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Nike+iPod Sensor & Receiver Kit

Nike +iPod Sensor & Receiver Kit

Item #NIU1009
MSRP:$28.99

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NIKE + iPod® SENSOR & RECEIVER KIT :: Pick your mix and motivate your run. Nike + lets you listen to tunes while you track your progress on your iPod® nano. Simply slip the Nike + sensor into your Nike + ready shoe and head out. The sensor turns on automatically when you walk and then transmits audible performance feedback through your headphones. Track speed, distance, pace and calories; and then use your computer to upload the data to nikeplus.com and view your progress.

Features & Benefits:

  • Wireless connection: The sensor and receiver enable your Nike+ shoe to talk to the iPod nano with every step
  • Instant Audio Feedback: iPod nano tells you your time, distance, pace, and calories burned while you run
  • Go Further with nikeplus.com: Sync your iPod nano to see your runs, set goals, challenge others, and more
  • Compatible with iPod nano and Nike+ shoe models
Product NIU1009 Review

The best

4

I use this all the time when running. I have the Nike+ shoes so it works perfect for me. The cool thing about it is that you can set goals on the computer and the Nike Chip recognizes your goals and congratulates you when you have achieved them. It's really easy to pause a workout (if you need to), set your pace, set your goals, and know the distance of where you are going. "kind- of" Downsides are that it isn't a GPS and you do have to set up a playlist first to be able to listen to music during your workout(you can't just turn it on and see how far you go). As I said, I have the Nike+ Shoes so I don't know how well it works with the other shoes. I do know that there are certain bidding sites that offer a pouch that the receiver hangs from the top of the shoe. Happy running!

Seeya!

San Diego, CA

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awesome product and support page

4

I have been waiting for this product for a long time. It is pretty accurated right out of the box but you do need to calibrate it for you running style to get maximum accuracy. The Nike+ website is awesome. The fact that you can link it to your face book and twitter and broadcast your goals and acheivements to everyone you know is extremely motivating. It keeps you from shying off from a run when you fell lazy. plus the site is easy to use and looks modern and efficient. Over all this is an awesome product for runners casual and expert.

Alexander the Great

Fort Drum, NY (Iraq)

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Best Price/ Easy to Use

4

The Nike+ system is a great motivator. The newer features on the website that Nike uses for challenges, and tracking, and adding in virtual coaching features are very easy to understand and to use. The website makes it easy track your progress, and stay motivated. The sensor is not as accurate as a GPS device, but for the casual runner, it is more than enough. Roadrunner has the lowest price I have seen for the kit as well.

RunnerinLV

Las VEgas, NV

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Easy to Use - Provides Great Motivation

5

If you want to motivate yourself for ever longer and more intense running, this is the product to own. Easy to use, unobtrusive, and does all the work for you. While you workout, the gentle voice prompts encourage you on your workout letting you know how much further to go. Works well after getting through the first initial setup.

Aaron the yeshivishe guy who's exercises

Brooklyn, NY

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I would buy this product again and again

5

I have been using the nike sensor while training for a half marathon. This helps while me while running and training and lets me know my pace, timed mile, distance and calories burned. This is very accurate as well. I tested the accuracy with another GPS and distance maps to check accuracy of distance. My money was well invested.

Mike D

Liberal, kansas

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Love it!

4

My husband and I both use it when running to keep track of our distance, and I like the other features with playlists as well. Plus you can save your runs to your computer and compare times to see how far you have come. Basically exactly what I have been missing when running. A great tool for a runner at a low cost.

She Spider Monkey

Wilkesboro, NC

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Love It!

5

I love this product. i use it on my runs to track my miles and time / pace. I use it to gage how far I've run and have to go etc. It's easy, simple, the receiver fits in my shoe and I have a holder for non-nike shoes. It's the best.

Carmela

Boston, MA

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Sounds like a great idea, ...

1

Sounds like a great idea, BUT Nike will not tell you what technology this device employs. If it actually worked and was accurate, why won't they tell us??? It's not GPS Like Garmin or Timex. Is it inertial, like Polar??? Those suck, FYI. I run on trails in the trees and have bought them all. I can tell you Timex sucks in the trees and has too many heavy pieces (armband etc), Polar is IMPOSSIBLE to calibrate and their manual and customer service are the WORST of any product of any type that I have EVER envcountered in my life. I had to get used to my Polar 625x being 25% off, which means you can't use any of the data such as speed, pace etc. I now have a Garmin 301 which is WONDERFUL. Totally easy to use and accurate, it tracks 11 satelites or something like that, so I have never lost signal, even in heavy Redwoods. Then, all you have to do to uploud it is pop it into the cradle and it opens up your run on a map and graphs with every possible combo of data that you can peruse.

Steve

Undisclosed

A must for any walker or runner!

5

This is great. Fun to use and track your distance and calories burned. Keeps a history and you get to set you personal settings for an accurate count. Easy to use and if you get the right holders it's easy to move from shoe to shoe.

Kelster

Spokane Valley, WA

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disappointed

2

i used this for running for exactly one month in conjunction with a Apple Nano. I found it to be extremely frustrating. Some features never worked even once, like it never would connect/link with my heart rate monitor. And the mileage tracking was horribly wrong many workouts. But all i really wanted out of this was it to accurately tell me my pace - i was dieing to know my pace on those runs when i wasn't on a 400 meter track. But every single time i ever used this unit, the workout would end unexpectedly during the run. ANd every time i would stop my run to try to re-set it. Sometimes it would re-set, but usually not, and after wasting 5 or more minutes of workout time, i just gave up. Re-setting it usually required taking out the foot pod and slamming it face down onto a wood surface, but again, often that didn't work either. In a word, the nike+ sports fitness kit was killing my workouts, so it had to go, and i returned it. I have used Heart Rate monitors for over 12 years and am quite good at getting things set-up and working, but this product was almost a total waste of my time. I really wanted to like it, but i really did not want it screwing up more of my runs.

gadget guy

seattle, WA

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I Love My Nike Plus

5

I use this product to track my running and workouts. I love it. It manages my running journal for me. Additionally, the motivational speaches keep you pumped! Great Product!

RL

Almost Heaven - West Virginia

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How in the world could ...

5

How in the world could this product only be 20 something bucks. This thing is awsome. It has change the way I run, I don't need to jump in my car and drive around trying to mark the distace ran. One thing, when you wear it put it on you shirt or some where that it can't get the reciever wet. As soon as it gets wet your done. It will dry out and work. Also calibrate..calibrate...I calibrate every two weeks- depends if I am getting better....key notes key dry... don't lose the small peices. Also it may work better having the sensor on top of your shoe. I DO HAVE THE NIKE shoes for it, but sometime you can feel it when you hit a pump hard. seem more accurte on top. In iraq just doing my thing. thank rr- Your the sh:"

David

Undisclosed

Major Software ...

2

Major Software Glitches!!! I have lost numerous runs, just today...after coming back from my 18 mile run...it was not there??? While Nike+ remains a good idea, it does have numerous software glitches that will prevent me from purchasing any more sensors. I have tried using my wife's Nano, just to check if it's the iPod, but it did the same thing, no run existed at all??? The trend I see is it only records runs under 10 miles. another problem is sometimes the voice doesn't talk to you during the run, even when you press the center button. Again, lots of software glitches that need fixing, and current owners need to be reimbursed somehow.

F.P.

Undisclosed

Hopefully this answers ...

4

Hopefully this answers some questions posed by others. Unfortunately no, you cannot use this device with any IPod outside of the Nano. Apple's and Nike's reasoning for this changes on a monthly basis. You do not have to buy the Nike+ shoes to use the device. Marware offers a great option, a small velcro pouch which loops into the shoelaces. They also offer a much better wrist/armband than Nike. The Nike version does not have a clear faceplate for the IPod, so you would be trying to control the IPod in the blind. The Marware band fixes this problem.

Robert

Undisclosed

So easy to use and very motivating

4

I recently started running after a hiatus, and I love the ease of use of the +pod. It has made it fun to track my mileage and is so simple to use.

Kleofus

New Jersey

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Overall, this is a great ...

4

Overall, this is a great little gadget. It is inspiring to hear one's progress with the mere touch of a button. However, the distance tracking fluxuates even after calibration, when I run the exact same route a second time; and unless I am doing something wrong or my kit is defective, the pace per mile indication also fluxuates dramatically during the course of a run -- by as much as :40 seconds -- when I know my pace is steady. But for $29.00, it's really not bad.

Lorre

Undisclosed

I am a relatively new ...

5

I am a relatively new runner and the Nike+ equipment has really helped to aid me in my running. Being a tech geek it was actually a novel way to get me out of the house and onto the road. The interface is quite simplistic and easy to set up in iTunes, and the Nikeplus.com web page is very comprehensive at tracking your workouts. I actually look forward to going out on my daily runs now, and to actually see and hear my progress has really helped to keep me motivated.

Me

Undisclosed

This product is not bad ...

4

This product is not bad for what it is and what it costs. You have to calibrate it on a treadmill before you use it to measure your strides per mile. Seeing as your stride changes throughout your run it will never be totally accurate. It is good for giving you accurate time and approximating your distance and pace. For $30 it is a worth wile product. If you want 100% accuracy, there are quite a few products on the market in the $200-$400 range.

ML

Undisclosed

I, personally love this ...

5

I, personally love this item, being an old, indoor treadmill lover. It tells me how far I have gone, how long I have to go...whatever I set it on. It is motivational for me. It may not be completely accurate, but it can be calibrated to each persons stride, which helps. Also, it is acurate on actual time spent walking or running, so you atleast know you have done a certain amount. For the price, I would recommend it as an aid to motivate.

Kim

Undisclosed

Great gift that keeps giving

4

I bought this for my son who just started running longer distances. He loves it so much I rarely get to borrow it!

LJ

Yuma, AZ

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It's not perfect Nike ...

5

It's not perfect Nike even told me that,i have 2 different sensors one reads a little shorter.It will give different readinds depending on the weather,stride and elevation changes.I have the polar rs 200 also hardly ever use the wearlink heart rate moniter more because everyting seems to inteferes with it and its nice not having that big foot pod on top of my shoes just started to use sensor on my trail shoes.

michael

Undisclosed

Love my iPOD Sensor!

4

Great for traveling when you don't have a pre-made course and don't know the distance.

mp

scottsdale

true

Great product and website ...

3

Great product and website with one catch. I used it with an Asics shoe and a Marware holder while training for the Chicago Marathon. It worked great for two months, but then the battery died. That's when I found out that you can't replace the battery and have to buy a completely new sensor for $20.

Erik Hobbie

Undisclosed

I have only had a few ...

4

I have only had a few small runs with this new device but I love it already. I like knowing I can blaze new trails and it will record the proper mileage for me and let me now my calorie burn and average pace. I think as time goes on the technology for this product will improve and maybe even include Heart rate as well. Or even add sprint workouts to the types of workouts - Enjoy

Anthony

Undisclosed

Love the concept. Has ...

4

Love the concept. Has been pretty accurate for me. Been using for about 2 years now, am on my third sensor. The 3rd sensor lasted about 1 month -12 workouts. The price may be inexpensive as one review stated, but buying 3 or more in one year is not worth the price. Am going with a Garmin 305...will use the iPod for music only.

CT Runner

Undisclosed

It's a pretty good ...

4

It's a pretty good product. It's not a 100% accurate, but close enough. I have lost a couple of runs though which really sucked. I like when you hit a personal best like fastest mile or longest workout a celebrity athlete will say congratulations. So far I've only heard Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong, and Joan Benoit Samuelson.

Brian

Undisclosed

geeky fun

4

Calibration fairly accurate not exact fun to hear feedback while running

peter j

boonies illinois

true

OK, first of all look at ...

4

OK, first of all look at the price. It's dead cheap, so don't expect military precision. Having said that, I can't believe how much my running has improved knowing my relative changes in pace during the run. I can now manage negative spits! A total favorite tool. Very motivational.

runforfun

Undisclosed

Decent idea. Bad ...

1

Decent idea. Bad Execution. Ran ten miles (measured with running club). It said it was nine. Tried in vain to callibrate it. Customer service.....zero. Product has such promise. Unfortunately, it cost me alot of money with the Ipod, shoes, sensor, and armband to realize it was inferior.

PJ

Undisclosed

SAVE YOUR MONEY!! Not ...

5

SAVE YOUR MONEY!! Not only is this product extremely inaccurate, but after only using it 5 times, put it in sleep mode to save battery. Never came out of sleep mode, battery was dead. Another disappointment from NIKE. Look at the Garmin or Ironman for much better quality and results.

DISAPPOINTED

Undisclosed

Nike+iPod Sensor & Receiver Kit

3.8 57

87.5

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1.    STL rated this product 1 star
Wed, November 25,2009:
Worked really well the first two times I used it and was really close without calibrating it. On my third run, it didnt find the sensor. Didnt really think anything of it. Tried it one more time still didnt pick-up anything.
2.    michael rated this product 5 stars
Sat, July 11,2009:
once you get it calibrated acurate its as good as a polar system without having to use a big stupid looking foot pod!
3.    ML rated this product 4 stars
Fri, May 22,2009:
This product is not bad for what it is and what it costs. You have to calibrate it on a treadmill before you use it to measure your strides per mile. Seeing as your stride changes throughout your run it will never be totally accurate. It is good for giving you accurate time and approximating your distance and pace. For $30 it is a worth wile product. If you want 100% accuracy, there are quite a few products on the market in the $200-$400 range.
4.    Liz rated this product 1 star
Tue, May 05,2009:
Worked great for 1 day then it completely stopped working. The miles were so far off it wasn't even funny. I was really looking forward to this sensor, but am super disappointed. Waste of money for sure.
5.    Alina rated this product 5 stars
Fri, March 06,2009:
Terrible! Impossible to synch up. Was 2.5 miles behind(!) while I was running my first half marathon. Will return it back to the store. A waste of money.
6.    seabiscuit rated this product 5 stars
Thu, January 08,2009:
great cushioning with light support for this old horse.
7.    johanna rated this product 5 stars
Sun, December 28,2008:
this thing is wonderful, talks to you through your ipod, you can buy a holder so it works on other shoes, the Nikeplus website is great.
8.    CT Runner rated this product 4 stars
Thu, December 11,2008:
Love the concept. Has been pretty accurate for me. Been using for about 2 years now, am on my third sensor. The 3rd sensor lasted about 1 month -12 workouts. The price may be inexpensive as one review stated, but buying 3 or more in one year is not worth the price. Am going with a Garmin 305...will use the iPod for music only.
9.    Brian rated this product 4 stars
Fri, November 14,2008:
It's a pretty good product. It's not a 100% accurate, but close enough. I have lost a couple of runs though which really sucked. I like when you hit a personal best like fastest mile or longest workout a celebrity athlete will say congratulations. So far I've only heard Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong, and Joan Benoit Samuelson.
10.    Disappointed rated this product 1 star
Tue, October 28,2008:
Error in rating, this productdoesnt even deserve a 1.
11.    DISAPPOINTED rated this product 5 stars
Tue, October 28,2008:
SAVE YOUR MONEY!! Not only is this product extremely inaccurate, but after only using it 5 times, put it in sleep mode to save battery. Never came out of sleep mode, battery was dead. Another disappointment from NIKE. Look at the Garmin or Ironman for much better quality and results.
12.    runforfun rated this product 4 stars
Wed, October 15,2008:
OK, first of all look at the price. It's dead cheap, so don't expect military precision. Having said that, I can't believe how much my running has improved knowing my relative changes in pace during the run. I can now manage negative spits! A total favorite tool. Very motivational.
13.    Burt Ayers rated this product 4 stars
Wed, September 17,2008:
Works great for what it cost. It took me a little while to get it calibrated, but once I did it is pretty accurate. Not dead on, but for the money close. If you need exact get gps, if not this will work great.
14.    PJ rated this product 1 star
Mon, September 08,2008:
Decent idea. Bad Execution. Ran ten miles (measured with running club). It said it was nine. Tried in vain to callibrate it. Customer service.....zero. Product has such promise. Unfortunately, it cost me alot of money with the Ipod, shoes, sensor, and armband to realize it was inferior.
15.    MOORE MILES rated this product 3 stars
Thu, August 07,2008:
Using for 6 months now. Great idea, great web based tools and excelent motivation tool. The problem is that the distance is far for being accurate. Only have one dimension, so elevation and size of your step (if you run faster near the finish) is not taked into consideration.
16.    Anonymous rated this product 4 stars
Mon, June 23,2008:
Hello from down under. Used this training tool for 2 years now Its great no issues no software issues. ran marathons and 3.5hour training runs. great to see if you are on pass and not going to fast . love it. frog
17.    michael rated this product 5 stars
Sat, March 15,2008:
It's not perfect Nike even told me that,i have 2 different sensors one reads a little shorter.It will give different readinds depending on the weather,stride and elevation changes.I have the polar rs 200 also hardly ever use the wearlink heart rate moniter more because everyting seems to inteferes with it and its nice not having that big foot pod on top of my shoes just started to use sensor on my trail shoes.
18.    F.P. rated this product 2 stars
Sun, March 02,2008:
Major Software Glitches!!! I have lost numerous runs, just today...after coming back from my 18 mile run...it was not there??? While Nike+ remains a good idea, it does have numerous software glitches that will prevent me from purchasing any more sensors. I have tried using my wife's Nano, just to check if it's the iPod, but it did the same thing, no run existed at all??? The trend I see is it only records runs under 10 miles. another problem is sometimes the voice doesn't talk to you during the run, even when you press the center button. Again, lots of software glitches that need fixing, and current owners need to be reimbursed somehow.
19.    Rob rated this product 1 star
Mon, January 21,2008:
I hate giving a 1 star to this because it helped me get into running. Was not accurate however. Even after calibration my running partners had the same problem. We went to the Garmin...Haven't looked back. Great Idea Nike, hooked me into buying two pair of shoes!
20.    Erik Hobbie rated this product 3 stars
Sun, December 30,2007:
Great product and website with one catch. I used it with an Asics shoe and a Marware holder while training for the Chicago Marathon. It worked great for two months, but then the battery died. That's when I found out that you can't replace the battery and have to buy a completely new sensor for $20.
21.    Anonymous rated this product 1 star
Sat, December 15,2007:
I live in the midwest and the sensor gives completely inaccurate readings in anything under 50 degrees.
22.    David rated this product 5 stars
Mon, August 20,2007:
How in the world could this product only be 20 something bucks. This thing is awsome. It has change the way I run, I don't need to jump in my car and drive around trying to mark the distace ran. One thing, when you wear it put it on you shirt or some where that it can't get the reciever wet. As soon as it gets wet your done. It will dry out and work. Also calibrate..calibrate...I calibrate every two weeks- depends if I am getting better....key notes key dry... don't lose the small peices. Also it may work better having the sensor on top of your shoe. I DO HAVE THE NIKE shoes for it, but sometime you can feel it when you hit a pump hard. seem more accurte on top. In iraq just doing my thing. thank rr- Your the sh:"
23.    Jaime rated this product 5 stars
Mon, July 30,2007:
Great Product... I know they can improve it technology, but it a great Device.
24.    Anonymous rated this product 3 stars
Wed, June 27,2007:
Make sure you calibrate it frequently. It will give you false times and distances. I recommend you calibrate it at a track at least every 2 weeks.
25.    BigDriveBig5 rated this product 5 stars
Mon, June 18,2007:
i love this product it is very helpful and motivating. i am a new runner roughly 15 miles per week this is really a great tool.
26.    Anthony rated this product 4 stars
Thu, April 12,2007:
I have only had a few small runs with this new device but I love it already. I like knowing I can blaze new trails and it will record the proper mileage for me and let me now my calorie burn and average pace. I think as time goes on the technology for this product will improve and maybe even include Heart rate as well. Or even add sprint workouts to the types of workouts - Enjoy
27.    sweens rated this product 4 stars
Sat, March 10,2007:
can this be used while biking?
28.    Kim rated this product 5 stars
Fri, February 02,2007:
I, personally love this item, being an old, indoor treadmill lover. It tells me how far I have gone, how long I have to go...whatever I set it on. It is motivational for me. It may not be completely accurate, but it can be calibrated to each persons stride, which helps. Also, it is acurate on actual time spent walking or running, so you atleast know you have done a certain amount. For the price, I would recommend it as an aid to motivate.
29.    Robert rated this product 4 stars
Mon, January 08,2007:
Hopefully this answers some questions posed by others. Unfortunately no, you cannot use this device with any IPod outside of the Nano. Apple's and Nike's reasoning for this changes on a monthly basis. You do not have to buy the Nike+ shoes to use the device. Marware offers a great option, a small velcro pouch which loops into the shoelaces. They also offer a much better wrist/armband than Nike. The Nike version does not have a clear faceplate for the IPod, so you would be trying to control the IPod in the blind. The Marware band fixes this problem.
30.    Steve rated this product 1 star
Sat, December 30,2006:
Sounds like a great idea, BUT Nike will not tell you what technology this device employs. If it actually worked and was accurate, why won't they tell us??? It's not GPS Like Garmin or Timex. Is it inertial, like Polar??? Those suck, FYI. I run on trails in the trees and have bought them all. I can tell you Timex sucks in the trees and has too many heavy pieces (armband etc), Polar is IMPOSSIBLE to calibrate and their manual and customer service are the WORST of any product of any type that I have EVER envcountered in my life. I had to get used to my Polar 625x being 25% off, which means you can't use any of the data such as speed, pace etc. I now have a Garmin 301 which is WONDERFUL. Totally easy to use and accurate, it tracks 11 satelites or something like that, so I have never lost signal, even in heavy Redwoods. Then, all you have to do to uploud it is pop it into the cradle and it opens up your run on a map and graphs with every possible combo of data that you can peruse.
31.    Anonymous rated this product 3 stars
Mon, December 25,2006:
can this be slipped under the lining of any running shoe?
32.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
Mon, December 18,2006:
can u use this with an ipod video
33.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
Sat, December 16,2006:
Check out lacelid.com to use your sensor with other shoes. Ties into your laces. Works great!
34.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
Fri, December 15,2006:
Re: using it in a shoe other than Nike. A friend has been putting it inside her sneaker on top of her foot and says it works just fine.
35.    Christine rated this product 3 stars
Thu, December 07,2006:
Does anyone know if you can use this in shoes other than Nike?
36.    Jasper rated this product 5 stars
Tue, November 28,2006:
this is the best runningtool ever!
37.    Runner rated this product 4 stars
Sat, November 04,2006:
I want to know if the gadget can work on other types of iPods?? Help anyone?
38.    Lorre rated this product 4 stars
Wed, October 18,2006:
Overall, this is a great little gadget. It is inspiring to hear one's progress with the mere touch of a button. However, the distance tracking fluxuates even after calibration, when I run the exact same route a second time; and unless I am doing something wrong or my kit is defective, the pace per mile indication also fluxuates dramatically during the course of a run -- by as much as :40 seconds -- when I know my pace is steady. But for $29.00, it's really not bad.
39.    Me rated this product 5 stars
Tue, October 03,2006:
I am a relatively new runner and the Nike+ equipment has really helped to aid me in my running. Being a tech geek it was actually a novel way to get me out of the house and onto the road. The interface is quite simplistic and easy to set up in iTunes, and the Nikeplus.com web page is very comprehensive at tracking your workouts. I actually look forward to going out on my daily runs now, and to actually see and hear my progress has really helped to keep me motivated.