• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but you have to buy one every year

    • Written by from Bellingham

    My wife and I have really liked using the Nike + Ipod system for the last year or so. We both like how it keeps info about each of our runs and I know I definitely run more after buying it. However, be aware that you'll need to buy a new sensor every year. We bought ours at the same time last year, and this year, within a few days, both of ours had ran out of juice and needed replacing - $40 + shipping for two of them. Still worth it, but it would be nice if future versions had a way of replacing the battery.

    1488 of 1779 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome, But Register It!!

    • Written by from Toronto

    Obviously, when it's working, it rules. Everyone who runs with Nike+ will tell you the same thing: it makes fun runs more fun and training - for speed, distance or both - way easier.

    ONE THING: make sure you register it as soon as you buy it. It says it has 1000 hours of juice but mine ran out of batteries long before that. It has a year-long warranty and most of the time if the battery isn't up to snuff, you'll know before then. If you register, Apple is amazing about giving you a new one. If you don't register? You're definitely in trouble.

    168 of 179 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great for me

    • Written by from Buffalo

    It seems that a lot of people had trouble with the batteries in the sensor. I've have mine for 13 months, and it finally told me that the battery was low. I've run 1400 miles on my first sensor. I think that its great!

    96 of 102 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from SCARBOROUGH

    The best feeling is when you switch to your power song, and start running faster and stronger! Although if the price decrease a bit, more people will buy it for sure

    78 of 91 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Effective

    • Written by from New York

    If you looking for a gadget to keep track of your workouts without having to carry extra stuff this is it. It small and compact and it works with your ipod. I love this gadget weather your are running or walking it will keep track of your workout.

    43 of 50 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    replaceee the batttery

    • Written by from Minot AIR FORCE BASE

    i too fell for the product which i must say i loved till after 2 weeks of running my sensor
    died on me!!!!!!!!! i ran 5 times and never walked in them just ran for 30 min sessions!!!!! always kept in shoe one top shelf so they never moved and theres no really way of know if there off unless you are sync the hit the button but i never tried that.
    so someone could did opps i mean do the next best thing and get my toe nail clippers and 0pen it from the white side and found its just a simple cr 2032 battery so im opps i mean someones gonna try to replace before they fork over another 20 bucks.

    apple, just make is so you can change out the battery and stop being greedy

    58 of 81 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Turn off the sensor and it will last

    • Written by from Dayton

    I bought my first nike+ kit in April 2007 from Amazon.com. After 115 runs, 734.48 miles and over 110 hours of use, the sensor is still running and haven't got the low battery yet. I have changed 2 shoes and on my 3rd shoe now, so for serious runners, this is really not a bad option. Yes depending on my pace sometimes the mileage is a little off but that ie expected from accelerometers - this is not a GPS device so you will expect to callibrate it every now and then. I have a couple of suggestions for people who are running out of batteries so quickly:

    do not use your running shoe for anything else. This is a suggestion for anyone who takes their run seriously.

    After you finish running, turn off the sensor (push the button in for about 3-4 seconds). I have diligently done that for probably 95% of my runs - might have forgotten to turn it off a few times. But the result shows. The problem is along as the shoe moves, the sensor transmits, regardless of whether a receiver is receiving anything.

    If you follow the above suggestions, you should get a pretty long life from the battery.

    42 of 50 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nearly lost my finger

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I do love this product, but along with the majority of people here, I am disappointed to find that you can't replace the battery.

    This is as much of a warning than anything else, don't try and lever the sensor open with a knife!

    I will be buying another sensor as mine has lasted for well over 600 miles, and hopefully the next one will do the same.

    43 of 53 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sensor Life

    • Written by from Chatham

    I rely on my sensor to keep track of all of my runs so it was a real disappointment when it died after 8 months. Unfortunately it stopped working midway through an 8 km run in frigid temperatures. I didn't get the satisfaction of recording my agony! I think that there needs to be a 1 year warranty on this sensor offered by Apple.

    34 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product but needs improvement on some angles

    • Written by from North Hollywood

    While it does it's purpose,like everyone's complain battery life is indeed the problem. It is ridiculous to buy replacement every couple of months. Now, may i also suggest Nike to add a clip to the sensor that way we dont have to buy a 5$ pouch from a retail store.

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great for keeping track of workout

    • Written by from Mountain View

    Nike Plus combo is great for keeping track of your workouts and evolution. The battery of my sensor only died after approximately 500 miles which seems relatively fair. The only bug in the system is when your first sensor dies and you need to replace it with a new one - there the migration of your old data from your old sensor to your new sensor on the Nike+ website isn't that seamless... however if you follow the instructions, it does work!

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    1000+ Miles on a Sensor

    • Written by from Ankeny

    I am currently on my second sensor. The first lasted a bit over 1,000 miles of running. I now have around 1,200 miles on the second sensor. I don't do anything to aid in extending the battery life. I turned it off once before going on a flight (FAA Rules). I did not want to find that the Homeland Security folks tore apart my bags because of the radio transmissions from the sensor.

    I run in rain, snow, frigid temps and summer heat. Never had a problem. This helps to keep me motivated to put in the miles. To me, it's well worth the $20 for a sensor.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good functional device

    • Written by from El Paso

    After reading several of the previous reviews, I think that the purpose of this product is misunderstood by many users. While this product does appear to be susceptible to battery issues, I believe that most of the complaints come from people who are not serious runners. First, it is essential that you only use the shoes that contain the sensor for running. Otherwise, the sensor transmits for hours every day, which is not its intended use. Second, this product is not designed to be 100% accurate. If you calibrate the sensor effectively your distances should be close. Over a three mile run, my accuracy is usually within 5 hundredths of a mile. The Nike+ system is an excellent way to combine listening to your music with a way to establish and track your running goals. If you desire perfect results, buy a GPS-enabled runners' watch. They run about $300. Otherwise be content with Nike+ system, which comes with a nice set of features at a very affordable price.

    36 of 50 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Way to Track My Runs

    • Written by from Arlington

    I've customized all my running habits onto one easy program. It's great to track my good and bad days. Although a heart rate monitor attachment would make it better, I still get what I need from this equipment.
    Good job Nike & Apple.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    • Written by from aptos

    I really like this product and it really can help keep you running. I had Nike + Shoes but then i bought my Mizunos, Just make a little slit in the toung of your shoe and slide it in and your good to go.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    One Use?!?!!

    • Written by from Washington

    Opening that package i was just dying to bust baby out i got it in my shoe and i was already impressed i loved it! so i desided to take it for a little spin just a short 1.5 mile jog later in the evening i deside to calibrate the walking lo and behold the battery has died i dont find this to be very amuseing

    30 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    6 months & still going

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    I've been using my sensor for 6 months now & have put 330 miles on it & it is JUST now starting to act funny. Every time I'm done running a voice comes on & says congratulations you just finished 500 more kilometers...even though I haven't. Overall - AMAZING product! I hope I don't have problems with my replacement....

    30 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from Memphis

    I've had my sensor for a year now, and have logged about 500 miles so far. I used it initially with my ipod nano, and now with my iphone and it works great. I haven't had any problems with battery life and haven't had to replace it yet. My only problem was during my last half marathon- I couldn't get it to link with the phone and I did the whole race without it. It's very accurate and consistent for me (5'4") but isn't accurate at all for my husband (6'4").

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, and is super motivating!

    • Written by from Nanaimo

    I've had it for a month now, it works well straight out the box, but even better when calibrated. Turning the sensor to sleep mode is not necessary unless you want to use your shoes for things other than running. Also you can get a strap so that you don't have to have Nike Shoes. If you want to run and stay motivated, get this for your iPod.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    stock sensors on the store shelves!

    • Written by from Grapevine

    I agree with others that this is a great product, although the sensor doesn't last long. I wear these sneakers exclusively for running and still only managed to eek out about a year and a half on the sensor before it died. I went to the store and they had no idea how to replace a dead battery in the thing and all they could offer was for me to buy another kit. I'm glad I didn't buy the kit just to get another sensor. These sensors need to be out on the shelves.

    20 of 25 people found this useful