• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful product

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    It never recorded a precise run. It always marked 5 miles by the time I was barely over 4 miles in a perfectly defined trail. The last time it marked 1.7 miles in the 5 mile trail! The nike application is ages away from mediocre.

    Bought in June, used 7, seven times! in a 3 month period, and then ran out of battery.

    I know it has a warranty but, Who these days keeps a ticket of a 20 dls purchase?

    Totally disappointed.

    36 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A waste of $20

    • Written by from chicago

    I really need what the Nike+ is SUPPOSED to do. Unfortunately, it is a useless piece of plastic destined for the landfill. I used mile markers on a local trail, turned around and re-walked the exact same route - the sensor registered 0.8 one way, 1.1 the other (yes, I had calibrated at exactly the same place previously). Then walked five more miles - it only recorded 1.7. Useless.

    Also, the Nike+ site doesn't let you correct the sensor's mistakes. The mapping part of the site only works on occasion, not reliably (other walking map sites are far easier, so it's not user error). Site support and instructions from Nike are sketchy and don't seem to have been updated in a long time.

    33 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Reliable

    • Written by from Forest Grove

    The sensor is very unreliable. On several runs the sensor just stopped recording. Once the time recorded but the distance didn't. It's just not reliable for keeping a history of your running since you are not able to edit mistakes that the device makes.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nike Sensor

    • Written by from norfolk

    I have bought 2 of the sensors for the shoe and both times they didn't work right out of the package. Its kinda like a crapshoot whether or not they work. I think it is a great concept but they need to address this inefficiency in order to have confidence int he product. Please fix it 'cause I love to use it (when it works)

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't Work

    • Written by from Salisbury

    The sensor could not connect to the receiver no matter how hard i tried and after extensive research online this problem occurred with many thousands of people online. I wouldn't recommend this because im out 30 bucks but im trying to save you the hassle.

    29 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't use with my ipod touch 3rd generation

    • Written by from brooklyn

    I called and asked and was told you can, but you can't use it with the newer model. So I wasted money shipping it, now I have to ship it back.

    28 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    awful waste of time and money

    • Written by from pleasanton

    i went through 3 of the sensors, 2 of which flat out didnt work and the last one i had worked for maybe 3 days.


    25 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved 5 runs, then dead, unreplacable battery.

    • Written by from Buffalo

    I was so excited to use this. And it worked beautifully for my first 5 runs. Then, no synch between my iphone and the sensor despite repeated tinkering. I never got the low battery warning either. You might be thinking then that the battery may not be dead. Me, too, but there is no troubleshooting guide to suggest anything else. So, I'm assuming its the battery. I was planning to come online and buy another one for $19, until I saw how many negative reviews there were. I'm less concerned about the $19 than I am about the likelihood that it will just be a series of $19 charges, as the device doesn't seem very reliable. Moreover, tossing these things in a landfill doesn't make me feel good either - how hard would it be to have a device with a replacable - or even rechargable - battery. For the masters of innovation - and I do believe that, as I write this review from my macbook pro - Apple just sometimes takes such shortcuts, and then of course clams up about it rather than being responsive. Apple, are you out there? Read the reviews and make a change. Until then, I'll have to go back to using PowerPoint to track my runs and goals.

    51 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply doesn't work.

    • Written by

    I used it for two 1 (one) mile runs, and now it is completely unresponsive. The iPod tells me over and over to keep walking around to activate sensor to no avail.

    23 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pish of rubbish

    • Written by from Norman

    OK. I order it from amazon.com Dec 2009. I used it several times, but total running hours less than 2 hours. Whenever I don't use it, I take it out from my shoes and put it in a box. Now it's Jan 2009, I put it into my shoes choose work out from my Ipod Touch. My Ipod just tell me walk around to activate my sensor. I took the sensor out of my shoes and try to activate it by my hand(push the button) It still didn't work.


    35 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it cause it doesn't work

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    I have used two different Ipod Touches with three sensors. I recently purchase a new sensor after the previous worked fairly well for three months and then stopped working. The new sensors works for 6 minutes and then the sensor and the Ipod stop communicating. It requires shutting the iPod off, setting up the sensor as a new sensor and then it stops working in 6 minutes again. The old sensor only logged about 40% of the distance and ran or walked.
    This system is a failure.

    26 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It worked for a week.

    • Written by from Hagerstown

    Is that worth the price?

    25 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Am disappointed

    • Written by from Dallas

    I thought my unit was the only defective one - turns out it wasn't and I am not going to spend another $20, plus buy another pair of the shoes.

    I'll wear my heart monitor and my pedometer (that was given to me free) and get the same results.

    Wish I had the original packaging still to send it back!

    36 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs longer battery life!

    • Written by from Cypress

    I bought my Nike+ sensor in May and have been on about 10 runs since then. It's October now and the battery is dead. I really liked using this product but now I'm supposed to spend $19 on a new one after just a few months? Apple, please come up with a sensor with a replaceable battery!

    72 of 84 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Junk - Can I rate less than one star?

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    Bought it in May and used it for a total of 43 minutes until an injury and the Arizona heat forced me to put away my running shoes for the summer. Now in September the sensor is dead despite religiously putting it to sleep (even though it's supposed to not need it).

    26 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple NOT environmentally friendly...

    • Written by from Exeter

    ...certainly NOT environmentally friendly with this product. I bought the kit in June 2009 and the battery is dead in September 2009. I used it for approximately 200 miles. Now they expect me to fork out $19 plus shipping for another one? Horrible design. I have a cheap heart rate monitor that I can replace the battery (CR2032) when it dies, but if Apple thinks they can fool me into buying something for ANOTHER $20 needlessly, they're wrong. It's wasteful, bad for the environment, and entirely unreasonable. I'm cutting my losses. Google-map your run and get the mileage, compare against time and it'll probably be at least as accurate as this piece of garbage.

    39 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I pod sensor battery

    • Written by from Fort Campbell

    I bought the product to work with my I phone, bought it on 8/13/09, and this morning it's not picking up 15 days exactly worked out with it 9 time less than 30 miles. Great product, but like most needs the battery issue worked out! I am so annoyed spent my morning trying to figure the thing out instead of running like I needed to do! I want a refund!!

    33 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Oriskany

    Very disappointed...I loved this product the first 2 times it worked. Then it stopped working. The battery life, if i can even call it that, is totally based on luck. Since you can't really turn the device on or off, because there is only a button, the battery is probably on 24/7. It's probably on before you even open the package. To make this product worth the money, nike/apple should make a sensor with a replaceable battery and an actual on/off switch so you can tell whether it's on or off. Until then, save your money.

    46 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst product of the year

    • Written by from ARROYO GRANDE

    I love apple, but it only lasted me 4 walks before it took a dump. I waisted $20.

    35 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Registers incorrect pace while running

    • Written by from Coppell

    I run 3-4 times a week and I have been using Nike+ for well over a year now. I was very happy with my initial purchase. The sensor lasted just over an year, which in my assessment was fair. Then my problems started. I bought a new sensor and the receiver could not detect it at all. So I returned it to the store and they exchanged it for a new one. The new sensor worked fine for a few weeks and after that, it would only register the pace correctly when I am walking (+ or - 5%). It just does not work correctly when I am running. I use it with a second gen iPod in a Nike+ arm band. To test the problem, I took the iPod out and kept it in the cup holder of the treadmill while I ran. While I walked it registered the pace correctly. The moment I started to run the pace reading went haywire and fluctuated randomly between 0.0 min/mile and 29.30 min/mile (0.0 most of the time) while I was running at 10.00 min/mile.

    Now I am not sure if this is a problem with the battery or not. Probably not, because then it would not have registered the pace correctly even when I was walking. Right?

    If anyone has faced this issue and knows of a solution please respond.

    24 of 34 people found this useful