• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea bad software

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I like the chip in the shoe and have had no issues linking to my phone. The APP is what is terrible. It will pause and start your workout for no reason while walking. Also when you ge a call on your phone you have to stop your workout as the APP stops keeping track as well.There should be a way to configure the APP to not stop running during a call. I can walk and talk at the same time. Also need to make it so the APP does not pause with the slightest bump of the screen.

    79 of 98 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    First sensor a dud

    • Written by from Calgary

    The first sensor I bought was dead and I didn't get a use out of it. The second sensor, I bought the least dustier one in the store nd made sure my iPhone 4 could connect to it before I even bought it.

    Works well, now

    55 of 70 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it's working

    • Written by from Auckland

    Mine only lasted less than 6 months... only 200 kms on it and it died (or I think it did). Great for running, but can be frustrating when it doesn't link and you don't really know if it's the batteries or not. Apple should really put an on/off button on this. I do miss running with it so will just have to buy another one...

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Yorktown Heights

    Bought the sensor in May 2011. It mostly worked well. It became temporarily unresponsive in July. Somehow I made it work again, but yesterday it seems to have finally died. I only run 1-2 times per week. Not sure if the battery is the reason. According to the manual, one should have received a notification if the battery was getting weak.

    41 of 57 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but wasting...

    • Written by from Klongtoey

    This product was the great gadget for runner. But I feel disappoint after I knew that after 1000 hrs. usage time, I can't change the battery.

    Yes, you have to buy a new sensor after its battery run out.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for iPod users but waste of money for iPhone4&3GS and iPod touch users

    • Written by from Normal

    Works great at the beginning but accuracy seems to change as batteries die. With the Nike+ GPS app out there its a lot more accurate with or with out GPS and is a one time buy no replacement needed.

    79 of 105 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but doesn't last very long

    • Written by from Toronto

    I recently just started running and have heard this is a great thing to have. It works nicely with the iPod and it tells you the distance you've covered without having to Google map your route. But I've only used it twice and it's already died. Not sure if I want to get another one if it's going to happen again.

    30 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Phone Doesnt Recognize Sensor

    • Written by from Johannesburg

    I used the sensor once and it worked very well. The next time I tried using it my phone -iphone 3gs, couldnt pick up the sensor - it kept saying "walk around to activate the sensor". Does this mean the battery is dead? I have only used it once for a 30minute run...

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery life

    • Written by from LAS VEGAS

    Enjoyed using it for the 6 months it lasted. Run 5 x per week but didn't always use it, so it's not worth buying another unless they can improve the battery life. Can't believe I have to buy a new one if I want to keep using it.

    37 of 45 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great except for the battery

    • Written by from Lexington

    I love the technology and having it posted to facebook motivates one to keep going. The only bad thing is the battery isn't replaceable. Apple likes to be "green" but making a product that you have to throw away and buy a new one when the battery dies isn't at all "green". Furthermore, when buying new, not all batteries are the same. Some last a year. Some don't. Perhaps some are on the shelf longer and get moved around to activate their battery? No idea, but all sensors are NOT equal in their life span. Apple REALLY NEEDS TO USE A REPLACEABLE BATTERY!

    53 of 55 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipod sensor reactivation

    • Written by from Brownsburg

    I love the product but it is not easy to reactivate a sensor. I tried 3 different sensors until my original one started working. Apple when you review this product find a way that the owner can tell if the sensor is on or off. Find an easier way to activate the sensor also. I must have walked 2 miles without knowing if it was on or off. The apple support people were super and encouraged me to write a review.

    31 of 39 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I must have a dud

    • Written by from Sydney

    I think it's a great little gadget. However, I've used it only six times and now the receiver can not detect the sensor. The only thing I can figure it that the battery is dead. I'm not very impressed on having to buy another.

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay for runners that want to keep track of miles

    • Written by from Princeton

    I am not a runner but do run sometimes just to be outdoors or utilize the treadmill when the weather is bad. My battery has lasted a long time not sure how many miles I have on this but has been in use for around 8 months. The only downfall is it does not take into acct other types of activities such as biking or other exercise equipment machines.. I know some gyms have compatible equipment but I would guess there are more that do not have this equipment than those that do... For me it was sort of a motivator to run and kind of fun to keep track on line just wish it would do more than just for running and walking....

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life questionable

    • Written by from Centerport

    I love the product, its perfect for keeping track of all my data as I train for my first marathon. However, my sensor only lasted for 110 miles and on my last run nothing was recorded. I guess I will have to buy three more now in case this happens again, as I will certainly be putting in a lot more miles over the next several months.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Short battery life

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I'm not a runner, just a walker and sporadic at best. This sensor didn't last 50 miles. I love the technology but the battery life needs to be better, or there should be an actual 'off' button on the sensor. Obviously putting it to 'sleep' didn't do much to save the battery.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product but battery super limited

    • Written by from Bountiful

    They say that the battery is supposed to last 1000 active hours, but that must be under some crazy unrealistic conditions. I was always very careful about making sure I put mine to sleep when not in use and still had to replace the sensor after only a few months. But I will keep replacing it because I like it. They should make the sensor cheaper! But i guess they would not make as much money.....

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Okay

    • Written by from Cape Girardeau

    I bought this so I could lose weight and while it has helped me want to meet my goals I have set, the math it uses to calculate calories is messed up. You would think it would use time, distance and weight but it only uses steps. So I can run a mile or walk a mile and because when I run I take less steps it shows I burn less calories. I think they could fix this and make a version 2.0 but it when I talked to Nike they did not seem real interested.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    What a fascinating product from Apple!

    • Written by from 武蔵野市

    Hi, I found this product is a real sensation. Still, I am trying to figure out how this little piece measures the distance close to real value! Other pedo meters compute the steps you take and multiply with a defined value. But, this device has no such calculation.

    The bad thing from my side is the battery. I had seen several reviews on this. But, from my side, Apple and Nike should be environmental friendly company as they claim. How can they release this plastic product where the battery cannot be replaced?? What kind of design is this?

    You are blind to learn whether this device is active or not. In iPHONE 3GS, there is no screen which tells the battery to be replaced or not. Whereas, the iPOD has a display about the battery status!

    Economically, the value this product is $19 but a battery costs less than $3.

    Apple designers, be friendly to environment and imagine, millions of the sensors will be dumped every year because of simple battery life!! Come on .... take the lead and be the user friendly leader..!

    88 of 96 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be better

    • Written by from CONYERS

    I bought my first sensor in Dec and have a total of (33) 1 hour walks and the battery is now dead. I only use the shoes that the sensor is in to walk.

    I really hope the revamp the design and allow the user to replace the battery. Spending $20 every 6-7 months just because a $3 dollar battery dies is crazy.

    Please fix the design Apple and Nike!!!!

    Other than this obvious flaw the Nike+ is great.

    35 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    works well but has some problems

    • Written by from Currambine

    I was so exicted to try this product out after reading the reviews on it HOWEVER i tried this for the first time yesterday on my normal 6km walk. i tried to calibrate it but it wouldn't properly for some unknown reason. I completed my 6km walk and went to see how many cals I had burnt. It told me that I had only walked 0.34km!!! Then when I tried to recalibrate it, the sensor would not transmit or the iPhone 3gs would not recieve the signal.