - they have outlasted shoes and I have no problem with connecting them with different Apple products

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Takes the guesswork out of my running!

                        By Barrington White Sox Fan

                        from Barrington, IL

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                            Bought this for use w/ my iPhone 4 about a month ago. Because the iPhone 4 comes pre-loaded with the Nike+ app, there is no need to purchase the separate connector as you do w/ some older iPhone models (or iPods) - the phone and the sensor will link up automatically once you open the app and start walking. Calibrating the sensor was simple. I ran a familiar, GPS validated 7 mile route and calibrated the Nike+ sensor afterwards. Since then, the distances I've run (even on a treadmill) are quite accurate. The main benefit to me is that it takes the guesswork of how far I've run when I'm out of town or want to try a different route. The system provides periodic updates ("You've reached the half way point") along with total run time and pace data, which I find helpful. I've tried a couple of other products to track my distances, this is by far the best I've ever used. Great value for the money.

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                            5.0

                            Great Product

                            By DirtDiver

                            from Colorado

                            About Me Competitive Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                            • Haven't found one yet

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily

                            Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                            This product along with the heart monitor is a runners dream.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Very Accurate

                            By Scoots

                            from Salt Lake City, UT

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Daily
                              • Long-Term

                              Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                              I went to calibrate my Nike+ system thinking it would need it. I went to local track and ran a mile. It showed .99 when I hit my first mile around the track. Almost perfect right out of the box. I have since been on quite a few runs and have no complaints. I use mine with the Nike+ Sportband.

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                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Great for beginners!

                              By Jo

                              from ND

                              About Me Gym Rat

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Daily

                                Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                                Bought Nike+ to use while training for a marathon. I'm a begginner when it comes to running long distances so it's nice to be able to keep track of the pace I started at and then pace I'm running now. So far no problems!

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                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                Awesome tool to make me a better runner!

                                By Minimalist

                                from SE Oklahoma

                                About Me Competitive Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Self explanatory

                                Cons

                                • Tricky to calibrate

                                Best Uses

                                • Long or short runs
                                • Long-Term
                                • On the road
                                • On the treadmill
                                • On trails

                                Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                                I use the Nike + to help me better my times when running 5Ks all the way to training for marathons. It can be tricky to get it calibrated to accurately track my runs but once I have done so it is a wonderful way to track my runs! I also enjoy the online tracking of the Nike Plus though the Nike Plus website.

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                                5.0

                                Something old, something new...

                                By Sally Jogger

                                from College Park, MD

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Daily

                                  Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                                  I love my Nike+ because it helps me know how well I am doing for meeting my running goals. I recently lost my old sensor and ordered this new one[...] It is the same reliable sensor as always, with new pro-athlete voices. I was happy to hear the new voices...Paula had started to congratulate me a bit too often with the old sensor. Also, if you want to use this with the Vibram Five Fingers shoes, just make sure it is white-side down and nestle it between the shoe and the top of your foot, right where the toes begin.

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                                  • No
                                   
                                  4.0

                                  This sensor speaks to me!

                                  By Santi

                                  from La Jolla, CA

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to set up
                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Daily

                                    Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                                    Love it! It's gotten me back on the path to fitness by making fun. Hearing Lance and Paula give you kudos is brilliant!

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Dead on when calibrated right

                                    By MikeB

                                    from Eleanor,WV

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Daily
                                      • Long-Term
                                      • Men
                                      • Women

                                      Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                                      The sensor can be a pain to calibrate...but once you do its dead on!!I have a Polar system and its better than it,i just used my polar watch and the timing on watch and nike+ are the same.I drove my normal route in my car and the mile markers are the same!Tips with the Nike+ tape your sensor down so it doesnt move,the littlest vibration will throw it off.Try not to move your shoes too much after running it stays active 5 mins after each time the sensor gets moved.Dont buy the whole kit cause there old and the batteries are almost dead just by the sensor by itself.Do alteast a half mile calibration run.or after a short run so you will already be in your normail stride.Just double check by going around .25 miles to see how close it is.If its off reset to default and do it again! If you want a really acurate calibration.Start running about 20 meters before your start line and hit begin calibration at the line that way your already in stride when you begin.Do your normal everyday running pace when calibrating not your race pace.It will pick up the days you run faster or slower off your normal pace.If you run faster calibrating and then go out for a normal run it will say .50 completed when youve only went like .15 and say 5 min pace when your really doin a 640 pace!It wont be as acurate if you run very big hills i have noticed that much.Also the temperture can sometimes throw it off.If youve been using it in hotter weather then the season changes you have to recalibrate.Its best to calibrate every month cause your stride will change as you get more miles on your shoes.Ive been using this kit for almost 4 yrs and have been on the phone several times with the Nike+ team so i know what im talking about!

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                                      5.0

                                      Great product

                                      By That guy

                                      from Arkansas

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Daily
                                        • Long-Term
                                        • Men
                                        • Older People
                                        • Short-Term
                                        • Women

                                        Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                                        great product works well

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        When it works it's great

                                        By Irishderby

                                        from Derby, CT

                                        About Me Avid Athlete

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • ITunes integration
                                        • Motivational tool
                                        • Online record
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                        • Intermittent failures

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Daily
                                        • Long-Term
                                        • Men
                                        • Older People
                                        • Short-Term
                                        • Women

                                        Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                                        I've been using the Nike+ since it first came out with very mixed results. I gave up using it with my Nano as there were just too many days that it would not work. I went through at least 5 sensors and a couple of Nanos.

                                        When I bought my IPhone, I decided to give it another shot, and it has worked much, much better. I still do experience some connection issues, but no where near the problems with the Nano.

                                        The addition of the heart monitoring feature makes this an even more valuable tool for running, walking and health monitoring.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Only way to go

                                        By Terry

                                        from Cave Creek, AZ

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Daily

                                          Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                                          I run almost every day (5 days a week) 3-4 miles and I have been using the Nike + for 2 1/2 years and I have logged over 1,558 miles on the nike website. This is the second unit I have purchased so they do last an acceptable period of time.

                                           
                                          2.0

                                          Ran with it for a year. ...

                                          By Gordon

                                          from Undisclosed

                                          Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                                          Ran with it for a year. Often inaccurate by as much as a mile over 10 miles. Always love it when I finish a race and it says I have another 1/2 mile left! No matter how many times your reset it and recalibrate, it seems to loose accuracy after a few runs. Also seems to freeze up the ipod from time to time and you loose your work out data or even worse a race. Last two Half Marathons I have ran it locked up and I lost my race data. Very frustrating. Finally gave up an upgraded to the Garmim 405 3 months ago. Its the only way to go if you want accurate data to help you improve. If you want a cheap price and a device that works about 80% of the time, this is a good option. Its not all bad and has some great features, just can't trust it.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          true you do need to ...

                                          By Erin

                                          from Undisclosed

                                          Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                                          true you do need to calibrate this, but it is much better than the original one that had a display issue.
                                          I really love it for distance tracking.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          great product 4 the money ...

                                          By michael

                                          from Undisclosed

                                          Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                                          great product 4 the money and you dont have to have a BIG foot pod on your shoe!

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          I LOVE my IPod+! May ...

                                          By Kristin

                                          from Undisclosed

                                          Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                                          I LOVE my IPod+! May sound stupid but it feels like there is someone with you when you're on a long run, and I derive comfort (and inspiration) from that at times! Yes, there are occasions when it seems a little inaccurate but I find it tracks out pretty well and I still love it. I give it a thumbs up!

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          light, cheap, accurate ...

                                          By Anonymous

                                          from Undisclosed

                                          Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                                          light, cheap, accurate enough for me - if you want you can even calibrate it for better accuracy - plus the new Sportband works much better than last years.

                                           
                                          2.0

                                          I love this sensor when ...

                                          By Tracy

                                          from Undisclosed

                                          Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                                          I love this sensor when I'm running, but it does not track calories if I am doing any other cardio (such as eliptical or spinning). Also, if you run on a treadmill, the distance will be inaccurate.

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          Philippe rated this ...

                                          By Anonymous

                                          from Undisclosed

                                          Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                                          Philippe rated this product 1 star.
                                          Saturday, April 18th 2009.
                                          I have owned this Nike + sensor for two months now, and had almost no problem for three runs. Have problems with the transmission, it would continue to search for signal without ever starting or finding the signal, after trying for a few days I gave up,I'm very disappointed with this gadget.

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          On my second sensor. ...

                                          By Sandra

                                          from Undisclosed

                                          Comments about Nike + Sensor Electronics:

                                          On my second sensor. First one lasted about 100hrs (claims it should last 1000). It does a good job tracking my miles and calories, and is easy to use. It will automatically "stop" if activity stops for a certain aount of time. Discovered this after my 1st marathon! It quit at mile 11, while I stopped to tend to a blister. Wasn't listening to IPOD, so I didnt' know it stopped. Bummer! I would recommend the kit, though. Nice to hear how far you've gone and/or how much further to go...

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                                          1.    Erin rated this product 5 stars
                                          Wed, January 20,2010:
                                          true you do need to calibrate this, but it is much better than the original one that had a display issue. I really love it for distance tracking.
                                          2.    Gordon rated this product 2 stars
                                          Tue, December 15,2009:
                                          Ran with it for a year. Often inaccurate by as much as a mile over 10 miles. Always love it when I finish a race and it says I have another 1/2 mile left! No matter how many times your reset it and recalibrate, it seems to loose accuracy after a few runs. Also seems to freeze up the ipod from time to time and you loose your work out data or even worse a race. Last two Half Marathons I have ran it locked up and I lost my race data. Very frustrating. Finally gave up an upgraded to the Garmim 405 3 months ago. Its the only way to go if you want accurate data to help you improve. If you want a cheap price and a device that works about 80% of the time, this is a good option. Its not all bad and has some great features, just can't trust it.
                                          3.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
                                          Fri, November 13,2009:
                                          light, cheap, accurate enough for me - if you want you can even calibrate it for better accuracy - plus the new Sportband works much better than last years.
                                          4.    Kristin rated this product 5 stars
                                          Tue, November 03,2009:
                                          I LOVE my IPod+! May sound stupid but it feels like there is someone with you when you're on a long run, and I derive comfort (and inspiration) from that at times! Yes, there are occasions when it seems a little inaccurate but I find it tracks out pretty well and I still love it. I give it a thumbs up!
                                          5.    michael rated this product 5 stars
                                          Mon, September 28,2009:
                                          great product 4 the money and you dont have to have a BIG foot pod on your shoe!
                                          6.    Tracy rated this product 2 stars
                                          Fri, June 12,2009:
                                          I love this sensor when I'm running, but it does not track calories if I am doing any other cardio (such as eliptical or spinning). Also, if you run on a treadmill, the distance will be inaccurate.
                                          7.    Anonymous rated this product 1 star
                                          Sat, April 18,2009:
                                          Philippe rated this product 1 star. Saturday, April 18th 2009. I have owned this Nike + sensor for two months now, and had almost no problem for three runs. Have problems with the transmission, it would continue to search for signal without ever starting or finding the signal, after trying for a few days I gave up,I'm very disappointed with this gadget.
                                          8.    Anonymous rated this product 1 star
                                          Sat, April 18,2009:
                                          I have owned this Nike + sensor for two months now, and had almost no problem for three runs. Have problems with the transmission, it would continue to search for signal without ever starting or finding the signal, after trying for a few days I gave up,I'm very disappointed with this gadget.
                                          9.    Sandra rated this product 4 stars
                                          Tue, April 14,2009:
                                          On my second sensor. First one lasted about 100hrs (claims it should last 1000). It does a good job tracking my miles and calories, and is easy to use. It will automatically "stop" if activity stops for a certain aount of time. Discovered this after my 1st marathon! It quit at mile 11, while I stopped to tend to a blister. Wasn't listening to IPOD, so I didnt' know it stopped. Bummer! I would recommend the kit, though. Nice to hear how far you've gone and/or how much further to go...

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